In 1985, Tina Turner was well into her musical comeback, already having the record for oldest person to ever score a #1 song on the Billboard Hot 100 in 1984 ("What's Love Got To Do With It"). Other opportunities were falling into her lap.
One of those was to star in a movie - Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome - the sequel to Mad Max and The Road Warrior (if you aren't reading this from the United States or Canada, that second movie was Mad Max 2, and I apologize for the confusion). The film did modestly at the box office, but sparked a #2 hit that would be one of Turner's biggest hits.
The song, a power ballad, referenced the movie and the post-apocalyptic future of 1997 directly. (That's right. This futuristic look in the video is what 1985 filmmakers thought 1997 would look like). It would be a bigger hit than the movie, and received a lot more critical acclaim, too, including several award nominations.
Throughout her career, Turner has continued to perform this song..... and dress up when she does. Here she is in 2009, pushing 70, still belting this song hard and huge as she always did.
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