Heartbreak on Hold

album by Alexandra Burke

Heartbreak on Hold is the second studio album by British recording artist Alexandra Burke. It was released digitally on 1 June 2012 through Syco and RCA Records, and a physical version was issued three days later. The album marks her final record with both record labels, parting between 2012 and the following year. Burke started working on the album in late 2010, and worked with Cutfather, Erick Morillo, Autumn Rowe, and Ben Adams, as well as other producers and writers. Burke had also worked with RedOne, who previously produced a most of her debut album Overcome (2009), but none of their music that they made together were included on the album.

Heartbreak on Hold
Studio album by
Released1 June 2012 (2012-06-01)
Recorded2010–2012
Genre
Length41:49
Label
Producer
Alexandra Burke chronology
Overcome
(2009)
Heartbreak on Hold
(2012)
Christmas Gift
(2012)
Alexandra Burke studio album chronology
Overcome
(2009)
Heartbreak on Hold
(2012)
The Truth Is
(2018)
Singles from Heartbreak on Hold
  1. "Elephant"
    Released: 9 March 2012
  2. "Let It Go"
    Released: 25 May 2012

Critical receptionEdit

Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
4Music     [1]
AllMusic     [2]
Daily Express     [3]
Digital Spy     [4]
The Guardian     [5]
The Independent     [6]
The Observer     [7]

Heartbreak on Hold received mixed reviews from music critics.

Track listingEdit

No. TitleProducer(s) Length
1. "Heartbreak on Hold"  David Gamson 3:20
2. "Elephant" (featuring Erick Morillo)
3:47
3. "Let It Go"  
  • Cutfather
  • Gill
3:24
4. "This Love Will Survive"  
  • Cutfather
  • Gill
  • Davidsen
3:23
5. "Fire"  iSHi 3:28
6. "Between the Sheets"  
  • Cutfather
  • Gill
3:09
7. "Daylight Robbery"  Woods 3:15
8. "Tonight"  
3:41
9. "Love You That Much"  Fred Falke 3:16
10. "Oh La La"  Lisinski 3:29
11. "Sitting on Top of the World"  
3:27
12. "What Money Can't Buy"  Ben Adams 4:10
Total length:
41:49
Digital deluxe edition bonus tracks
No. Title Length
13. "Devil in Me"   3:40
14. "Beating Still"   3:35
15. "Heartbreak on Hold" (acoustic version) 3:16
16. "Let It Go" (acoustic version) 3:36
Total length:
56:03

Notes

ChartsEdit

Chart (2012) Peak
position
Irish Albums Chart[8] 27
Scottish Albums Chart[9] 20
UK Albums Chart[10] 18

Release historyEdit

Region Date Format Label
Ireland[11] 1 June 2012 CD, digital download RCA Records, Syco Music, Sony Music
United Kingdom[12] 4 June 2012
Australia[13] 3 August 2012

ReferencesEdit

  1. Mensah, Jenna (11 June 2012). "4Music – News – Reviews – Album Review: Alexandra Burke – Heartbreak on Hold". 4Music. Archived from the original on 19 June 2012. Retrieved 9 October 2021.
  2. Collar, Matt. "Heartbreak on Hold - Alexandra Burke". AllMusic. Retrieved 8 May 2019.
  3. Gage, Simon (1 June 2012). "CD Review – Alexandra Burke, Heartbreak on Hold". Daily Express. Archived from the original on 1 June 2012. Retrieved 1 June 2012.
  4. Copsey, Robert (4 June 2012). "Alexandra Bukre: Heartbreak On Hold – Album Review". Digital Spy. Retrieved 10 June 2012.
  5. Sullivan, Caroline (31 May 2012). "Alexandra Burke: Heartbreak on Hold – review". The Guardian. London. Retrieved 1 June 2012.
  6. Gill, Andy (2 June 2012). "Album: Alexandra Burke, Heartbreak on Hold (RCA / SYCO MUSIC)". The Independent. London. Retrieved 2 June 2012.
  7. Hoby, Hermione (3 June 2012). "Alexandra Burke: Heartbreak On Hold – review". The Observer. London. Retrieved 3 June 2012.
  8. "Irish Album Chart". IRMA. 8 June 2012. Archived from the original on 12 February 2012. Retrieved 8 June 2012.
  9. "Scottish Albums Top 40 – 16th June 2012 – 16th June 2012". Official Charts Company. 10 June 2012. Retrieved 10 June 2012.
  10. "2012 Top 40 Official UK Albums Archive – 16th June 2012". Official Charts Company. 10 June 2012. Retrieved 10 June 2012.
  11. "Heartbreak On Hold (Deluxe Version) by Alexandra Burke on Apple Music". iTunes.
  12. Corner, Lewis (2 May 2012). "Alexandra Burke reveals new album 'Heartbreak on Hold' artwork". Digital Spy. Retrieved 2 May 2012.
  13. "Heartbreak On Hold - CD & DVD Music, Music Genres, Pop/Rock : JB HI-FI". Archived from the original on 2012-12-30.