Monday, September 20, 2021

Song of the Day: 'Don't Turn Around' by Tina Turner

The sexy video for Tina Turner's 1986 hit single "Typical Male" came on over the week -- the suited-up hunk who drove me wild as a teen now reminds me of a male version of Ronan Farrow -- which led to a surprising discovery: Its non-album B-side was actually the original version of "Don't Turn Around," an Albert Hammond and Diane Warren composition you may recall later became a huge hit for Ace of Base seven years later. Have a listen to Tina's more emotional version below -- and you can also hear Bonnie Tyler's 1988 take HERE

Other notable versions: Luther Ingram (1987) and a reggae take by Aswad (1988).


Unknown said...

You typed Bonnie Raitt, but it’s Bonnie Tyler. Darn, I was looking forward to hearing Ms Raitt’s version! ;-)

Dave in Texas

Kenneth M. Walsh said...

Oops. Sorry about that!