Bend It Until It Breaks

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"Bend It Until It Breaks"
Single by John Anderson
from the album Country 'til I Die
B-side "Keep Your Hands to Yourself"
Released November 28, 1994
Genre Country
Length 4:05
Label BNA
  • John Anderson
  • Lionel Delmore
John Anderson singles chronology
"Country 'Til I Die"
"Bend It Until It Breaks"
"Mississippi Moon"
"Country 'Til I Die"
"Bend It Until It Breaks"
"Mississippi Moon"

"Bend It Until It Breaks" is a song co-written and recorded by American country music artist John Anderson. It was released in November 1994 as the second single from his album Country 'til I Die. The song reached number 3 on the U.S. Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks chart and number 28 on the Canadian RPM Country Tracks chart.[1] [2] Anderson wrote the song with Lionel Delmore. It is the final Top 10 hit for Anderson to date.

Critical reception[edit]

Deborah Evans Price, of Billboard magazine gave the song positive review, saying that Anderson uses "his own sharp songwriting pen and a fiddle hook reminiscent of 'Seminole Wind.'[3]

Chart performance[edit]

"Bend It Until It Breaks" debuted at number 72 on the U.S. Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks for the week of December 10, 1994.

Chart (1994–1995) Peak
Canada Country Tracks (RPM)[4] 28
US Hot Country Songs (Billboard)[5] 3

Year-end charts[edit]

Chart (1995) Position
US Country Songs (Billboard)[6] 43


  1. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2008). Hot Country Songs 1944 to 2008. Record Research, Inc. ISBN 0-89820-177-2. 
  2. ^ John Anderson Chart History
  3. ^ Billboard, December 10, 1994
  4. ^ "Top RPM Country Tracks: Issue 9173." RPM. Library and Archives Canada. April 3, 1995. Retrieved July 21, 2013.
  5. ^ "John Anderson Chart History (Hot Country Songs)". Billboard.
  6. ^ "Best of 1995: Country Songs". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. 1995. Retrieved July 21, 2013.