Break 4 Love

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"Break 4 Love"
Single by Raze
Released 1988
Format 12-inch single
Recorded 1987
Genre House
Label Groove Street Records
Columbia/CBS Records
44 08164 (U.S.)
Writer(s) Vaughan Mason
Producer(s) Vaughan Mason
Raze singles chronology
"Jack the Groove"
(1987)
"Break 4 Love"
(1988)
"Let It Roll"
(1989)

"Break 4 Love" is a song written, produced and recorded by Vaughan Mason, the principal member of house music group Raze, the song's original credited performer. The song, the group's only significant U.S. hit, featured vocals by Keith Thompson and sexual sound samples by Erique Dial. The single peaked at number 28 in the UK Singles Chart and it topped the U.S. Hot Dance Club Play chart in 1988.[1] It is still considered a classic of the early house music genre.

The song has been remixed, re-recorded and reissued on several different independent dance music labels, the most significant of which, "All 4 Love (Break 4 Love 1990)" which featured Lady J and The Secretary of Entertainment produced by Erique Dial climbed to number 30 in the UK in early 1990.

"Break 4 Love" interpolated the 1987 song "Today, Tomorrow and Forever" by The Castle Beat.[2]

The sample interpolated of what sounds like a woman having an orgasm is in fact that of actress Lorna Patterson from the 1980 movie Airplane!, when her character Randy is crying to Dr. Rumack (Leslie Nielsen) that she's 26 and never been married.

The song can be heard in the video game Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas, on the in-game radio station SF-UR, which also features other house music songs by different artists.

Samples[edit]

There have been several songs and remixes which have sampled the drum loop of "Break 4 Love":

Versions[edit]

Original 1988–1989 versions[edit]

  • "Break 4 Love" (Drop The Panties) – a.k.a. Caught in the Act Mix – spoken vocals by Vaughan Mason
  • "Break 4 Love" (Radio Vocals) – a.k.a. English Mix, English Version, Vaughan Mason 12" Mix – sung vocals by Keith Thompson
  • "Break 4 Love" (Instrumental)
  • "Break 4 Love" (Spanish Fly) – spoken vocals by Jeanette Fraginals
  • "Break 4 Love" (Spanish Mix) – similar to Spanish Fly, but no break
  • "Break 4 Love" (French Mix)
  • "Break 4 Love" (Italian Mix)

All of these versions run approximately 5:25 and feature sexual vocalization samples by Erique Dial. A 3:18 edit of the English Mix was used as the 7" single version.

Track listing[edit]

Original Grove Street 12" single[edit]

  1. "Break 4 Love" (Drop the Panties)
  2. "Break 4 Love" (Instrumental)
  3. "Break 4 Love" (Spanish Fly)
  4. "Break 4 Love" (Radio Vocals)

The Collaboration version[edit]

"Break 4 Love"
Single by Peter Rauhofer + Pet Shop Boys = The Collaboration
B-side Remixes
Released November 20, 2001 (U.S.)
Format 12"
Recorded 2001
Genre Dance
Label Star 69
Writer(s) Vaughan Mason
Producer(s) Peter Rauhofer, Pet Shop Boys
Peter Rauhofer singles chronology
"Do It Properly"
(1999)
"Break 4 Love"
(2001)
Pet Shop Boys singles chronology
"You Only Tell Me You Love Me When You're Drunk"
(2000)
"Break 4 Love"
(2001)
"Home and Dry"
(2002)

"Break 4 Love" was covered by Peter Rauhofer and Pet Shop Boys, released under the name "Peter Rauhofer + Pet Shop Boys = The Collaboration". The single was not released in the United Kingdom and did not chart there. The song can be found on the U.S. bonus disc of the Pet Shop Boys album Release and as a B-side to CD2 of their single, "Home and Dry".

The single did not chart on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100, but it peaked at number one on the Hot Dance Club Play chart,[1] and peaked at number 51 on the U.S. Hot Singles Sales chart.

Track listing[edit]

U.S. 12" single: Star 69[edit]

  1. "Break 4 Love" (USA Club Mix)
  2. "Break 4 Love" (Friburn & Urik Tribal Mix)
  3. "Break 4 Love" (Mike Monday's Kit Kat Dub)
  4. "Break 4 Love" (The Classic Mix)

U.S. CD single Part 1: Star 69 (CD12172)"[edit]

  1. "Break 4 Love" (UK Radio Mix)
  2. "Break 4 Love" (US Radio Mix)
  3. "Break 4 Love" (Classic Radio Mix)
  4. "Break 4 Love" (Friburn & Urik Tribal Mix)
  5. "Break 4 Love" (USA Club Mix)
  6. "Break 4 Love" (Mike Monday Kit Kat Dub)
  7. "Break 4 Love" (Classic Club Mix)
  8. "Break 4 Love" (Ralphie's Dub For Love)

U.S. CD single Part 2: Star 69 (CD12192)"[edit]

  1. "Break 4 Love" (Laroz & Amdursky Mix)
  2. "Break 4 Love" (Friburn & Urik Hi-Pass Mix)
  3. "Break 4 Love" (Michael Moog Club Mix)
  4. "Break 4 Love" (Richard Morel's Pink Noize Club Mix)
  5. "Break 4 Love" (Sunshi Moriwaki's 2 Step Remix)
  6. "Break 4 Love" (Michael Moog Dub)

Chart positions[edit]

Chart positions Peak
position
U.S. Billboard Hot Dance Club Play 1
U.S. Billboard Hot Singles Sales 51

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Whitburn, Joel (2004). Hot Dance/Disco: 1974-2003. Record Research. p. 213. 
  2. ^ "Raze's Break 4 Love sample of The Castle Beat's Today, Tomorrow and Forever". WhoSampled. Retrieved 2014-05-17. 
  3. ^ "Quartz's Meltdown sample of Raze's Break 4 Love". WhoSampled. Retrieved 2014-05-17. 
  4. ^ "Sydney Youngblood's If Only I Could sample of Raze's Break 4 Love". WhoSampled. Retrieved 2014-05-17. 
  5. ^ "Age Pee (2) feat. Shipra's No Hip Hop sample of Raze's Break 4 Love". WhoSampled. Retrieved 2014-05-17. 
  6. ^ "KC Flightt's Planet E (Paul Dakeyne Remix) sample of Raze's Break 4 Love". WhoSampled. Retrieved 2014-06-10. 
  7. ^ "Atmosphere (Dance Group) feat. Mae B's Atm-Oz-Fear sample of Raze's Break 4 Love". WhoSampled. Retrieved 2014-05-17. 
  8. ^ "The KLF's 3 A.M. Eternal ('Break for Love' Mix) sample of Raze's Break 4 Love". WhoSampled. Retrieved 2014-05-17. 
  9. ^ "Jam Tronik's Another Day in Paradise (The Sidney Mix) sample of Raze's Break 4 Love". WhoSampled. Retrieved 2014-05-19. 
  10. ^ "Jam Tronik's Get on the Raze sample of Raze's Break 4 Love". WhoSampled. Retrieved 2014-05-19. 
  11. ^ "M.C. Sar & the Real McCoy's It's on You sample of Raze's Break 4 Love". WhoSampled. Retrieved 2014-05-17. 
  12. ^ "Lil' Kim feat. Carl Thomas's Right Now sample of Raze's Break 4 Love". WhoSampled. Retrieved 2014-05-17. 
  13. ^ "Peter Rauhofer and Pet Shop Boys: Break 4 Love (Classic Radio Mix) sample of Raze's Break 4 Love". WhoSampled. Retrieved 2014-06-10. 
Preceded by
"In the Name of Love" by The Thompson Twins
Billboard Hot Dance Club Play number-one single
(Raze version)

November 12, 1988
Succeeded by
"Justa Wanna Dance" / "Weekend" by The Todd Terry Project
Preceded by
"It Began in Afrika" by The Chemical Brothers
Billboard Hot Dance Club Play number-one single
(The Collaboration version)

November 10, 2001
Succeeded by
"Impressive Instant" by Madonna