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Irene Cara – Breakdance (US 12″)

Posted by DjPaulT on December 16th, 2011


Produced by Giorgio Moroder “Breakdance” was the third single released from Irene Cara’s second album What A Feelin’. “Breakdance would become Irene Cara’s last top ten single in the US peaking at #8 and #88 in the UK charts.

Breakdance (Extended Remix) 5:24

Breakdance (Extended Dubb) 4:24

Vinyl: Near Mint
Sleeve: Near Mint


Year Single Chart Position
1984 Breakdance U.S. Billboard Hot 100 #8
1984 Breakdance U.S. Billboard Hot R&B Hip-Hop Songs #23
1984 Breakdance U.S. Billboard Hot Dance Club Play #13


Label: Geffen Records – 0-20196
Format: Vinyl, 12″, Maxi-Single, 45 RPM
Country: US
Released: 1983
Genre: Electronic
Style: Electro-pop
Credits: Producer – Giorgio Moroder
Written-By – Hull*, Moroder*, Cara*

Specially Priced Maxi-Single
Original versions available on the Geffen/Network album WHAT A FEELIN’ (GHS 4021)
Made in USA

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All vinyl rips are recorded @ 32bit/float
Downsampled to 24bit/96kHz and16bit /44kHz using iZotope RX Advanced 2
FLAC (Level Eight)
MP3 (320kbps)
Artwork scanned at 600dpi

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9 Responses to “Irene Cara – Breakdance (US 12″)”

  1. ric Says:

    I’m so glad you’re ripping 12″s I also have in my collection, because in the words of Carly, “Nobody Does It Better”…LOL!
    My memory of this?
    It debuted in the Hot 100 together with Billy Joel’s The Longest Time, but with Billy having the highest debut of the week.
    Subsequently, they both climbed side by side in the Top 40, with Billy being one spot ahead of Irene every week.
    That is…until The Longest Time hit and got stuck at #14. 🙁
    Irene then leapfrogged over Bill the next week and went on to crack the Top 10.
    ahhh…fond memories of the music monster year that is 1984!
    It’s Happy Weekend Time now, Paul!


    Dan Reply:

    I have fond memories of that year too, as it was the first year I started following the Billboard charts week by week and listening to Casey Kasem’s “American Top 40” after finding out only a month before that both had existed.

    I wasn’t a big fan of “The Longest Time” when it first came out, but I like it nowadays. I’m sure Billy had some consolation in seeing “Longest” go to #1 on the Adult Contemporary chart, though.


    DjPaulT Reply:

    Yes it is finally Happy weekend time Ric! I never care much for “The Longest time” either but as Dan said I have grown to like it more mow days. My favorite track from Irene has always been “Romance ’83” i wanted that to be a single so bad but it never happened 🙁

    Happy weekend everyone!


    ric Reply:

    Dan, I embarked on the Billboard and Casey journey much earlier, but I’m glad you started in 1984. It is the best introduction to Pop Music if ever there is one!
    I’m quite the doo-wop old soul so I like The Longest Time even back then.
    Furthermore, if Lionel can yawn into the Top 10 with every Can’t Slow Down single, why did Billy have to stop at three (Tell Her About It, Uptown Girl and An Innocent Man)? Boo!

    Paul, you hit the nail on the head!
    I adore Romance 83 as well! So catchy! The only time it could’ve been released is right after Flashdance and before Why Me.
    Because it is simply too late to release Romance 83 in 1984…LOL!


  2. Dan Says:

    Thanks for this one Paul, I had never heard the Dubb mix before. It’s also good to see this song get some recognition, since Irene is basically remembered for “Flashdance” and “Fame”. I also find it interesting that Irene has never had a proper “Greatest Hits/Best Of” album. She did have some more minor charting songs, so I’m sure they could combine all those together with some album cuts or remixes for a “Best Of”. God only knows why that hasn’t happened. Also, I checked and “Breakdance” peaked at #10 in Cashbox.


    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re welcome Dan. This was one of the first 12″ singles I ever bought if I remember correctly always loved it. I keep forgetting to check Cashbox I guess because the info isn’t as readily available as Billboard but I will try harder.


    Goatlips Reply:

    Hey, Paul!
    Has no one got the 8:43 Mexican 12″ release ‘Fama (Fame)’!?
    It was released in Mexico only, it seems, and had 3 different coloured versions – red, yellow, green – and black vinyl.
    May have been sung in Spanish, but I’ve never heard it – it’s nowhere on the net, not even YouTube.
    Click my name for more details or go here:


  3. cdmaniac Says:

    I think you can read my mind Paul!
    I was just hankerin’ for some Irene earlier in the week.



  4. jbird Says:

    Speaking of Billy Joel, Paul, do you have the 12″ of “Tell Her About It?” Thanks.


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