Album of the Day
SONG OF THE DAY - "Proud Mary"
“Proud Mary” was one of Creedence Clearwater Revival's signature songs, so credit Ike and Tina Turner with plenty of confidence for including it in their repertoire not long after the original's 1969 release. The anthem about a working man “rollin' on the river” fit the soul duo perfectly, and the Ike & Tina version reached the Top 10 and earned a Best R&B Vocal Performance Grammy. When Tina left Ike to go solo, she brought the song with her, and it became a highlight of her concerts and 1993 biopic What's Love Got To Do With It, for which it was re-recorded and released as a promotional single. “Proud Mary” resonates so strongly with Tina Turner's life story of endurance and triumph over adversity that it remains among her most beloved hits.