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
Recorded 1986
Genre Synthpop
Length 4:30
Label Sire
Writer(s)
Producer(s)
  • Madonna
  • Stephen Bray
Nick Kamen singles chronology
"Each Time You Break My Heart"
(1986)
"Loving You Is Sweeter Than Ever"
(1987)

"Each Time You Break My Heart" is a 1986 song recorded by British singer Nick Kamen. It was his debut single from his debut album Nick Kamen, released in 1987.

Background[edit]

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.

Reception[edit]

A writer for Billboard magazine listed the song as one of the "New and Noteworthy" singles released, saying that the combination of the writer and the producer duo, along with Kamen's looks would make the song popular. The reviewer added that the song was musically "light synthpop" and vocally reminiscent of The Bee Gees.[1] 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.

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

Credits[edit]

  • 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 certifications[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Billboard review
  2. ^ "Austriancharts.at – Nick Kamen – Each Time You Break My Heart" (in German). Ö3 Austria Top 40. Retrieved 2014-11-29.
  3. ^ "Ultratop.be – Nick Kamen – Each Time You Break My Heart" (in Dutch). Ultratop 50. Retrieved 2014-11-29.
  4. ^ "Top RPM Singles: Issue 7822." RPM. Library and Archives Canada. Retrieved 2014-11-29.
  5. ^ "Lescharts.com – Nick Kamen – Each Time You Break My Heart" (in French). Les classement single. Retrieved 2014-11-29.
  6. ^ "Officialcharts.de – Nick Kamen – Each Time You Break My Heart". GfK Entertainment. Retrieved 2014-11-29.
  7. ^ "The Irish Charts – Search Results – Each Time You Break My Heart". Irish Singles Chart. Retrieved 2014-11-29.
  8. ^ a b http://www.hitparadeitalia.it/hp_yends/hpe1987.htm
  9. ^ "Nederlandse Top 40 – Nick Kamen search results" (in Dutch) Dutch Top 40. Retrieved 2014-11-29.
  10. ^ "Dutchcharts.nl – Nick Kamen – Each Time You Break My Heart" (in Dutch). Single Top 100. Retrieved 2014-11-29.
  11. ^ "Charts.org.nz – Nick Kamen – Each Time You Break My Heart". Top 40 Singles. Retrieved 2014-11-29.
  12. ^ "Swedishcharts.com – Nick Kamen – Each Time You Break My Heart". Singles Top 60. Retrieved 2014-11-29.
  13. ^ "Swisscharts.com – Nick Kamen – Each Time You Break My Heart". Swiss Singles Chart. Retrieved 2014-11-29.
  14. ^ "Nick Kamen: Artist Chart History" UK Singles Chart. Retrieved 2014-11-29.
  15. ^ a b "Nick Kamen Album & Song Chart History" Billboard Hot Dance Club Songs for Nick Kamen. Retrieved 2014-11-29.
  16. ^ "Single top 100 over 1987" (PDF) (in Dutch). Dutch Top 40. Retrieved 21 September 2010. 
  17. ^ "French single certifications – Nick Kamen – Each Time You Break My Heart" (in French). InfoDisc. Retrieved 2014-11-29.  Select NICK KAMEN and click OK
  18. ^ "British single certifications – Nick Kamen – Each Time You Break My Heart". British Phonographic Industry. Retrieved 2014-11-29.  Enter Each Time You Break My Heart in the field Search. Select Title in the field Search by. Select single in the field By Format. Click Go