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Music legend Tina Turner songs: Top 10 hits from the rock queen

World famous rock queen, Tina Turner died at the age of 83. What makes her different from her peer singers is her rise to fame in her 50s after the collapse of her marriage. Know about the top chart-busters she gave to the world which will be remembered forever

Tina Turner performs on stage together with dancers during the start of her European Tour 2009 in Cologne, Germany, January 14, 2009.  (REUTERS)Premium
Tina Turner performs on stage together with dancers during the start of her European Tour 2009 in Cologne, Germany, January 14, 2009. (REUTERS)

The unstoppable singer, Tina Turner, who became world famous with her spectacular songs, succumbed to her long illness on Wednesday. The 83-year-old, took her last breath in her home in Küsnacht near Zurich, according to her manager. She became a Swiss citizen a decade ago.

The rocking lady survived her horrifying marriage and reclaimed her position of world's top singers in middle age with the chart-topping “What's Love Got to Do With It." This was not the only hit song of Tina Turner, who gave mind-blowing songs to the world throughout her career.

Take a look at some of the chart-busters of Tina Turner

-River Deep, Mountain High (1966) 

She got success with Ike in 1960, and one of pop music's masterpieces came her way six years later. It is a song by Ike and Tina Turner released on Philles Records as the title track to their 1966 studio album. The song was produced by Phil Spector and written by Spector.

-Proud Mary (1971)

Making a song hit again after two years of its original release can be done only by someone like Tina Turner. She released the cover version of Proud Mary with Ike in 1971.  The song was originally made by American rock band Creedence Clearwater Revival written by John Fogerty in 1969. THe song became a major hit at that time, and rose to similar popularity after it was again released by Tina Turner.

-Nutbush City Limits (1973)

The song is a semi-autobiographical piece written by Tina Turner. The song is a revisit of the singer to her rural hometown of Nutbush in Haywood County, Tennessee, United States. It is one of the last hit of Tina Turner with her husband.

-Let's Stay Together (1983)

This song was an opportunity for Tina Turner to rise back to fame after her failed marriage crippled her professional career. And the History knows that the boss lady used the opportunity really well. She collaborated with English electro-pop group Heaven 17. One of her hit songs of that time was “Let's Stay Together"

-What's Love Got to Do With It (1984)

The 1984 song was written by Graham Lyle and Terry Britten. Tina recorded the song for her album Private Dancer (1984). The song was released as a single from Private Dancer in May 1984 and became Tina Turner's biggest selling-single.

-Private Dancer (1984)

This album fuelled Turner's career to immense success. It was her fifth solo studio album. The album helped the star to gain recognition as a solo performer. It also became one of the most marketable crossover singers in the recording industry. The album attained immense success commercially as well.

-We Don't Need Another Hero (1985)

The song was written by Graham Lyle and Terry Britten and was featured in the 1985 film Mad Max Beyon Thunderdome. The powerful song also received a Golden Globe Award nomination for Best Original Song and a Grammy Award nomination for Best Female Pop Vocal Performance. 

-The Best (1989)

The song was originally written for Bonnie Tyler, and was released in 1988. The song was again released with Tina Turner's voice and became a big hit. This song made the singer synonymous to ‘Simply The Best’.

-Steamy Windows (1989)

The song was a part of Tina Turner's seventh studio album, Foreign Affair. The song ranked among top ten hits in Belgium, Ireland, and Italy. Globally, the song reached the top forty leas on majority of all charts.

-GoldenEye (1995)

The song was written by Irish musicians Bono and the Edge. Later the song became the theme for the James Bond film released with the same title. The song topped Europe charts, and was also a big name in Hungarian Singles Chart and reached the top five in Austria, Finland, France, Italy and Switzerland, and number 10 in the UK Singles Chart.

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Updated: 25 May 2023, 09:17 AM IST
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