1986 - Break Every Rule 7 Inch Single

"Break Every Rule" is a single from Tina Turner's album "Break Every Rule". This song was written by Rupert Hine and Jeanette Obstoj, and produced by Rupert Hine.

"Break Every Rule" is a pop rock song with a country flavour about a person who’s completely obsessed by another person. He or she wants to break all rules because she’s madly in love with him or her. In the last segment of the song Tina & Rupert sing the backing vocals as well.

"Break Every Rule" was released in early 1987 to support the record and the world tour. Tina shot an official video for it. In the video we see some live footage and behind the tour footage.

 

 

Tina performed the song at a tv show called Wogan in 1987. She also performed the song during the Break Every Rule World Tour 1987/1988. The song had limited success in the charts. "Break Every Rule" was also the album title and became a great follow up record after "Private Dancer". Despite that, Tina never did perform the song in any other tour.

 

 

"Break Every Rule" was released as the 6th single and was released as 7" single and 12" single with remixes that are listed below.

The B-Side was "Take Me To The River", a cover version from Al Green. The song has a religious background and is about losing material possessions and objects of value. The person is out of love and wants to go back to the basics, but is confused about whether if it’s good for him/her because it seems this person also never had a lot of other belongings. However the person wants to wash it all off in the river. Tina recorded the song in 1983 with Martyn Ware from the Heaven 17 group as a B.E.F. production. The song is never released on an album and still remains as a rare track.
There is also a 7" with B-side "Girls". (UK, Germany) And a 7" with B-side "What You Get Is What You See (Europe).

 

 

There are also some Remixes.
7" edit – 3.48 min.
Album version – 4.02 min.
Extended Dance Mix – 8.46 min.
Extended Rock Mix – 7.02 min.

 

 

Track Listing
"Break Every Rule"
Break every rule

Album: Break every rule - 1986

Every road that I walk
Every single flight I ever take
Though I'm thousands of miles away
In my mind every journey leads me closer to you
I've been all around this world
I've been in far too many states
But I'm under your spell
I've made my mistakes, oh, you can probably tell

You're every dream that I dream
You're every beautiful thing I've ever seen
I'm always singing your praises
Counting the days away

[Chorus:]
I would be your slave
I'd even be your fool
I'm so in love with you
I'm in love with you baby
I'm gonna break every rule

I hope you can forgive
Every white lie I'm forced to tell
They say that everything's fair in love and in war
And I'm not above cheating for you
One night I'll catch you off your guard
And you will finally fall so hard
Strategically speaking I'm already beaten
I'll surrender to you
You're every dream that I dream
You're every beautiful thing I've ever seen
I'm always singing your praises
Counting the days away

[Chorus]

Every road that I walk on
Every flight that I ever take
Every dream that I dream of
Every journey brings me closer to you

- 3.48 min.
"Take Me To The River"
Take me to the river

Single: Girls (originally from Al Green)- 1986

Wash me!

I don't know why I love you like I do
with all the changes I keep going through
lost all the money and my happiness
and I haven't had the worst of it yet
I wanna know, tell me, tell me why
I love it still

Take me to the river
wash me down
yeah, drop me in the water
back to my fishing ground

And I don't know why they treat me so bad
think of all the good things that I've never had
love is an ocean I won't forget
my sweet sixteen I will never regret
I wanna know, won't you tell me, tell me why
I love it still

C'mon, river
wet me down
yeah, dip me in the water
back to my fishing ground

And hold me, squeeze me
just love me, and tease me
till I can't, till I can't
take it no more

I don't know why you treat me so bad
think of all the good things I've never had
love's an ocean I won't forget
my sweet sixteen I will never regret
I wanna know, you tell me, tell me why
I love it still

Take me to the river
and dip me in the water
take me to the river
drop me in the water
take me to the river
drop me in the water
yeah take me to the water my fishing ground
wash me, wet me
squeeze me, and tease me

- 4.27 min. or
"Girls"
Girls

Album: Break every rule - 1986

Girls
We come and we go
We kiss
Come and we go
Like a breeze
Rushing your cheek
Like pain
Like the tears on a face

Girls

Girls
We come and we go
Like spirits
We vanish at dawn
My heart
Suspended in time
Like you
Vanish like tears in the rain
Girls
We take our loves away
Like spirits
Living so far away
Girls
Pretending to break down and cry
Girls
Whispering wind
What are we giving away

We used to be so happy
Remember
Remember
So happy
I never knew
How lonely
How lonely
How lonely could feel

Girls
We come and we go
We kiss
Come and we go
Like spirits
Rushing your cheek
Who like pain
Like the tears on a face
Girls
We take our loves away
Like spirits
Living so far away
Girls
Pretending to break down and cry
Girls
Whispering wind
What are we giving away

We used to be so happy
Remember
Remember
So happy
I never knew
How lonely
How lonely
How lonely
Could feel
Could feel
Could feel
Girls
Girls
Girls
Girls
Girls

- 4.54 min. or
"What you get is what you see"
What you get is what you see

Album: Break Every Rule - 1986

Some boys got the look of a Greek Adonis
Some boys try to talk you off your feet
Some boys think they're gods gift to woman
Some boys think they're sweet enough to eat
Try to change the habit of a lifetime
Don't even try
Cause when you cut down deeper than the icing
You realize

[Chorus:]
What you get is what you see
Ain't nothing more to it
And if you wanna love a woman like me
It takes a man to do it
If what you get is what you see
Then I don't want your kind of love

Some guys got lips that you can't help kissing (Muh, muh, muh)
And some guys got a smile you can't resist
Some guys gotta build a reputation
They just wanna add you to the list
You got a lot of physical attraction
I can't deny
But can you guarantee me satisfaction
While I'm still waiting, waiting, waiting...

[Chorus]

So let me see your cards on the table
Before I buy
I always read the writing on the label
So give me reason to believe there's more to you than meets the eye

[Chorus]

- 3.54 min.

 

Released: 1987
Genre: Pop, Rock, Country Pop, Country Rock
Length: 3.48 min.
Label: Capitol
Writers: "Break Every Rule" - R. Hine and J. Obstoj
"Take Me To The River"- A. Green and M. Hodges
"Girls" - David Bowie and Erdal Kizilcay
"What You Get Is What You See" - G.Lyle and T. Britten
Producers: Rupert Hine (Break Every Rule), Martyn Ware (Take Me To The River), Terry Britten (Girls, What You Get Is What You See)

Chart Positions (1987)
Australia (Kent Music Report) - 60
Austria (Ö3 Austria Top 40) - 21
Europe (European Hot 100 Singles) - 44
Germany (Official German Charts) - 38
UK Singles (Official Charts Company) - 43
US Billboard Hot 100 - 74

 

Source: Wikipedia and Discogs

1975 - Under my thumb
1975 - Whole lotta love
1976 - Acid Queen
1978 - Root Toot Undisputable Rock 'n Roller
1978 - Viva la money
1978 - Sometimes When We Touch
1979 - Fruits of the Night
1979 - Music keeps me dancin'
1979 - Backstabbers
1980 - Are you breaking my heart
1982 - Ball of confusion
1983 - Lets Stay Together
1984 - Help
1984 - What's love got to do with it?
1984 - Better be good to me
1984 - Private Dancer
1984 - I can't stand the rain
1985 - Show some respect
1985 - We don't need another hero - Mad Max
1985 - One of the living
1985 - It's only love - with Bryan Adams
1986 - Typical Male
1986 - Back where you started
1986 - Two People
1987 - Girls
1987 - What you get is what you see
1987 - Break every rule
1987 - Paradise is here - Special Edition
1987 - Tearing us apart - with Eric Clapton
1988 - Nutbush City Limits
1988 - Tonight Live - with David Bowie
1988 - Addicted to love
1988 - A change is gonna come
1989 - The Best
1989 - I don't wanna lose you
1989 - 6345789 - with Robert Cray
1990 - Steamy Windows
1990 - Foreign Affair
1990 - Look Me in the Heart
1990 - Be Tender With Me Baby
1990 - It takes Two - with Rod Stewart
1991 - Nutbush City Limits
1991 - Way of the world
1991 - I want you near me
1991 - Love Thing
1993 - I don't wanna fight
1993 - Disco Inferno
1993 - Why must we wait until tonight?
1993 - Proud Mary
1995 - Goldeneye
1996 - On silent wings
1996 - Whatever you want
1997 - Cose della vita - with Eros Ramazzotti

 

 
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