The second Tina Turner track on the album “Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome” , “One of the Living” (U.S. #15), was the film’s opening titles song, produced by Mike Chapman and composed by Holly Knight – the team behind “Better Be Good To Me” – and also credited to Knight’s band Device on both the film’s end titles and the original vinyl album. Released as the follow-up single to “We Don’t Need Another Hero”, “One of the Living” was also remixed for both the 7″ and 12″ singles. The 7″ Remix, 7″ Dub, 12″ Special Remix, 12″ Dub and 12″ Instrumental versions, co-produced and mixed by Steve Thompson and Michael Barbiero, all remain unreleased on CD. “One of the Living” won Turner a Grammy Award in 1985 for Best Rock Vocal Performance, Female.
The single became a hit in America, peaking in the top 20 of the US Hot 100, and enjoyed some success in Europe. “One of the Living” won Turner a Grammy Award for “Best Rock Vocal Performance, Female”. The song also appears on Turner’s UK hits compilation The Platinum Collection.
One Of The Living (Special Club Mix) 7:35
One Of The Living (Dub Version) 4:56
One Of The Living (Instrumental) 5:58