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"
(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 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.

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

Charts[edit]

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

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. ^ Ollie & Jerry|Awards (chart placements) @AllMusic.com Retrieved 9-28-2014.
  8. ^ Joel Whitburn's Hot Dance/Disco: 1974-2003, 2004
  9. ^ "Australian singles chart - Joanne". Australian-charts.com. 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.