Don't Ask

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Don't Ask
Tina Arena 3 CD.jpg
Studio album by Tina Arena
Released 21 November 1994 (1994-11-21)
Recorded 1994
Genre
Length 45:28
Label Columbia
Producer David Tyson
Tina Arena chronology
Strong as Steel
(1990)Strong as Steel1990
Don't Ask
(1994)
In Deep
(1997)In Deep1997
Alternative cover
International release artwork
International release artwork
Singles from Don't Ask
  1. "Chains"
    Released: 5 September 1994
  2. "Sorrento Moon (I Remember)"
    Released: 6 February 1995
  3. "Heaven Help My Heart"
    Released: 29 May 1995
  4. "Wasn't It Good"
    Released: 25 September 1995
  5. "Show Me Heaven"
    Released: 20 November 1995
  6. "That's the Way a Woman Feels"
    Released: 4 March 1996
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 2/5 stars[1]

Don't Ask is the third studio album by Australian singer Tina Arena released by Columbia Records in Australia on 21 November 1994.

Overview[edit]

Arena co-wrote all of the songs on the original release of the album which was produced by David Tyson. The album spawned six successful singles "Chains", "Sorrento Moon (I Remember)", "Heaven Help My Heart", "Wasn't It Good", "That's the Way a Woman Feels" and the cover version of Maria McKee's song "Show Me Heaven".

Don't Ask nominated Arena for ten ARIA Awards throughout 1995 and 1996.

Track listing[edit]

Australian version
No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Chains" Tina Arena, Pam Reswick, Steve Werfel 4:22
2. "Heaven Help My Heart" Arena, Dean McTaggart, David Tyson 5:28
3. "Sorrento Moon (I Remember)" Arena, Tyson, Christopher Ward 4:54
4. "Wasn't It Good" Arena, Heather Field, Robert Parde 5:14
5. "Message" Arena, April Lang, Annie Roboff, Tyson 5:22
6. "Love Is the Answer" Arena, Rick Price 3:56
7. "Greatest Gift" Arena, Parde 4:23
8. "That's the Way a Woman Feels" Arena, Reswick, Werfel 4:21
9. "Be a Man" Arena, Reswick, Werfel 3:51
10. "Standing Up" Arena, Field, Price 3:35
International version
No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Chains" Tina Arena, Pam Reswick, Steve Werfel 4:22
2. "Heaven Help My Heart" Arena, Dean McTaggart, David Tyson 5:28
3. "Sorrento Moon (I Remember)" Arena, Tyson, Christopher Ward 4:54
4. "Wasn't It Good" Arena, Heather Field, Robert Parde 5:14
5. "Message" Arena, April Lang, Annie Roboff, Tyson 5:22
6. "Show Me Heaven" Maria McKee, Eric Rackin, Jay Rifkin 4:20
7. "Love Is the Answer" Arena, Rick Price 3:56
8. "Greatest Gift" Arena, Parde 4:23
9. "That's the Way a Woman Feels" Arena, Reswick, Werfel 4:21
10. "Be a Man" Arena, Reswick, Werfel 3:51
11. "Standing Up" Arena, Field, Price 3:35

Release history[edit]

Region Date Label Format Catalog
Australia 21 November 1994 Columbia Records CD 4778862
United Kingdom 9 May 1995 Columbia CD

Charts and certifications[edit]

Don't Ask became Arena's highest selling album to date selling in excess of 2 million copies[2] worldwide and was certified ten times platinum by the ARIA.[3]

Personnel[edit]

Production[edit]

  • Producers: Peter Asher, Chris O'Brien, David Tyson
  • Engineers: Greg Droman, George Massenburg, Frank Wolf
  • Mixing: Chris Lord-Alge
  • Mixing assistant: Steve Gallagher
  • Mastering: Doug Sax
  • Production coordination: Tony DeFranco
  • Programming: Chris O'Brien, Dave Tyson
  • Arrangers: Tina Arena, David Campbell, Robert Parde, David Tyson

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Allmusic review
  2. ^ Don't Ask - Worldwide sales. Retrieved 31 March 2010.
  3. ^ http://www.ariacharts.com.au/chart/catalogue-albums
  4. ^ "Australiancharts.com – Tina Arena – Don't Ask". Hung Medien. Retrieved 31 March 2010.
  5. ^ "Offiziellecharts.de – Tina Arena – Don't Ask" (in German). GfK Entertainment Charts. Retrieved 23 March 2008.
  6. ^ "Charts.org.nz – Tina Arena – Don't Ask". Hung Medien. Retrieved 31 March 2010.
  7. ^ "Swedishcharts.com – Tina Arena – Don't Ask". Hung Medien. Retrieved 31 March 2010.
  8. ^ "Swisscharts.com – Tina Arena – Don't Ask". Hung Medien. Retrieved 31 March 2010.
  9. ^ "Tina Arena | Artist | Official Charts". UK Albums Chart Retrieved 5 November 2016.
  10. ^ "Tina Arena – Chart history" Billboard 200 for Tina Arena. Retrieved 5 November 2016.
  11. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 28 May 2011. Retrieved 2010-07-01. 
  12. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 5 March 2016. Retrieved 2010-10-20. 
  13. ^ "ARIA Charts – Accreditations – 1995 Albums". Australian Recording Industry Association. 
  14. ^ "New Zealand album certifications – Tina Arena – Don't Ask". Recorded Music NZ. 
  15. ^ "British album certifications – Tina Arena – Don't Ask". British Phonographic Industry.  Enter Don't Ask in the field Keywords. Select Title in the field Search by. Select album in the field By Format. Select Gold in the field By Award. Click Search
  16. ^ "American album certifications – Tina Arena – Don't Ask". Recording Industry Association of America.  If necessary, click Advanced, then click Format, then select Album, then click SEARCH
  17. ^ "Billboard". Billboard. Retrieved 8 February 2011.
Preceded by
Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness
by The Smashing Pumpkins
Australian ARIA Albums Chart number-one album
19 November 1995 – 25 November 1995
Succeeded by
Something to Remember by Madonna