Break Every Rule is the very successful follow-up album to Private Dancer with no less than seven singles. With this album, Tina reached for the first time #1 on the German album charts and remained there for 9 weeks. It’s more pop orientated than its predecessor and includes no cover versions. All first five songs were written and produced by Graham Lyle and Terry Britten, the team behind the 1984 hit single What's Love Got To Do With It. Tina performed most of the songs live at her Break Every Rule Tour, available on the album Live In Europe from 1988. For promotion, Capitol Records released a Radio Interview, in which Tina speaks about the new album.
In 2022, the album was released as a Deluxe Edition, which features the original album fully remastered, a collection of B-sides, remixes, Tina’s record breaking concert from Rio de Janeiro as well as for the first time the concert at Camden Palace and all music videos on DVD.
Photographer: Herb Ritts
Release: September 1986
Label: Capitol / EMI
Format: Vinyl / CD / Cassette / Cartridge / Digital
Charts: Germany: #1 / UK: #2 / Europe: #2 / USA: #4 / #1 in Austria, Denmark, Finland, Norway, Portugal, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland / Australia: #11
Certifications: UK: 1x Platinum / Germany: 3x Gold, 2x Platinum / USA: 1x Gold, 1x Platinum
Grammy: Best Female Rock Vocal Performance for „Back Where You Started“ (1987)
Billboard - September 27, 1986
Followup to 1984's multiplatinum, Grammy-winning „Private Dancer“ finds Tina pursuing a variety of pop material under the wing of no less than four production teams. Leadoff single „Typical Male,“ produced by Terry Britten, has already cracked the top 20; likely followup contenders are Britten’s „What You Get Is What You See,“ the Mark Knopfier-tailored „Overnight Sensation“ and the hard-rocking Bryan Adams track „Back Where You Started“. Production is class A.