‘Heartbreaker” is the 1982 single from pop and soul singer Dionne Warwick, and her fourth studio album of the same. The track was written by Barry, Robin and Maurice Gibb from musical pop group “Bee Gees”, with the group also producing the track.
“Heartbreaker” is a song about a heartbreaker (as the song title states), and about an unreciprocated love. In an interview for “The Billboard Book of Number One Adult Contemporary Hits” by Wesley Hyatt, Warwick admitted that she was not initially fond of the track, but ended up recording it as she trusted the Bee Gees judgment that it would be successful; and they were correct. “Heartbreaker” ended up being Warwick’s most successful solo song in the 1980’s. Maurice Gibb who co-wrote the track, commented on “Heartbreaker”, stating: “I cried my eyes out after we wrote it. I drove home and thought, ‘We should be doing this one’, and when she did it, it was brilliant. We sang on it, and it still became like a duet between the Bee Gees and Dionne Warwick”. The backing vocals of the song were song by Barry Gibb from the Bee Gees.
The music video for “Heartbreaker” was uploaded to Warwick’s official YouTube channel on the 31st July 2013. The video features Warwick singing to a camera onstage in a light blue dress, while lights and mirrored objects are behind her. As of April 2020, the video has 4.2 million views, and 48 thousand likes.
Release Date: September 1982
Songwriter/s: Barry, Robin & Maurice Gibb
Music Video Upload Date: 31st July 2013
Chart Rankings: In a year of its release, “Heartbreaker” charted highly on most charts, mainly keeping in the top 10 of most charts. The song ranked at #10 in Austria, #2 in Australia, #15 in Canada, #2 in Denmark, #17 in France, #10 in Germany, #2 in Ireland, #24 in Italy, #5 in the Netherlands, #4 in New Zealand, #2 in Norway, #1 in Portugal, #4 in South Africa, #3 in Spain, #1 in Sweden, #4 in Switzerland, #2 in the UK and #10, #14, #15 and #1 on different US charts.
The lyrics to “Heartbreaker” can be accessed here: LINK