This song features Madonna’s vocals in the background. She was interested in writing and producing Nick Kamen’s record. But Madonna was busy shooting for her movie “who’s that Girl” at the same time, so she chose to write and compose ‘Each time you break my heart’ which she originally wrote and recorded for her album that didn’t make the cut ‘True Blue’.
In 1985, Kamen had a modeling career that led him to star in a T.V commercial, which came fourth in ‘The 100 Greatest TV Ads’ in the year 2000, for Levi’s “Launderette”. In the commercial, Kamen stripped down to stone-wash his blue jeans in a 1950s style public Laundromat. As he waited he was wearing only his boxer shorts. This commercial was one of a series of Bartle Bogle Hegarty advertisements that dramatically increased the popularity of Levi’s 501 jeans. After that, Kamen needed no motivation to get into the music business, in 1987 he released his debut album ‘Nick Kamen’ and the song “Each Time You Break My Heart” was the lead single from the album.
Madonna’s original version of the song was never officially released; instead it was leaked onto the internet, and it is almost identical in melody and structure to Kamen’s version.
Release Date: 1986
Songwriter/s: Madonna – Stephen Bray
Chart Rankings: In the US, the song peaked at number 5 on the Dance Club Songs and at number 21 on the Dance Singles Sales charts. In the UK, it reached number 5 on the Official Charts Company. The British Phonographic Industry certified Silver for sales over 250,000 copies. ‘Each time you break my heart’ was in the top 10 charts in several countries including France Germany, Ireland, Italy, Netherlands, Sweden and Switzerland. In France it was certified Silver.
Artist’s age on Release Date: Ivor Neville Kamen was 24 years old when he released this song.
Cover Versions: Very few amateur artists covered this song on Youtube.