Swing Out Sister - Breakout (1986)
- 80's score: 1.69
- Genre(s): Sophisti pop
"Breakout" is a song by British band Swing Out Sister. It was released in 1986 as the second single from their debut album ...
"Breakout" is a song by British band Swing Out Sister. It was released in 1986 as the second single from their debut album It's Better to Travel.
The single reached the number four position in the UK in the autumn of 1986, and rose to number six on the Billboard Hot 100 in the US and number one on the Adult Contemporary in the US in 1987. The song also resulted in a Grammy Award nomination for Best Pop Vocal Performance by a Duo or Group.
The single was written and performed while the group was still a trio. It was one of their biggest hits, and the song most closely associated with the act. In the US, "Breakout" remains a staple of adult contemporary and smooth jazz radio station playlists.
The music video for "Breakout" features lead singer Corinne Drewery as a fashion designer, who with the assistance of the other two band members designs and makes her own dress, and later makes a successful runway debut modelling it. During the first chorus, when Andy Connell and Martin Jackson appear, Drewery looks at them strangely. It was directed by Nick Willing.