Ike & Tina Turner

A Fool in Love

Composed by Ike Turner

Song Review by

A male singer didn't show, so Ike let Tina sing the lead at the session and, voilĂ , a star is born. Not only was "A Fool in Love" Tina's first recording, it perfectly depicted her love-hate relationship with Ike Turner. Tina manages to get the song's point across despite a heavy up-tempo, shuffling beat and the Ikettes wailing away unmercifully. Sounding far older than her actual age, Tina endeared herself to all on this amazing recording that's as fresh as it was in 1960 when it went to number 27 pop and missed acing the R&B survey by one rung, ringing up at number two.

Appears On

Year Artist/Album Label Time AllMusic Rating
The Soul of Ike & Tina Turner 1960 Collectables 2:53
Dynamite! 1963 Collectables 2:52
Ike & Tina Turner: Festival of Live Performances 1965 Rockbeat Records / S'More Records 2:43
River Deep-Mountain High 1966 A&M
No Image 1968 Pompeii 2:49
Greatest Hits [Curb] 1969 Curb 2:51
No Image 1976 2:52
The Best of Sue Records 1990
Various Artists
Collectables 2:52
Golden Classics 1990 Collectables 2:52
Giants of Soul [Movieplay] 1990
Various Artists
Movieplay Music 2:48
Proud Mary: The Best of Ike & Tina Turner 1991 EMI Music Distribution 2:52
Work It Out! 1991 Golden Stars 2:48
Rhythm & Blues: 1960 1992
Various Artists
Time/Life Music
You're So Fine 1993 Pilz 2:40
Legendary Superstars, Vol. 1 1994 Original Sound Entertainment 2:52
Carolina Classics, Vol. 3 1994
Various Artists
Ripete Records 2:54
No Image 1994
Various Artists
Ripete Records 2:37
The Sue Records Story: New York City:  The Sound of Soul 1994
Various Artists
EMI Music Distribution / Capitol
Come Together [Laserlight] 1995 Hallmark Recordings
Fool in Love [King] 1996 King / King 2:50
River Deep, Mountain High [Live] 1996 EMI Music Distribution 2:37
Beg Scream & Shout: The Big Ol' Box of '60s Soul 1997
Various Artists
Rhino 2:55
No Image 1998 Planet
Selection of Ike & Tina Turner, Vol. 1 1998 Proper Sales & Dist. 2:40
Slums of Beverly Hills 1998
Original Soundtrack
RCA Victor / RCA 2:50
Absolutely the Best 1998 Fuel 2000 / Varese 2:43
Wonderful Music of Ike & Tina Turner 1998 Wonderful Music Of
Jump Blue: Rockin' the Jooks 1999
Various Artists
Blue Note 2:51
Story Of 1999 Bcd
Cinemadness: Cool Songs From Hot Flicks 2000
Original Soundtrack
Delta Distribution 2:51
Too Hot to Hold [Columbia River] 2000 Columbia River Entertainment Group 2:50
Mississippi Gold 2000 2:40
Golden Legends: The Groups 2000
Various Artists
Direct Source 2:53
The Hits 2000 Hot Town 2:49
Every Hit Single: 1960-1974 2001 Aim Records 2:49
The Classic Rhythm & Blues Collection, Vol. 1: 1958-1963 2001
Various Artists
Time/Life Music 2:51
A Fool in Love: The Millennium Versions 2001 Golden Music / Cleopatra
House Diva 2001
Various Artists
Big Eye Music 4:22
Shake a Tail Feather [Magnum] 2001 Music Deluxe (UK) 2:39
Two Tough 2002 Recall (UK) 5:08
You Should've Treated Me Right 2002 Park South Records / Town Sound 2:49
Soul Gems [Prestige Elite] 2002
Various Artists
Prestige Elite Records (Japan) 2:50
The Very Best Ike & Tina Turner Album Ever 2002 EMI Music Distribution 2:51
Greatest Hits [Brilliant] 2002 Brilliant
Ghetto Funk [Hallmark] 2002 Hallmark Recordings 2:57
Soul R&B Hits, Vol. 1 2002
Various Artists
Essential Records
So Fine: The Pompeii Sessions 2003 Acrobat
Best Of Ike & Tina Turner [Axis] 2004 Axis Records
The Essential Collection 2004 Fuel 2000 2:43
Soul of Ike & Tina Turner/Dynamite [Bonus Tracks] 2004 Phantom Import Distribution / EMI Music Distribution 2:40
Simply Soul [Union Square] 2005
Various Artists
Union Square Music 2:45
Soul of Sue Records: New York City 2005
Various Artists
EMI Music Distribution 2:54
The Soul Anthology [Master Classics] 2006 Redline Records
The UK Sue Label Story, Vol. 4 2006
Various Artists
Kent 2:52
Soul Sisters, Soul Brothers 2006
Various Artists
Solid Gold Records 2:46
Blowing the Fuse: 31 R&B Classics That Rocked the Jukebox in 1960 2006
Various Artists
Bear Family Records 2:51
Shake a Tail Feather [Ground Floor] 2006 Ground Floor 2:52
Soul Legends, Vol. 2 [Foreign Me] 2006
Various Artists
Foreign Me 2:44
Mastercuts 2006 Mastercuts 2:45
The Soul Story, Vol. 1 2006
Various Artists
Time/Life Music 2:52
The World of 60's Oldies 2007
Various Artists
The World Of / ZYX Music 2:49
Living for the City [Pegasus] 2007 Pegasus (Pinnacle) 2:51
Soul Story Infomercial Set 2007
Various Artists
Time/Life Music 2:52
The Ike & Tina Turner Story 1960-1975 2007 Time/Life Music 2:53
No Image 2007
Various Artists
Reader's Digest Music 2:16
No Image 2008 Bell 3:05
Only the Best of Ike & Tina Turner 2009 Collectables 2:53
Ike & Tina Turner Meet the Soul Sisters 2009 Collectables 2:54
Soul: A Fool in Love 2012
Various Artists
Bellevue Publishing 2:39
Ike & Tina Turner [Delta] 2014 AAO Music / United Audio Entertainment 2:49
A Fool in Love/It's Gonna Work Out Fine Outta Sight
Best of (Capitol) Capitol 2:52
Live & In the Studio Remember Records 2:48
Soul Party [Not Now]
Various Artists
Not Now Music
No Image
Various Artists
Media Records
The Best of Ike & Tina Turner [EMI] EMI-Capitol Special Markets / Capitol/EMI Records 2:52
The Scene Club
Various Artists
Outta Sight
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