Single

Break Every Rule (1987)

Tina Turner - Break Every Rule - Single

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
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
AlbumBreak Every Rule

7“ Vinyl Single (Germany, UK)
  1. Break Every Rule (Single Mix) 3:40
  2. Written by Rupert Hine, Jeannette Obstoj / Produced by Rupert Hine
  3. Girl's 4:56
  4. Written by David Bowie, Erdal Kizilacay / Produced by Terry Britten
7“ Vinyl Single (Europe)
  1. Break Every Rule (Single Mix) 3:40
  2. Written by Rupert Hine, Jeannette Obstoj / Produced by Rupert Hine
  3. What You Get Is What You See (Single Version) 3:57
  4. Written by Terry Britten, Graham Lyle / Produced by Terry Britten
7“ Vinyl Single (USA)
  1. Break Every Rule (Single Mix) 3:40
  2. Take Me To The River (Previously Unreleased Long Version) 4:27
  3. Written by Al Green, M. Hodges / Produced by Martyn Ware
Vinyl Picture Shape
  1. Break Every Rule (Single Mix) 3:40
  2. Girl's (Edit) 3:41
12“ Vinyl Maxi (Germany)
Side A
  1. Break Every Rule (Dance Mix) 8:44
Side B
  1. Break Every Rule (Single Mix) 3:40
  2. Break Every Rule (Extended Mix) 7:24
  3. Remix by Rupert Hine
12“ Vinyl Maxi (UK)
Side A
  1. Break Every Rule (Dance Mix) 8:44
Side B
  1. Break Every Rule (Extended Mix) 7:24
  2. Girl's 4:56
12“ Vinyl Maxi (USA)
Side A
  1. Break Every Rule (Dance Mix) 8:44
  2. Break Every Rule (Single Mix) 3:40
Side B
  1. Break Every Rule (Extended Mix) 7:24
  2. Take Me To The River (Previously Unreleased Long Version) 4:27
Gallery

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Music Video

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, but is also available on the Simply The Best video collection on DVD.

Director: Andy Morahan
Producer: Luc Roeg
Home VideoSimply The Best (DVD)
Time: 4:49

Tina Turner - Break Every Rule - Music Video
CashBox Review

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.

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