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Breakdance / Breakin' Soundtrack

by Graham Needham (© 17th May 2016)

Track Listing

  1. Ollie & Jerry - Breakin'… There's No Stopping Us {4.34}
  2. Bar-Kays - Freakshow On The Dance Floor {4.42}
  3. Hot Streak - Body Work {4.22}
  4. Carol Lynn Townes - 99½ {4.02}
  5. Ollie & Jerry - Showdown {3.57}
  6. 3V - Heart Of The Beat {4.18}
  7. Fire Fox - Street People {3.23}
  8. Re-Flex - Cut It {3.11}
  9. Rufus with Chaka Khan - Ain't Nobody {4.45}
  10. Chris 'The Glove' Taylor & David Storrs (rap by Ice T) - Reckless {3.57}

Where To Buy


NOTE: There are bootlegs of the soundtrack CD usually titled "digitally remastered limited edition" and/or including extra 12" mixes - they are not official releases - please don't buy them! The soundtrack was officially reissued on vinyl LP/CD/Digital in November 2011 by Get On Down.

The film was titled Breakin' in some countries whereas it was titled Breakdance in others e.g. the United Kingdom. France strangely titled the film "Break Street 84"! The soundtrack to the film was released around the world with some noticable editions:
  • Germany > although compact discs (CDs) were only just starting to be produced (1984) Polydor officially pressed and released the soundtrack on CD in Europe but in very limited numbers - it is now extremely rare
  • Yugoslavia > used the Breakin' title and, for a communist country at the time, there was Nike advertising/logo on the rear of the sleeve
  • Argentina > used quite a different front cover design

Out of 10 tracks 7 were released as A side singles in their own right. 2 tracks were released as B sides to singles ("Showdown" on the Ollie And Jerry single and Re-Flex's "Cut It' on their own "Praying To The Beat" single).
NOTE: Although used in the film, notably during Turbo's (Boogaloo Shrimp / Michael Chambers) great solo breakdancing scene with a broom outside the general store, the soundtrack does not include the Kraftwerk track "Tour De France". Kraftwerk are notorious for total control over their music so they probably didn't allow it to be included on the soundtrack album (god knows how the filmmakers even got it in the film in the first place). However, Kraftwerk (or maybe someone with enough clout in EMI's marketing department), around the time of the film's release in Europe, were quite happy to repress the original single from the previous year (with red labels), then manufacture a new remixed release (initially with a stickered plain sleeve, later with a slightly altered full picture sleeve design - the new sleeve design touted "as featured in the film Breakdance" on the front cover)!

For an article on the Breakin'/Breakdance sequel (Electric Boogaloo) soundtrack click here.

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