Break Every Rule (song)

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"Break Every Rule"
Single by Tina Turner
from the album Break Every Rule
B-side "Take Me to the River"
Released 1987
Format 7", 12" single
Recorded 1986
Genre Pop rock
Length 4:02
Label Capitol
Writer(s) Rupert Hine & Jeannette Obstoj
Producer(s) Rupert Hine
Tina Turner singles chronology
"What You Get Is What You See"
"Break Every Rule"
"Tearing Us Apart"

"Break Every Rule" is a song by recording artist Tina Turner. It was the title track to both Turner's 1986 album of the same name and the name of her 1987-88 "Break Every Rule World Tour". It was released as a single in early 1987 to support the album and the tour. The song found limited success on the US and UK singles charts. The music video shows Turner performing on stage as well as behind-the-scenes footage of Turner and her band from the tour. The country-flavored song was written by British composer and singer Rupert Hine and his then girlfriend Jeanette Obstoj, who had previously composed "I Might Have Been Queen" which was featured on the Private Dancer album. The "Break Every Rule" 12" single included both an Extended Dance Mix and an Extended Rock Mix.

Versions and remixes[edit]

  • 7" edit – 3:48
  • Album version – 4:02
  • Extended Dance Mix – 8:46
  • Extended Rock Mix – 7:02

Chart performance[edit]

Chart (1986) Peak
US R&B Chart 3
Polish Singles Chart 15
Austrian Singles Chart 21
German Singles Chart 38
UK Singles Chart 43
US Singles Chart 74
Australian Singles Chart 88