«Break My Stride» is a reggae/New Wave song co-written and performed by American musician Matthew Wilder, released as the first single from his debut album I Don’t Speak the Language on October 26, 1983. It was a major hit single for him in 1983 and 1984, becoming a multiformat success in the U.S., charting on the Pop, Black, Dance and Adult Contemporary charts.

The song has been covered by many artists throughout the years, including charting versions from Unique II in 1996 and Blue Lagoon in 2004, and, in interpolations, Puff Daddy in 1997 and Christina Aguilera with Lil’ Kim in 2003 as well as non-charting versions including Alvin and the Chipmunks in 1984.