Heartbreak on Vinyl (song)

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"Heartbreak on Vinyl"
Single by Blake Lewis
from the album Heartbreak on Vinyl
Released January 26, 2010
Format digital download
Genre Pop, dance
Length 3:57
Label Tommy Boy Entertainment
Writer(s) Katz, D., Lewis, B./Levels, B./Hollander, S.
Blake Lewis singles chronology
"Sad Song"
"Heartbreak on Vinyl"
"Till' We See the Sun"

"Heartbreak on Vinyl" is the second single by Blake Lewis to be released from his second album of the same name. The track is to date Lewis's most successful single, as it has reached the number-one spots on Billboard's Hot Dance Club Songs and Hot Dance Airplay charts in 2010.[1] The single pays homage to record stores that closed down or went out of business and its loyal fans of vinyl records.


The song makes reference to Blake’s favorite Seattle record shop and was inspired by a fateful trip to New York’s Union Square Virgin Megastore — both no longer in business. As the song goes: “Heartbreak on vinyl, I’m missing you and how, Easy street is empty, The silence of the sound, I guess the turntables have turned one too many times.” Blake explains the inspiration for its lyrics: “When people would ask me what I’m addicted to, I always said ‘music.’ And while they’d laugh it off like it’s a cliché, I’m actually a complete shopaholic when it comes to records. I’d literally buy 10 albums a week for years, so when I went to that Virgin Records and it said ‘going out of business,’ my heart stopped.”[2]


"Heartbreak on Vinyl" has received favorable review from pressplus1: "The album opens up with the title track “Heartbreak On Vinyl” and immediately this is unlike any other post-Idol release, it explodes with a strong techno beat as Lewis croons along with the beat at a perfect pace. It seems Lewis has been digging through crates of old 80’s dark pop because that’s where he’s found himself on this album."[3]

Music video[edit]

The song's accompanying video feature clips from films that were set in (or featured scenes from movies in which take place at) a record shop. The clips were from Empire Records, Pretty in Pink, This Is Spinal Tap, Airheads, Fast Times at Ridgemont High, Half Baked, and High Fidelity.

Track listing[edit]

Heartbreak on Vinyl [The Remixes] [4]

# Title
1. "Heartbreak on Vinyl (The Bimbo Jones Radio Edit)" 3:54
2. "Heartbreak on Vinyl (LA Riots Radio Edit)" 3:49
3. "Heartbreak on Vinyl (Chew Fu Radio Fix)" 3:49
4. "Heartbreak on Vinyl (The Bimbo Jones Mix)" 6:40
5. "Heartbreak on Vinyl (LA Riots Vocal Remix)" 5:42
6. "Heartbreak on Vinyl (Chew Fu Extended Fix)" 5:44
7. "Heartbreak on Vinyl (The Bimbo Jones Dub)" 6:08
8. "Heartbreak on Vinyl (LA Riots Dub)" 5:42
9. "Heartbreak on Vinyl (Chew Fu Radio Instrumental Fix)" 5:42

Heartbreak on Vinyl [The Remixes - Part 2] [5]

# Title
1. "Heartbreak on Vinyl (Danny Verde Radio Edit)" 4:00
2. "Heartbreak on Vinyl (Danny Verde Club Mix)" 8:19
3. "Heartbreak on Vinyl (Danny Verde Dub)" 7:35
4. "Heartbreak on Vinyl (Guy Scheiman Vocal Mix)" 7:00
5. "Heartbreak on Vinyl (Guy Scheiman Dub)" 6:57

Heartbreak on Vinyl [The Robbie Rivera Remixes] [6]

# Title
1. "Heartbreak on Vinyl (Robbie Rivera's Juicy Radio Edit)" 3:47
2. "Heartbreak on Vinyl (Robbie Rivera's Juicy Vocal Mix)" 7:19
3. "Heartbreak on Vinyl (Robbie Rivera's Juicy Dub)" 6:33
4. "Heartbreak on Vinyl (Robbie Rivera's Afterhours Dub)" 7:52
Preceded by
"Give Me Something" by Ono
U.S. Billboard Hot Dance Club Songs number-one single
April 24, 2010
Succeeded by
"Rocket" by Goldfrapp
Preceded by
"Ghosts N Stuff" by Deadmau5 featuring Rob Swire
U.S. Billboard Hot Dance Airplay number-one single
May 22, 2010
Succeeded by
"Naturally" by Selena Gomez & the Scene


  1. ^ "Heartbreak on Vinyl - Blake Lewis". Billboard.com. Retrieved 9 January 2013. 
  2. ^ "blakelewisfanclub". Blakelewisfanclub.ning.com. Retrieved 2012-02-20. 
  3. ^ "Blake Lewis - Heartbreak on Vinyl". Press+1. 24 October 2009. Retrieved 9 January 2013. 
  4. ^ "iTunes - Music - Heartbreak On Vinyl (The Remixes) by Blake Lewis". Itunes.apple.com. 2010-01-19. Retrieved 2012-02-20. 
  5. ^ "iTunes - Music - Heartbreak On Vinyl (The Remixes, Pt. 2) by Blake Lewis". Itunes.apple.com. 2010-03-09. Retrieved 2012-02-20. 
  6. ^ "iTunes - Music - Heartbreak on Vinyl (The Robbie Rivera Remixes) by Blake Lewis vs. Robbie Rivera". Itunes.apple.com. 2010-04-20. Retrieved 2012-02-20.