Breakdance 1984 Songs

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Posted in Top 100 Breakdance Songs Leave a comment The World Class Wreckin Cru – Juice. Posted on January 19, 2012 by alltoptunessongs. I BBOY TO THESE SONGS EVERYDAY. Billboard Top Dance Hits: 1984 is a budget-priced collection containing ten dance hits from 1984. Half of the tracks are the original single versions, while the other half are remixes, including Sheila E.' S 'The Glamorous Life,' Jellybean's 'The Mexican,' Ollie & Jerry's 'Breakin'. Find all 12 songs in Footloose Soundtrack, with scene descriptions. Listen to trailer music, OST, original score, and the full list of popular songs in the film.

Breakdance 1984 Songs

Breakdance Movie 1984

Directed byJoel Silberg
Produced by
  • Allen DeBevoise
  • David Zito
Screenplay by
Story by
  • Charles Parker
  • Allen DeBevoise
  • Gerald Scaife
  • Ben Lokey
  • Phineas Newborn III
Music by
CinematographyHanania Baer
Edited by
  • Larry Bock
  • Gib Jaffe
  • Vincent Sklena
Distributed byMGM/UA Entertainment Company
Release date
Running time
87 minutes[1]
CountryUnited States
Budget$1.2 million[2]
Box office$38.7 million[2][3]

Breakin' (also known as Breakdance in the United Kingdom and Break Street '84 in other regions[4]) is a 1984 American breakdancing-themed comedy-drama film directed by Joel Silberg and written by Charles Parker and Allen DeBevoise based on a story by Parker, DeBevoise and Gerald Scaife.

The film's setting was inspired by a 1983 documentary titled Breakin' 'n' Enterin', set in the multi-racial hip hop club Radio-Tron, based out of MacArthur Park in Los Angeles.[5] Many of the artists and dancers from said documentary, including Ice-T (who makes his film debut as a club MC), and Michael 'Boogaloo Shrimp' Chambers, went straight from Breakin' 'n' Enterin' to star in Breakin'.

The film's soundtrack featured the hits 'Breakin'... There's No Stopping Us' by Ollie & Jerry and 'Freakshow on the Dance Floor' by The Bar-Kays.

Breakin' was the final Cannon film production released by MGM/UA. After release, MGM and Cannon dissolved their distribution deal, reportedly over the potentially X-rated content in John Derek's film Bolero and MGM's then-policy of not theatrically releasing X-rated material, forcing Cannon to become an in-house distribution company once again. Because of this, Breakin' is considered to be the final financially profitable film released by Cannon.

Breakin' was followed by a sequel entitled Breakin' 2: Electric Boogaloo, released later in 1984.



Protagonist Kelly 'Special K' Bennett is a young dancer training under instructor Franco in Venice, California. Through her friend Adam, Kelly meets two street dancers, Ozone and Turbo on the boardwalk at Venice Beach. Kelly is enamored with their dancing, and all three become friends. This leads to their becoming their own dance troupe.

Franco tells Kelly that breakdancing is low-class and not a real art. He is disrespectful to Ozone and Turbo, and makes inappropriate advances on Kelly. She quits training with Franco. Later, Kelly attends a dance audition and is shut down by harsh directors.

Kelly then wanders to a breakdancing event where she finds Ozone and Turbo in the midst of a dance battle that they eventually lose against rivals 'Electro Rock'. A very defeated Ozone is consoled by Kelly. She convinces the troupe to enroll in a dance competition. Kelly's agent friend, James, sees what the group can do and agrees to back them.

The competition requirements are traditional, socially respected styles of dance. The troupe walks before the judges in tuxedos, top hats and white gloves to give the impression of traditional dancers. Just before the audition starts, they rip off the sleeves of their shirts and show their true style. The judges are initially shocked and disapproving. Yet within two minutes of their audition, the judges recognize the troupe's talent and allow them to continue. The troupe earns a standing ovation from the judges and win the competition. The troupe's popularity skyrockets, and all three members continue dancing professionally and in the community.[6]


  • Lucinda Dickey as Kelly Bennett / Special K
  • Adolfo 'Shabba Doo' Quiñones as Orlando / Ozone
  • Michael 'Boogaloo Shrimp' Chambers as Tony / Turbo
  • Ice T as Rap Talker
  • Chris 'The Glove' Taylor as Club Radiotron DJ
  • Ben Lokey as Franco
  • Christopher McDonald as James
  • Phineas Newborn III as Adam
  • Vidal 'Lil Coco' Rodriguez as Hot Tot
  • Bruno 'Pop N' Taco' Falcon as Electro Rock 1
  • Timothy 'Popin' Pete' Solomon as Electro Rock 2
  • Ana 'Lollipop' Sanchez as Electro Rock 3
  • Cooley Jaxson as Himself, a dancer
  • Peter Bromilow as Judge
  • Michel Qissi (uncredited) as Background dancing spectator
  • Jean-Claude van Damme (uncredited) as Background dancing spectator[7]


According to the 2014 documentary Electric Boogaloo: The Wild, Untold Story of Cannon Films, Menahem Golan of Cannon Films was inspired to create this film after his daughter saw a breakdancer perform in Venice Beach, California. Golan pressured the production crew to complete the film before Orion Pictures released their breakdancing film Beat Street.

Erik Abbey was the choreographer for the breakdancing scenes.


Breakin' Soundtrack by Polydor Records

The soundtrack of the film was released by Polydor Records in 1984.[8] The album contains the first performance on an album by rapper Ice-T (who had previously released some 12' singles), produced by DJ Chris 'The Glove' Taylor & David Storrs.[9]

Track listing[edit]

Electric Breakdance 1984

Side one
1.'Breakin'... There's No Stopping Us'Ollie E. Brown / Jerry KnightOllie & Jerry4:34
2.'Freakshow on the Dance Floor'The Bar-Kays / Allen A. JonesThe Bar-Kays4:42
3.'Body Work'Curtis HudsonHot Streak4:22
4.'99 ½'John Fottman / Maxi AndersonCarol Lynn Townes4:02
5.'Showdown'Ollie E. Brown / Joe CurialeOllie & Jerry3:57
Side two
1.'Heart of the Beat'Dan Hartman / Charlie Midnight3V4:18
2.'Street People'Ollie E. Brown / Jerry KnightFire Fox3:23
3.'Cut It'Paul FishmanRe-Flex3:11
4.'Ain't Nobody'Hawk WolinskiRufus and Chaka Khan4:45
5.'Reckless' (Rap by Ice-T)Chris 'The Glove' Taylor / David StorrsChris 'The Glove' Taylor & David Storrs3:57

Despite not being included on the official soundtrack, the film also features the previously released songs 'Boogie Down' by Al Jarreau, 'Tour de France' by Kraftwerk, 'Beatbox' by Art of Noise and 'Tibetan Jam' by Chris 'The Glove' Taylor.


Top 100 breakdance songs
Chart (1984)Peak
Australia (Kent Music Report)[11]6
Breakdance 1984 Songs


Box office[edit]

Breakin' opened in 1,069 venues on May 4, 1984 and outgrossed Sixteen Candles, which had more screens (1,240). The film ranked number one in the box office, earning $6,047,686.[12] By the end of its run, the film grossed $38,682,707 in the domestic box office,[3] making it the eighteenth top-grossing film of 1984.[13]

Critical reception[edit]

Review aggregator website Rotten Tomatoes reports that 33% of nine critics gave the film a positive review; the average rating is 4.29/10.[14]

Roger Ebert, who reviewed the film while it was in theatres, gave the film 1.5 stars out of 4, stating that the movie was, 'a stiff and awkward story, interrupted by dance sequences of astonishing grace and power.'[15] Ebert praised the dancing and the chemistry of the stars but slammed the movie's screenplay and supporting characters.

User generated film-information site IMDb reported '5,384 IMDb users have given a weighted average vote of 5.8 / 10' for the film.[16]

Home media[edit]

On August 5, 2003, MGM Home Entertainment released Breakin' on DVD. On April 21, 2015, Shout! Factory released Breakin, along with its sequel, Breakin' 2: Electric Boogaloo, as a double feature Blu-ray.

In popular culture[edit]

Several months prior to the film's release, Shabba Doo, Boogaloo Shrimp, Pop n' Taco, Popin' Pete, DJ Chris 'The Glove' Taylor and Lollipop were all prominently featured in the music video for Chaka Khan's remake of the 1979 Prince song, 'I Feel for You'.

Ice-T, who had a small role in both Breakin' and its sequel Breakin' 2: Electric Boogaloo and was prominently featured on the soundtrack to both films (helping introduce his music to a worldwide audience), was quoted as saying he considers the film and his own performance in it to be 'wack'.[17]

Breakin' and its sequel have had a resurgence in popular media as people have begun to remember, mock, and praise the film over 20 years later, with the sequel's subtitle in particular becoming a snowclone pejorative nickname to denote an archetypical sequel.[18][19]

In 2019, the documentary Boogaloo Shrimp by Taylor Golonka was released on Amazon Prime. It focuses on the creative talents of Michael Chambers, who played Turbo in Breakin'. According to filmmaker Taylor Golonka, 'Michael Chambers will go down in history as being one of the iconic innovators of the b-boy and breakdancing culture.'[20]

Breakin' was referenced in the first episode of Mixed-ish, which aired on September 24, 2019.


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  2. ^ abAndrew Yule, Hollywood a Go-Go: The True Story of the Cannon Film Empire, Sphere Books, 1987 p47
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  4. ^Silberg, Joel (April 6, 2009), Breakdance - The Movie, Second Sight Films Ltd., retrieved October 28, 2017
  5. ^'Breakin' N Enterin' Documentary (Video)'. Ambrosia For Heads. August 10, 2013. Retrieved October 28, 2017.
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  7. ^'Jean-Claude van Damme'. The A.V. Club. Retrieved March 22, 2011.
  8. ^Breakin', Get On Down, November 22, 2011, retrieved October 28, 2017
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  11. ^Kent, David (1993). Australian Chart Book 1970–1992 (illustrated ed.). St Ives, N.S.W.: Australian Chart Book. p. 283. ISBN0-646-11917-6.
  12. ^'Weekend Box Office Results for May 4-6, 1984'. Box Office Mojo. Internet Movie Database. May 7, 1984. Retrieved September 3, 2015.
  13. ^'1984 Yearly Box Office Results - Box Office Mojo'. Retrieved November 14, 2017.
  14. ^'Breakin''. Rotten Tomatoes. Fandango Media. Retrieved November 20, 2020.
  15. ^Ebert, Roger. 'Breakin' Movie Review & Film Summary (1984) Roger Ebert'. Retrieved October 28, 2017.
  16. ^Breakin' (1984) - User ratings, retrieved July 9, 2019
  17. ^Ice T; Sigmund, Heidi (1994). The Ice Opinion. New York: St. Martin's Press. p. 96. ISBN0-312-10486-3.
  18. ^'Beyond Boogaloo: The Weird, Wild and Wonderful World of Cannon's 'Breakin' Movies'. Esquire. May 29, 2015. Retrieved October 28, 2017.
  19. ^Patches, Matt (December 22, 2014). 'How 'Breakin' 2: Electric Boogaloo' Became a Movie and Then a Meme'. Grantland. Retrieved October 28, 2017.
  20. ^'About – Boogaloo Shrimp Documentary'. Retrieved March 26, 2019.

External links[edit]

  • Breakin' on IMDb
  • Breakin' at Box Office Mojo
  • Breakin' at Rotten Tomatoes
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