Break Every Rule is a pop song and the title track of the album Break Every Rule, released as the fifth single to promote the album and the Break Every Rule Tour. Live versions are 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 a previously unreleased extended version of „Take Me To The River“ and the picture shape single includes an edited version of the song Girl’s, which was also a single in some European countries.
Writer: Rupert Hine, Jeannette Obstoj
Producer: Rupert Hine
Release: April 1987 (Europe) / May 1987 (USA)
Label: Capitol / EMI
Format: 7“ Vinyl (picture shape) / 12“ Vinyl
Charts: Germany: #38 / UK: #43 / Europe: #44 / USA: #74
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“.