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BIG PIG - BREAKAWAY (SONG)
Entry:03/04/1988 (Position 40)
Last week in charts:07/08/1988 (Position 40)
Peak:1 (2 weeks)
Weeks:16
Place on best of all time:1223 (594 points)
Year:1987
Music/Lyrics:Gary Zekley
Mitchell Bottler
Producer:Nick Launay
World wide:
au  Peak: 16 / weeks: 7
nz  Peak: 1 / weeks: 16

Cover


7" Single
White K423 (au)
12" Maxi
White X-14520 (au)



Promo (us)



Cover

TRACKS
15/02/1988
7" Single White K423 (Warner) [au]
1988
7" Single A&M 390 279-7 [de,es] / EAN 0082839027977
1. Breakaway
3:45
2. Hellbent Heaven
3:33
   
15/02/1988
12" Maxi White X-14520 (Warner) [au]
1. Breakaway (Popper Mix)
6:02
2. The Bald Dwarf
3. Breakaway
3:30
   
1988
Promo - 12" Maxi A&M SP-12259 [us]
1. Breakaway (Extended Version)
5:43
2. Breakaway (Dub Mix)
5:13
3. Breakaway (12" Popper Mix)
6:02
4. Breakaway (New Edit)
3:45
   

AVAILABLE ON FOLLOWING MEDIA
VersionLengthTitleLabel
Number
Format
Medium
Date
3:45BreakawayWhite
K423
Single
7" Single
15/02/1988
Popper Mix6:02BreakawayWhite
X-14520
Single
12" Maxi
15/02/1988
3:30BreakawayWhite
X-14520
Single
12" Maxi
15/02/1988
3:36BonkA&M
395 185-1
Album
LP
01/03/1988
3:50Hit Pix '88 Volume IIFestival
CDAL 790763
Compilation
CD
1988
Extended Version5:43Breakaway [Promo]A&M
SP-12259
Single
12" Maxi
1988
Dub Mix5:13Breakaway [Promo]A&M
SP-12259
Single
12" Maxi
1988
12" Popper Mix6:02Breakaway [Promo]A&M
SP-12259
Single
12" Maxi
1988
New Edit3:45Breakaway [Promo]A&M
SP-12259
Single
12" Maxi
1988
3:38BonkMushroom
MUSH320242
Album
CD
1988
3:36Video HitsCBS
461188 1
Compilation
CD
1988
Popper Mix6:02BonkMushroom
MUSH320242
Album
CD
1988
3:36Smash Hits 88CBS
462971-2
Compilation
CD
1988
Popper Mix6:02Retro: active 3 - Rare & Remixed [Limited Edition]Hi-Bias
HIB-10262
Compilation
CD
21/03/2005
MUSIC DIRECTORY
Big PigBig Pig: Discography / Become a fan
BIG PIG IN NEW ZEALAND CHARTS
Singles

TitleEntryPeakweeks
Hungry Town01/03/1987226
Breakaway03/04/1988116
Big Hotel17/07/1988276
 
Albums

TitleEntryPeakweeks
Bonk05/06/1988212
SONGS BY BIG PIG
Big Hotel
Boy Wonder
Breakaway
Charlie
Devil's Song
Fine Thing
Hanging Tree
Hellbent Heaven
Hungry Town
Iron Lung
Justifier
Lost Reason
Money God
Nation
Taste
The Bald Dwarf
Tin Drum
ALBUMS BY BIG PIG
Bonk
 
REVIEWS
Average points: 3.9 (Reviews: 20)
**
Label: A&M Records (Europe)
Format: Vinyl, 12", Maxi-Single
Country: Germany
Released: 1987
Genre: Electronic
Style: Synth-pop
Credits: Producer, Recorded By, Mixed By - Nick Launay

Tracklisting:
A - Breakaway (Popper Mix) (6:02)
Written By - G. Zekley / M. Bottler
Written-By - G. Zekley* , M. Bottler*
B1 - Hellbent Heaven (3:33)
Written By - Witer / Big Pig
Written-By - Big Pig , Witer*
B2 - Breakaway (3:30)
Written By - G. Zekley / M. Bottler
Written-By - G. Zekley* , M. Bottler*
***
Ok but nothing special.

Peaked at #8 in Australia, 1988 (AMR).
Last edited: 25.03.2013 07:53
******
An odd sort of song...more drums (and lots of them - they had 4 drummers!!!) and NO guitars!!! Still creates a brilliant song that sounds awesome in the nightclub. Inaya Day covered it for that market, but this version would've held up nicely in its place.
******
Starker Song!
**
don't like this at all. can't believe it reached #1 in new zealand :!:
***
Average.
*****
Gefällt mir sehr gut.
******
Saugeil...
****
80's Song aus der dritten Reihe, der offensichtlich nicht besonders aufgefallen ist - und ziemlich 80s offensiv ins Gesicht springt.
***
klingt wie aus dem Urwald
****
akzeptables Synth Pop-Stück dieser australischen Formation - aufgerundete 3.5…

#89 im Dezember 1987 in UK…
*****
I still love this song. It's a fanny hair away from being 6 stars. It made the charts in America and featured on the soundtrack of a big Hollywood movie back then so take that haters! ;)

"Well momma told me when I was young. Stand tall girl, you're number one. She said, 'you can't be what you wanna be, but you can shake the course of your destiny'."
****
Titellied zu dem Film "Bill & Teds verrückte Reise durch die Zeit"
****
There's something rather addictive about this song that hooks me in, I like it.
****
Cool Aussie rock track.
*****
... doch, der Song hat was ... ist mir eine knappe 5 wert ...
***
3 stars
***
Kinda average.
***
Don't mind this.

2.75*.
***
gute 3+

CDN: #10, 1988
USA: #60, 1988
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