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Dionne Warwick - Heartbreaker (1982)

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"Heartbreaker" is a single by American pop and soul singer Dionne Warwick from her album Heartbreaker (1982). The song was ...

"Heartbreaker" is a single by American pop and soul singer Dionne Warwick from her album Heartbreaker (1982). The song was written by Barry, Robin and Maurice Gibb of the Bee Gees, with Barry Gibb's backing vocal being heard on the chorus.

Background

Warwick admitted in The Billboard Book of Number One Adult Contemporary Hits by Wesley Hyatt that she was not fond of "Heartbreaker" (regarding the song's international popularity, she quipped, "I cried all the way to the bank"), but recorded it because she trusted the Bee Gees' judgment that it would be a hit. It turned out to be Warwick's most successful solo hit of the 1980s. The Bee Gees recorded a version, with Barry Gibb on lead vocals, which was featured on the album Their Greatest Hits: The Record, as well as their Love Songs album.

Maurice Gibb, who co-wrote the song, commented, "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".

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