Not Enough Love in the World

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"Not Enough Love in the World"
Single by Don Henley
from the album Building the Perfect Beast
B-side "Man with a Mission"
Released 1985
Recorded 1984
Genre Rock, soft rock[1]
Length 3:54
Label Geffen
Writer(s) Don Henley, Danny Kortchmar, Benmont Tench
Don Henley singles chronology
"All She Wants to Do Is Dance"
"Not Enough Love in the World"
"Sunset Grill"
"Not Enough Love in the World"
Single by Cher
from the album It's a Man's World
Released April 12, 1996 (Europe only)
Recorded 1995
Genre Pop/Rock (Europe)
Pop/R&B (U.S.)
Length 4:24
Label WEA
Writer(s) Don Henley, Danny Kortchmar, Benmont Tench
Producer(s) Stephen Lipson
Cher European singles chronology
"One by One"
"Not Enough Love in the World"
"The Sun Ain't Gonna Shine Anymore"
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"Not Enough Love in the World" is a song written by Don Henley, Danny Kortchmar, and Benmont Tench. The song is an adult contemporary rock song. The lyrics describe a rocky relationship, where the protagonist proclaims he's still in love. It is rumoured that this song was about Henley's relationship with Stevie Nicks, whom fellow Eagles member Joe Walsh later dated in 1985, but their relationship only lasted a year ending in 1986.

Song information[edit]

Henley included the song on his 1984 album Building the Perfect Beast. It was released as a single in 1985 and became a top 40 hit on the Billboard Hot 100. The music video for the song was directed by Timothy Hutton.

Chart performance[edit]

Chart (1985) Peak
RPM Adult Contemporary 3
RPM Top Singles 63
U.S. Billboard Hot 100 34
U.S. Billboard Hot Adult Contemporary Tracks 6
U.S. Billboard Hot Mainstream Rock Tracks 17

Cher version[edit]

In 1996, Cher released her version of "Not Enough Love in the World" as the third official European single from her 22nd studio album It's a Man's World. The single version is shorter than the album version and is slightly remixed. Allmusic highlighted this cover on her album.[2]

Formats and track listings[edit]

UK CD Maxi-Single (WEA052CD)[3][4]

  1. Not Enough Love in the World (Single Mix)
  2. One by One (Sam Ward Mix)
  3. One by One (Junior Vasquez Club Vocal Mix)

Official Version[edit]

  • Main UK Version (4:24)
  • Main US Version (Sam Ward Mix) (4:25)
  • Single Edit (3:45)


Chart (1996) Peak
Scottish Singles Chart[5] 27
UK Singles Chart[6] 31


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