Too Much Ain't Enough Love

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"Too Much Ain't Enough Love"
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Single by Jimmy Barnes
from the album Freight Train Heart
ReleasedOctober 1987 (1987-10)
Genre Rock
Label Mushroom/Geffen
Producer(s) Jonathan Cain
Jimmy Barnes singles chronology
"Good Times"
"Too Much Ain't Enough Love"
"Driving Wheels"

"Too Much Ain't Enough Love" was the first single lifted from the 1987 album Freight Train Heart by Australian rock singer, Jimmy Barnes. [1] It was his first Australian No. 1 hit single, [1] while reaching No. 4 on the New Zealand Singles Chart. [2] In the United States it was issued in the following year, which peaked at No. 91 on the Billboard Hot 100 in July 1988. [3]


Track listing

7" single (K-424)

12" single (X 14519)

Music video

A music video was produced to promote the single. [4]

Cover versions

In 2012 a cover version of the song was released by Joe Bonamassa on his album Driving Towards the Daylight , with Jimmy Barnes again singing the lead vocals

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  1. 1 2 Kent, David (1993). Australian Chart Book 1970–1992 . St Ives, NSW: Australian Chart Book Ltd. ISBN   0-646-11917-6. Note: Used for Australian Singles and Albums charting from 1974 until Australian Recording Industry Association (ARIA) created their own charts in mid-1988. In 1992, Kent back calculated chart positions for 1970–1974.
  2. "New Zealand Charts – Jimmy Barnes". Hung Medien. Retrieved 30 July 2017.
  3. "Allmusic - Billboard Singles > Jimmy Barnes". All Music. Retrieved 20 February 2011.
  4. Video on YouTube