She’s one of the most accomplished musicians of all time and is so beloved by fans that she once held the world record for highest-attended concert by a single artist with 180,000 people attending a Brazil show.
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Turner retired from touring in 2009 after she completed the Tina!: 50th Anniversary Tour. The tour was one of the highest grossing tours of all time with over $130 million as over one million spectators were in attendance.
Throughout her career, Turner has performed numerous concerts all over the world. According to Setlist.fm, Turner has played a total of 1,423 songs in concert. You know the hits, but which song has she performed the most? Let’s take a look at the top 10 songs Tina Turner has performed the most in concert.
10 The Best - 653 times played
Tina Turner released this song as part of her 1989 album Foreign Affair. The song title is frequently mis-cited as “Simply The Best,” which reflects a phrase in the chorus and has been known as “Simply” on several releases.
9 Addicted to Love - 794 times played
The song became a staple at her concerts since she first performed it in 1986, but it wasn’t until 1988 when it first appeared on an official release.
8 I Can’t Stand the Rain - 858 times played
Coming off her fifth album Private Dancer, the song became a massive hit in Europe when it was released in 1985.
7 Better Be Good to Me - 976 times played
The song from her 1984 album Private Dancer won a GRAMMY Award for Best Rock Vocal Performance, Female in 1985 and was one of four Turner took home for the album.
6 We Don’t Need Another Hero - 1,014 times played
The first song on the list to have been played over 1,000 times. Turner contributed the song as part of the Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome soundtrack and it has since become a staple at her concerts.
5 Private Dancer - 1,024 times played
The title track from her 1984 studio album was a smash hit as it peaked at the number 7 position on the Billboard Hot 100 chart.
4 Let’s Stay Together - 1,027 times played
The Al Green cover served as Tina Turner’s comeback single in late 1983. Interestingly enough, her version features the second verse being sung first while she sings the first verse when the band begins playing.
3 What’s Love Got to Do With It - 1,029 times played
The song is Turner’s most successful single and is consistently cited as one of the greatest songs of all time. The song also serves as the title for the biographical film about her life.
2 Nutbush City Limits - 1,037 times played
A staple of Turner’s live shows, “Nutbush City Limits” appears in several different styles on official Turner releases throughout the years.
1 Proud Mary - 1,043 times played
The most played Tina Turner song of all time serves as an essential part of any of her concerts.