Tina Turner – Let’s Stay Together (1983)
“Let’s Stay Together” is a song by American singer Al Green from his 1972 album of the same name.
The song was covered by Tina Turner, her second collaboration with the British Heaven 17 and British Electric Foundation production team after “Ball of Confusion” in 1982, and served as her comeback single in late 1983, charting at number 26 on the US Hot 100. It placed number 6 in the UK (one place higher than Al Green’s original) and became the third time she reached the UK top ten, the first two being with former husband Ike Turner on “River Deep, Mountain High” and “Nutbush City Limits”. Tina Turner’s version also hit number 1 on the US Dance Chart.
Unlike the Al Green version, Tina sings verse 2 first, then verse 1 when the band starts playing.
At the time, the song was the most successful solo single she had released and it was included on her multi-platinum selling album Private Dancer, released a few months later in the spring of 1984. The music video was directed by David Mallet. The cover photography was by Norman Seeff.