[4] John Carter produced "Private Dancer", which was written by Mark Knopfler and has a guitar solo by Jeff Beck. After Ike and Tina Turner disbanded in 1974, Tina began recording as a solo artist. “Private Dancer” was originally written by Mark Knopfler, the lead vocalist, songwriter and guitarist in the British rock band Dire Strairs. Bassist and producer Rupert Hine was enlisted to work on several tracks on Private Dancer, starting with the opener “I Might Have Been Queen”. No matter who wrote the songs — from the riverboat boogie of “Proud Mary” to the sultry hauteur of “Private Dancer” — she owned them with an authority that was both regal and incendiary. It is a marvellously evocative, atmospheric song, telling of the soulless existence of a private stripper and the faceless men she performs for. The song remained the same length and is titled "Private Dance - 2015 Remaster. The Daily Vaults Mark Millan wrote, "It's a sexy, dark track that gives the album an edge and also a chance for Turner's powerful sexuality to sparkle." Trent Reznor wrote ‘Hurt’ for his band Nine Inch Nails for their second studio album in 1995, The Downward Spiral, and the song received a Grammy Award nomination for Best Rock Song in 1996. Debby Miller, in a July 1984 Rolling Stone review, felt that the album was a powerful comeback, with Turner's voice "rasping but strong", and a range of songs that were all good in a "modern rock setting" that was "neither detached nor very fussy". Start Station. The Los Angeles Times wrote that Turner's voice "melts vinyl". AZLyrics. Bernard Trink from Bangkok Post – the biggest English-language daily in Thailand – believes that “Private Dancer ought to be made available to every tourist at port of entry” and Pattaya Mail wrote that the book “should be compulsory reading for all first-timers to Thailand.” "[5], The music video, featuring dance choreography by Arlene Phillips, was directed by Brian Grant and filmed at London's Rivoli Ballroom. 13. [7], American singer-songwriter, rapper, and bassist Meshell Ndegeocello recorded a cover version of the song for her album Ventriloquism, released on March 16, 2018. Share. After several challenging years of going solo after divorcing Ike, Private Dancer propelled Turner into becoming a viable solo star, as well as one of the most marketable crossover singers in the recording industry. Play Rock 'n' Roll Widow. “She knew what it was like to be on the receiving end of … "Private Dancer" is a song by American recording artist Tina Turner. Bernie Taupin, who wrote the lyrics, was married to Rene's sister, Toni. Stream songs including "I Might Have Been Queen (2015 Remastered Version)", "What's Love Got to Do With It (2015 Remastered Version)" and more. [25], In 2015, Canadian electronic musician and performance artist Peaches performed a piano version of the song on The Strombo Show at the home of George Stroumboulopoulos. Play Rock 'n' Roll Widow. The song was first recorded by Dire Straits and was written by the band’s lead singer Mark Knopfler. Trent Reznor wrote ‘Hurt’ for his band Nine Inch Nails for their second studio album in 1995, The Downward Spiral, and the song received a Grammy Award nomination for Best Rock Song in 1996. [20] Debby Miller, in a July 1984 Rolling Stone review, felt that the album was a powerful comeback, with Turner's voice "rasping but strong", and a range of songs that were all good in a "modern rock setting" that was "neither detached nor very fussy". Private Dancer - 30th Anniversary Edition (2015) Private Dancer (30th Anniversary Edition) is an expanded version of Tina’s comeback album Private Dancer, originally released in 1984. "; "Better Be Good to Me"; "Private Dancer"; "I Can't Stand the Rain" and "Show Some Respect" (1985). :] I was looking at info that was collected from the internet about tracks stored on my Media Player and iTunes application and just realized THIS! I can be naive about some of these things. 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At the end, Leather indicates, that his publisher was unwilling to publish this one as it was to different from the thrillers that he usually writes. All this time I had this Tina Turner Simply The Best CD since the Xmas of 2002 or something, and while I looked at liner notes THEN, I guess I never realized. Private Dancer peaked at number two on the UK Albums Chart, where it was certified 3× platinum, remaining on the charts for 150 total weeks. Called the Private Dancer Tour, there were 60 shows in Europe, 105 in North America, 10 in Australia, and 2 in Japan. 1. 4:41. more. 14. I took it because it was an unusual song. [1][2] Legal restrictions prevented the original recording being used by Tina Turner, so two years later it was remade by members of Dire Straits. (British Electric Foundation)/Heaven 17 production team and part of their collaborative 1982 album Music of Quality and Distinction Volume One was not included on the Private Dancer album. [24], *sales figures based on certification alone^shipments figures based on certification alone, This article is about the album. Mark produced the song and sang it, and after he did it he felt that it was not a song for a man, so it was just sitting on the shelf… He gave me the track and I copied it with Dire Straits people – most of them. She fancied him like mad, but he was married. Wow. It was certified 7× platinum for the shipment of over 700,000 copies in Canada by the Canadian Recording Industry Association. Tina Turner. Private Dancer “Private Dancer” was American singer Tina Turner’s fifth single from her fifth solo album of the same name, released in May 1984. Private Dancer by Stephen Leather. And any old music will do. Private Dancer is the fifth solo studio album by Tina Turner.It was released on May 29, 1984 through Capitol Records and was her first album released through the label. 13. ... (1970). ‘Private Dancer,’ the album was considered Tina’s comeback. Private Dancer. She suffered a stroke three weeks after she and Bach married. Private Dancer (30th Anniversary Issue) Album by Tina Turner 25 songs - 2015. From her "Private Dancer" album in 1984, the song "What's Love Got To Do With It" went to the number one spot that same year. Eddy said: “Tina had a major crush on him. He's got a very English-sounding voice... and it was really quite beautiful.... A very arty song... so I put the old soulful touch on it. No less than seven of the album's ten tracks (nine in the U.S.) were released as singles: "Let's Stay Together", which was a UK Top 10 hit and a US Top 30 hit; "Help! Private Dancer by Stephen Leather is a book that was tremendously well-received in Thailand.Bernard Trink from Bangkok Post – the biggest English-language daily in Thailand – believes that “Private Dancer ought to be made available to every tourist at port of entry” and Pattaya Mail wrote that the book “should be compulsory reading for all first-timers to Thailand.” [9] In Germany, the album went 5× gold becoming one of the best selling albums in history. Turner told DJ Roger Scott: Roger [Turner's manager] knows Knopfler's manager Ed Bicknell, and Bicknell said, 'I think Mark has a song that could fit Tina, that he never used because he thought it was a song for a girl.' For the title song, see, one of the best selling albums in history, "National Recording Registry Class Produces Ultimate 'Stay at Home' Playlist". [3], Mark Knopfler has said the song was ruined due to "them drafting in Jeff Beck to play the world's second ugliest guitar solo". Microsoft paid $3 million to use it in commercials for Windows '95. Help! With a gritty rock and blues approach to her R&B roots, Tina Turner’s ‘Private Dancer’ was a landmark album that transformed her into a star to rival Madonna. Terry Williams replaced the original drummer Pick Withers. 's Music of Quality and Distinction Volume Two in 1991. Recording sessions for the album took place at several studios in England and was overseen by four different production teams, including Rupert Hine, and Martyn Ware and Ian Craig Marsh of Heaven 17. Private Dancer book. Mark Knopfler of Dire Straits wrote the title song for this album, Private Dancer. Thanks to Nicola Parkin for correcting these lyrics. Sam leaps into Rod McCarty (a.k.a. Start Station. 14. Tina Turner. The song was co-written by Jamie West-Oram, lead guitarist of The Fixx, a band which Hine had recently produced with great success. Listen to Private Dancer (30th Anniversary Edition) [Remastered] by Tina Turner on Apple Music. Private Dancer by Stephen Leather is a book that was tremendously well-received in Thailand.Bernard Trink from Bangkok Post – the biggest English-language daily in Thailand – believes that “Private Dancer ought to be made available to every tourist at port of entry” and Pattaya Mail wrote that the book “should be compulsory reading for all first-timers to Thailand.” Private Dancer Bass – John Illsley Drums – Terry Williams (3) Guitar – Hal Lindes Keyboards – Alan Clark Percussion – Carter*, Julian Diggle Producer – Carter* Remix – Humberto Gatica Saxophone – Mel Collins Soloist, Guitar – Jeff Beck Written-By – Mark Knopfler: 7:16: B1: Let's Stay Together Music video by Tina Turner performing Private Dancer (2002 Digital Remaster). The backing track was recorded, but Mark Knopfler considered the lyrics unsuitable for a male singer, so the track was cut. album: "Private Dancer" (1984) I Might Have Been Queen. 7:16. Slant Magazine listed the album at number 63 on its list of "Best Albums of the 1980s" saying "Both a personal liberation and sonic redemption, Private Dancer established Turner not only as a genuine diva, but a bona fide force of nature". Dire Straits' Mark Knopfler originally wrote "Private Dancer" around the time of his band's Love Over Gold album, and the seven-plus-minute song would have been an excellent addition to that album's worth of long, slowly unfolding songs, adding a dash of the pop sense of Making Movies and hopefully relegating the jokey "Industrial Disease" to a B-side. Play Don't Rush The Good Things. At the 1985 Grammy Awards, Private Dancer won four of the six awards for which it was nominated. In 2003, the TV network VH1 named Private Dancer the 95th greatest album of all time. "Private Dancer" is a song written by Mark Knopfler and originally recorded by Tina Turner. Lyrics: When I was younger so much younger than today / I never needed anybody's help in any way / But now these days are gone, I'm not so self assured / Now I find I've changed my mind The album produced a number of highly successful singles including "What's Love Got to Do with It" which went to number one on the US Billboard Hot 100 and stayed there for three weeks. "Passings: Bill Summers, John S. Carter, Ruth C. Cole". What? She fancied him like mad, but he was married. Bassist and producer Rupert Hine was enlisted to work on several tracks on Private Dancer, starting with the opener “I Might Have Been Queen”. Play Album. But he revealed it was a different story with Dire Straits frontman Mark Knopfler, who wrote Private Dancer. I'm your private dancer, a dancer for money. A recording of Sam Cooke's "A Change Is Gonna Come" from the same sessions would re-appear in remixed form on B.E.F. [3] In 1983, despite opposition from within Capitol, he signed her and managed her first album for the label, Private Dancer. A 177 date tour to promote the album took place from February 8, 1985 to December 28, 1985. To date, it remains her best-selling album in North America. Share. It became a worldwide commercial success, earning multi-platinum certifications in Australia, Austria, Canada, Germany, the Netherlands, Switzerland, the United Kingdom, and the United States. [4], The Daily Vaults Mark Millan wrote, "It's a sexy, dark track that gives the album an edge and also a chance for Turner's powerful sexuality to sparkle. Knopfler did not appear on the track and was replaced by Jeff Beck. Play Don't Rush The Good Things. She started her career in the late 1950s, and for nearly 20 years, she performed with her ex-husband Ike. Recording sessions for the album took place at several studios in England and was overseen by four different production teams, including Rupert Hine, and Martyn Ware and Ian Craig Marsh of Heaven 17. 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Opening acts in North America included Glenn Frey and Mr. Mister. "Let's Stay Together" was produced by Martyn Ware and Ian Craig Marsh of British band Heaven 17. Through hard work, talent and determination, she overcame the odds, landing a #1 album with Private Dancer at age 44. Private Dancer “Private Dancer” was American singer Tina Turner’s fifth single from her fifth solo album of the same name, released in May 1984. She suffered a stroke three weeks after she and Bach married. Play Album. Writer (s): Knopfler Mark. Someone said, 'Why did you select "Private Dancer"? Private Dancer - 30th Anniversary Edition (2015) Private Dancer (30th Anniversary Edition) is an expanded version of Tina’s comeback album Private Dancer, originally released in 1984. Rupert Hine produced "Better Be Good to Me", which had been written by Holly Knight, Mike Chapman, and Nicky Chinn, and most of the other songs. “I Might Have Been Queen” was specifically written by Jeanette Obstoj, Rupert Hine and Jamie West-Oram for the “Private Dancer” album and plays with Tina´s belief in her previous incarnation as an Egyptian queen and the two meetings with the same soul back then (her brother from whom she took the throne for preventing his destruction of the country) and in her current life (ex-husband Ike … The Los Angeles Times wrote that Turner's voice "melts vinyl". Private Dancer, written by well known author Stephen Leather, is not available for sale, but available from this website (and the authors) as a free download! "A World Without Love" was written by John Lennon and Paul McCartney and went to number one in 1964. A few years earlier, it was hard to imagine the veteran soul/rock belter reinventing herself and returning to the top of the pop charts, but she did exactly that with the outstanding Private Dancer.And Turner did so without sacrificing her musical integrity. 3:25. more. Peaches had previously played the song live at different concerts. I'm your private dancer, a dancer for money. A radical departure from the rhythm and blues sound Turner had performed with her former husband and performing partner Ike Turner, the tracks in the album are a mixture of uptempos and ballads, inspired by pop and rock genres; it also features elements of smooth jazz and R&B. Play Album. [2], A&R man John Carter of Capitol Records is credited with relaunching the career of Tina Turner in the 1980s. It was written by Belly, Danny Fernandes, and David Evering. Tina Turner. Play Album. 4:41. more. Play I Wrote A Letter. Robert Christgaufelt that she was able to deliver with honesty the "middlebrow angst of contemporary professional songwriting" and remain in control of … Read 2 reviews from the world's largest community for readers. was recorded with The Crusaders. [6] It features Turner as a disillusioned ballroom dancer, although the song has also been interpreted as being sung from the perspective of a prostitute. And I wish you could hear Mark's version of it. Listen to Private Dancer (30th Anniversary Edition) [Remastered] by Tina Turner on Apple Music. [4] Robert Christgau felt that she was able to deliver with honesty the "middlebrow angst of contemporary professional songwriting" and remain in control of an album with four different production teams to give it a "seamless authority".[21]. As well as songs from the album, Turner performed hits from her time with Ike & Tina, such as "River Deep – Mountain High", "Nutbush City Limits", and "Proud Mary". After leaving him and pursuing a career on her own, it was the 1984 release of “Private Dancer” that put her back on track. Rock 'n' Roll Widow. Full Length Mix (12") – 7:11, The album version was remastered in 2015. :] I was looking at info that was collected from the internet about tracks stored on my Media Player and iTunes application and just realized THIS! Private Dancer was the 14th episode in Season 3 of Quanutm Leap, also the 45th overall series episode.Written by Debbie Allen, the episode, which was directed by Paul Brown, originally aired on NBC-TV on March 20, 1991.. Synopsis [edit | edit source]. The song was first recorded by Dire Straits and was written by the band’s lead singer Mark Knopfler. With a gritty rock and blues approach to her R&B roots, Tina Turner’s ‘Private Dancer’ was a landmark album that transformed her into a star to rival Madonna. Initially recorded by British rock band Dire Straits, it was written by the group's lead vocalist Mark Knopfler and produced by John Carter for Turner's fifth solo album of the same name. ‘Private Dancer,’ the album was considered Tina’s comeback. Pete, a young travel writer, wanders into a Bangkok go-go bar and meets Joy, a pole dancer. In 1984, a 45-year-old Tina Turner made one of the most amazing comebacks in the history … LOL :O Cool. AZLyrics. What follows is a roller-coaster ride of sex, drugs and deception, as he discovers that his own very private dancer is not all that she claims to be and that far from being the girl of his dreams, Joy is his own personal nightmare [26], Ultratop.be – Tina Turner – Private Dancer", The Irish Charts – Search Results – Private Dancer", Dutchcharts.nl – Tina Turner – Private Dancer", Charts.nz – Tina Turner – Private Dancer", "Tina Turner Chart History (Adult Contemporary)", "Tina Turner Chart History (Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs)", "Review: Meshell Ndegeocello, 'Ventriloquism, "Peaches covers 'Private Dancer' - and it's beautiful", The Collected Recordings – Sixties to Nineties, Cose della vita - Can't Stop Thinking of You, https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Private_Dancer_(Tina_Turner_song)&oldid=1001722432, Short description is different from Wikidata, Singlechart usages for Billboardadultcontemporary, Singlechart usages for Billboardrandbhiphop, Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License, Album version a.k.a. Positively received by critics on release for Turner's ability to give energy and raw emotion to slickly-produced professional pop/rock songs, its long term legacy is that the softening of her raw Southern soul style produced a "landmark" in the "evolution of pop-soul music". Private Dancer was the fifth single from Tina Turner ’s fifth album Private Dancer. LOL :O Cool. Private Dancer is the fifth solo studio album by Tina Turner. I Wrote A Letter. Start Station. The album received a positive reception from critics. Turner’s serious medical battles began in 2013. In 2020, the album was selected by the Library of Congress for preservation in the National Recording Registry for being "culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant". Never miss out on gossip, celebrity photos, videos, divorces, scandals and more. This two disc edition features the original European album on disc one, plus a bonus disc featuring all b-sides, extended mixes and some additional tracks. Writer(s): Knopfler Mark. Released as the album's fifth single, the track reached number seven on the US Billboard Hot 100 and number three on the US R&B chart. Terry Britten produced the reggae-tinged "What's Love Got to Do with It". Mark Knopfler wrote this song for his band Dire Straits, but realized that it didn't work with a guy singing it, so he pitched it to Turner, who was beginning her comeback. Start Station. I Wrote A Letter This song is by Tina Turner and appears on the album Private Dancer (1984). Sam leaps into Rod McCarty (a.k.a. The song had moderate international success, reaching number 26 on the UK Singles Chart. Submit Corrections. He originally wrote the song for Dire Straits, but then decided to lend this masterpiece to Tina Turner. The title song of the album, Private Dancer had originally been written for Dire Straits, but their singer, Mark Knopfler thought that it would be more suitable for a female vocalist. Ultimately, the album PRIVATE DANCER would spawn seven singles and sell at least eleven million--according to some sources twenty million--copies. Play I Wrote A Letter. [1] The album was promoted throughout 1985 in a 177-date worldwide tour entitled the Private Dancer Tour. The song is sung from the prospective of … B1. From her "Private Dancer" album in 1984, the song "What's Love Got To Do With It" went to the number one spot that same year. Having avoided most of the books written about Thailand over the years I finally decided to bite the bullet and picked up Private Dancer as it was the one most talked … The album itself was produced in England using several different producers.[1]. Rock 'n' Roll Widow. ", This page was last edited on 21 January 2021, at 00:57.