Artist Countdown: Tina Turner Top 40 Hits 6pm ET @tina_turner @Official_Tina1

November 25, 2013
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TTurnerAnna Mae Bullock (born November 26, 1939), known by her stage name Tina Turner, is a singer, dancer, actress, and author, whose career has spanned more than half a century, earning her widespread recognition and numerous awards. Born and raised in the American South, she is now a Swiss citizen.

She began her musical career in the mid-1950s as a featured singer with Ike Turner‘s Kings of Rhythm, first recording in 1958 under the name “Little Ann”. Her introduction to the public as Tina Turner began in 1960 as a member of the Ike & Tina Turner Revue. Success followed with a string of notable hits credited to the duo, including “River Deep – Mountain High” (1966), “Proud Mary” (1971) and “Nutbush City Limits” (1973), a song which she wrote. In her autobiography, I, Tina, she revealed several instances of severe domestic abuse against her by Ike Turner prior to their 1976 split and subsequent 1978 divorce. Raised as a Baptist, she melded her faith with Buddhism in 1974, crediting the religion and its spiritual chant of Nam Myoho Renge Kyo for helping her to endure during difficult times.

After her divorce from Ike Turner, she rebuilt her career through performances, though she initially struggled to make an impact on the music charts as a solo artist. In the early 1980s, she launched a comeback with another string of hits, starting in 1983 with the single “Let’s Stay Together” followed by the 1984 release of her fifth solo album Private Dancer which became a worldwide success. “What’s Love Got to Do with It”, the most successful single from the album, was later used as the title of a biographical film adapted from her autobiography. In addition to her musical career, Turner has also experienced success in films, including a role in the 1975 rock musical Tommy and a starring role in the 1985 Mel Gibson blockbuster film Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome, as well as a cameo role in the 1993 film Last Action Hero.

One of the world’s most popular entertainers, she is sometimes called “the queen of rock”. Turner has been termed the most successful female rock artist, winning eight Grammys and selling more concert tickets than any other solo performer in history. She has also been named “one of the greatest singers of all time” by Rolling Stone. Her combined album and single sales total approximately 100 million copies worldwide. She is noted for her energetic stage presence, powerful vocals, and career longevity. In 2008, Turner returned from semi-retirement to embark on her Tina!: 50th Anniversary Tour. Turner’s tour became one of the highest selling ticketed shows of 2008–2009. Rolling Stone ranked her no. 63 on their 100 greatest artists of all time. In 1991, she was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.  (Source: Wikipedia)

1 We Don’t Need Another Hero
2 What’s Love Got to Do with It
3 Typical Male
4 The Best
5 I Don’t Wanna Fight
6 GoldenEye
7 When the Heartache Is Over
8 One of the Living
9 Two People
10 Let’s Stay Together
11 Steamy Windows
12 It Takes Two (with Rod Stewart)
13 Private Dancer
14 It’s Only Love (with Bryan Adams)
15 Cose della vita (with Eros Ramazzotti)
16 Better Be Good to Me
17 Nutbush City Limits (The 90s Version)
18 What You Get Is What You See
19 Way of the World
20 Nutbush City Limits
21 Whatever You Want
22 I Don’t Wanna Lose You
23 Proud Mary
24 I Can’t Stand the Rain
25 Why Must We Wait Until Tonight
26 Open Arms
27 Break Every Rule
28 On Silent Wings with Sting
29 Tonight (with David Bowie)
30 Help!
31 Missing You
32 Disco Inferno
33 I Want To Take You Higher
34 Look Me in the Heart
35 It’s Gonna Work Out Fine
36 Show Some Respect
37 Love Thing
38 A Fool in Love
39 Whatever You Need
40 Poor Fool

5 Comments

  1. Reblogged this on idealisticrebel and commented:
    I love Tina Turner and she and Cher are the divas. But everyone should give her credit for what she survived. Ike abused her terribly. She took it for years. Then she walked and never looked back. So I think she is the bravest of women. She rocks.

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  2. Saw this awesome woman perform a concert in a thunder storm in LA years ago. She sang and danced like it wasn’t even there. She is amazing.

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