Sunday Side Up Brit Bunch: "Breakout" by Swing Out Sister

John Lockwood
March 12, 2021

"Breakout" by Swing Out Sister was the biggest hit by the trio, consisting of Andy McConnell, Martin Jackson and Corrine Drewery. It was released as a single in November 1986... and was consequently included on their 1987 debut album It's Better to Travel. "Breakout" reached number four on the UK Singles Chart and number 6 on the Billboard Hot 100.

Fun Fact: According to the group's website, their name was taken from an obsure, "B" movie called Swing Out, Sister... a musical starring Arthur Treacher (former sidekick of Merv Griffin and of Arthur Treacher's Fish and Chips fame)!

Fun Fact Followup: Another significant SOS hit was their vocal rendition of "Am I the Same Girl", better known as the instrumental "Soulful Strut" by Young Holt Unlimited!

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