Strong Enough to Break

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Strong Enough to Break
film poster
Directed byAshley Greyson
Produced by
  • Ashley Greyson
  • Isaac Hanson
  • Taylor Hanson
  • Zac Hanson
Music by
  • Isaac Hanson
  • Taylor Hanson
  • Zac Hanson
  • John Russell
Edited byJohn Russell
Distributed by3CG Records
Release date
  • October 2006 (2006-10) (Hollywood Film Festival)
Running time
90 minutes

Strong Enough to Break is a documentary film directed by Ashley Greyson. It follows Hanson's struggle to release a follow-up to their second studio album, This Time Around, and the creation of their independent record label 3CG Records. The documentary was shown at many college campuses around the United States during their 2005 tour and also at the 10th Annual Hollywood Film Festival in 2006, where it was nominated for Best Documentary. The Strong Enough To Break DVD/CD can be ordered via their official store. Orders began shipping September 14, 2009.


A documentary film by director Ashley Greyson which looks at Platinum-selling, Grammy-nominated artists Hanson and their three-year struggle with their record label, Island/Def Jam. With the music industry in the aftermath of corporate mergers, deregulated radio, and an uncertain future, Hanson is faced with the challenge of making a new album while dealing with an endless array of obstacles. Throughout their trial and tribulations, they must learn to cope with an insatiable record label executive, incompatible producers and ultimately with each other.


Home media[edit]

  • Over 60 minutes of deleted scenes and interviews
  • 5 never before released songs
  • 15 demos from the recording of "Underneath"
  • Exclusive 2003 Interview (filmed before leaving Island/Def Jam)
  • Deleted scenes from the writing and recording of "Underneath"
  • New interview about the demos filmed in 2009

Track listing[edit]

All lyrics and music written by Isaac Hanson, Taylor Hanson, and Zac Hanson except where noted.

1."Dancing in the Wind"  
2."Crazy Beautiful"  
3."Underneath"Isaac Hanson, Taylor Hanson, Zac Hanson, Matthew Sweet 
4."I Almost Care"Isaac Hanson, Taylor Hanson, Zac Hanson, Matthew Sweet 
5."Wake Up"  
6."Dream Girl"  
7."Breaktown"Taylor Hanson, Mark Addison, Jez Ashurst 
8."Someone"Isaac Hanson, Taylor Hanson, Zac Hanson, Damon Lee, Dominique Grimaldi, Emma Daumas 
9."Let You Go"Isaac Hanson, Zac Hanson, Carole King, Jez Ashurst 
10."Hey"Isaac Hanson, Taylor Hanson, Zac Hanson, Greg Wells 
11."My Own Sweet Time"Isaac Hanson, Taylor Hanson, Zac Hanson, Glen Ballard 
12."Out of My Head"Isaac Hanson, Taylor Hanson, Zac Hanson, Stephen Lironi 
13."Penny & Me"  
14."Love Somebody to Know"Isaac Hanson, Taylor Hanson, Zac Hanson, Stephen Lironi 
15."Teach Your Children" (Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young cover)Graham Nash 
16."Strong Enough To Break"Isaac Hanson, Taylor Hanson, Zac Hanson, Greg Wells 


  • Strong Enough To Break on official Hanson website
  • Strong Enough to Break Official Website. URL accessed on October 28, 2005.
  • The First 8 minutes of the documentary on iFilm. URL accessed on October 28, 2005.
  • Yahr, Emily (18 October 2005). "Hanson plans campus visit".
  • Harris, Will (14 October 2005). "Blue-Eyed Hanson Man". PopMatters.
  • Black, Evan (12 October 2005). "Hanson promotes independent music, record labels at OSU". Daily O'Collegian. Archived from the original on 27 December 2005.

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