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. Some releases feature a previously unreleased slightly longer version of the song „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
Remix: 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 / Australia: #60
Album: Break Every Rule
The music video was filmed live during Tina’s Break Every Rule Tour in Germany. It shows her performing the song as well as behind-the-scenes footage. 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 the city of 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 and later also on the Simply The Best video collection on DVD. In 2022, a remastered version was included into the Break Every Rule (Deluxe Edition) on DVD. It’s also available on Tina’s official YouTube channel.
Director: Andy Morahan
Producer: Luc Roeg
Home Video: What You See Is What You Get / Simply The Best / Break Every Rule (Deluxe Edition)
CashBox - May 09, 1987
Turner’s new single is the title track from her big-selling LP, „Break Every Rule“. It is a moody, melodic pop song that captures all of the singer's sultry charm. Techno Wiz Hine gives it the production sheen that ultimately wins the day.