Breakdown (Melissa Etheridge album)

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Breakdown
Melissa Etheridge Breakdown cover.jpg
Studio album by
ReleasedOctober 5, 1999
Recorded1998–1999
Genre Rock
Length53:50
Label Island
Producer Melissa Etheridge,
John Shanks
Melissa Etheridge chronology
Your Little Secret
(1995)
Breakdown
(1999)
Skin
(2001)
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic Star full.svgStar full.svgStar full.svgStar empty.svgStar empty.svg [1]
Entertainment Weekly C+ [2]
Rolling Stone Star full.svgStar full.svgStar full.svgStar half.svgStar empty.svg [3]
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USA Today Star full.svgStar full.svgStar half.svgStar empty.svg [5]

Breakdown is the sixth album by singer-songwriter Melissa Etheridge, released in 1999 (see 1999 in music). A Limited Edition version of the album was simultaneously released featuring three bonus tracks.

Contents

"Scarecrow" is dedicated to the memory of Matthew Shepard, and his family and friends.

"Into the Dark" appeared in episodes of Haven and Night Visions .

Track listing

All songs by Melissa Etheridge, except where noted

  1. "Breakdown" – 3:54
  2. "Angels Would Fall" (Etheridge, Shanks) – 4:39
  3. "Stronger Than Me" – 4:08
  4. "Into the Dark" – 4:59
  5. "Enough of Me" – 4:39
  6. "Truth of the Heart" (Etheridge, Shanks) – 4:31
  7. "Mama I'm Strange" – 4:29
  8. "Scarecrow" – 5:21
  9. "How Would I Know" – 4:15
  10. "My Lover" – 5:45
  11. "Sleep" – 7:10 [standard pressing] / 4:39 [Limited Edition pressing]
  12. "Touch and Go"* – 4:36
  13. "Cherry Avenue"* – 4:29
  14. "Beloved"* – 7:54

* Limited Edition bonus tracks

Personnel

Production

Charts

Chart (1999)Peak
position
Australian Albums (ARIA) [6] 15
Austrian Albums (Ö3 Austria) [7] 45
Dutch Albums (Album Top 100) [8] 20
German Albums (Offizielle Top 100) [9] 14
Swiss Albums (Schweizer Hitparade) [10] 38
US Billboard 200 [11] 12

Certifications

RegionCertification Certified units/sales
United States (RIAA) [12] Gold500,000^

^shipments figures based on certification alone

Notes

  1. AllMusic review
  2. Entertainment Weekly review
  3. Rolling Stone review
  4. Album reviews at CD Universe
  5. USA Today review
  6. "Australiancharts.com – Melissa Etheridge – Breakdown". Hung Medien.
  7. "Austriancharts.at – Melissa Etheridge – Breakdown" (in German). Hung Medien.
  8. "Dutchcharts.nl – Melissa Etheridge – Breakdown" (in Dutch). Hung Medien.
  9. "Offiziellecharts.de – Melissa Etheridge – Breakdown" (in German). GfK Entertainment Charts.
  10. "Swisscharts.com – Melissa Etheridge – Breakdown". Hung Medien.
  11. "Melissa Etheridge Chart History (Billboard 200)". Billboard.
  12. "American album certifications – Melissa Etheridge – Breakdown". Recording Industry Association of America . Retrieved February 17, 2020.If necessary, click Advanced, then click Format, then select Album, then click SEARCH. 

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