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: Best Female Pop Vocal Performance (Nomination 1994)
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.