Tina Turner – Worldwide Charts

Hi everybody,
I have researched Tina’s popularity throughout the world.
This is based on old chart archives, TV/ Radio performances, Live performances and Gold and Platimun albums.

Charts Map Tina Turner
Austria, Germany, the Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, Sweden, Switzerland, UK, New-Zealand
Tina is a superstar with: 6 albums reaching the #1 position (“Private Dancer”, “Break Every Rule”, “Foreign Affair”, “What’s Love Got To Do With It?”, “Wildest Dreams”, “Twenty Four Seven”).
“Private Dancer” became the #1 album in Austria, Portugal and the UK.
“Break Every Rule”became the #1 album in Germany and Switzerland.
“Foreign Affair” became the #1 album in Switserland, Norway and Sweden.
“What’s Love Got To Do With It?” became the #1 in the Netherlands.”
“Wildest Dreams” became the #1 in New-Zealand and Switzerland.
“Twenty Four Seven” became #1 in Switzerland.
The single “The Best”became # 1 in 2010 in Scotland.

Australia, Denmark, The Netherlands, Sweden, USA
Tina has achieved lots of sucess in these countries, with a few number one hits.
Tina’s duet “Tonight” with David Bowie became #1 in the Netherlands.
The single “Let’s Stay Together” became #1 in the USA.

Australia, Brazil, Canada, Germany, Italy, Spain, Switzerland, USA, Zimbabwe
The single “What’s Love Got to Do with It” became #1 in Australia, Canada and USA.
Tina did a few TV performances and concerts in Brazil, most notable is “Rio 88”.
In Italy she had big hits with “Cosa Della Vita” at #6 and “Teach Me Again” at #1.
She also had a few golden records in Spain and “We Don’t Need Another Hero” became #1 in Australia, Canada, Germany, Spain and Switzerland.
The single “Typical Male” became #1 in Finland and Spain.
The single “Nutbush City limits” became #1 in Zimbabwe.

Argentina, France, Japan, South Africa
Tina never had a number one hit in these countries and she did quite some promotions there.
And she is wellknown in these countries.
Her highest chart position in France, was “Golden Eye”, peaking at #3.
“We Don’t Need Another Hero”, became #2 in South Africa, just like “Nutbush City limits”.

Ghana, Ukraine, Yugoslavia
Tina performed at the “Soul to Soul Festival”, in Ghana.
“Open Arms” became #19 in the chart.
Tina had two top 10 hits in Yugoslavia. “Deliah’s Power” #3 (Dec. 1975) en “Proud Mary” #6 (Jan. 1977).

More charts you can find on Tina Turner Online with the description of each single and album.

Tina Turner – Concert – 12 Sept. 1987 – Poplar Creek – Hoffmann Estate – USA

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There are not many bootlegs from the “Break Every Rule Tour” Tina Turner did in the USA in 1987.
We found a rare one for you! 😀
At the 11th and 12th of September 1987 Tina Turner performed in Poplar Creek, Hoffmann Estate, IL.
Here are photos of Tina Turner during her “Break Every Rule Tour” in 1987.


This was the Setlist of the concert:
1. What You Get Is What You See
2. Break Every Rule
3. I Can’t Stand The Rain
4. Typical Male
5. Two People
6. Better Be Good To Me
7. Addicted To Love
8. Private Dancer
9. We Don’t Need Another Hero
10. What’s Love Got To Do With It
11. Let’s Stay Together
12. Band Introductions
13. Proud Mary
14. Show Some Respect
15. It’s Only Love
16. Overnight Sensation
17. Nutbush City Limits

And here is a part of the audio recording (2-8) of the concert of the 12th of Sept. 1987. Enjoy! 😀

And to finish a review from the Chicago Tribune from the 13th of Sept. 1987.

Tina Turner Will Go Out In All Glory
September 13, 1987|By Chris Heim.
A flurry of rumors and recently published reports in the music industry trade magazine, Billboard, say that Tina Turner will quit the road once her current marathon world tour ends. Should that be the case, let the record show she went out in a blaze of glory.

The “Break Every Rule Tour” rolled into Poplar Creek for shows Friday and Saturday night before moving to Alpine Valley Sunday. It already steamrolled through Europe, shattering attendance records. In Germany alone, an incredible 1 in every 70 people in the entire country saw Tina perform.
And what a performance it is, immediately bringing to mind many of the words used to describe Tina herself: professional, hard-working, sexy, charming, humorous and honest.

Tina doesn`t rely on gimmicks, though a certain amount of show biz pizazz brightened things up. An amazing lighting system with about 650 individual spots artfully played over a futuristic, metallic coliseum not at all unlike the “Thunderdome” of Aunty Entity (the role Turner played in the film “Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome“).

But mostly the show relied on the considerable charm and talent of Tina, her rock-solid eight-piece band and the amazing collection of songs from the two recent albums, “Private Dancer” and “Break Every Rule“, that catapulted her back into stardom.

Tina`s comeback story, one of the most surprising and triumphant of the decade, has been well documented, including that in her best-selling autobiography, “I,Tina“. From a poor, lonely childhood, Tina almost accidently became a singer after meeting Ike Turner. Their debut single, “A Fool in Love,” hit the charts and many more followed. But life with Ike, who grew increasingly abusive, was, Tina said in her autobiography, “a horror movie, with no intermissions.”

Finally in 1976, she struck out on her own with only a quarter, a dime and a penny in her pocket. Saddled with enormous debts, Tina worked hotels, cabarets and Las Vegas clubs. Then, at the start of the decade and with a new manager, she returned to rock. On the strength of the single “Let`s Stay Together,” she recorded the “Private Dancer” album in two weeks time. It sold over 10 million copies and won several Grammys. No doubt about it, Tina Turner was back.

Back in Chicago area on Friday night, Tina bounded down the steps to center stage in a flurry, then pulled up with a slow shuffle that annouced she was in total control. Though pushing the upper limits of 40, Turner is still stunningly attractive, if not quite the hurricane, as she was once described, on stage.
Let`s say instead that she was a well-targeted tornado as she gyrated to old favorites like “Proud Mary” and the self-penned “Nutbush City Limits“. 
She slowed down for a senusous waltz across the stage in “Private Dancer” and shook with controlled fury in a knockout version of  “I Can`t Stand the Rain.”
“Get off of my window”, she shouted, and you almost believed the drops would have no choice but to obey.

Turner has not completely ruled out live performances in the future, but it seems from all reports that she will curtail such activity to pursue recording, songwriting and, after the raves for her work in “Thunderdome,” more film work. She has said that money and fame, a blessing no doubt after her hard times, cannot take the place of happiness and love.

So a decision to end the grueling road life seems a wise one for her. But it will be a mightly long time, if ever, that rock and roll will see her like on stage again.

Thanks Chris for the tip! 😀