"Give Your Heart a Break" is a song by American recording artist Demi Lovato. The song was released on January 23, 2012, as the second and final single from her third studio album Unbroken (2011). The song was written and produced by Josh Alexander and Billy Steinberg. "Give Your Heart a Break" is a dance-pop ballad that comprises the use of instruments like drums, violin and strings. The latter two, according to music critics, are reminiscent of those used in Coldplay's "Viva la Vida". Lyrically, the song chronicles the protagonist's attempt to win over her lover who has been hurt in a previous relationship and is fearful of committing again.
"Give Your Heart a Break" received critical acclaim from contemporary music critics, praising the production as well as Lovato's vocals. The single debuted at #72 on the Billboard Hot 100 and has peaked at #16 on the chart, as well as reaching #1 on Billboard Pop Songs chart. T