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 songs, her autobiography and colleagues like David Bowie. The almost one hour long interview with questions from Paul Gambaccini was released on vinyl with white lables, marked with a sticker.
Pepsi, the sponsor of the Break Every Rule Tour released a special version of the album with a wonderful gatefold cover, featuring pictures from the Pepsi advertising „We Got The Taste“. The clip is available on the Break Every Rule home video, but was also recorded as a duet with the following artists: The Brazilian singer and actor Evandro Mesquita, the Philippine singer Gino Padilla, the Mexican singer Emmanuel, the Thai singer and actress Pu Anchalle Jongkadeekij and the Puerto Rican singer Wilkins.
Photographer: Herb Ritts
Release: September 1986
Label: Capitol / EMI
Format: Vinyl / CD / Cassette / Digital
Charts: Germany: #1 / UK: #2 / Europe: #2 / USA: #4 / #1 in Austria, Denmark, Finland, Norway, Portugal, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland
Certifications: UK: 1x Platinum / Germany: 3x Gold, 2x Platinum / USA: 1x Gold, 1x Platinum
Grammy: 1987 (Best Female Rock Vocal Performance) for „Back Where You Started"