Swing Out Sister is an English sophisti-pop group best known worldwide for the 1987 song "Breakout". Other hits include "Surrender", "Twilight World", "Waiting Game" and a remake of the Eugene Record soul composition "Am I the Same Girl?"
"Breakout" is a single from British act Swing Out Sister's debut album It's Better to Travel.
The single reached the number four position in the UK in 1986, and rose to number six on the Billboard Hot 100 and number one on the Adult Contemporary in the US in 1987. The song also resulted in a Grammy Award nomination for Best Pop Vocal Performance by a Duo or Group.
The single was written and performed while the group was still a trio. It was one of their biggest hits, and the song most closely associated with the act. In the US, "Breakout" remains a staple of adult contemporary and smooth jazz radio station playlists.
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