|"Break on Me"|
|Single by Keith Urban|
|from the album Ripcord|
|Released||23 October 2015|
|Keith Urban singles chronology|
"Break on Me" (stylized as "Break on Me.") is a song written by Ross Copperman and Jon Nite and recorded by New Zealand-born Australian country music singer Keith Urban. It was released on 23 October 2015 as the second single from Urban's 2016 album Ripcord. This bass-driven ballad was co-produced by Urban along with Nathan Chapman and has been deemed a stylistic counterpoint to its funky predecessor "John Cougar, John Deere, John 3:16". The song is also the second of his career to not have an accompanying music video, after 2010's "I'm In".
Billy Dukes of Taste of Country complimented both the "nuanced" songwriting and Urban's "understated and accessible" delivery of the lyrics, noting that his approach elevates the song to something special.
"Break on Me" was the most-added song at country radio for the week of 26 October 2015 with 67 stations, according to radio monitoring organization Mediabase. It debuted at number 54 on the Billboard Country Airplay chart for the week of 7 November 2015. The following week, it debuted at number 24 on the Hot Country Songs chart, selling 22,000 copies in its first week of sales. On the Country Airplay chart for the week of 12 March 2016, "Break on Me" jumped from number 6 to number one, making for the biggest jump to number one since Rascal Flatts' "Here Comes Goodbye" in April 2009, also ascended from number 6 to number one. The song has sold 265,000 copies in the US as of May 2016.
|Chart (2015-16)||Peak |
|Canada (Canadian Hot 100)||61|
|Canada Country (Billboard)||1|
|US Billboard Hot 100||54|
|US Country Airplay (Billboard)||1|
|US Hot Country Songs (Billboard)||6|
|United States (RIAA)||Gold||500,000|
*sales figures based on certification alone
|Worldwide||23 October 2015||Digital download||
|United States||26 October 2015||Country radio|||