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Proud Mary by Tina Turner
Introducing Tina Turner And Proud Mary
If you think Tina Turner, the most iconic song of hers is the now legendary version of the Creedence Clearwater Revival hit Proud Mary, and if you have ever seen Tina Turner strutting across the stage belting out a performance of this song, it's something not easily forgotten.
Needless to say this song is on the playlist for all of Tina Turner's live shows.
Originally written by John Fogerty of Creedence Clearwater Revival and released by them in 1969, Proud Mary is still one of the greatest hits by the band.
Tina Turner did her first cover of this as a duet with her then husband Ike Turner in 1971, and it was released as a single off their "Workin' Together" album, reaching #4 in the pop charts.
Tina Turner's working of this song is very different to the original Creedence one, starting off slow, almost like a ballard, and then exploding into a true rock song that has everyone up and on their feet.
After some early successes in the 1970s with her husband Ike, things fell apart due to his drug abuse and physical abuse, however it wasn't long before Tina's solo career took off big time.
In 1975 she released her first solo album titled "Acid Queen" which was timed to release with the movie version of "Tommy" by The Who, in which she played and sang the "Acid Queen".
The early 1980s saw her return to fame with some great concert performances, and songs like What's Love Got To Do With It, Let's Stay Together and Private Dancer.
So sit back, crank up the volume, hit play on some of the videos below, and sing along to Tina Turner and her classic hit "Proud Mary".
Song Lyrics: Proud Mary by Tina Turner
Proud Mary - Tina Turner from the album "Workin' Together" 1971
Left a good job in the city
Workin' for the Man every night and day
But I never lost a minute of sleepin'
Worryin' 'bout the way things might have been
Big wheel keep on turnin'
Proud Mary keep on burnin'
Rollin', rollin', rollin' on the river
Cleaned a lot of plates in Memphis
Pumped a lot of tane down in New Orleans
But I never saw the good side of a city
'Til I hitched a ride on the riverboat queen
If you come down to the River
Bet you're gonna find some people who live
You don't have to worry 'cause you have no money
People on the river are happy to give
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Creedence Clearwater Revival or Tina Turner?
The original hit recording of Proud Mary was by Creedence Clearwater Revival, but Tina Turner also had a supreme hit with her rocking version of this song, and it has pretty much become her signature hit. But which version do you prefer?
Which is your favorite version of Proud Mary?
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