TINA: 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.

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
AlbumBreak Every Rule

  1. Break Every Rule (Single Mix) 3:40
  2. Writer: Rupert Hine, Jeannette Obstoj / Producer: Rupert Hine / James West-Oram: Guitars / Rupert Hine: All other instruments & Arrangement / Tina & Rupert: Backing Vocals / Recorded & Mixed by Stephen W. Tayler
  3. Break Every Rule (Dance Mix) 8:44
  4. Break Every Rule (Extended Mix) 7:24
  5. From the 12" record / Remix: Rupert Hine
    Additional tracks:
  1. Girl's 4:56
  2. From the European release / Taken from the album 'Break Every Rule'
  3. Girl's (Edit) 3:41
  4. From the vinyl shape picture disc
  5. What You Get Is What You See (Single Version) 3:57
  6. From the European release / Taken from the 7" single
  7. Take Me To The River (Long Version) 4:27
  8. From the American & Australian release / Previously Unreleased / Written by Al Green, M. Hodges / Produced by Martyn Ware
Tina Turner - Break Every Rule - Single

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).

Director: Andy Morahan
Producer: Luc Roeg
Release: What You See Is What You Get / Simply The Best / Break Every Rule (Deluxe Edition) / YouTube
Time: 4:49

Tina Turner - Break Every Rule - Music Video

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.

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