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' soundtrack
B-side "Showdown"
Released June 21, 1984
Format 12"
Recorded 1984
Length 4:34 (Album version)
3:34 (Single version)
Label Polydor Records
Writer(s) Ollie Brown, Jerry Knight
Producer(s) Ollie Brown, Jerry Knight
Ollie & Jerry singles chronology
"Breakin'... There's No Stopping Us"
"Electric Boogaloo"

"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 film Breakin', the song reached No. 9 on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 and No. 5 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 movie 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.


Weekly charts[edit]

Chart (1984) Peak
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 Chart[5] 5
U.S. Billboard Hot 100[6] 9
U.S. Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs[7] 3
U.S. Billboard Hot Dance Club Play[8] 1

Track listing[edit]

12" Single

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

Cover versions[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
Writer(s) Ollie Brown, Jerry Knight
Ilanda featuring Joanne singles chronology
"Are You Ready"
"Breakin' There's No Stoppin' Us" (2000) "Busted" (2001)


Chart (2000) Peak
Australian ARIA Chart 38[9]


  1. ^ Kent, David (1993). Australian Chart Book 1970–1992. St Ives, NSW: Australian Chart Book. ISBN 0-646-11917-6. 
  2. ^ " Ollie & Jerry – "Breakin... There's No Stopping Us"" (ASP). Hung Medien (in Dutch). Ultratop. Retrieved 8 April 2017. 
  3. ^ " Ollie & Jerry – "Breakin... There's No Stopping Us"". Hung Medien. MegaCharts. Retrieved 8 April 2017. 
  4. ^ " Ollie & Jerry – "Breakin... There's No Stopping Us"" (ASP). Hung Medien. Recording Industry Association of New Zealand. Retrieved 8 April 2017. 
  5. ^ "". Retrieved 8 April 2017. 
  6. ^ "Billboard: The Hot 100, 4 August 1984". Retrieved 8 April 2017. 
  7. ^ Ollie & Jerry|Awards (chart placements) Retrieved 9-28-2014.
  8. ^ Joel Whitburn's Hot Dance/Disco: 1974-2003, 2004
  9. ^ "Australian singles chart - Joanne". Retrieved June 1, 2014. 
Preceded by
"When Doves Cry"/"17 Days" by Prince
Billboard Hot Dance Club Play number-one single
August 11, 1984
Succeeded by
"The Glamorous Life" by Sheila E.