He was “The Best”.
Following the death of Tina Turner on Wednesday, fans of the legendary singer are listening to her lengthy discography again.
iconic musician He died after a long illness at his home in Küsnacht, near Zurich, Switzerland. He was 83 years old. “With him, the world is losing a musical legend and a role model,” his spokesman, Bernard Doherty, said in a statement.
Winning eight Grammys from her singing career as Ike and Tina Turner with her ex-husband Ike, Turner has been recognized as one of the most iconic singers of all time.
Check back on some of the most memorable songs of his career:
Originally recorded with Ike Turner, Tina returned to the song on the soundtrack album. What should love do with it?. The duet is one of their most played songs.
how can we forget HE 2 and a half minutes to a guitar-heavy, drum-filled, trumpet-backed transition piece? The song was originally a cover of Creedence Clearwater Revival but became one of Tina’s most notable tracks.
Ike sings “The big wheel keeps spinning / Proud Mary keeps burning” before joining Tina on the track. “And we roll, we roll / We roll in the river“
The song earned Ike and Tina Turner their first Grammy at the 1971 Grammy Awards after being nominated twice before.
“What Should Love Have Done With It”
It doesn’t get more iconic than this.
Easily Tina’s best-known hit, “What’s Love Got to Do with It” won two Grammys at the 1984 Grammy Awards for both record of the year and best pop vocal performance for a female artist.
Recorded as one of the 500 greatest songs of all time. rolling rockThe song was even included in a remix with Kygo last year.
The song was also featured in the biographical musical drama of the same name based on her life. The film starred Angela Bassett as Tina and grossed $56 million. The movie received multiple Oscar nominations.
“Oh oh, what’s love got to do with it? / What’s love but a secondhand feeling?” sings in the iconic chorus of the piece. “What’s love got to do with it? / Who needs a heart when a heart can break?”
In short, the best this was the name of one of Turner’s biggest hit compilation albums after the earworm song and lyrics.
The dance recording follows Turner singing the words of the piece against a black background and demonstrating some of the most recognizable dance moves.
In the chorus she sings “You are simply the best / Better than the others / Better than everyone else”. “Anyone I meet / I’m stuck in your heart / I’m holding on to every word you say / Separate us, no, no, no / Baby, I’d rather die.”
“It Will Work Well”
This was Tina’s double day with Ike Turner.
The rock and roll track was removed from the album as a single. Dynamite! It was in 1961 and became the duo’s first track to be nominated for a Grammy Award.
The track became so popular that Ike & Tina Turner released sequels to the track, including “The Argument” and “Something Came Over You.” He also re-released the song in 1993 as part of the soundtrack to his biopic.
In the chorus of the piece, she sings, “I keep telling you (I think it’ll turn out well) / I feel it will work (I feel it will work),” she sings. “I keep telling you (I know you’ll be fine) /
I’m so happy that you’re mine, you’re totally mine.”
“You Better Be Nice To Me”
This hit number 5 Billboard Hot 100!
Dropped as part of his album private dancer In 1984, “Better Be Good to Be” earned Turner a Grammy for Best Rock Vocal Performance, Female.
The music video follows Turner, who has distinctive long hair and an all-leather outfit, as he performs in front of a crowd and is supported by a band.
“But you better be nice to me / That’s how it should be now / Because I don’t have time for your overloaded lines,” she sings on the track. “And you better be nice to me / Yes, you better be nice / Be nice to me.”
“Tonight” with David Bowie
There’s nothing like two legends taking the stage together.
From David Bowie’s album of the same name, Turner is featured on the 1984 track “Tonight”. During a performance in Europe – which happened later Tina Live in Europe – Bowie took the stage with Turner for a famous performance of the track.
“Tonight” was originally originally released by Iggy Pop before Bowie and Turner picked it up.
Turner and Bowie have had a close relationship over the years. Turner covered her song “1984”. private dancer album. She also shared that she helped save Bowie’s career and re-signed to Capitol Records after she broke up with her ex-husband Ike.
For more from Tina Turner’s extensive discography, listen to her biggest hits on this Spotify playlist: