Break It Up (Foreigner song)

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"Break It Up"
Single by Foreigner
from the album 4
B-side "Head Games (live)"
Released May 1982 (May 1982)
Format 7"
Recorded early 1981
Genre Hard rock
Length 3:25 (single)
4:11 (album)
Label Atlantic
Writer(s) Mick Jones
Producer(s) Gary Lyons, John Sinclair
Foreigner singles chronology
"Waiting For A Girl Like You" (1981) "Break It Up" (1982) "Luanne" (1982)

"Break It Up" was the fourth single taken from the album, 4, by the band, Foreigner, and the first to feature a b-side that was not available on one of their albums, a live version of their hit, "Head Games." The tune has a more melodic, slightly ballad-oriented sound mixed with their traditional hard rock. It was written by Mick Jones and reached number 26 in the U.S. charts where the album, 4 had already gone to number 1, eventually selling more than six-times platinum.

Norwegian hard rock/heavy metal singer Jorn Lande has covered this song on his first album Starfire.