TINA: Single

Whole Lotta Love (1975)

Tina Turner - Whole Lotta Love - Single

Whole Lotta Love is a Led Zeppelin cover song and after Baby, Get It On the second single from the album Acid Queen. It’s also the very first solo single from Tina Turner. The version on this single is much shorter than on the album, because the intro and outro instrumental part is edited. During the introduction of Tina's band members at the final date of her Twenty Four Seven Tour in 2000, Tina performed a very short version of „Whole Lotta Love,“ which is the only live version from this song. The track was released 48 years later again as a digital single, to promote the compilation Queen Of Rock ’N’ Roll in 2023.

Release: October 1975 / October 2023
Label: United Artists (USA) / Ariola (Germany) / Parlophone (2023)
Format: 7“ Vinyl / Digital
Charts: USA: #61 (R&B)
Album: Acid Queen / Queen Of Rock ’N’ Roll

  1. Whole Lotta Love (Edit) 4:05
  2. From the 1975 single release
  3. Whole Lotta Love (Edit) 4:45
  4. From the 2023 single release / Writer: Jimmy Page, Robert Plant / Producer: Denny Diante, Spencer Proffer / Recording and Mixing Engineer: Ron Malo / Aranged by Denny Diante, Spencer Proffer, Jefrey Marmelzat & Jimmie Haskell / Drums: Ed Greene / Bass: Henry Davis / Guitars: Ray Parker & Spencer Proffer / Keyboards: Jerry Peters, Clarence McDonald / Jeffrey Marmelzat / Congas: Joe Clayton / Arp, Moog & String Ensemble: Allen Lindgren & Jimmie Haskell / Strings: The Sid Sharp Strings / Horns: Tom Scott, Plas Johnson, Bill Perkins, Lew McCreary, Tony Terran & Charles Finley / Percussion: Denny Diante / Backing vocals: Maxine Willard, Julia Tillman & Kim Carnes
    Additional track:
  1. Rockin’ And Rollin’ 3:58
  2. From the 1975 single b-side / Writer & Producer: Ike Turner

Anaheim (USA), Arrowhead Pond - May 05, 2000

A lyric video was released in 2023 on Tina’s official YouTube channel. It features the iconic picture from the Acid Queen album and the lyrics written in the same font as on the album cover, while they use some special effects with light and dust.

Release: YouTube
Time: 4:46

Tina Turner - Whole Lotta Love - Music Video

Billboard - October 25, 1975

This characteristically high-voltage and raunchy interpretation of the Led Zeppelin heavy-metal standard is by far Tina's most commercial outing in quite a while. The blending of material and non-Ike production with Tina's great shouting soul chops is just full of winning hooks. Even those who are tired of Tina's seemingly endless reworkings of rock oldies would dig this much.


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