Let’s Dance – With David Bowie
“Let’s Dance” is the title-track from English singer David Bowie’s 1983 album of the same name. It was also released as the first single from that album in 1983 and went on to become one of his biggest-selling tracks. Stevie Ray Vaughan played the guitar solo at the end of the song.
The single was one of Bowie’s fastest selling, entering the UK Singles Chart at No. 5 on its first week of release, staying at the top of the charts for three weeks. Soon afterwards, the single topped the Billboard Hot 100, becoming Bowie’s second and last single to reach number-one in the U.S. In Oceania, it narrowly missed topping the Australian charts, peaking at No. 2, but peaked at number-one for 4 consecutive weeks in New Zealand. The single became one of the best selling of the year across North America, Central Europe and Oceania.
Cose Della Vita – With Eros Ramazzotti
Cose Della Vita was originally released in 1993 from Eros Ramazzotti as a single. In 1998, he re-recorded it together with Tina for his greatest hits album „Eros,“ retitled as „Cose Della Vita (Can’t Stop Thinking of You)“ with Eros part in Italian and Tina’s self-written part in English. Eros also recorded a Spanish version with Turner’s English vocals, called „Cosas De La Vida“. A live version was released on Eros album Eros Live the same year, recorded at his Eros & Friends Tour, where Tina was a guest vocalist at some concerts. The music video is available as a bonus on the All The Best home video.
It’s Only Love – With Bryan Adams
“It’s Only Love” is a song by Canadian singer and songwriter Bryan Adams, featuring American singer Tina Turner. It was the sixth and final single from Adams’ album Reckless (1984) and was included on Tina Turner’s live album Tina Live in Europe (1988), as well as being added to both artists’ greatest hits compilations: Adams’ Anthology (2005) and Turner’s All the Best (2004). It reached number 15 in January 1986 on the Billboard Hot 100 in the U.S. and number 29 in the UK. The 12″ single included the 1985 live version that would later appear on the 1988 album Tina Live in Europe.
Adams told Songfacts that this was his most memorable collaboration of all the ones he has done. He explained: “Working with Tina Turner was amazing. I used to go to see her in the clubs when I was in my late teens/early 20s before she hit the big time. It was incredible to watch her.” He added: “It was such a privilege to have sung with her, especially since I was only 24 at the time.”
State of Shock – With Mick Jagger
“State of Shock” was the biggest hit from The Jacksons’ Victory album, reaching number 3 on the US Billboard Hot 100 and number 14 on the UK Singles Chart. The song was originally recorded with Freddie Mercury, as Jackson and Mercury had been working on several tracks at that time (1981–83), e.g. the unreleased title track “Victory” for the eponymous album and “There Must Be More to Life Than This” from Mr. Bad Guy. The final version featured lead vocals by Michael Jackson and Mick Jagger. In his book Michael Jackson: unauthorized, author Christopher P. Andersen described the song and commented on Mick Jagger, saying, “The lead singer of the Rolling Stones eyed the phenomenal success of Thriller with envy. As an artist he respected Jackson’s work, adding that Arthur Collins, then president of Rolling Stones Records said, “Mick became obsessed with Michael Jackson” and explained it saying, “He wanted to know every detail about Jackson’s life, his contract with Columbia, how the Thriller singles were selling,.. “State of Shock” was the last top ten hit for The Jacksons, as well as their last single to be certified gold. The song was later revived by Jagger when he performed it with Tina Turner during their 1985 performance at Live Aid.
Proud Mary – With Beyonce
Turner and 26-year-old Beyoncé got the crowd on their feet with a lively version of Proud Mary, for which Turner won a Grammy in 1972. Among the fans tapping their feet were veteran rocker John Fogerty, who wrote the song.
By the end, Beyoncé looked exhausted, but Turner seemed ready for more.