Breakin'... There's No Stopping Us

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"Breakin'... There's No Stopping Us"
Single by Ollie & Jerry
from the album Breakin' soundtrack
B-side "Showdown"
Released June 21, 1984
Format 12"
Recorded 1984
Genre Dance-pop, synthpop, electro, R&B
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 dance-pop 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.


Chart (1984) Peak
U.S. Billboard Hot 100 9[1][2]
U.S. Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs 3[3]
U.S. Billboard Hot Dance Club Play 1[4]
UK Singles Chart 5[5]
New Zealand Singles Chart 7
Dutch Top 40 27

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
Genre Pop, R&B
Length 3:27 (single version)
Label APO International PTY LTD
Ilanda featuring Joanne singles chronology
"Are You Ready"
"Breakin' There's No Stoppin' Us" (2000) "Busted" (2001)


Chart (2000) Peak
Australian ARIA Chart 38[6]


  1. ^ Chart results - Billboard Top 100
  2. ^ Joel Whitburn Presents, Top R&B/Hip-Hop Singles: 1942-2004, 2004
  3. ^ Ollie & Jerry|Awards (chart placements) Retrieved 9-28-2014.
  4. ^ Joel Whitburn's Hot Dance/Disco: 1974-2003, 2004
  5. ^ UK Charts Search 'Ollie & Jerry'
  6. ^ "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.