"We Don't Need Another Hero" was the bridge between Tina Turner's 1984 comeback album, Private Dancer
, and its 1986 follow-up, Break Every Rule
. Private Dancer
was an unlikely success story: Turner was known as half of the duo Ike & Tina Turner, best known for their 1971 cover of "Proud Mary
." They hadn't had a hit since 1975, and when Tina released Private Dancer
, she was 44 years old - a dinosaur by industry standards (for women, at least). But she had talent and an incredible work ethic that served her well. She was also great to work with and had support from folks like David Bowie and Mick Jagger, who knew how good she was from the Ike & Tina days. Mad Max: Beyond Thunderdome
added another dimension to her comeback, placing her in a blockbuster film.