Tina Turner already was a legend when her 1984 album, Private Dancer, helped launch the electric rock and soul singer’s solo career into the stratosphere.  Now, a deluxe two-CD version of the record is scheduled to be released July 3 in Australia  in honor of its 30th anniversary.

Private Dancer yielded five top 40 singles, among them the chart-topping “What’s Love Got to Do with It” and the top 10 hits “Private Dancer” and “Better Be Good to Me.”  Other songs on the album include covers of Al Green’s “Let’s Stay Together,” The Beatles’ “Help,” David Bowie’s “1984” and Ann Peebles’ “I Can’t Stand the Rain.” 

Private Dancer reached #3 on the Billboard 200 and went on to sell more than five million copies in the U.S. and a whopping 30 million copies worldwide.

The 30th Anniversary Edition of the record, which hits stores June 30, features a 15-track bonus disc containing a variety of non-album singles, B-sides, live performances and extended remixes.  These include a live duet with David Bowie on the song “Tonight”; a studio collaboration with Bryan Adams on the tune “It’s Only Love”; the 1985 hit “We Don’t Need Another Hero (Thunderdome)” from the Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome soundtrack; and extended remixes of “What’s Love Got to Do with It,” “Better Be Good to Me” and “I Can’t Stand the Rain.” 

Also featured is a 1982 cover of The Temptations’ “Ball of Confusion,” a recording that led Heaven 17 frontman Martyn Ware to get involved in the Private Dancer project.

Here is the full track list of the Private Dancer – 30th Anniversary Edition album:

Disc 1 – Original Album Remastered


“I Might Have Been Queen”

“What’s Love Got to Do with It”

“Show Some Respect”

“I Can’t Stand the Rain”

“Private Dancer”

“Let’s Stay Together”


“Better Be Good to Me”

“Steel Claw”




Disc 2 – The Extras


“Ball of Confusion” (With B.E.F) Remix

“I Wrote a Letter”

“Rock ‘n’ Roll Widow”

“Don’t Rush the Good Things”

“When I Was Young”

“Keep Your Hands Off My Baby”


“Tonight” (With David Bowie) [Live at the NEC, Birmingham]

“Let’s Pretend We’re Married” [Live]

“What’s Love Got to Do with It” [Extended 12″ Remix]

“Better Be Good to Me” [Extended 12″ Remix]

“I Can’t Stand the Rain” [Extended 12″ Remix]

“Show Some Respect” [Extended Mix]


“We Don’t Need Another Hero (Thunderdome)”

“One of the Living”

“It’s Only Love” (With Bryan Adams)

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