Check the list of songs for Tina – the musical by Tina Turner in the West End.
Tina – The Tina Turner Musical follows the life and career of Anna Mae Bullock, a young woman from Tennessee who grew up to become Tina Turner, the Queen of Rock and Roll. For two and a half hours, the popular jukebox musical immortalizes Turner’s greatest hits story. See Tina Turner songs like “Proud Mary” and “Private Dancer” performed in the West End. When the show ends, you’ll feel like you’re at a Tina Turner concert.
Learn more about the songs of Tina – The Tina Turner Musical and get ready for the best night out in the West End.
Tina – The Tina Turner Musical is at the Aldwych Theatre.
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“Nutbush City Limits”
Get out of “Nutbush City Limits” into Tina – The Tina Turner Musical. Tina and Ike Turner’s 1973 song commemorates her childhood in small-town Tennessee. If you are visiting Nutbush, however, there are no true city limits to delineate the rural community of Nutbush. “Nutbush City Limits” opens the musical Tina.
“Do not turn around”
Tina Turner recorded “Don’t Turn Around” in 1986 as the B-side to “Typical Male”. However, you may have heard other artists cover the Tina Turner song: Bonnie Tyler, Neil Diamond and Ace of Base all recorded their own versions in the following years. Make sure you don’t turn around at the Aldwych Theater and see Tina the Musical now.
“Shake a Tail Feather”
Tina and Ike Turner covered “Shake a Tail Feather” for their 1968 album So Fine. The album So Fine went down in history as the first album recorded under the Pompeii label. The Five Du-Tones released the original song “Shake a Tail Feather” in 1963.
Listen to the blues single, “The Hunter”, in Tina – The Tina Turner Musical. Albert King first recorded the song in 1967, and two years later Ike and Tina Turner covered “The Hunter” with Grammy-nominated hits.
Ike Turner’s King of Rhythm recorded “Matchbox” for release in 1991. Kenny “Blue” Ray and Mike Sanchez and his band have since covered “Matchbox”. Ike Turner’s “Matchbox” should not be confused with Carl Perkin’s 1957 song of the same name.
“It will work well”
Rose Marie McCoy and Joe Seneca wrote “It’s Gonna Work Out Fine” for Tina and Ike Turner for release in 1961. The record sold over a million copies and went down in duo history. as the first Grammy-nominated song.
“Madly in Love”
Don’t be silly and see Tina – The Tina Turner Musical in London. Tina and Ike Turner’s first song “A Fool in Love” is performed in the musical. The track also made history as Tina’s first professional release.
“Let’s stick together”
Al Green first released “Let’s Stay Together” in 1972. A decade later, Tina covered “Let’s Stay Together” to mark her 1983 comeback in the music industry. “Let’s Stay Together” was Tina’s first solo song to enter the Top 10 on the UK music charts.
“Better be good to me”
Listen to the Grammy-winning song, “Better Be Good to Me,” in Tina – The Tina Turner Musical. Spider originally released the song in 1981, but Tina’s thrilling 1985 cover version saw her win Best Female Rock Vocal Performance.
“I want to take you higher”
Sly and the Family Stone recorded “I Want to Take You Higher” as the B-side to “Stand” in 1981. Later that year, Ike and Tina Turner covered the song. Perhaps shockingly, the cover version peaked above the original recording on the charts. The Jackson 5, Duran Duran and Hanson covered “I Want to Take You Higher”.
“High Mountain Deep River”
Ike and Tina Turner recorded the infectious pop-rock song “River Deep Mountain High” for their 1966 album of the same name. These days, you can expect to see “River Deep Mountain High” on album compilations, but at the time of its release, critics slammed the song. The Supremes and the Four Tops then covered “River Deep Mountain High”.
“Be gentle with me baby”
Listen to Tina Turner’s 1990 rock ballad, “Be Tender with Me Baby” in Tina – The Tina Turner Musical. There are two versions of this song: a 4:18 track and a seven-minute encore recording.
You probably associate “Proud Mary” with Tina Turner. Tina and Ike’s 1971 cover is often considered one of their biggest hits and won the duo a Grammy for Best R&B Vocal Performance by a Group. However, Tina Turner’s “Proud Mary” is a cover version. The Creedence Clearwater Revival first recorded “Proud Mary” in 1969.
“I do not want to fight”
British artist Lulu originally wrote “I Don’t Wanna Fight” for Sade, but Sade later passed the song on to Turner. “I Don’t Wanna Fight” eventually became an anthem for her 1993 autobiographical film, What’s Love Got to Do With It, and became a Grammy-winning song. “I Don’t Wanna Fight” is the last song from the first act of Tina – The Tina Turner Musical.
act two of Tina – The Tina Turner Musical starts with “Private Dancer”. Tina Turner’s 1984 cover of the song Dire Straits gained international acclaim which allowed Tina’s personality to shine.
American disco band The Trammps recorded “Disco Inferno” in 1976. But if you’re looking for the swinging disco vibes of the 70s, then Tina Turner brings them too. Turner covered “Disco Inferno” for his autobiographical film. You can also hear “Disco Inferno” in Saturday night fever.
Tina Turner’s 2004 song “Open Arms” is one of Tina’s last songs – The Tina Turner Musical. Recording artists Estelle and KT Tunstall appear on the original recording. In the musical, Rhonda, Tina and company sing “Open Arms”.
“I can’t stand the rain”
Ann Peeble’s 1973 song, “I Can’t Stand the Rain” is considered one of the greatest songs of all time by the Rolling Stones. Turner covered it a decade later for his fifth studio album, Private Dancer. The song follows a woman who cannot listen to the rain because it reminds her of a former lover.
David Bowie and Tina Turner collaborated on a cover of “Tonight” in 1984. However, you might not know that she recorded the song; Turner is uncredited on the track.
“What’s love got to do with it?”
Tina Turner recorded the heartfelt ballad for her studio album, Private Dancer. “What’s love got to do with it?” was Turner’s first and only number one song and won three Grammys: Record of the Year, Song of the Year and Best Female Pop Vocal Performance.
“We Don’t Need Another Hero (Thunderdome)”
Welcome to the Thunderdome! Turner recorded this song for the 1985 film, Mad Max Beyond. In the original song, the choir group from King’s House School in Richmond features. But if you listen to the song in Tina the Musicalyou will hear the whole company.
We save the best for last! Bonnie Tyler first recorded the song in 1988, but “The Best” gained popularity thanks to the Tina Turner cover. Tina’s cover features a new key change, so it differs from the original track. Turner then covered “The Best” alongside Australian singer Jimmy Barnes. See “The Best” performed in Tina – Tina Turner’s Musical.
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