Break the Rules
Spent a long, long evening in a honky-tonk bar Pulled a low down lady with a long black honky-tonk car I asked no questions, got no lies I walked off with her, I didn't want any ties And I knew it wasn't right But everybody has to sometimes break the rules Took me down on the highway doin' too may miles an hour By that way she motor-talked we might have made the Eiffel Tower She stopped her motor by her own front door I knew she'd done it so many times before And I was offered the floor But everybody has to sometimes break the rules I woke up next morning feeling kind of up and down 'Cause I did not know if I was in or out of town Then I saw the face from the night before Purse was empty and lying there on the floor But like I told you before That everybody has to sometimes break the rules Spent a low down evening sitting high on a honky-tonk stool And I spent my money like a low down honky-tonk fool But everybody has to sometimes break the rules
Written by: DENNIS BOHN, JONAS SOERENSEN
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15 facts about this song
"Break the Rules" is a single by the English rock band Status Quo, released in 1974.
The song peaked at number 8 in the UK Singles Chart and stayed in the charts for seven weeks.
The song appeared on their album "Quo," which was their seventh studio album.
The band members during the time of this song's release and recording were Francis Rossi, Rick Parfitt, Alan Lancaster, and John Coghlan.
The song "Break the Rules" was produced by Status Quo.
The single track has a duration of about 3 minutes and 39 seconds.
The song, like many of Status Quo's tracks, falls under the genre of hard rock and boogie rock.
"Break the Rules" carries the signature sound of Status Quo with its distinctive boogie rhythm and the themes of rebellion which were common in rock songs of that era.
The song is distinctive for featuring the backing vocals of Stray's Steve Gadd and Charlie Whitney.
The B-side of the "Break The Rules" single was the song "Lonely Night."
The single was distributed by Vertigo Records, a record company known for its "swirl" label.
Despite its success in the charts, the song is not often part of the band's live setlist.
The song authors of "Break the Rules" are Francis Rossi, Bob Young, Rick Parfitt, Alan Lancaster, and John Coghlan.
The song has been covered by other artists, showcasing its enduring popularity and impact on rock music. For example, the German band Sub7even released a cover in 2004.
"Break the Rules" was followed by the single "Down Down," which became one of Status Quo's biggest hits, reaching number 1 in the UK Singles Chart.
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