TINA: Single

I Don’t Wanna Fight (1993)

Tina Turner - I Don't Wanna Fight - Single

I Don’t Wanna Fight is a slow ballad, first offered to the singer Sade, but she didn’t recorded it. Tina thought the song fits perfect for the movie What's Love Got To Do With It about her life story and released it as the lead single from the soundtrack album. She promoted the song at some TV-Shows in Europe and America and performed it live at her What’s Love? Tour in 1993. A live version is available on the What’s Love? Live home video from 1993.

PhotographerPeter Lindbergh
Release: April 1993
Label: Parlophone (Europe) / Virgin (USA)
Format: 7“ Vinyl / 12“ Vinyl / 5“ CD / Cassette 
Charts: UK: #7 / USA: #9 (Pop), #1 (A/C) / Germany: #35 / Europe: #11, #1 (Airplay) / Canada: #1 / Australia: #39
Grammy: Best Female Pop Vocal Performance (Nomination 1994)
AlbumWhat’s Love Got To Do With It

Tina Turner - I Don't Wanna Fight - Single
  1. I Don’t Wanna Fight (Edit) 4:28
  2. Writer: Steve DuBerry, Lulu, Billy Lawrie / Producer: Chris Lord-Alge, Roger Davies / Additional productions by Steve DuBerry / Engineered and Mixed by Chris Lord-Alge / Drum Programming: Steve DuBerry, C.J. Vanston / Drums: Curt Bisquera / Keyboards: C.J. Vanston, Steve DuBerry / Guitar: James Ralston, Gene Black / Saxophones: Timmy Cappello / Trumpet, Trombone: Lee Thornberg / String Arranger: Aaron Zigman / Background Vocals: Tina Turner, Timmy Cappello, Steve DuBerry / Recorded at The Record Plant, Los Angeles / Assistant Engineer: Bill Leonard / Overdubs and Mixing: Image Record
  3. Urban Mix 5:18
  4. Holiday Inn Lounge Mix 5:45
  5. From the 5" disc & 12" record
  6. Urban Radio 4:05
  7. Club House Mix 5:26
  8. Urban Radio Instrumental 4:02
  9. Album Version 6:07
  10. From the 5" promotional disc / Remix by The Darp Swat Team, Chris-Lord-Alge
  11. Urban Overnight Mix 4:18
  12. Jerry Moran Dance Mix 4:43
  13. From the 5" promotional disc / Remix by Jerry Moran, Paul Anderson, Robert Anderson
  14. Round 15 Mix 7:59
  15. From the DJ sampler 'Art of Mix'
    Additional tracks:
  1. The Best (Edit) 4:10
  2. From the European release / Taken from the 7" single
  3. Tina’s Wish 3:08
  4. From the American release / Taken from the album 'What's Love Got To Do With It'
  5. I Don’t Wanna Lose You 4:10
  6. From the 5" digipack / Taken From the album 'Foreign Affair'
  7. What’s Love Got To Do With It 3:48
  8. From the 5" digipack / Taken from the album 'Private Dancer'
Tina Turner - I Don't Wanna Fight - Single

The music video is available in two different versions - with or without scenes from the movie. It shows Tina in a film studio and outside in a car, alone and together with some models. Once she wears jeans and a white blouse, and another time a long black dress. The clip with the movie scenes was originally released on the What’s Love Got To Do With It home video on VHS. The version without scenes from the movie was first released on the Simply The Best Video-CD edition and is now also available on the What's Love? (30th Anniversary Edition). An alternate video was released on the Tears To Triumph promotional video and shows Tina in the studio in monotone in front of a microphone singing the song, also with many scenes from the movie in between.

Director: Peter Care
Producer: Howard Woffingden
ReleaseSimply The Best / What’s Love Got To Do With It / What’s Love? (30th Anniversary Edtition) / YouTube
Time: 4:20

Alternate Version
Director
: John Pattyson
ReleaseTears To Triumph
Time: 4:35

Tina Turner - I Don't Wanna Fight - Music Video

Billboard - May 08, 1993

Turner makes her Virgin debut with a shuffling pop/dance ditty that stylistically lands somewhere between her comeback hit „Let’s Stay Together“ and Amy Grant’s „Baby Baby“. The track clearly is designed to fit into current top 40 mold, though Tina’s distinctive and worldly vocal delivery gives it a necessary edge that sets it apart from the rest.

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