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. 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

7“ Vinyl Single (Europe)
  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 (USA)
  1. Break Every Rule (Single Mix) 3:40
  2. Take Me To The River (Previously Unreleased Extended 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 Extended Version) 4:27
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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Music Video

The music video was filmed live during Tina’s Break Every Rule Tour in Germany. It shows Tina performing the song 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 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
EMI (Germany)

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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