Single

We Don’t Need Another Hero (1985)

Tina Turner - We Don't Need Another Hero - Single

We Don’t Need Another Hero is the first single from the Mad Max soundtrack album, to promote the Mad Max movie with Tina’s first starring role as a main actor. The song was a massive worldwide success and Tina's first #1 in Germany. After the release, Tina added the song to the setlist of her ongoing Private Dancer Tour and performed it since then live at every concert tour. Live versions are available on the Live In Europe album from 1988 and the Rio '88 home video. In 1986, the song was nominated for a Grammy Award.

Writer: Terry Britten, Graham Lyle
Producer: Terry Britten
Design: Shoot That Tiger!
Illustration: Amsel 
Release: June 1985 (USA) / July 1985 (Europe)
Label: Capitol / EMI
Format: 7“ Vinyl (picture) / 12“ Vinyl / Cassingle
Charts: Germany: #1 / USA: #2 / UK: #3 / Europe: #4 (single), #1 (airplay) / #1 in Australia, Canada, Switzerland, Spain
Certifications: Germany: 1x Gold / UK: 1x Silver
Grammy: Nomination 1986 (Best Female Pop Vocal Performance)

7“ Vinyl Single
  1. We Don’t Need Another Hero 4:16
  2. We Don’t Need Another Hero (Instrumental Edit) 4:45
  3. Written by Terry Britten, Graham Lyle / Produced by Terry Britten
12“ Vinyl Maxi
  1. We Don’t Need Another Hero (Extended Version) 6:10
  2. We Don’t Need Another Hero (Instrumental) 6:31
Cassingle (Australia)
  1. We Don’t Need Another Hero (Extended Mix) 6:10
  2. We Don’t Need Another Hero (Instrumental - Re-mixed Dub Version) 6:31
  3. We Don’t Need Another Hero (Single Version) 4:16
  4. plays same both sides
Billboard Review

June 29, 1985

And now for one where the rock’n roller not just sings the theme, but stars in the flick; here’s „Mad Max’s“ leading lady in a (relatively) quiet mood … and the Capitol 12-inch promo will certainly be one of the top 40 reverse crossovers, being rather downtempo, and having the theatrical sound of a movie theme.

CashBox Review

July 06, 1985

From the motion picture soundtrack to the forthcoming Warner Bros. film „Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome“ (in which Turner stars with Mel Gibson), Tina Turner delivers another solid gold vocal with this surging tune. Written by Terry Britten and Graham Lyle, the same team who penned Turner’s #1 hit „What’s Love Got To Do With It,“ this first of two Turner tunes from „Mad Max“ is sure to take her on another ride up the charts. A dramatic ballad.

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Music Video

The music video was produced and directed by George Miller and shows Tina standing on a bright spotlight and dressed in her Auntie Entity costume, with various scenes from the movie in-between. At the end, she is accompanied by the King’s House school children's choir and Timmy Capello playing the saxophone part. The clip was nominated for a MTV Video Music Award in the category „Best Female Video“ in 1986. Unfortunately, the video was never officially released on home video until today. Curiously, on the Simply The Best video collection it was replaced with a live version, taken from the Do You Want Some Action! video.

Director: George Miller
Producer: George Miller
Home Video: Never officially released
Time: 4:04

Tina Turner - We Don't Need Another Hero - Music Video

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