1985 - We don't need another hero 7 Inch Single

"We Don’t Need Another Hero" is a single from the movie and soundtrackalbum "Mad Max 3 Beyond Thunderdome". The song was written by Terry Britten and Graham Lyle. Terry and Lyle won an Ivor Novello Award for Best Song Musically and Lyrically with "We Don’t Need Another Hero".

At the same day that Tina’s first number 1 hit "What’s love got to do with it?" became number one, Tina received a call to star in the new Mad Max movie with Mel Gibson. Tina’s dream came through and she immediately accepted her role as Aunty Entity. Aunty Tina was a strong and particularly bad personage in the movie starring in an 80 pound chain mail gown and wasn’t only The Queen of Rock but also The Queen of Bartertown. Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome was the last major movie where Tina starred in.

"We Don’t Need Another Hero" was quickly released after Tina’s record breaking "Private Dancer" Album (at the heels) and became a major hit all over the world. The song got a Golden Globe for Best Original Song and a Grammy Nomination for Best Female Pop Performance.

Tina performed this song many times live. She started performing the song during her Private Dancer Tour all the way up her last tour, Tina! 50th Anniversary tour, in which she brought a full tribute to the movie in which she starred in.

 

 

"We don’t need another hero" came in different formats. 7" single, 1"’ single and shaped picture disc. Tina shot a video for the song, in the same gown as she wore in the movie. Tina was standing at a platform with different spots shining on her. They also showed some scenes in this video clip and at the end they used a the children’s choir from King’s House School from London.
"We don't need another hero" was released for the first time on the compilation album "Simply the Best" and the Live version on the "Tina Live in Europe" album.

 

The B-side is "We Don’t Need Another Hero (instrumental)".

 

 

Track Listing
"We Don't Need Another Hero (Thunderdome)"
We don't need another hero (Thunderdome)

Single: We Don't Need Another Hero (Thunderdome - 1985

Out of the ruins
Out from the wreckage
Can't make the same mistake this time
We are the children
The last generation
We are the ones they left behind
And I wonder when we are ever gonna change
Living under the fear, till nothing else remains

We don't need another hero
We don't need to know the way home
All we want is life beyond
Thunderdome

Looking for something
We can rely on
There's gotta be something better out there
Love and compassion
Their day is coming
All else are castles built in the air
And I wonder when we are ever gonna change
Living under the fear till nothing else remains

All the children say
We don't need another hero
We don't need to know the way home
All we want is life beyond
Thunderdome

So what do we do with our lives
We leave only a mark
Will our story shine like a light
Or end in the dark
Give it all or nothing

We don't need another hero
We don't need to know the way home
All we want is life beyond
Thunderdome

- 4.16 min.

"We Don’t Need Another Hero (instrumental)" - 4.41 min.

Released: 1985
Genre: Poprock, Synthpop
Length: 4.16 min.
Label: Capitol
Writers: "We Don’t Need Another Hero" - T. Britten and G. Lyle
"We Don’t Need Another Hero (instrumental)" - T.Britten and G.Lyle
Producer: Terry Britten

Chart Positions (1985)
Australia (Kent Music Report) - 1
Austria (Ö3 Austria Top 40) - 2
Belgium (Ultratop 50 Flanders) - 3
Canada Top Singles (RPM) - 1
Canada Adult Contemporary (RPM) - 1
Finland (Suomen virallinen lista) - 2
France (SNEP) - 3
Germany (Official German Charts) - 1
Ireland (IRMA) - 2
Italy (Hit Parade Italia) - 2
The Netherlands (Dutch Top 40) - 7
New Zealand (Recorded Music NZ) - 2
Norway (VG-lista) - 2
Spain (PROMUSICAE) - 1
Sweden (Sverigetopplistan) - 4
Switzerland (Schweizer Hitparade) - 1
UK Singles (Official Charts Company) - 3
US Billboard Hot 100 - 2
US Adult Contemporary (Billboard) - 3
US Dance Club Songs (Billboard) - 23
US Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs (Billboard) - 3
US Mainstream Rock (Billboard) - 29

 

Source: Wikipedia and Discogs

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1975 - Whole lotta love
1976 - Acid Queen
1978 - Root Toot Undisputable Rock 'n Roller
1978 - Viva la money
1978 - Sometimes When We Touch
1979 - Fruits of the Night
1979 - Music keeps me dancin'
1979 - Backstabbers
1980 - Are you breaking my heart
1982 - Ball of confusion
1983 - Lets Stay Together
1984 - Help
1984 - What's love got to do with it?
1984 - Better be good to me
1984 - Private Dancer
1984 - I can't stand the rain
1985 - Show some respect
1985 - We don't need another hero - Mad Max
1985 - One of the living
1985 - It's only love - with Bryan Adams
1986 - Typical Male
1986 - Back where you started
1986 - Two People
1987 - Girls
1987 - What you get is what you see
1987 - Break every rule
1987 - Paradise is here - Special Edition
1987 - Tearing us apart - with Eric Clapton
1988 - Nutbush City Limits
1988 - Tonight Live - with David Bowie
1988 - Addicted to love
1988 - A change is gonna come
1989 - The Best
1989 - I don't wanna lose you
1989 - 6345789 - with Robert Cray
1990 - Steamy Windows
1990 - Foreign Affair
1990 - Look Me in the Heart
1990 - Be Tender With Me Baby
1990 - It takes Two - with Rod Stewart
1991 - Nutbush City Limits
1991 - Way of the world
1991 - I want you near me
1991 - Love Thing
1993 - I don't wanna fight
1993 - Disco Inferno
1993 - Why must we wait until tonight?
1993 - Proud Mary
1995 - Goldeneye
1996 - On silent wings
1996 - Whatever you want
1997 - Cose della vita - with Eros Ramazzotti

 

 
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