Broken Record (Katy B song)

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"Broken Record"
A red background with a black street and the girl stands with a feet. The girl has got black hair, feet, shoes and the red floor
Single by Katy B
from the album On a Mission
B-side "Broken Record (DJ Fresh Future Jungle Mix)"
Released 25 March 2011 (2011-03-25)
Format Digital download
Recorded 2010
Genre Breakbeat, electronica, 2-step garage, drum and bass
Length 3:19
Label Rinse / Columbia
Songwriter(s) Katy B, Geeneus, Zinc
Producer(s) Geeneus, Zinc
Katy B singles chronology
"Lights On"
"Broken Record"
"Easy Please Me"
"Lights On"
"Broken Record"
"Easy Please Me"
Music video
"Broken Record" on YouTube

"Broken Record" is a song performed by British recording artist Katy B and serves as the third single from her debut album, On a Mission. It was released in the United Kingdom on 25 March 2011 as a digital download. It charted at number 8 on the UK Singles Chart on 3 April 2011.

Critical reception[edit]

Robert Copsey of Digital Spy gave the song a positive review stating:

You could be forgiven for thinking Katy B is a bit of a hard nut - after all, she's already collaborated with hardened artistes of the garage/dubstep world Magnetic Man and Ms Dynami-tee-hee, both of whom you'd be a fool to mess with after a round of Red Stripes. However, one listen to her latest chart botherer and such fears simply melt away.

"I would toss and turn at night with your voice in my head," she confesses over a thumping garage beat reminiscent of late-'90s pop combined with a bang-on-trend D&B bassline. While the melody remains as grimey as her previous offerings, her vulnerable and grief-stricken vocal immediately softens the song's sharper edges, culminating in an achingly sad but sonically uplifting ending that Robyn would be proud to call her own. Hard nut? You don't fool us, Katy. 4/5 stars.[1]

Track listing[edit]

iTunes single
No. Title Length
1. "Broken Record" 3:19
2. "Broken Record" (DJ Fresh Future Jungle Mix) 2:58
iTunes Remixes EP
No. Title Length
1. "Broken Record" (Jacques Greene Remix) 5:04
2. "Broken Record" (Zinc Remix) 5:47
3. "Broken Record" (Todd Edwards' Angel Voice Remix) 5:15
4. "Broken Record" (Geeneus Funky Mix) 5:33
5. "Broken Record" (DJ Fresh Future Jungle Mix) 2:58
Promo CD single
No. Title Length
1. "Broken Record" (Original Mix) 3:20

Chart performance[edit]

Chart (2011) Peak
Belgium (Ultratip Flanders)[2] 14
Scotland (Official Charts Company)[3] 15
UK Singles (Official Charts Company)[4] 8
UK Download (Official Charts Company)[5] 9

Year-end charts[edit]

Chart (2011) Position
UK Singles Chart[6] 163

Release history[edit]

Country Date Format
United Kingdom 27 March 2011 Digital download[7]


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