Break Every Rule (song)

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"Break Every Rule"
Tina Turner - Break Every Rule (single).jpg
Single by Tina Turner
from the album Break Every Rule
B-side"Take Me to the River"
Format7", 12" single
GenrePop rock
Songwriter(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 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 Turner's Private Dancer album. The "Break Every Rule" 12" single included both an Extended Dance Mix and an Extended Rock Mix.

Music video[edit]

The official music video for the song was directed by Andy Morahan.[1]

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 (1987) Peak
Australia (Kent Music Report)[2] 60
Austria (Ö3 Austria Top 40)[3] 21
Europe (European Hot 100 Singles)[4] 44
Germany (Official German Charts)[5] 38
UK Singles (Official Charts Company)[6] 43
US Billboard Hot 100[7] 74


  1. ^ Garcia, Alex S. " - Tina Turner - "Break every rule"". Music Video DataBase. Retrieved October 31, 2015.
  2. ^ David Kent (1993). Australian Chart Book 1970-1992. Australia: St Ives, N.S.W. : Australian Chart Book. ISBN 0-646-11917-6.
  3. ^ " – Tina Turner – Break Every Rule" (in German). Ö3 Austria Top 40. Retrieved September 23, 2015.
  4. ^ "Hits of the World" (PDF). Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. July 4, 1987. Retrieved September 23, 2015.
  5. ^ "Tina Turner - Top Titel" (in German). GfK Entertainment. Retrieved September 23, 2015.
  6. ^ "Tina Turner: Artist Chart History". Official Charts Company. Retrieved September 23, 2015.
  7. ^ "Tina Turner Chart History (Hot 100)". Billboard. Retrieved September 23, 2015.