Today’s legendary song is “What’s Love Got To Do With It” by Tina Turner. This is the song that put Tina Turner on the map. It was her breakthrough single after splitting up from her duo with her ex-husband Ike Turner. I’m pretty sure the entire world has heard this song before, but if somehow you haven’t then listen to it here right away.
“What’s Love Got To Do With It” wasn’t originally written for Tina Turner, in fact it was written for R&B singer Phyllis Hyman. Luckily somehow it ended up being recorded by Turner. The lyrics are about a woman who’s falling in love with her boyfriend or lover, but tries to deny that it’s anything more than a physical relationship from the fear of hurting herself. Every line in the chorus is quotable in opinion.
Tina does an amazing job at singing this song. She sings this song as if this were a real life situation of her’s, and with her personal life back round it only makes it seem all the more believable. It’s not an everyday thing when a song and voice go so well together, especially when the singer didn’t even write the song.
This song is nothing short of a classic. It’s is probably one of the ten catchiest songs ever made. Ever time this song plays everyone starts singing along. This is a perfect example of a legendary song.
- Became Tina Turner’s only number one in the U.S.A.
- Was the second biggest song of the year according to Billboard.
- Is ranked #309 on the Rolling Stone’s 500 greatest songs of all time.
- The song won three Grammy’s at the 1985 Grammy Awards, those awards were Record of the Year, Song of the Year, and Best Female Pop Vocal Performance.