Break Away (Art Garfunkel song)

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"Break Away"
Break Away - Art Garfunkel.jpg
Single by Art Garfunkel
from the album Breakaway
B-side "Disney Girls"
Released December 1975
Genre Pop, adult contemporary
Length 3:31
Label Columbia
Songwriter(s) Benny Gallagher and Graham Lyle
Art Garfunkel singles chronology
"I Only Have Eyes for You"
"Break Away"
"Wonderful World"
Breakaway track listing
"Rag Doll"
"Break Away"
"Disney Girls"

"Break Away" (also known as "Breakaway") is a song written by Benny Gallagher and Graham Lyle and first recorded by Art Garfunkel for his 1975 album Breakaway. Gallagher and Lyle released their own version on their 1976 album, also titled Breakaway.

"Break Away", with backing vocals by David Crosby and Graham Nash, was the second single release from Garfunkel's album. The song peaked at number thirty-nine on the Billboard Hot 100 and, in February 1976, went to number one on the Easy Listening chart for one week.[1]

On the Canadian Adult Contemporary chart, "Break Away" reached number two.[2] It was blocked from reaching the number-one position by Paul Simon's song, "50 Ways to Leave Your Lover".

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  1. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2002). Top Adult Contemporary: 1961-2001. Record Research. p. 99. 
  2. ^ a b "Item Display - RPM - Library and Archives Canada". Retrieved 2015-11-02. 
  3. ^ "Cash Box Top 100 2/14/76". 1976-02-14. Retrieved 2015-11-02. 
  4. ^ "Item Display - RPM - Library and Archives Canada". Retrieved 2015-11-02. 
  5. ^ "1976 Year End". Retrieved 2015-11-02. 

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