We Don't Need Another Hero (Thunderdome)
We don't need another hero tina turner
Tina Turner
Released 1985
Recorded 1985
Length 4:15
Label Capitol
Produced by Terry Britten

We Don't Need Another Hero or We Don't Need Another Hero (Thunderdome) is the hit theme song from Mad Max: Beyond Thunderdome, performed by Tina Turner, who starred as Aunty Entity in the film.

The song appears on the soundtrack to the film and was released as a single. It was also released on Turner's album Private Dancer.





Tina Turner's 2008 live performance.

We Don't Need Another Hero became one of Tina Turner's greatest worldwide hit singles. It peaked at #2 on the United States' Billboard Hot 100, at #3 in the UK charts and #1 in Switzerland, Poland, Spain, Germany, Australia and Canada.


The song received both a Golden Globe nomination for Best Original Song, as well as a Grammy nomination for Best Female Pop Vocal Performance.

In 2008 Turner performed the song live. She appeared on stage at Madison Square Gardens wearing a modern interpretation of Aunty Entity's iconic chain-mail costume. Surrounding her were recreated Thunderdome props, as well as Aunty Entity's militia. Combatants also fought within the mock Thunderdome [1]. Turner has since performed it several times on tour [2]

Cover versions

There have been many cover versions of the song. Genres range from jazz piano to heavy metal.

  • In 2000, Swedish singer Regina Lund covered the song on her album Year Zero. Her version was a jazzier rendition which was softer and slower.
  • In 2007, Northern Kings, a Finnish heavy metal group, covered the song on their debut cover album Reborn.
  • In 2012, Espen Eriksen Trio, a Norwegian jazz piano group, covered the song as an instrumental on their album What Took You So Long.