All the Tina Turner songs in 'Tina - The Tina Turner Musical'

Check out the song list for Tina - the Tina Turner Musical in the West End.

Sophie Thomas
Sophie Thomas

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. Over two and a half hours, the popular jukebox musical immortalises Turner’s story to her greatest hits. See Tina Turner songs like “Proud Mary” and “Private Dancer” performed in the West End. By the end of the show, you’ll feel as if you’re at a Tina Turner concert.

Find out more about the songs in Tina - The Tina Turner Musical and get ready for The Best evening in the West End.

Tina - The Tina Turner Musical is at the Aldwych Theatre.

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"Nutbush City Limits”

Break out of the “Nutbush City Limits” in Tina - The Tina Turner Musical. Tina and Ike Turner’s 1973 song commemorates her childhood growing up in the small Tennessee town. If you’re visiting Nutbush though, they’re aren’t any real city limits to mark out the rural Nutbush community. “Nutbush City Limits” opens the Tina musical.

"Don’t Turn Around”

Tina Turner recorded “Don’t Turn Around” in 1986 as a B-side for “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 Theatre 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 So Fine album made history as the first album recorded under the Pompeii label. The Five Du-Tones released the original “Shake a Tail Feather” song in 1963.

“The Hunter”

Listen out for 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” to Grammy-nominated acclaim.


Ike Turner’s King of Rhythm recorded “Matchbox” for a 1991 release. Kenny “Blue” Ray and Mike Sanchez and His Band have since covered “Matchbox.” Ike Turner’s “Matchbox” shouldn't be confused with Carl Perkin’s 1957 song of the same name.

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“It’s Gonna Work Out Fine”

Rose Marie McCoy and Joe Seneca wrote “It’s Gonna Work Out Fine” for Tina and Ike Turner for a 1961 release. The record sold over a million copies, and made history for the pair as their first Grammy-nominated song.

“A Fool in Love”

Don’t be a fool and see Tina - The Tina Turner Musical in London. Tina and Ike Turner’s debut song “A Fool in Love” is performed in the musical. The track also made history as Tina’s first professional release.

“Let’s Stay 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 UK Top 10 music charts.

“Better Be Good to Me”

Hear 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 the Best Female Rock Vocal Performance.

“I Want to Take You Higher”

Sly and the Family Stone recorded “I Want to Take You Higher” as a 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 in the charts. The Jackson 5, Duran Duran, and Hanson have covered “I Want to Take You Higher.

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“River Deep Mountain High”

Ike and Tina Turner recorded the infectious pop-rock song “River Deep Mountain High” for their 1966 album of the same name. Nowadays, you can expect to see “River Deep Mountain High” on album compilations, but at the time of release, critics panned the song. The Supremes and the Four Tops later covered “River Deep Mountain High.”

“Be Tender with Me Baby”

Listen to Tina Turner’s 1990 rock ballad, “Be Tender with Me Baby” in Tina - The Tina Turner Musical. There’s two versions of this song: a 4:18 track and a seven-minute encore-length recording.

“Proud Mary”

You probably associate “Proud Mary” with Tina Turner. Tina and Ike’s 1971 cover is often considered to be one of their greatest hits, and earned the duo a Grammy for Best R&B Vocal Performance by a Group. However, “Proud Mary” by Tina Turner is a cover version. The Creedence Clearwater Revival.first recorded “Proud Mary” in 1969.

“I Don’t Wanna Fight”

British artist Lulu originally penned “I Don’t Wanna Fight” for Sade, however Sade later passed the song onto 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 final song in Act One of Tina - The Tina Turner Musical.

“Private Dancer”

Act Two of Tina - The Tina Turner Musical kicks off with “Private Dancer.” Tina Turner’s 1984 cover of the Dire Straits song earned international acclaim that allowed Tina’s personality to sparkle.

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“Disco Inferno”

American disco band The Trammps recorded “Disco Inferno” in 1976. But if you’re wanting the swinging seventies disco vibes, then Tina Turner brings them too. Turner covered “Disco Inferno” for her autobiographical film. You can also hear “Disco Inferno” in Saturday Night Fever.

“Open Arms”

Tina Turner’s 2004 song, “Open Arms,” is one of the final songs in Tina - The Tina Turner Musical. Recording artists Estelle and K. T. Tunstall appear on the original recording. In the musical, Rhonda, Tina, and the 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 her fifth studio album, Private Dancer. The song follows a woman who can’t listen to rain as it reminds her of a past lover.


David Bowie and Tina Turner collaborated on a cover version of “Tonight” in 1984. However, you may not know she recorded the song; Turner isn’t credited 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 earned three Grammys: Record of the Year, Song of the Year, and Best Female Pop Vocal Performance.

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“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 choral group from King’s House School in Richmond feature. But if you listen to the song in Tina the Musical, you’ll hear the full company.

“The Best”

We’re saving the best till last! Bonnie Tyler first recorded the song in 1988, but “The Best” gained further popularity thanks to Tina Turner’s cover. Tina’s cover includes a new key change, so it differs from the original track. Turner later covered “The Best” alongside Australian singer, Jimmy Barnes. See “The Best” performed in Tina - The Tina Turner Musical.

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