Let’s Stay Together – Tina Turner

This track by Tina Turner spent five weeks in the UK top 10 in 1983.

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Thirty years ago this week, Let’s stay together by Tina Turner was at its highest position of number 6 in the UK singles chart for the second of two weeks. It had entered the top 40 four weeks previously at number 36 and broke into the top 10 two weeks later. After falling from its peak position, the song spent two more weeks in the top 10, at number 9, and then dropped into the lower top 40 for the final four weeks of its chart life.

Let’s stay together was released on the Capitol record label and was the third top 10 hit for Tina Turner in the UK and her first since 1973’s Nutbush City limits with Ike Turner. It was included on the triple-platinum-selling album Private dancer, which peaked at number 2 in the UK album chart in 1984. The single was certified silver.

The original version of the song was recorded by Al Green in 1971 and reached number 7 in the UK chart the following year. A later cover version by the Pasadenas peaked at number 22 in 1992.

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UK singles chart for the week ending 17 December 1983

  1. Only youFlying Pickets

  2. Love of the common peoplePaul Young

  3. My oh mySlade

  4. VictimsCulture Club

  5. Hold me nowThompson Twins

  6. Let’s stay togetherTina Turner

  7. Please don’t fall in loveCliff Richard

  8. Tell her about itBilly Joel

  9. Move over darlingTracey Ullman

  10. Uptown girlBilly Joel


  1. That’s allGenesis

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