Break Every Rule is a pop song and the title track from the album Break Every Rule, written by Rupert Hine & Jeanette Obstoj and produced by Rupert Hine. It was released as the fifth single to promote the album and the Break Every Rule Tour. A live version is available on the album Live In Europe from 1988 and the Rio ’88 home video. Tina promoted the song also on the „Wogan“ tv show on June 10, 1987 in England. The b-side of the American single contains an extended version of „Take Me To The River“ and the picture shape single includes an edited version of the song Girl’s.

The music video, directed by Andy Morahan and produced by Luc Roeg, was recorded live during Tina’s Break Every Rule Tour in 1987 in Germany. It shows Tina performing on stage as well as behind-the-scenes footage from the tour. However, the version in the video is not live, but a slightly longer version than the single mix. The last scene in the video with Tina and her band members was recorded in Dortmund, where she performed four times at the sold out Westfalenhalle. The clip was originally released on the What You See Is What You Get home video on VHS, but is also available on the Simply The Best video collection on DVD.

Released in April 1987 in Europe and in May 1987 in America from Capitol / EMI Records on 7“ (picture shape) & 12“ vinyl, Break Every Rule reached #38 in Germany, #43 in England, #44 in Europe and #74 in America.

Tina Turner - Break Every Rule - Single
Tina Turner - Break Every Rule - Single

single (europe)

A. Break Every Rule (Single Mix) 3:40

Written by Rupert Hine, Jeanette Obstoj / Produced & Remixed by Rupert Hine

B. Girl's 4:56

Written by David Bowie, Erdal Kizilacay / Produced by Terry Britten

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single (usa)

A. Break Every Rule (Single Mix) 3:40

B. Take Me To The River (Previously Unreleased Extended Version) 4:27

Written by Al Green, M. Hodges / Produced by Martyn Ware

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single (picture shape)

A. Break Every Rule (Single Mix) 3:40

B. Girl's (Edit) 3:41

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maxi (germany)

A1. Break Every Rule (Dance Mix) 8:44

B1. Break Every Rule (Single Mix) 3:40

B2. Break Every Rule (Extended Mix) 7:24

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maxi (uk)

A1. Break Every Rule (Dance Mix) 8:44

B1. Break Every Rule (Extended Mix) 7:24

B2. Girl's 4:56

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maxi (usa)

A1. Break Every Rule (Dance Mix) 8:44

A1. Break Every Rule (Single Mix) 3:40

B1. Break Every Rule (Extended Mix) 7:24

B2. Take Me To The River (Previously Unreleased Extended Version) 4:27

Tina Turner - Break Every Rule - Single

EMI Promo

Break Every Rule! Tina breaks all rules and records with her ongoing tour: 83,000 people experienced an energetic, cheerful Tina Turner live at four (!) soldout concerts in the Westfalenhalle, Dortmund. Overcrowded, sold out arenas in all other major cities in Germany speak for themselves. No doubt, Tina's show is a hot candidate for the title "Tour of the Year".

Simultaneously to the tour, the title song from the hit album BREAK EVERY RULE has been released, which has already reached double platinum status.

"Break Every Rule" was written, remixed and produced by Rupert Hine, who also produced "Better Be Good To Me," "I Might Have Been Queen" (from the LP predecessor PRIVATE DANCER) and "I'll Be Thunder".

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Tina Turner - Break Every Rule - Music Video

Music Video
Director: Andy Morahan
Producer: Luc Roeg
Home Video: Simply The Best
Time: 4:49

Music Video
Director: Andy Morahan
Producer: Luc Roeg
Home Video: Simply The Best
Time: 4:49

1987

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Tina Turner - Break Every Rule - Single

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