Breakin'... There's No Stopping Us

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"Breakin'... There's No Stopping Us"
Breakin' Ollie & Jerry.jpg
Single by Ollie & Jerry
from the album Breakin': Original Motion Picture Soundtrack
B-side "Showdown"
Released June 21, 1984
Format 12" single
Genre Synthpop, freestyle
Length 4:34
Label Polydor
Songwriter(s) Ollie Brown, Jerry Knight
Producer(s) Ollie Brown, Jerry Knight
Ollie & Jerry singles chronology
"Breakin'... There's No Stopping Us"
(1984)
"Electric Boogaloo"
(1984)

"Breakin'... There's No Stopping Us"
(1984)
"Electric Boogaloo"
(1984)

"Breakin'... There's No Stopping Us" is a song by American music duo Ollie & Jerry. Released in 1984 as a single from the soundtrack to the 1984 film Breakin', the song reached number nine on the US Billboard Hot 100 and number five on the UK Singles Chart. It is the theme song to the film Breakin'. The drum was played with a Roland TR-808 and Linn LM-1.

Music video[edit]

The music video features footage from the film Breakin', as well as numerous street break dancing performances. Jean-Claude Van Damme, who was an extra in the film, can be seen dancing in the background at one point.

Track listing and formats[edit]

12" vinyl single

  1. Breakin' ... There's No Stopping Us (Club Mix) 6:51
  2. Breakin' ... There's No Stopping Us (Instrumental) 5:33

Credits and personnel[edit]

Charts[edit]

Weekly charts[edit]

Chart (1984) Peak
position
Australia (Kent Music Report)[1] 25
Belgium (Ultratop 50)[2] 27
Netherlands (Single Top 100)[3] 27
New Zealand (Recorded Music NZ)[4] 7
UK Singles (Official Charts Company)[5] 5
US Billboard Hot 100[6] 9
US Dance Club Songs (Billboard)[7] 1
US Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs (Billboard)[8] 3

DJ Luck & MC Neat version[edit]

"Ain't No Stoppin' Us"
Single by DJ Luck & MC Neat feat. JJ
from the album It's All Good
Released 1999 (Red Rose EP)
2000 (single)
Format CD single, 12"
Recorded 1999
Genre UK garage
Label Red Rose Recordings
Songwriter(s) Ollie Brown, Jerry Knight
Producer(s) DJ Luck
DJ Luck & MC Neat singles chronology
"Masterblaster 2000"
(2000)
"Ain't No Stoppin' Us"
(1999)
"Piano Loco"
(2001)

"Masterblaster 2000"
(2000)
"Ain't No Stoppin' Us"
(2000)
"Piano Loco"
(2001)

In 1999, the song was covered by UK garage duo DJ Luck & MC Neat featuring singer JJ, retitled as "Ain't No Stoppin' Us". It first appeared on the Red Rose EP (1999), then was released as an official single the following year. Their version peaked at no. 8 on the UK Singles Chart.[9]

Charts[edit]

Chart (2000) Peak
position
UK Singles (Official Charts Company)[10] 8

Ilanda version[edit]

"Breakin'... There's No Stopping Us"
Single by Ilanda featuring Joanne
from the album Do Not Disturb
Released 2000
Format CD single
Length 3:27 (single version)
Label APO International PTY LTD
Songwriter(s) Ollie Brown, Jerry Knight
Ilanda featuring Joanne singles chronology
"Are You Ready"
(1999)
"Breakin'... There's No Stopping Us"
(2000)
"Busted"
(2001)

"Are You Ready"
(1999)
"Breakin' There's No Stoppin' Us"
(2000)
"Busted"
(2001)

Charts[edit]

Chart (2000) Peak
position
Australian ARIA Chart 38[11]

Other versions[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Kent, David (1993). Australian Chart Book 1970–1992. St Ives, NSW: Australian Chart Book. ISBN 0-646-11917-6. 
  2. ^ "ultratop.be Ollie & Jerry – "Breakin... There's No Stopping Us"" (ASP). Hung Medien (in Dutch). Ultratop. Retrieved 8 April 2017. 
  3. ^ "dutchcharts.nl Ollie & Jerry – "Breakin... There's No Stopping Us"". Hung Medien. MegaCharts. Retrieved 8 April 2017. 
  4. ^ "charts.org.nz Ollie & Jerry – "Breakin... There's No Stopping Us"" (ASP). Hung Medien. Recording Industry Association of New Zealand. Retrieved 8 April 2017. 
  5. ^ "OfficialCharts.com". Retrieved 8 April 2017. 
  6. ^ "Billboard: The Hot 100, 4 August 1984". billboard.com. Retrieved 8 April 2017. 
  7. ^ Joel Whitburn's Hot Dance/Disco: 1974-2003, 2004
  8. ^ Ollie & Jerry|Awards (chart placements) @AllMusic.com Retrieved 9-28-2014.
  9. ^ [1]
  10. ^ "Official Singles Chart Top 100". Official Charts Company.
  11. ^ "Australian singles chart - Joanne". Australian-charts.com. Retrieved June 1, 2014.