Each Time You Break My Heart

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"Each Time You Break My Heart"
Single by Nick Kamen
from the album Nick Kamen
B-side Instrumental
Released 1986
Format 7" single, 12" maxi
Recorded 1986
Genre Pop, synthpop
Length 4:30
Label WEA
Writer(s) Madonna
Stephen Bray
Producer(s) Madonna
Stephen Bray
Nick Kamen singles chronology
"Each Time You Break My Heart"
"Loving You Is Sweeter Than Ever"

"Each Time You Break My Heart" is a 1986 song recorded by singer Nick Kamen. It was his debut single from his album Nick Kamen, released in 1987. The song achieved success in many European countries, including Ireland, Italy, UK, Swiss, and in the U.S. it was a top five hit on the dance charts.

Written and produced by Madonna and Stephen Bray, it also cracked both the U.S. dance chart (remix by Shep Pettibone) and the Top 50 in Canada. Madonna had originally written and recorded the song for her "True Blue" album, but it did not make the cut. Her original version remains unreleased officially, but has leaked onto the internet. It is almost identical in melody and structure to Kamen's version.

The Japanese promo 7" sent to the DJ was released in unique black and white custom picture sleeve featuring Madonna and Nick Kamen in a studio.

Track listings[edit]

7" single
  1. "Each Time You Break My Heart" — 4:30
  2. "Each Time You Break My Heart" (instrumental) — 4:35
12" maxi - Europe
  1. "Each Time You Break My Heart" (dance mix) — 6:53
  2. "Each Time You Break My Heart" — 4:30
  3. "Each Time You Break My Heart" (extended instrumental) — 5:14
12" maxi - U.S.
  1. "Each Time You Break My Heart" (extended version) — 8:32
  2. "Each Time You Break My Heart" (dub) — 8:49
  3. "Each Time You Break My Heart" (radio mix) — 3:55


  • Photography of the front cover by Robert Erdman
  • Produced by Madonna and Stephen Bray
  • Recorded and mixed by Michael Hutchinson
  • Edited by The Latin Rascals
  • Engineered by Steve Peck
  • Remixes by Shep Pettibone

Charts and sales[edit]


  1. ^ a b c d e f "Each Time You Break My Heart", in various singles charts Lescharts.com (Retrieved January 1, 2009)
  2. ^ Irish Single Chart Irishcharts.ie (Retrieved January 1, 2009)
  3. ^ UK Singles Chart Chartstats.com (Retrieved January 1, 2009)
  4. ^ a b Billboard allmusic.com (Retrieved January 1, 2009)
  5. ^ "Single top 100 over 1987" (pdf) (in Dutch). Top40. Retrieved 21 September 2010. 
  6. ^ "Les certifications depuis 1973, database" (in French). Infodisc. Retrieved 21 September 2010. 
  7. ^ "UK certifications, database". Bpi. Retrieved 1 January 2009.