Your Love Alone Is Not Enough

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"Your Love Alone Is Not Enough"
Cover image taken from Monika Monster Future First Woman on Mars by Valerie Philips
Single by Manic Street Preachers featuring Nina Persson
from the album Send Away the Tigers
Released 30 April 2007 (2007-04-30)
Format CD single
7" vinyl
digital download
Genre Alternative rock, hard rock
Length 3:55
Label Columbia
Writer(s) Manic Street Preachers
Producer(s) Dave Eringa
Manic Street Preachers singles chronology
"Underdogs"
(2007)
"Your Love Alone Is Not Enough"
(2007)
"Autumnsong"
(2007)

"Your Love Alone Is Not Enough" is a single by Welsh rock group the Manic Street Preachers, it was the lead single that was taken from the album Send Away the Tigers. It peaked on number #2 in the UK Singles Chart.

Background[edit]

The song is a duet featuring the vocals of lead singer James Dean Bradfield and Nina Persson of The Cardigans, as well as additional vocals from bass guitarist Nicky Wire. It was released on 30 April 2007. According to the band they always had a duet in mind, seeing that the lyrics have a question/reply style to it. According to singer Bradfield the title was the last line of a suicide note left by the friend of someone close to the group.[1]

Like with all Send Away the Tigers-related material, the cover image is taken from the photography book Monika Monster Future First Woman on Mars by Valerie Phillips.

The song's lyrics reference past classic British rock songs.

Release[edit]

The physical release was on April 30, but the song had already charted at No. 26 in the UK charts on early download sales. On Tuesday, Music Week reported that the single was due to hit #1 on Sunday 6 May, after its physical release. However, they charted at number 2, behind the BeyoncéShakira collaboration "Beautiful Liar".

The single spent a total of 7 weeks in the Top 40 in the UK Singles Chart, which makes Your Love Alone Is Not Enough the best performing single by the group in the Top 40 in the UK, alongside with A Design for Life.

Awards[edit]

The song won "Best Track" at the Q Awards 2007.[2]

Track listing[edit]

CD single
  1. "Your Love Alone Is Not Enough" – 3:57
  2. "Boxes & Lists" – 3:56
Maxi CD single
  1. "Your Love Alone Is Not Enough" – 3:57
  2. "Love Letter to the Future" – 3:44
  3. "Welcome to the Dead Zone" – 3:42
  4. "Little Girl Lost" – 2:14
7" limited edition
  1. "Your Love Alone Is Not Enough" – 3:55
  2. "Fearless Punk Ballad" – 3:59
Digital download
  1. "Your Love Alone Is Not Enough" – 3:55
  2. "Your Love Alone Is Not Enough" (James Solo Acoustic) – 3:59
  3. "Your Love Alone Is Not Enough" (Nina Solo Acoustic) – 3:59
Promo CD
  1. "Your Love Alone Is Not Enough" – 3:59
  2. "Your Love Alone Is Not Enough" (Instrumental) – 3:57

Chart Performance[edit]

Chart (2007) Peak
position
UK Singles Chart[3] 2
Norwegian Singles Chart[4] 5
Irish Singles Chart[5] 7
New Zealand Singles Chart[6] 20
Danish Singles Chart[7] 25
Swedish Singles Chart[8] 48
BEL Singles Chart[9] 57
Swiss Singles Chart[10] 66
Dutch Singles Chart[11] 78

UK Top 40 Performance[edit]

UK Top 40
Week 01 02 03 04 05 06 07
Position
26
2
8
16
16
27
33

References[edit]

  1. ^ "richeyedwards.net". 
  2. ^ "Spelling slip as Arctics get gong". The Sun. 9 October 2007. Retrieved 17 April 2011. 
  3. ^ "everyhit.com search results for Manic Street Preachers". Retrieved 9 December 2008. 
  4. ^ "norwegiancharts.com". Retrieved 9 December 2008. 
  5. ^ "irishcharts.ie search results for Manic Street Preachers". Retrieved 9 December 2008. 
  6. ^ "charts.org.nz". Retrieved 9 December 2008. 
  7. ^ "Track Top 40". IFPI. IFPI. Retrieved 26 February 2012. 
  8. ^ "swedishcharts.com". Retrieved 9 December 2008. 
  9. ^ "dutchcharts.nl". Retrieved 9 December 2008. 
  10. ^ "hitparade.ch". Retrieved 9 December 2008. 
  11. ^ "dutchcharts.nl". Retrieved 9 December 2008. 

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