TINA: Song

What’s Love Got To Do With It

is a pop song and Tina’s first #1 in America after it was released as the first single from the album Private Dancer. Before Tina recorded the track, it was offered to some other artists like Cliff Richard, Phyllis Hyman and Donna Summer, who all rejected it. Tina performed it live at every concert tour, available on many home videos. In 1993, the song's title was used for the biographical movie about Tina's life story. The song won two Grammy Awards in 1985 and in 2012 it was inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame. A Symphonic version was released as a digital single in 2018, recorded by the London Studio Orchestra in the legendary Abbey Road Studios and in 2020, the DJ Kygo released a remixed version, which topped the iTunes charts worldwide.

Writer: Terry Britten, Graham Lyle
Producer: Terry Britten
Album: Private Dancer (1984) / Live In Europe (1988) / Private Dancer Tour (1994) / TINA Live (2009) / 80’s Symphonic (2018) / Do You Want Some Action? (2021) / Live In Rio (2022)
Single: What's Love Got To Do With It (1984) / What’s Love (Symphonic Version) (2018) / What’s Love (Kygo Remix) (2020)
Video: Private Dancer Tour (1985) / Live In Rio (1988) / Do You Want Some Action? (1990) / What’s Love? Live (1994) / Live In Amsterdam (1996) / Celebrate! (1999) / One Last Time (2000) / TINA Live (2009)
Charts (1984): USA: #1 / Australia: #1 / Canada: #1 / UK: #3 / Germany: #7 / Europe: #9, #2 (Airplay)
Charts (2021): USA: #1 (Dance Digital), #7 (Dance), #15 (Dance Stream) / Germany: #26 / UK: #31
iTunes: #1 (USA, Denmark, Finland, Norway, Switzerland) / #2 (Belgium, Germany, South Africa) / #3 (UK, Australia, Netherland, New Zealand, Spain)
Grammy: Best Pop Vocal Performance Female / Record of the Year (1985)

  1. What's Love Got To Do With It 3:48
  2. From the album 'Private Dancer'
    Engineered and Mixed by John Hudson / Recorded at Mayfair Studios, London (England) / Keyboards: Nick Glennie-Smith, Billy Livsey / Drums: Graham Jarvis / Percussion: Simon Morton / Guitar: Terry Britten / Backing Vocals: Tessa Niles, Terry Britten
  3. What's Love Got To Do With It (Extended Version) 5:45
  4. From the 1984 single release
  5. What's Love Got To Do With It (Live) 5:28
  6. From the album 'Live In Europe'
  7. What's Love Got To Do With It (Live) 3:52
  8. From the album 'Private Dancer Tour' with a concert from the NEC in Birmingham in 1985
  9. What's Love Got To Do With It (Live) 3:52
  10. From the album 'Grammy Greatest Moments' from the Grammy Awards in 1985
  11. What's Love Got To Do With It (Live) 3:39
  12. From the album 'TINA Live' with a concert at the GelreDome in Arnhem, Holland on March 21, 2009
    Warren McRae: Bass / Laurie Wisefield: Guitars, Vocals / Euge Groove: Saxophone, Percussion, Keyboards / Jack Bruno: Drums / Joel Campbell: Keyboards, Vocals / Ollie Marland: Musical Director, Keyboards, Vocals / John Miles: Guitar, Vocals / Stacy Campbell, Lisa Fisher: Backing Vocals
  13. What's Love Got To Do With It (Karaoke Version) 3:51
  14. From the 2010 digital download
  15. What's Love Got To Do With It (Symphonic Version) 4:17
  16. From the album '80's Symphonic' and the single release
  17. What's Love Got To Do With It (Kygo Remix) 3:28
  18. From the 2020 single release
  19. What's Love Got To Do With It (Live) 6:33
  20. From the album 'Do You Want Some Action?' with a concert from Barcelona, Spain in 1990
    Ollie Marland: Keyboard, Vocals / Jack Bruno: Drums / Bob Feit: Guitar / Timmy Capello: Persussion, Keyboard, Saxophone, Vocals / James Ralston: Guitar, Vocals / Kenny Moore: Piano, Vocals / John Miles: Guitar, Vocals
  21. What's Love Got To Do With It (Live) 5:46
  22. From the album 'Live In Rio 88'
    Drums: Jack Bruno / Bass Guitar: Bob Feit / Guitar: James Ralston, John Miles, Laurie Wisefield / Keyboards: Deric Dyer, Don Snow, John Miles / Percussion: Steve Scales / Saxophone: Deric Dyer, Don Snow / Vocals: Bob Feit, Don Snow, James Ralston, John Miles