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How to Be a Heartbreaker
How To Be A Heartbreaker single artwork
Released July 10th, 2012
Genre Dance-pop, electropop
Length 3:46
Label 679, Atlantic
Format Digital download, CD (with album)
Producer Dr. Luke, Cirkut, Benny Blanco
Electra Heart (US edition) track listing
"How to Be a Heartbreaker" is track number 12.
Previous track
"Hypocrates"
Next track
"Radioactive"
Electra Heart (Video series) track listing
"How to Be a Heartbreaker" is the seventh video.
Previous video
"Power & Control"
Next video
"E.V.O.L"

"How to Be a Heartbreaker" is a single by Marina and the Diamonds from her second studio album, Electra Heart. The song was written after the original UK version of the album was complete, and so it only appears on the US version. Diamandis worked with Ammar Malik, Benny Blanco, Cirkut, Daniel Omelio, and Dr. Luke during the songwriting process, and enlisted Blanco, Cirkut, and Dr. Luke to oversee its production. The song was used as part seven in The Archetypes video series.

It was released in the US on January 8th, 2013 and the UK on February 3rd, 2013. The music video was uploaded to YouTube on September 28, 2012, as Part 7 of the Archetypes video series.

The song was covered by Dean Geyer and Lea Michele in a Glee episode called Feud.

BackgroundEdit

Diamandis explained that "How to Be a Heartbreaker" was the only new track on the US edition of her album Electra Heart, and she wrote it "as the UK album was being printed." Lyrically, she stated the song "basically involves four rules on how to be a heartbreaker. It's a guide for everyone!"[1]

The Full Stem Pack leaked in early 2018.

Official versions Edit

  • Album version - 3:46
  • Instrumental version - 3:43

Commercial Performance, Charts, and Certification Edit

Despite under-performing previous hits in the United Kingdom, How To Be A Heartbreaker was a moderate success in the UK, peaking at number 88 on the UK Singles chart. It also became a fast hit in Denmark, getting certified Platinum. In the United States, How To Be A Heartbreaker was Marina's second official hit single, gaining a Gold Certification, with over 500,000 copies being sold.

Chart (12-13) Peak

Position

Denmark Singles Chart[2] 18
Finland Singles Chart[3] 23
Hungary Singles Chart[4] 29
Ireland Singles Chart[5] 21
Poland Singles Chart[6] 3
Scotland Singles Chart[7] 73
UK Singles Chart[8] 88
Region Certification Certified Units/Sales
Denmark[9] Platinum

(Streaming)

2,600,000
United States[10] Gold 500,000

Single ReleasesEdit

Marina and the Diamonds
How to Be a Heartbreaker
Released December 7, 2012 Format Digital download
1. How to Be a Heartbreaker 3:41
2. How to Be a Heartbreaker (Kat Krazy Remix) 3:35
3. How to Be a Heartbreaker (Almighty Remix) 5:38
4. How To Be A Heartbreaker (Kitty Pryde Remix) 3:01
5. How To Be A Heartbreaker (Baunz Remix) 7:21
Total length 23:22
How To Be A Heartbreaker single artwork

Marina and the Diamonds
How to Be a Heartbreaker
Released March 12, 2013 Format Digital download
1. How to Be a Heartbreaker" (Dada Life Remix) 6:28
2. How to Be a Heartbreaker" (Dada Life Remix Radio Edit) 3:16
Total length 9:44
How to Be a Heartbreaker (Dada Life Remixes) artwork

VideosEdit

On 19 September 2012, Diamandis announced on her Twitter page that the music video for "How to Be a Heartbreaker" would premiere online on 24 September.[11] However, problems occurred on the day of the supposed release, and Diamandis took to her Twitter to explain the situation: "So, someone at my record label won't let me release the video because I look ugly in it apparently and we need more money and time to paint out ugly parts. The video will be out end of the week. If not, I am happy to leak the 'minger' version for my fans."[12] The video premiered on 28 September 2012 on YouTube.[13]

The video was directed by duo Marc & Ish and filmed in late August 2012.[14] It opens with Diamandis in a shower surrounded by Speedo-clad male models. It includes various close-up shots of Diamandis and the models throughout the video. She also appears with four different men in various settings, each showing her with a different colored hair ribbon. It includes shots of her walking alone on the beach in some parts of the video, and a shot of her holding a platter with a severed and bloodied mannequin head. She dons black hair and various black dresses throughout the video, and her signature heart makeup on her cheek. Diamandis revealed to The Sun that she was highly involved in the video: "I had 100 per cent creative control over this video. I was like 'OK, let's get six Calvin Klein models and put them in the shower and I'll stand in the middle in PVC'."[15]. The music video has more than 45M views, making it her second most viewed video after "Primadonna".

Music Video Information
MARINA AND THE DIAMONDS PART 7 ♡ "HOW TO BE A HEARTBREAKER" ♡

MARINA AND THE DIAMONDS PART 7 ♡ "HOW TO BE A HEARTBREAKER" ♡

Premiere December 18, 2014
Filmed Filmed in late August 2012 in Copenhagen
Director Marc & Ish
Producer TBA
Production co LOVE
Exec. producer Paul McKee
Editor Darren Baldwin at Final Cut
Choreographer TBA
Length 3:55
Source

Additional credits [16]Edit

DoP: Stuart Graham
Grade: Aline Sinquin @ MPC
Post Producer: Pedro Pinto MPC
Service Production: Spoiled
Service Producer: Thor Jacobsen
Line Producer: Mikkel Damkiær
Production Manager: Joakim Harder
First AD: Otto Rosing
Focus Puller: John Frimand
2nd AC: Charlotte Rose Waters
DIT: Michael McDuffie Finlay
Gaffer: Thomas Neivelt
Best Boy: Alex Suhr
Grip: Christian Brøndum
Production Designer: Rasmus With
Hair: Marina Lasse Pedersen
Make-up: Niamh Quinn
Stylist: Celestine Cooney
Make-up/Hair: Mette Munch
Stylist (Cast): Sebastian Machado
Styling Asst (Cast): Dorothea Gundtoft
Runners: Tine Knudsen, Jamie Ryan
Location Scout: Lui Visbo
Commissioner: Alan Parks

LyricsEdit

Rule number one
Is that you gotta have fun
But baby when you're done
You gotta be the first to run
Rule number two
Just don't get attached to
Somebody you could lose

So le-let me tell you

This is how to be a heartbreaker
Boys they like a little danger
We'll get 'em falling for a stranger
A player, singing I lo-lo-love you
How to be a heartbreaker
Boys they like the look of danger
We'll get 'em falling for a stranger
A player, singing I lo-lo-love you
At least I think I do!

Ooh ooh oh ooh ooh oh oh
Ooh ooh oh ooh ooh oh oh
Ooh ooh oh ooh ooh oh oh
'Cause I lo-lo-lo-love you

Rule number three
Wear your heart on your cheek
But never on your sleeve
Unless you wanna taste defeat
Rule number four
Gotta be looking pure
Kiss him goodbye at the door

And leave him wanting more, more

This is how to be a heartbreaker
Boys they like a little danger
We'll get 'em falling for a stranger
A player, singing I lo-lo-love you
How to be a heartbreaker
Boys they like the look of danger
We'll get 'em falling for a stranger
A player, singing I lo-lo-love you
At least I think I do

Ooh ooh oh ooh ooh oh oh
Ooh ooh oh ooh ooh oh oh
Ooh ooh oh ooh ooh oh oh
'Cause I lo-lo-lo-love you

Girls, we do, whatever it will take
'Cause girls don't want
We don't want our hearts to break
In two, so it's better to be fake
Can't risk losing in love again, ba-abe

This is how to be a heartbreaker
Boys they like a little danger
We'll get 'em falling for a stranger
A player, singing I lo-lo-love you
How to be a heartbreaker
Boys they like the look of danger
We'll get 'em falling for a stranger
A player, singing I lo-lo-love you

Ooh ooh oh ooh ooh oh oh
Ooh ooh oh ooh ooh oh oh
Ooh ooh oh ooh ooh oh oh
'Cause I lo-lo-love you
At least I think I do

ReferencesEdit

  1. Marina and the Diamonds talks new UK single 'How To Be A Heartbreaker
  2. http://www.danishcharts.com/showitem.asp?interpret=Marina+and+the+Diamonds&titel=How+to+Be+a+Heartbreaker&cat=s
  3. http://www.ifpi.fi/tilastot/virallinen-lista/artistit/Marina+%26+the+Diamonds/How+to+Be+a+Heartbreaker
  4. http://zene.slagerlistak.hu/radios-top-40-jatszasi-lista/2013/13
  5. http://www.chart-track.co.uk/index.jsp?c=p%2Fmusicvideo%2Fmusic%2Farchive%2Findex_test.jsp&ct=240001&arch=t&lyr=2012&year=2012&week=50
  6. http://bestsellery.zpav.pl/airplays/pozostale/archiwum.php?year=2013&typ=nowosci&idlisty=974#title
  7. http://www.officialcharts.com/charts/scottish-singles-chart/20130210/41/
  8. http://www.officialcharts.com/charts/singles-chart/20130210/7501/
  9. http://www.ifpi.dk/?q=content/marina-diamonds-how-be-heartbreaker
  10. https://www.riaa.com/gold-platinum/?tab_active=default-award&ar=Marina+and+the+Diamonds&ti=How+to+Be+a+Heartbreaker#search_section
  11. Marina's putting a new video online on Monday
  12. Marina Diamandis too 'ugly' in new video, according to her US label
  13. Marina And The Diamonds release new video following 'ugly' comments from her label
  14. Marina & The Diamonds - How To Be a Heartbreaker (2012) | IMVDB
  15. Exclusive: Marina and the Diamonds' new vid How To Be A Heartbreaker
  16. Marina & The Diamonds - How To Be a Heartbreaker (2012) | IMVDB