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Break My Stride

"Break My Stride"
Matthew Wilder - Break My Stride.jpg
Single by Matthew Wilder
from the album I Don't Speak the Language
"I Was There"
ReleasedAugust 1983[1]
Format
Recorded1983
Genre
Length3:05
LabelPrivate-I
Matthew Wilder singles chronology
"Break My Stride"
(1983)
"The Kid's American"
(1984)

"Break My Stride" is a song performed by American recording artist Matthew Wilder. It was released in 1983 as the lead single from his debut album, I Don't Speak the Language, and became a major hit single for him in 1983 and 1984.

The song has been covered by many artists throughout the years, including Unique II in 1996 and Blue Lagoon in 2004 (whose versions both charted highly in various places) and, in interpolations, Puff Daddy in 1997 and Christina Aguilera with Lil' Kim in 2003 (particularly the line, "I got to keep on movin'"). In 2009 it was interpolated by Matisyahu in the song "Jerusalem".

Matthew Wilder version

Personnel

Track listings

7" single
  1. "Break My Stride" -- 3:05
  2. "Break My Stride" (instrumental) -- 3:05
12" single [2]
  1. "Break My Stride" (Remix / Club Version) -- 5:10
  2. "Break My Stride" (Dub Version) -- 4:02

Chart performance

Included on his 1983 album, I Don't Speak the Language, the single went to number five on the US Billboard Hot 100 and number four in the UK in January/February 1984. On the US Cash Box chart, Wilder's single reached the number two position, where it remained for two weeks in early February.

A remix version reached the top 20 on the dance chart, and the song additionally hit the Billboard Hot Black Singles chart, staying there for four weeks. Though "Break My Stride" was Matthew Wilder's only UK hit, he also reached the US pop chart with his next two singles, "The Kid's American" (#33) and "Bouncing Off the Walls" (#52), before turning to behind-the-scenes work on other artists' recordings.

Unique II version

"Break My Stride"
Break my stride (Unique II).jpg
Single by Unique II
from the album Level II
"Remixes"
ReleasedAugust 23, 1996
Format
Recorded1995
GenreEurodance
Length3:10
Label
  • Columbia
  • Dance Pool
Unique II
Unique II singles chronology
"Do What You Please"
(1996)
"Break My Stride"
(1996)
"For Tonight"
(1996)
Music video
"Break My Stride" on YouTube

In 1996, Austrian duo Unique II had its most successful hit by covering "Break My Stride". This dance version of the 1983 Matthew Wilder song was the first international success for the band, peaking at number 1 in Austria and New Zealand, and at number 2 in Australia. The single also charted in Ireland, Italy, Canada and Scandinavia.

Critical reception

Billboard wrote about the song: "Yep, this is a dance-leaning cover of the Matthew Wilder '80s pop chestnut. It has already saturated radio airwaves throughout Europe, with a number of programmers here already giving it positive feedback. Highly videogenic Viennese songbird Jade Davies chirps her way through the track's Ace Of Base-like reggae-inflected groove with engaging energy. She'll have little to no trouble successfully carrying this one into the hearts of folks who prefer familiarity over adventure."[28]

Track listings

CD maxi
  1. "Break My Stride" (FM Track) -- 3:16
  2. "Break My Stride" (Prolongation) -- 4:57
  3. "Break My Stride" (Native Track) -- 5:14
CD maxi -- The Remixes
  1. "Break My Stride" (Marc McCan Edit) -- 5:38
  2. "Break My Stride" (Next Level Edit) -- 4:37
  3. "Break My Stride" (Radio Edit) -- 3:16
CD maxi -- Re-Work 2002
  1. "Break My Stride" (Panamericana Radio Edit) -- 2:50
  2. "Break My Stride" (Extended Version) -- 4:57
  3. "Break My Stride" (Big Club Mix) -- 4:20
  4. "Break My Stride" (Original) -- 3:16

Charts

Certifications

Country Certification Date Sales certified
Australia[42] Platinum 1997 70,000
Austria[43] Platinum November 18, 1996 30,000

Blue Lagoon version

"Break My Stride"
Break my stride.jpg
Single by Blue Lagoon
from the album Club Lagoon
Extended + "Love Is the Key"
ReleasedAugust 9, 2004
FormatCD single, CD maxi
Length3:04
LabelSME, Universal Music
Gregory Prestopino
Matthew Wilder
Felix J. Gauder
Blue Lagoon singles chronology
"Break My Stride"
(2004)
"Do You Really Want to Hurt Me"
(2005)

In 2004, "Break My Stride" was covered by German band Blue Lagoon and became a hit in several European countries, including Austria, Germany, Sweden and Denmark, where it reached the top ten.


Track listings

CD single
  1. "Break My Stride" (radio edit) -- 3:04
  2. "Break My Stride" (extended version) -- 5:10
  3. "Love Is the Key" -- 3:27
CD maxi
  1. "Break My Stride" (radio edit) -- 3:01
  2. "Break My Stride" (extended version) -- 5:08
  3. "Love Is the Key" -- 3:26
  4. "Break My Stride" (a capella reprise) -- 1:05
  5. "Break My Stride" (video)

Charts

Certifications

Region Certification Certified units/sales
Germany (BVMI)[55] Gold 150,000^

^shipments figures based on certification alone

Herreys version

The swedish group Herreys made a version in swedish called Det finns ingeting som hindrar mig from there 1984 album Diggi Loo, Diggi Ley

In popular culture

The song was featured in the closing credits of the 2011 film Cedar Rapids.[] It was featured in a 2012 television commercial for State Insurance of New Zealand.[56] In 2019, it was featured in a U.S. television commercial for Santander Bank.[57]

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