A Broken Heart Can Mend

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"A Broken Heart Can Mend"
Single by Alexander O'Neal
from the album Alexander O'Neal
Released1985 (1985)
Length3:45 (album version)
Songwriter(s)Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis
  • Jimmy Jam
  • Terry Lewis
Alexander O'Neal singles chronology
"If You Were Here Tonight"
"A Broken Heart Can Mend"
"Saturday Love"

"A Broken Heart Can Mend" is a song written by Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis and recorded by American recording artist Alexander O'Neal. It is the third single from the singer's self-titled debut solo album, Alexander O'Neal (1985). Following the moderately successful chart performances of the Alexander O'Neal singles "Innocent", and "If You Were Here Tonight", "A Broken Heart Can Mend" was released as the album's third single.


Alexander O'Neal's third hit single reached No. 53 in the UK Singles Chart and No. 62 on the Billboard Hot R&B Singles chart in the US.

Track listing[edit]

  • 12-inch single (TA 6244)
  1. "A Broken Heart Can Mend" - 3:40
  2. "Innocent" — 10:34
  3. "Are You the One" — 3:41
  • 7-inch single (ZS4 05646)
  1. "A Broken Heart Can Mend" — 3:23
  2. "Do You Wanna Like I Do" — 4:48

Chart performance[edit]

Chart (1985-1986) Peak
US Hot Black Singles[1] 62
UK Singles Chart[2] 53


  1. ^ "US Singles Charts > Alexander O'Neal". Billboard. Retrieved 2012-05-26.
  2. ^ "UK Charts > Alexander O'Neal". Official Charts Company. Archived from the original on 2012-06-28. Retrieved 2012-05-26.