It Ain't Enough

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"It Ain't Enough"
Single by Corey Hart
from the album First Offense
Released1983 (Canada); 1984 (US)
RecordedApril 1982, Revolution Studios UK
Length3:28 (7" version)
Label EMI America (US)
Songwriter(s) Corey Hart
Producer(s) Jon Astley, Phil Chapman
Corey Hart singles chronology
"Sunglasses at Night"
"It Ain't Enough"
"She Got the Radio"

"It Ain't Enough" is a song by Canadian singer Corey Hart, released as the second single from his debut album, First Offense . The song was written by Hart and produced by Jon Astley and Phil Chapman.

There are two distinct mixes of the song, each one a hit in a different country. The original Canadian mix was issued on initial vinyl copies of Hart's debut album First Offense, and as a single in Canada. This version peaked at #4 on the Canadian charts.[ citation needed ] This "original mix" version was also featured in the song's original video, a performance-oriented clip featuring Hart and his band and saw inclusion in some CD releases, such as in Japan.

For the US single release, the song was remixed and a distinctive guitar lick was added that runs throughout the entire track. As well, the backing vocals before the sax solo were omitted; there are also several other subtler differences in the US mix. The video for "It Ain't Enough" was also altered; although the performance element remained, new footage was shot outside a bar in The Beaches neighbourhood of Toronto and intercut into the existing video to create a romantic storyline featuring Hart. This version of "It Ain't Enough" peaked at #17 on the US Billboard Hot 100 chart, [1] and is the version found on all post-1984 issues of First Offense.

Chart performance

Chart (1984–5)Peak
Australia (Kent Music Report) [2] 37
Canadian RPM Singles[ citation needed ]4
US Billboard Hot 100 [1] 17
US Billboard Adult Contemporary [3] 19

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