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Whats Love Got to Do with It
Song

Whats Love Got to Do with It

Tina Turner
Album:
Private Dancer

Song Meaning and Background of What's Love Got To Do With IT by Tina Turner


"What's Love Got to Do with It" is a song written by Graham Lyle and Terry Britten, and recorded by American singer Tina Turner for her fifth studio album, Private Dancer in 1984 and became Turner's biggest-selling single.


The song was written by Terry Britten and Graham Lyle, who initially offered it to Cliff Richard to record, but he declined.


The song was offered to Donna Summer next, who considered it but never recorded the song. The British pop group Bucks Fizz were the offered the song and recorded a demo but never got to release it as Tina Turner already released her recording.


The single went to number one on the US Billboard Hot 100 and remained there for three weeks, the song did well on the music charts, reaching number one in Australia and Canada. It peaked at number three in New Zealand and on the UK Singles Chart.


Lyrics of What's Love Got To Do With IT by Tina Turner


You must understand though the touch of your hand

Makes my pulse react

That it's only the thrill of boy meeting girl

Opposites attract

It's physical

Only logical

You must try to ignore that it means more than that

 

What's love got to do, got to do with it?

What's love but a second-hand emotion?

What's love got to do, got to do with it?

Who needs a heart when a heart can be broken?

 

It may seem to you that I'm acting confused

When you're close to me

If I tend to look dazed I've read it someplace

I've got cause to be

There's a name for it

There's a phrase that fits

But whatever the reason you do it for me

 

What's love got to do, got to do with it?

What's love but a second-hand emotion?

What's love got to do, got to do with it?

Who needs a heart when a heart can be broken?

 

I've been taking on a new direction

But I have to say

I've been thinking about my own protection

It scares me to feel this way

 

What's love got to do, got to do with it?

What's love but a second-hand emotion?

What's love got to do, got to do with it?

Who needs a heart when a heart can be broken?

 

What's love got to do, got to do with it?

What's love but a sweet old-fashioned notion?

What's love got to do, got to do with it?

Who needs a heart when a heart can be broken?

 

What's love got to do, got to do with it?

What's love but a second-hand emotion?

What's love got to do, got to do with it?

Who needs a heart when a heart can be broken?

 

What's love?

Got to do it

Got to do it

What's love?

Release Date

1984

Songwriter/s

Graham Lyle, Terry Britten

Producer/s

Terry Britten

Label/s

Capitol

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