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)
Recorded1987
Genre Rock
Label Mushroom/Geffen
Songwriter(s)
Producer(s) Jonathan Cain
Jimmy Barnes singles chronology
"Good Times"
(1986)
"Too Much Ain't Enough Love"
(1987)
"Driving Wheels"
(1988)

"Too Much Ain't Enough Love" is a song by Australian rock singer, Jimmy Barnes. It was released in October 1987 as the first single from Barnes' 1987 album, Freight Train Heart 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] It featured back-up vocals by Venetta Fields (who often performed back-up for both Barnes and John Farnham), as well as Wendy Matthews, who later found acclaim as a solo singer.

Contents

Track listing

7" single (K-424)

12" single (X 14519)

Music video

A music video was produced to promote the single. [4] Barnes' wife, Jane Barnes, featured in the video as a mysterious Thai woman.

Charts

Chart (1987)Peak
position
Australia (Kent Music Report) [5] 1
New Zealand (Recorded Music NZ) [6] 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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References

  1. Kent, David (1993). Australian Chart Book 1970–1992 . St Ives, NSW: Australian Chart Book Ltd. ISBN   0-646-11917-6.CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link) 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.CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  3. "Allmusic - Billboard Singles > Jimmy Barnes". All Music. Retrieved 20 February 2011.CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  4. Video on YouTube
  5. Kent, David (1993). Australian Chart Book 1970–1992 (illustrated ed.). St Ives, N.S.W.: Australian Chart Book. p. 27. ISBN   0-646-11917-6. N.B. The Kent Report chart was licensed by ARIA between mid-1983 and 12 June 1988.
  6. "Charts.nz – Jimmy Barnes – Too Much Ain't Enough Love". Top 40 Singles. Retrieved 24 January 2021.