Break It Down Again

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"Break It Down Again"
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Single by Tears for Fears
from the album Elemental
Released17 May 1993
Format7", 12", CD
Recorded1992-93
GenrePop rock
Length4:32
LabelMercury Records
Songwriter(s)Roland Orzabal, Alan Griffiths
Producer(s)Roland Orzabal
Tim Palmer
Alan Griffiths
Tears for Fears singles chronology
"Woman in Chains"
(1992)
"Break It Down Again"
(1993)
"Cold"
(1993)

"Break It Down Again" is a song by British band Tears For Fears, released as the first single from their 1993 album Elemental. The song was an international hit, reaching number 20 in the United Kingdom, number 25 in the United States, and the top 40 in several other countries. It topped the US Billboard Modern Rock Tracks chart and was particularly successful in Canada and Italy, reaching numbers four and seven respectively.

The song was the second single released after the departure of Curt Smith from the band (after "Laid So Low" in 1992). As with the Elemental album, the song featured Roland Orzabal with peripheral Tears For Fears band members Alan Griffiths and Gail Ann Dorsey.

Music video[edit]

The music video shows Orzabal, Griffiths, and Dorsey performing the song on the desert El Mirage Lake, California, where the "Break It Down Again" single and the Elemental album covers were taken. The video was directed by Dani Jacobs.

Track listing[edit]

CD maxi

  1. "Break It Down Again" — 4:31
  2. "Bloodletting Go" — (Roland Orzabal, Alan Griffiths)-4:13
  3. "Schrödinger's Cat" — (Roland Orzabal, Alan Griffiths)-8:45
  4. "Break It Down Again" (karaoke version) — 3:48

Charts[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

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  7. ^ a b "I singoli più venduti del 1993" (in Italian). Hit Parade Italia. Retrieved 21 February 2019.
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  10. ^ "Notowanie nr597" (in Polish). LP3. 23 July 1993. Retrieved 21 February 2019.
  11. ^ "Official Singles Chart Top 100". Official Charts Company. Retrieved 21 February 2019.
  12. ^ a b c d Billboard Allmusic.com (Retrieved 15 February 2008)
  13. ^ "The RPM Top 100 Hit Tracks of 1993". RPM. Library and Archives Canada. Retrieved 21 February 2019.
  14. ^ "Billboard Top 100 - 1993". Archived from the original on 10 November 2006. Retrieved 2010-08-27.

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