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The '80s Rocker Behind a Tina Turner Hit

Tina Turner's Private Dancer was one of 1984's biggest success stories - but did you know its title track was penned by a big name in '70s and '80s rock?

Indeed, "Private Dancer" - the album's third U.S. Top 10 hit - was written by Mark Knopfler, frontman and principal songwriter for Dire Straits. The track was reportedly put together during the sessions to their 1982 album Love Over Gold but Knopfler didn't feel the lyrics should be sung by a man.