Heartbreak on Vinyl

Heartbreak on Vinyl is the second studio album by singer-songwriter Blake Lewis released on October 6, 2009.[1] A double LP pressed on red vinyl with only 500 copies was released on August 13, 2010. The vinyl contained instant access to the Heartbreak on Vinyl digital album, 13 remixes of the hit single "Heartbreak on Vinyl" and an unreleased remix of "'Till We See the Sun." [2] Although "Heartbreak on Vinyl" became his most successful single, the album only sold 10,000 copies; less than 1/30 of the copies of his debut A.D.D. (Audio Day Dream).[3][4]

Heartbreak on Vinyl
Studio album by Blake Lewis
ReleasedOctober 6, 2009
GenreElectropop, dance-pop
LabelTommy Boy Records
ProducerAlain Whyte, Rodney Jerkins, Jean Baptiste, Jesse Rogg, Sluggo, Ryan Buendia
Blake Lewis chronology
A.D.D. (Audio Day Dream)
Heartbreak on Vinyl
Portrait of a Chameleon
Singles from Heartbreak on Vinyl
  1. "Sad Song"
    Released: July 21, 2009
  2. "Heartbreak on Vinyl"
    Released: January 19, 2010


Professional ratings
Review scores
Allmusic3.5/5 stars[5]

Critical response

The song has received generally positive reviews from many critics.

Stephen Thomas Erlewine from Allmusic said "he's brought all his disparate interests together on Heartbreak on Vinyl, which cut for cut is more rhythmic and melodic than A.D.D. and as a whole lot more memorable. Lewis doesn't separate his club rhythms and Morrissey obsessions, winding up with a record that sounds curiously and unwittingly like a soundtrack to a Eurotrash club, but in an appealing fashion because it feels uncontrived and often very catchy."[5]

Max Specht from Pressplus1 said "This album is a melting pot of styles that really sums up the kind of artist Blake Lewis is, he’s all over the place yet centered all at once. He’s an homage as much as he is a trailblazer in pop music, and this album will help find him fans with commuters blasting the radio, to night owls dancing the night away in crowded clubs down main street."[6]

Track listing

Heartbreak on Vinyl[7]

1."Heartbreak on Vinyl" (2nd single)Blake Lewis, Sam Hollander, Dave Katz, Ben Levels 3:59
2."Binary Love"Lewis, McMorran, Rankin, Carl Ryden 3:28
3."Freak"Lewis, Chritsy Rogg 4:30
4."Sad Song" (1st single)Lewis Hollander, Katz 4:31
5."Rhythm of My Heart"Armstrong, Armstrong, Lewis, Scott  
6."Afraid"Jackson, Mani, OmleyDarkchild3:34
7."Left My Baby for You"Lewis, Baptiste, Beundia, Marsh, McHenry, Whyte 5:03
8."Rebel Without a Cause"Lewis, Nelson, WrabelDevil's Gun3:53
9."SuperScratchaVocalisticTurnatableLicious"  1:05
10."Our Rapture of Love"Lewis, Olson 4:46
11.UntitledLewis, Zizzo 3:54
12."The Remedy"Lewis, Audé, Oliver Goldstein, McMorranDave Audé4:41
13."Love or Torture (Please Don't Stop)"Lewis, TedderAudé4:58
14."Till' We See the Sun" (3rd single off album *only on Limited Double LP Edition*)LewisDevil's Gun4:41

Chart performance

The album debuted at number 135 on the Billboard Top 200, selling 4,000 albums in its first week.[8]

Chart (2009–2010) Peak
U.S. Billboard 200[9] 135
U.S. Dance/Electronic Albums[9] 7
U.S. Independent Albums[9] 20


  • "Sad Song" was released as the lead single from the album on July 21, 2009. The music video was filmed in late August 2009 and released on September 21, 2009.
  • "Heartbreak on Vinyl" was released as the second single from the album on January 19, 2010. It has since become his first Number One hit on the U.S. Billboard Hot Dance Club Play chart for the week of April 24, 2010. The single also reached number one on Billboard's Hot Dance Airplay chart in its May 22, 2010 issue, another first for Lewis. It is to date his most successful single.
  • "Till' We See the Sun (Remix)" With the announcement of his special edition of his album, Lewis announced this bonus track would be the third single from the album and would a radio only single. The original version of this song was released in mid-2012.

Album credits

Performance credits[10]
Technical credits[10]

Release history

Country Date Other
United States October 6, 2009 Standard version
August 13, 2010 Special edition
Canada October 13, 2009 Standard version
August 13, 2010 Special edition


  1. ^ "More on Blake Lewis' 'Heartbreak on Vinyl". USA Today. July 1, 2009. Archived from the original on 4 July 2009. Retrieved 6 July 2009.
  2. ^ "EQ Music Blog: Blake Lewis Releases "Heartbreak On Vinyl" on Red Vinyl With 13 Remixes and a New Track". Zxlcreative.blogs.com. 2010-07-02. Retrieved 2012-02-20.
  3. ^ de Moraes, Lisa (23 May 2011). "American Idol finale: After 10 years, the beat goes on". Washington Post. Retrieved 9 January 2013.
  4. ^ Mansfield, Brian (30 December 2009). "Carrie Underwood plays on through Christmas in Idol album sales". USA Today. Retrieved 9 January 2013.
  5. ^ a b Allmusic review
  6. ^ "Blake Lewis - Heartbreak on Vinyl". Press+!. 24 October 2009. Archived from the original on 16 February 2013. Retrieved 9 January 2013.
  7. ^ "iTunes - Music - Heartbreak On Vinyl by Blake Lewis". Itunes.apple.com. 2009-10-06. Retrieved 2012-02-20.
  8. ^ Mansfield, Brian (14 October 2009). "Your weekly Idol sales fix: The album numbers". USA Today. Retrieved 9 January 2013.
  9. ^ a b c "Blake Lewis Chart History". Billboard.com. Retrieved 9 January 2013.
  10. ^ a b "Heartbreak on Vinyl, Blake Lewis, Music CD - Barnes & Noble". Music.barnesandnoble.com. 2011-07-19. Retrieved 2012-02-20.

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