Strong Enough (Sheryl Crow song)

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"Strong Enough"
US CD single
Single by Sheryl Crow
from the album Tuesday Night Music Club
B-side "No One Said It Would Be Easy" "All By Myself" "Reach Around Jerk"
Released November 15, 1994 (US)
February 11, 1995 (UK)
Format CD Single
Genre Country, country pop, country rock, adult contemporary
Length 3:10
Label A&M
Writer(s) Sheryl Crow, Bill Bottrell, Kevin Gilbert, Brian MacLeod, David Ricketts, David Baerwald
Producer(s) Bill Bottrell
Sheryl Crow singles chronology
"All I Wanna Do"
"Strong Enough"
"Can't Cry Anymore"
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"Strong Enough" is a song by Sheryl Crow from the album Tuesday Night Music Club. The song reached #5 on the March 25, 1995 Billboard Hot 100 chart. Crow performed the song on her live album Sheryl Crow and Friends: Live from Central Park alongside the Dixie Chicks.

The song[edit]

"Strong Enough" is a short acoustic song. In live performances Crow often plays the accordion to it, although this instrument was not featured on the original recording.

Travis Tritt wrote and released an answer song called "Strong Enough to Be Your Man" in 2002.[1]

Canadian Idol alum Tara Oram covered the track on her second studio album, Revival, in 2011.

Beyoncé covered the song during her The Mrs. Carter Show World Tour.

The video[edit]

A simple black-and-white video was directed by Martin Bell. It features Crow in a largely empty room alternatively singing the song into a microphone and pacing anxiously through the room.

Track listing[edit]

US CD single (cat. no. 580-866-2)

  1. "Strong Enough" - LP Version
  2. "All I Wanna Do" - Live
  3. "Reach Around Jerk" - Live
  4. "Leaving Las Vegas" - Live

EU cd single (cat. no. 580-883-2)

  1. "Strong Enough" - LP Version
  2. "All I Wanna Do" - Live in Nashville
  3. "Reach Around Jerk" - Live at the Borderline
  4. "Leaving Las Vegas" - Acoustic Live for Virgin Radio UK

UK cd single #1 (cat. no. 580-919-2)

  1. "Strong Enough"
  2. "No One Said It Would Be Easy"
  3. "All I Wanna Do" - Live in Nashville

UK cd single #2 (cat. no. 580-921-2)

  1. "Strong Enough"
  2. "All By Myself"
  3. "Strong Enough" - Live at the Borderline
  4. "Reach Around Jerk"

Chart performance[edit]

Chart (1995) Peak
Australia (ARIA) 3
Canada (RPM) 1
Germany (Media Control Charts) 69
Japan (Oricon) 31
New Zealand (RIANZ) 42
United Kingdom (UK Singles Chart) 33
US Billboard Hot 100 5
US Billboard Top 40 Mainstream 3
US Billboard Adult Top 40 34
US Billboard Adult Contemporary 11
US Billboard Modern Rock Tracks 10
Year-end chart (1995) Position
Australia (ARIA)[2] 30
US Billboard Hot 100[3] 30


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