Heartbreak Beat

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"Heartbreak Beat"
Single by Psychedelic Furs
from the album Midnight to Midnight
Released October, 1986
Format 7" single
12" maxi
Genre New wave, pop rock
Length 4:03
Label Columbia
Writer(s) Richard Butler, John Ashton, and Tim Butler
Producer(s) Chris Kimsey
Psychedelic Furs singles chronology
"Pretty in Pink (re-recording)"
(1986)
"Heartbreak Beat"
(1986)
"Shock"
(1987)

“Heartbreak Beat” is a popular song written by Richard Butler, John Ashton, and Tim Butler of The Psychedelic Furs. The song appeared on the band's 1987 album Midnight to Midnight, and was released as its first single in October 1986.[1] The song also appeared on the UK music compilation Hits 5 in November 1986.

The song is the band's highest charting single on the Billboard Hot 100, peaking at #26 in 1987. It is their only Top 40 hit.[2] The song also reached the top 20 of both the Mainstream Rock and Dance charts.

Track listing[edit]

7" Vinyl
  1. "Heartbreak Beat" (4:03)
  2. "New Dream" (4:54)
12" Vinyl (UK)
  1. "Heartbreak Beat" (New York Mix) (8:04)
  2. "Heartbreak Beat" (Single Mix) (4:02)
  3. "New Dream" (4:54)
12" Vinyl (US)
  1. "Heartbreak Beat" (Extended) (8:04)
  2. "Heartbreak Beat" (Dub) (5:41)
  3. "New Dream" (4:54)
12" Vinyl (US Promo)
  1. "Heartbreak Beat" (7" Version) (4:03)
  2. "Heartbreak Beat" (Album Version) (5:10)

Chart performance[edit]

Chart (1986-87) Peak
position
U.S. Billboard Hot 100 26 [3]
U.S. Billboard Hot Mainstream Rock Tracks 11 [4]
U.S. Billboard Hot Dance Club Play 14 [5]
U.K. Singles Chart 79 [6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ ChartArchive - The Psychadelic Furs - Heartbreak Beat(Link redirected to OCC website). chartarchive.org. Retrieved on June 28, 2014.
  2. ^ Artist Chart History - Psychedelic Furs Billboard.com. Retrieved on June 22, 2009.
  3. ^ Billboard Hot 100 - Psychedelic Furs - "Heartbreak Beat". Billboard.com. Retrieved on June 22, 2009.
  4. ^ Billboard Hot Mainstream Rock Tracks - Psychedelic Furs" - "Heartbreak Beat". Billboard.com. Retrieved on June 22, 2009.
  5. ^ Billboard Hot Dance Club Play - Psychedelic Furs - "Heartbreak Beat". Billboard.com. Retrieved on June 22, 2009.
  6. ^ ChartArchive - The Psychadelic Furs - Heartbreak Beat(Link redirected to OCC website). chartarchive.org. Retrieved on June 28, 2014.

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