STORY OF SONG

When Cruz was asked if he really was a heart breaker, he replied: “It’s more of a role I’m playing for the song. I’m not a heart breaker by nature. Maybe I’ve broken one or two hearts in my time, but never on purpose!”. Cruz told the story of the song in an interview with Blues & Soul Magazine, he said: “Its about breaking a girl’s heart, but in a way that’s kinda not on purpose. It’s more that I’m just a single guy, trying to BE single and trying to REMAIN single. And sometimes, when you are in that place, you get girls who wanna be a part of what you’re about but, because you’re not really ready for a relationship, those girls can end up being heartbroken. So what I’m basically saying is ‘I might just break your heart. But I’m only gonna break your heart if you come through this way right now.” In another interview with MTV News, Cruz explained that this song was originally written for Cheryl Cole, but then he released his version because it took the label company a long time to reply, he said: “I wrote a couple of songs for Cheryl Cole, and ‘Break Your Heart’ was one of them, ‘Stand Up’ was another one, which is on her album, but we sent both of the songs to her record label and we didn’t really hear back from them. We just thought if they’re not going to get back to us, we’ll just carry on moving so I took it back, and changed the verses and made it work for a guy and then put it out.”

Release Date:

September 13, 2009

Songwriter/s:

Taio Cruz – Fraser T Smith – Chris Bridges

Label:

Island – Mercury

Chart Rankings:
UK – 1
US – 1
Germany – 5
In the UK ‘Break you heart’ reached number 1 on the UK Singles Charts and the UK R&B Charts. The British Phonographic Industry (BPI) certified it Gold for sales over 400.000 copies. In the US, the song topped the Billboard Hot 100 and the US Mainstream Top 40. The Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) certified it Triple Platinum for sales over 3.7 million copies. The song also topped the charts in Canada and Switzerland, it reached the top 10 charts in several countries including Australia, Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, Finland, France, Germany, Hungary, Ireland, Netherlands, Norway, Slovakia and Sweden. In Canada it was certified Triple Platinum while in Australia and Switzerland it was certified Double Platinum. In Austria, Belgium, Germany, New Zealand and Sweden it was certified Gold.

Artist’s age on Release Date:

Taio Cruz was active for 4 years when he released this song.

Cover Versions:

Weid Al” Yankovic – Lindsey Stirling (violin) – Tyler Ward (acoustic) – Kevin Lien – Madilyn Bailey – Christina Grimmie & Tiffany Alvord – Audrey & Gamaliel – Ahmir – Matt Beilis – Joseph Vincent – aldy 32 (piano cover) – A Faylene Sky – Other amateur artists covered this song on Youtube.

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