Friday, May 6, 2011

Here's what love has to do with it

Oh 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

On this day in 1984 Capitol Records released Tina Turner's "What's Love Got to Do With It" and the earth shook. Or maybe that was just Ike Turner desperately stalking the woman who had bolted 10 years earlier with 36 cents, a gas card and the clothes she was wearing..

Things turned out OK for Tina, thanks in part to this song, which would make it to the top of the Billboard chart in September and set a noteworthy record: Longest time between an artist's first chart appearance and first No. 1 single (24 years).

We have nothing to add, except: Today's video is mandatory viewing.

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