Album of the Day
Tina Turner's PRIVATE DANCER spurred one of pop's greatest comebacks – or perhaps “coming out” is a more appropriate description for the set that once and for all pulled the performer from the shadow of ex-husband Ike Turner. As inspiring as its backstory of female empowerment is, the collection's huge success (it was certified 5x Platinum in the U.S. alone) was all about the music. The album shows Turner embracing slicker production without sacrificing any of her passion as a singer, and it includes such Top 40 hits as “Better Be Good To Me,” “Let's Stay Together,” the title track and “What's Love Got to Do With It,” which topped the Billboard singles chart on this day in 1984. A year later those songs earned four Grammy Awards, and PRIVATE DANCER has been hailed by such outlets as Rolling Stone, VH1 and Slant as one of the greatest albums of the 1980s.