Break My Soul

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"Break My Soul"
Single by Beyoncé
from the album Renaissance
ReleasedJune 20, 2022 (2022-06-20)
Genre
Length4:39
Label
Songwriter(s)
Producer(s)
  • Beyoncé
  • Tricky Stewart
  • The-Dream
Beyoncé singles chronology
"Be Alive"
(2021)
"Break My Soul"
(2022)

"Break My Soul" (written in all capital letters) is a 2022 song by American singer Beyoncé.  The song was released June 20, 2022. It is the lead single from her seventh studio album, Renaissance (2022). The song samples the 1992 house song "Show Me Love" by Robin S, which was written by Allen George, G Syier Hawkins Brown and Fred McFarlane, with background vocals from New Orleans bounce rapper Big Freedia and a sample of Freedia's song "Explode".[2] "Break My Soul" was co-produced by Beyoncé, The-Dream, and Tricky Stewart.

Julianne Escobedo Shepherd of Pitchfork said the song shows "Beyoncé as an SSRI [antidepressant]" and that Beyoncé is "acknowledging the predicament in which many of her non-zillionaire listeners find themselves."[3]

On August 8, 2022, Billboard announced that "Break My Soul" was at the top of the Hot 100 for the week ending August 13. It is Beyoncé's eighth US solo chart-topper (twelfth when counted as a member of Destiny's Child).[4][5] The song spent two weeks at number one.[6]

Remix[change | change source]

A remix with Madonna, taking samples from Madonna's "Vogue" (1990), was released August 6, 2022, and titled the "Queens Remix".[7] In the bridge of the Queens Remix, Beyoncé name-drops Black female entertainers such as Jill Scott, Lizzo, Rihanna, Whitney Houston, Grace Jones, and Nicki Minaj.

Charts[change | change source]

Chart performance for "Break My Soul"[8]
Chart (2022) Peak
position
Australia (ARIA)[9] 6
Austria (Ö3 Austria Top 40)[10] 51
Belgium (Ultratop 50 Flanders)[11] 12
Bulgaria[12] 23
Canada (Canadian Hot 100)[13] 4
Canada CHR/Top 40 (Billboard)[14] 12
Denmark (Tracklisten)[15] 36
France (SNEP)[16] 49
Germany (Official German Charts)[17] 42
Ireland (IRMA)[18] 1
Netherlands (Dutch Top 40)[19] 29
New Zealand (Recorded Music NZ)[20] 16
Portugal (AFP)[21] 33
Sweden (Sverigetopplistan)[22] 34
Switzerland (Schweizer Hitparade)[23] 15
UK Singles (OCC)[24] 2
US Billboard Hot 100[5] 1
US Mainstream Top 40 (Billboard)[25] 8
US Rhythmic (Billboard)[26] 2
US Hot Dance/Electronic Songs (Billboard)[27] 1
US Hot R&B-Hip/Hop Songs (Billboard)[28] 1
US R&B/Hip-Hop Airplay[29] 3

References[change | change source]

  1. "Beyoncé – BREAK MY SOUL". Genius. Retrieved 22 June 2022.
  2. Brandle, Lars (2022-06-21). "Big Freedia Talks 'Surreal' Collaboration With Beyonce on 'Break My Soul'". Billboard. Retrieved 2022-06-22.
  3. Escobedo Shepherd, Julianne (2022-06-21). "Beyoncé: "Break My Soul"". Pitchfork. Retrieved 2022-06-22.
  4. Trust, Gary (2022-08-08). "Beyonce's 'Break My Soul' Soars to No. 1 on Billboard Hot 100". Billboard. Retrieved 2022-08-08.
  5. 5.0 5.1 "Billboard Charts (@billboardcharts) on Instagram". www.instagram.com. 2022-08-08. Retrieved 2022-08-08.
  6. Trust, Gary (2022-08-15). "Beyonce's 'Break My Soul' Scores Second Week Atop Billboard Hot 100". Billboard. Retrieved 2022-09-06.
  7. BREAK MY SOUL (THE QUEENS Remix), retrieved 2022-08-07
  8. "Break My Soul by Beyoncé - Music Charts". acharts.co. Retrieved 7 July 2022.
  9. "ARIA Top 50 Singles Chart". www.aria.com.au. Retrieved 2022-08-08.
  10. "Austriancharts.at – Beyoncé – BREAK MY SOUL" (in German). Ö3 Austria Top 40.
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  21. "Portuguesecharts.com – Beyoncé – BREAK MY SOUL". AFP Top 100 Singles.
  22. "Swedishcharts.com – Beyoncé – BREAK MY SOUL". Singles Top 100.
  23. "Swisscharts.com – Beyoncé – BREAK MY SOUL". Swiss Singles Chart.
  24. "Official Singles Chart Top 100". Official Charts Company.
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  26. "BDSRadio Charts". charts.bdsradio.com. Archived from the original on 2012-10-19. Retrieved 2022-08-10.
  27. "Beyoncé Chart History (Hot Dance/Electronic Songs)". Billboard.
  28. "Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs". Billboard. 2 January 2013. Retrieved 10 August 2022.
  29. "BDSRadio Charts". charts.bdsradio.com. Archived from the original on 28 October 2013. Retrieved 10 August 2022.