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
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."The Point"Lewis, 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.
A.D.D. (Audio Day Dream)

A.D.D. (Audio Day Dream) is the debut studio album by Blake Lewis, the runner-up on the sixth season of American Idol. It was released in the United States and Canada on December 4, 2007. The first single is "Break Anotha" and was released to radio on October 30. The album did not leak as other artists' albums generally do, instead appeared in full first within the "Free Full CD Listening Parties" section on AOL.com on December 3, the day before the release.

Alain Whyte

Alain Gordon Whyte (pronounced Alan) (born 3 July 1967) is an English musician, songwriter, composer and singer. He is best known for being Morrissey's main songwriting partner and guitarist between 1991 and 2007. (Several Morrissey–White compositions were also released as late as 2009, after Whyte had left Morrissey's band.)

Prior to 1991, Whyte previously been in the bands Rugcutters, Red Lightning, Motivators, Born Bad and the Memphis Sinners. More recently, he has written for the likes of Madonna, Chris Brown, Rihanna, the Black Eyed Peas among many others. He won an ASCAP pop award in 2013 for his work as a songwriter on Chris Brown's hit single "Don't Wake Me Up".

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By the end of 2009, all the contestants had 257 number one singles in the Billboard charts and have sold over 66 million albums worldwide and 56 million singles in US alone

Blake Lewis

Blake Colin Lewis (born July 21, 1981) is an American singer, songwriter, and beatboxer who was the runner-up on the sixth season of American Idol. His major label debut album A.D.D. (Audio Day Dream) was released on December 4, 2007 through 19 Recordings and Arista Records. On October 30, 2007, his first single "Break Anotha" was released. The album landed on number ten on the U.S. Billboard 200 as its highest peak position with 97,500 copies sold in its debut, and has sold over 350,000 copies. After the release of his second single "How Many Words", which peaked at number eight on the U.S. Billboard Dance/Club Play Songs, Lewis was dropped by Arista Records. Lewis eventually signed with Tommy Boy Records.

His second album, Heartbreak on Vinyl, was released on October 6, 2009. The first single "Sad Song" was released on July 21, 2009. The album charted at number 135 on the U.S. Billboard Billboard 200, number twenty on the Billboard Independent Albums, and number seven on the Billboard Dance/Electronic Albums with over 4,000 copies sold in the first week.

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Dave Katz

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Heartbreak on Vinyl (song)

"Heartbreak on Vinyl" is the second single by Blake Lewis to be released from his second album of the same name. The track is to date Lewis's most successful single, as it has reached the number-one spots on Billboard's Hot Dance Club Songs and Hot Dance Airplay charts in 2010. The single pays homage to record stores that closed down or went out of business and its loyal fans of vinyl records.

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Sad Song

Sad Song may refer to different pieces of music:

"Fa-Fa-Fa-Fa-Fa (Sad Song)" by Otis Redding (1966)

"Sad Song" by Lou Reed on the 1973 album Berlin

"Sad Song" by Paul Williams on the 1974 album A Little Bit of Love

"Sad Song" by Screaming Jets on the 1994 album The Screaming Jets

"Sad Song" by David Byrne on the 1994 album David Byrne

"Sad Song (Oasis song)" by Oasis from vinyl and Japanese editions of their 1994 album Definitely Maybe

"Sad Song" by Krayzie Bone on the 1999 album Thug Mentality 1999

"Sad Song (Cat Power)" by Cat Power on the 2004 album Speaking for Trees

"Sad Songs (Say So Much)" by Elton John on the 1984 album Breaking Hearts

"Sad Song" by Au Revoir Simone on the 2007 album The Bird of Music

"Sad Song" by September on the 2007 album Dancing Shoes

"Sad Song" (Blake Lewis song) by Blake Lewis on the 2009 album Heartbreak on Vinyl

"Sad Song" (The Cars song) from the 2011 album Move Like This by the Cars

"Sad Song" by Christina Perri from her 2011 debut album, lovestrong.

"Sad Song" by We the Kings on the 2013 album Somewhere Somehow

"Sad Song" by Scotty Sire, his 2017 hit single

Sad Song (Blake Lewis song)

"Sad Song" is the lead single by singer-songwriter Blake Lewis from his second studio album Heartbreak on Vinyl, released on October 6, 2009 and has reached the number eleven spots on Billboard's Hot Dance Club Songs chart in 2009.

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