Ed Bruce performs “You’re The Best Break This Old Heart Ever Had” Live On That Nashville Music 1982.

The song, reached # 1 on the charts of US Hot Country Songs, and remained 21 weeks on the charts. In the Canadian RPM Country Tracks charts, it reached number # 10.

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You’re The Best Break This Old Heart Ever Had

You’re The Best Break This Heart Ever Had, a song written by Wayland Holyfield and Randy Hatch, was recorded by Ed Bruce for the MCA label, recorded in October 1980, at Sound Stage Studio, 10 Music Circle South, Nashville, TN, In the recording session of the album, Ed was accompanied by: Bobby Thompson (guitar), Fred Newell (guitar), Jon Goin (guitar), Pete Bordonalli (guitar), Tommy West (guitar), Bill Kenner (mandolin), Sonny Garrish (steel and dobro), Joe Allen and Steve Shaffer (bass), Kenny Malone and Bob Gelotte (drums and percussion), Buddy Spicher (fiddle), Shane Keister and Charles Cochran (keyboards). With the production of Tommy West, the song was released on November 28, 1981, on March 6, 1982, reached # 1 on the charts of US Hot Country Songs, and remained 21 weeks on the charts. In the Canadian RPM Country Tracks charts, it reached number # 10.
It was the first number one for Ed Bruce and unique to date.

Lp cover Ed Bruce ( MCA 1981 )
Lp cover Ed Bruce ( MCA 1981 )

The song was included in Ed Bruce’s seventh studio album, One to One (MCA 1981), released in early 1981, on May 16, 1981, reached # 29 on the US Top Country Albums charts, and remained for 50 weeks on the charts.



About the song:

Ed reached his stride when I signed with MCA. Under MCA, I’ve made several minor hits and turned in four Top Five singles from 1981 through ’84. His very first was with “You’re The Best Break This Old Heart Ever Had”. Bruce first heard the song when Wayland Holyfield played it at a “guitar pull”. “Guitar pull” is a ritual whereby Nashville writers pass a guitar around a circle and perform their most recent material. It was another year before Ed recorded it, and it proved a perfect vehicle for his gentle bass tonalities.

“You’re The Best Break This Old Heart Ever Had” reached the pinnacle of Billboard’s country singles chart on March 6, 1982. This track marked Ed Bruce’s only number one record as a performer. Furthermore, it was the only song penned by co-writer Randy Hatch to reach the top. Hatch was a paraplegic, injured in the Vietnam War, and the royalties generated by the success of this record helped him out a lot.

One of the most memorable ways to tell someone that you are in love with him is through a song. “You are the best rest this old heart has had” is one of the well-written romantic ballads. And if you’re not in a relationship yet, this song will put you in the mood to find someone to fall in love with.





Ed Bruce – You’re The Best Break This Old Heart Ever Had Lyrics

Oh there were others and some were friends
And some were merrily lovers
But they all helped me discover
It’s so hard to find someone who’ll be true

And I said no way, would I fall again oh no, no way
There’s just too many heartaches
And I don’t like the way it feels to feel my heart break
Then there was you

You’re the best break this old heart ever had
You’re all the good luck that I’ll never need to have
Never thought I’d ever love again like that
You’re the best break this old heart ever had

All around me
My world was crumbling down all around me
Oh but then you found me
And with your love you mended my life

You’re the best break this old heart ever had
You’re all the good luck that I’ll never need to have
Never thought I’d ever love again like that
You’re the best break this old heart ever had

You’re the best break this old heart ever had
You’re all the good luck that I’ll never need to have
Never thought I’d ever love again like that
You’re the best break this old heart ever had
You’re the best break this old heart ever had

Single Ed Bruce ( MCA 1981 )
Single Ed Bruce ( MCA 1981 )

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