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Party 'Til You're Broke

Party 'Til You're Broke is the ninth studio album by funk band Rufus, released on the MCA Records label in 1981. Party 'Til You're Broke which was the band's second album not to be fronted by Chaka Khan reached #24 on Billboard's R&B Albums chart and #73 on Pop and included the singles "Tonight We Love" (US R&B #18, US Dance #64) and "Hold on to a Friend" (US R&B #56), making Party 'Til You're Broke the most successful Khan-less album from Rufus.

Party 'Til You're Broke
Studio album by Rufus
Released March 1981
Recorded 1980–1981
Studio Kendun Recorders
(Burbank, California)
Genre Contemporary R&B, funk, soul
Label MCA Records
Producer Rufus, John Stronach
Rufus chronology
Party 'Til You're Broke
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 2/5 stars [1]
The Rolling Stone Album Guide 1/5 stars[2]

Following Party 'Til You're Broke and Khan's second solo album Naughty, which was released in 1980, Rufus reunited with Khan again in 1981 for the recording of Camouflage which was to be their final full-length studio album together.


Track listingEdit

Side one
No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Tonight We Love" David "Hawk" Wolinski 4:29
2. "Hold On to a Friend" Bessie Poindexter, Lalomie Washburn 3:13
3. "Love Is Taking Over" Gavin Christopher 4:05
4. "Secret Love" Poindexter, David Batteau 3:48
5. "Party 'Til You're Broke" Wolinski, Poindexter 3:33
Side two
No. Title Writer(s) Length
6. "Can I Show You" Wolinski, Danny Seraphine 5:10
7. "You're Made for Me" Poindexter, Washburn 3:30
8. "What Is It" Wolinski 4:20
9. "We Got the Way" Bobby Watson, René Moore, Angela Winbush 3:45
10. "Afterwards" Poindexter, Washburn 3:10


Louis Johnson played Bass on "Tonight We Love" Sources -album credits




Chart (1981) Peak
U.S. Billboard Top LPs 73
U.S. Billboard Top Soul LPs 24


Year Single Peak chart positions


1981 "Tonight We Love" 18 64
"Hold On to a Friend" 56


  1. ^ "Party 'Til You're Broke review". Allmusic. Retrieved 2011-10-18. 
  2. ^ Gersten, Russell (1983). "Rufus". In Marsh, Dave; Swenson, John. The New Rolling Stone Record Guide. Random House/Rolling Stone Press. p. 438. ISBN 0394721071. 
  3. ^ a b c "US Charts > Rufus". Allmusic. Retrieved 2011-10-19. 

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