Tears Are Not Enough (ABC song)

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"Tears Are Not Enough"
Single by ABC
from the album The Lexicon of Love
B-side "Alphabet Soup"
Released 16 October 1981
Format 7", 12"
Recorded 1981
Genre New wave, synthpop, funk
Length 3:31
Label Neutron Records
Producer(s) Steve Brown
ABC singles chronology
- "Tears Are Not Enough"
"Poison Arrow"

"Tears Are Not Enough" was the first single to be released by new wave group ABC. It was released on 16 October 1981[1] on two formats (7" and 12" vinyl record). The two singles versions of the song are both different from the version on their first album The Lexicon of Love. Originally produced by Steve Brown it was rerecorded for the album. The single peaked at #19 on the UK Singles Chart. In the US, Tears Are Not Enough was released as the B-side of Poison Arrow.

Track listing[edit]

7" Neutron/Phonogram; NT 101

  1. "Tears Are Not Enough" - 3:35
  2. "Alphabet Soup" - 5:25

12" Neutron/Phonogram; NTX 101

  1. "Tears Are Not Enough" - 7:55
  2. "Alphabet Soup" - 8:02

Chart positions[edit]

Chart (1981) Peak
UK Singles Chart 19


  1. ^ NME (London, England: IPC Media). 17 October 1981. 

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