What’s Love Got to Do with It chords by Tina Turner


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What’s Love Got to Do with It | Chords + Lyrics


Intro

||: G#m11 | G#m11 | G#11 | G#11 :||

Verse 1

| G#m11 | G#m11 | G#11 | G#11 |
You must understand, though the touch of your hand makes my pulse react.
| G#m11 | G#m11 | G#11 |
That it’s only the thrill of boy meeting girl, opposites attract.
| E F# | F# (F#sus4) | E F# | F# (F#sus4) |
It’s physical. Only logical.
| E | F# |
You must try to ignore that it means more than that. Oh-oh-oh.

Chorus 1

| (B) G#m/A# F#/G# (F#) | E F# |
What’s love got to do, got to do with it?
| (B) G#m/A# F# | E F# |
What’s love, but a second-hand emotion?
| (B) G#m/A# F#/G# (F#) | E F# |
What’s love got to do, got to do with it?
| (B) G#m/A# F# | E F# |
Who needs a heart when a heart can be broken?

Verse 2

| G#m11 | G#m11 | G#11 | G#11 |
It may seem to you that I’m acting confused when you’re close to me.
| G#m11 | G#m11 | G#11 |
If I tend to look dazed, I read it some place, I got cause to be.
| E F# | F# (F#sus4) | E F# | F# (F#sus4) |
There’s a name for it. There’s a phrase that fits.
| E | F# |
But whatever the reason, you do it for me. Oh-oh-oh.

Chorus 2

| (B) G#m/A# F#/G# (F#) | E F# |
What’s love got to do, got to do with it?
| (B) G#m/A# F# | E F# |
What’s love, but a second-hand emotion?
| (B) G#m/A# F#/G# (F#) | E F# |
What’s love got to do, got to do with it?
| (B) G#m/A# F# | E F# |
Who needs a heart when a heart can be broken?

Solo (key change)

| (Db) Bbm/C Ab/Bb (Ab) | Gb Ab |
Who?
| (Db) Bbm/C Ab | Gb Ab |
| (Db) Bbm/C Ab/Bb (Ab) | Gb Ab |
| (Db) Bbm/C Ab | 2/4 Gb |

Middle 8

| 4/4 Db11 | Db |
I’ve been taking on a new direction.
| Db11 | Db |
But I have to say.
| Aadd9 | B/A |
I’ve been thinking about my own protection.
| Abm11 | Dbadd9 N.C |
It scares me to feel this way, oh-oh-oh.

Chorus 3

| (Db) Bbm/C Ab/Bb (Ab) | Gb Ab |
What’s love got to do, got to do with it?
| (Db) Bbm/C Ab | Gb Ab |
What’s love, but a second-hand emotion?
| (Db) Bbm/C Ab/Bb (Ab) | Gb Ab |
What’s love got to do, got to do with it?
| (Db) Bbm/C Ab | 2/4 Gb |
Who needs a heart when a heart can be broken?

Chorus 4

| 4/4 (Db) Bbm/C Ab/Bb (Ab) | Gb Ab |
(What’s love) got to do, got to do with it?
| (Db) Bbm/C Ab | Gb Ab |
What’s love, but a sweet old-fashioned notion?
| (Db) Bbm/C Ab/Bb (Ab) | Gb Ab |
What’s love got to do, got to do with it?
| (Db) Bbm/C Ab | 2/4 Gb |
Who needs a heart, when a heart can be broken?

Chorus 5

| 4/4 (Db) Bbm/C Ab/Bb (Ab) | Gb Ab |
(What’s love) ooh, got to do with it?
| (Db) Bbm/C Ab | Gb Ab |
(What’s love? A second-hand emotion).
| (Db) Bbm/C Ab/Bb (Ab) | Gb Ab |
What’s love got to do, got to do with it?
| (Db) Bbm/C Ab |2/4 Gb |
Who needs a heart when a heart can be broken?

Outro

| 4/4 (Db) Bbm/C Ab/Bb (Ab) | Gb Ab |
(What’s love) ooh-ooh (got to do with it?) got to do with it?



What’s Love Got to Do with It Chords: Learn the progressions


What's Love Got to Do with It guitar lesson + TAB

I feel the best way to understand this masterpiece is to work out how to play the chords on one acoustic guitar.

This means we have to incorporate that awesome bass line, keyboard motifs, and full chords.

Members look at all sections, as a preview, here’s what I came up with for the intro, this works best if played fingerstyle.

What's Love Got to Do with It chords and TAB intro

For the verse, we initially maintain these chords, although the rhythm changes (members get TAB).

Next, we go to an E chord and this gives the key away since EF# must be chords IV and V, making What’s Love Got To Do With it in the key of B and that initial G#m11 or G#11 chord VI.

Here’s the full verse.

| G#m11 (VI) | G#m11 | G#11 (VI) | G#11 |
| G#m11 | G#m11 | G#11 |
| E (IV) F# (V) | F# (F#sus4) | E F# | F# (F#sus4) |
| E | F# |

Next up we have the chorus which does resolve to B (chord I) although it’s so incredibly quick we barely notice it. I’ve put it in brackets to indicate it, like this:

||: (B) G#m/A# F#/G# (F#) | E F# |
| (B) G#m/A# F# | E F# :||

As a member, you get TAB for how to play What’s Love Got to Do with It on just one acoustic guitar. When you can do this, creating a part for the electric guitar in a band setting will be super easy.

Here’s a link to the full lesson: What’s Love Got to Do with It – Guitar Lesson with TAB.



The tune that became a movie!

Released in 1984, Tina Turner‘s What’s Love Got To Do With It also became the name of the film (1993) documenting the Queen of rock and roll’s life.

Reaching the Top 10 in several countries, it claimed the top spot in the U.S., Canada, and Australia, selling around 2 million copies worldwide.

Most people clearly didn’t know how badly her husband, Ike, had treated her for years as following the release of the movie, Ike Turner became the most hated man in the country. Tina on the other hand became even more celebrated and rightfully so!

Following the huge impact of What’s Love Got To Do With It (the movie), Tina got the call to sing for another movie, Golden Eye (1995). This would be her last big hit.



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