High Enough

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"High Enough"
Single by Damn Yankees
from the album Damn Yankees
Released June 10, 1990
Format CD, LP
Recorded 1990
Genre Hard rock, heavy metal
Length 4:43
Label Warner Bros.
Writer(s) Tommy Shaw, Jack Blades, Ted Nugent
Producer(s) Ron Nevison, Tommy Shephard
Damn Yankees singles chronology
"Coming of Age"
"High Enough"
"Come Again"

"High Enough" is a song by American supergroup Damn Yankees from their self titled debut album.

It is their most successful single in terms of chart position and sales, rising to No. 3 on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 chart, the group's first (and only) top-ten pop single. It also reached No. 2 on the U.S. Mainstream Rock Tracks chart. The success of "High Enough" helped send its parent album into the Top 20 on the U.S. albums chart.


"High Enough" is a rock ballad and the first release off of Damn Yankees.

'High Enough' was about how you love someone so much and you just don't want to scare them away. And it's like, do I take the next step? And then she freaks out when you go, 'I love you.' And it's like, 'What!?!? I'm outta here!' And you're, 'Wait a minute! Come back!' But then the girl comes back, because in the bridge it's, (singing) 'The next thing I remember I was running back for more.' You know how you get scared at first when you fall in love, and everybody freaks out, and that can't be right. And then you go, Wait a minute, this is great, let's forget about the past. Can you fly me over yesterday? Can you take me high enough to fly me over yesterday?[1]

The video was filmed on location in River Ridge, Louisiana and depicts a young drifter and his girlfriend who commit a series of robberies. However, their last one appears to have far more serious consequences as they become the target of a manhunt by the local police. It is implied, but not specifically shown, that the drifter may have committed murder. The girlfriend is captured, but the drifter escapes and is corned in his home by the police, where they riddle the house with bullets. The police invade the house, but the drifter's fate is unclear. The girlfriend is given the death penalty and is being read her last rites by a priest while she is being led out of her cell. As the video ends, the priest is revealed to be Ted Nugent.

Charts and certifications[edit]


Country Certification Sales
United States Gold 500,000


  1. ^ Songfacts. "High Enough Song Facts". Songfacts.com. Retrieved 2010-06-03. 
  2. ^ Posted by Grant (2011-10-27). "Top 100 Singles: Every ARIA Top 100 Single in 1991". Top100singles.blogspot.cz. Retrieved 2013-04-09. 
  3. ^ "Item Display - RPM - Library and Archives Canada". Collectionscanada.gc.ca. Retrieved 2013-04-09. 
  4. ^ MegaCharts (February 17, 1990). "New Zealand Singles Chart". New Zealand Charts. Retrieved 2010-05-31. 
  5. ^ http://www.lp3.pl/alpt.phtml?m=1&nn=472#navigation
  6. ^ "81.3 FM J-WAVE : TOKIO HOT 100". J-wave.co.jp. Retrieved 2013-04-09. 
  7. ^ "The Official Charts Company - High Enough by Damn Yankees Search". The Official Charts Company. 6 May 2013. 
  8. ^ Billboard (January 12, 1991). "Billboard Hot 100 Charts". Billboard. Retrieved 2010-05-31. 
  9. ^ "Billboard Top 100 - 1991". Retrieved 2009-09-15. 

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