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Swing Out Sister


  • Swing
  • Pop
  • Jazz
  • Dance
  • Musical
song from
  • 1987
  • 1986
  • 2008
  • 1992
  • 1988

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“Breakout” is a single from British pop act Swing Out Sister’s debut album It’s Better to Travel. The single reached the number four position in the UK in 1986, and rose to number six pop and number one adult contemporary in the U.S. in 1987 . The song also resulted in a Grammy Award nomination for Best Pop Vocal Performance by a Duo or Group. The single was written and performed while the group was still a trio. It would become one of their biggest hits, and the song most closely associated with the act. In the U.S., “Breakout” remains a staple of adult contemporary and smooth jazz radio station playlists. Perhaps owing to the song’s continued popularity in Japan, a remix of “Breakout” by Orange Lounge was featured in Konami’s 2006 release in the Bemani series,... Read on...

Song lines: ♪ Breakout ... Don't stop to ask ... You've got to find a way

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More songs by Swing Out Sister (See Charts): Forever Blue, Somewhere In The World, and Am I The Same Girl.

Popular in Swing (See Charts): Round & Round, Strawberry Swing, Ballerina, Harbor Lights, Twisting By The Pool, Chickery Chick, Daddy, Comin' In On A Wing And A Prayer, St. James Ballroom, and Somethin' Stupid.


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