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Better Be Good to Me


Featured in Episode
Top Chart Position (Hot 100)
5 (November 24, 1984, two weeks)
Year Released
Private Dancer
Nicky Chinn, Mike Chapman & Holly Knight
RIAA Certification
Sequence song appears
Gina and Trudy trying on clothes in opening
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"Better Be Good to Me" is a song by Tina Turner, featured on the album Private Dancer in 1984 and released as a single in August of that year. It appeared in the Miami Vice episode "Give a Little, Take a Little".


  • The song was included on the soundtrack album Miami Vice.
  • This is the second Tina Turner song to appear in Miami Vice, the first being "What's Love Got to Do With It" (in "Calderone's Return (Part II)"). Both tracks were singles from the Private Dancer album.
  • The song peaked at #5 on the Billboard Hot 100 the week the episode aired.
  • The video for this song features Cy Curnin, lead singer for The Fixx as a guest.
  • Holly Knight co-wrote on many 1980s hits, including "Love Is A Battlefield" for Pat Benatar, "Never" and "There's The Girl" for Heart, and "Love Touch" for Rod Stewart, as well as the themes to the TV shows Angel and Still Standing.