Tina Turner´s mega hit “Private Dancer” creates a vast collection of images in the mind of the listener: the private dancer (or – a little bit spiced up – the exotic dancer), the complicated and not-so-desirable man/woman situation, and the scenery of purchasable affection. All themes that ring a bell and sound familiar but luckily do not have anything to do with our real lives. But it will be today that I will lead you down a road towards a disturbing revelation: we all have an inner Private Dancer, and in case you are not too thrilled to think of yourself as such then it might help to ease the pain by describing it as the “inner Private Dancer state”. This might be a parallel and because of that something which surely until now no psychologist ever discovered – so be warned, reader with your inner Private Dancer.
I’m A Lady – a b-side to Tina Turner‘s 1991 single Love Thing. It was written by the same men responsible for her number 1 hit single What’s Love Got To Do With It: Terry Britten and Graham Lyle. They worked with Tina many times, and contributed songs for all of her studio albums, including such hits as What You Get Is What You See, We Don’t Need Another Hero and Something Beautiful Remains. I’m A Lady was only included on the UK and European versions of the Love Thing single (both vinyl and CD), including the UK picture-CD. Continue reading for scans of the Love Thing single, and to listen to the song while reading the lyrics.
Tonight, the annual Grammy Awards ceremony takes place in Los Angeles, California. A special night for Tina, because her number one hit single What’s Love Got To Do With It is inducted in the Grammy Hall of Fame. This song won Tina two Grammy Awards, and was also awarded with the Song of the Year award for its writers: Terry Britten and Graham Lyle. On February 26, 1985, Tina performed the song live at the Grammy Awards at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles. Besides Record of the Year and Best pop vocal performance, Tina also won the Best rock vocal performance Grammy for her song Better Be Good To Me. This was truly an emotional evening for Tina, and it marked her definite return to the top of the music industry, at the age of 45. Continue reading for the video of Tina performing What’s Love Got To Do With It and receiving her awards. Also included are some photos from this special night. We congratulate Tina on getting her song into the Grammy Hall of Fame!