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.

Writer: Steve DuBerry, Lulu, Billy Lawrie
Producer: Chris Lord-Alge, Roger Davies
Photographer: Peter Lindbergh
Release: April 1993
Label: Parlophone (Europe) / Virgin (USA)
Format: 7“ Vinyl / 12“ Vinyl / 5“ CD / Cassette 
Charts: UK: #7 / USA: #9 (Pop), #1 (Adult) / Germany: #35 / Europe: #11 (Single), #1 (Airplay) / Canada: #1
Grammy: Nomination 1994 (Best Female Pop Vocal Performance)

7“ Vinyl / Cassingle (Europe)
  1. I Don’t Wanna Fight (Edit) 4:28
  2. Written by Steve DuBerry, Lulu, Billy Lawrie / Produced by Chris Lord-Alge, Roger Davies
  3. The Best (Edit) 4:10
  4. Written by Holly Knight, Mike Chapman / Produced by Dan Hartman, Tina Turner
7“ Vinyl / Cassingle (USA)
  1. I Don’t Wanna Fight (Edit) 4:28
  2. Tina’s Wish 3:08
12“ Vinyl / CD Single (Europe)
  1. I Don’t Wanna Fight (Edit) 4:28
  2. Tina’s Wish 3:08
  3. I Don’t Wanna Fight (Urban Mix) 5:18
  4. I Don’t Wanna Fight (Holiday Inn Lounge Mix) 5:45
CD Digipack (UK)
CD 1
  1. I Don’t Wanna Fight (Edit) 4:28
  2. Tina’s Wish 3:08
  3. I Don’t Wanna Fight (Urban Mix) 5:18
CD 1
  1. I Don’t Wanna Fight (Edit) 4:28
  2. The Best (Edit) 4:10
  3. I Don’t Wanna Lose You 4:10
  4. Written by Albert Hammond, Graham Lyle / Produced by Roger Davies, Graham Lyle, Albert Hammond
  5. What’s Love Got To Do With It 3:48
  6. Written by Terry Britten, Graham Lyle / Produced by Terry Britten
CD Promo (1)
  1. I Don't Wanna Fight (Edit) 4:28
  2. I Don't Wanna Fight (Urban Radio) 4:05
  3. I Don't Wanna Fight (Urban Mix) 5:15
  4. I Don't Wanna Fight (Holiday Inn Lounge Mix) 5:45
  5. I Don't Wanna Fight (Club House Mix) 5:26
  6. I Don't Wanna Fight (Urban Radio Instrumental) 4:02
  7. I Don't Wanna Fight (Album Version) 6:07
  8. Remix: The Darp Swat Team / Chris-Lord-Alge
CD Promo (2)
  1. I Don’t Wanna Fight (Urban Overnight Mix) 4:18
  2. I Don't Wanna Fight (Jerry Moran Dance Mix) 4:43
  3. Remix: Jerry Moran, Paul Anderson, Robert Anderson
DJ-Sampler
  1. I Don’t Wanna Fight (Round 15 Mix) 7:59
  2. Art of Mix
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Music Video

The music video shows Tina in a film studio and outside in a car, alone and together with two female models. Once she wears jeans and a white blouse, and another time a long black dress. The clip was originally released on the What’s Love Got To Do With It home video on VHS and was also included on the Simply The Best Video-CD edition, but it’s still waiting for a release on DVD. An alternate video is available on the Tears To Triumph promotional video and shows Tina in the studio in front of a microphone singing the song with some scenes from the movie in between.

Director: Peter Care
Producer: Howard Woffingden
Home Video: Simply The Best (Video-CD)
Time: 4:20

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

Director: John Pattyson
Home Video: Tears To Triumph (VHS)
Time: 4:35

Tina Turner - I Don't Wanna Fight - Music Video (Alternative)
Billboard Review

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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