High Enough

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"High Enough"
Single by Damn Yankees
from the album Damn Yankees
ReleasedJune 10, 1990
FormatCD, CS, LP
RecordedJanuary 1, 1990
GenreHard rock
Length4:43 (album)
4:17 (single)
LabelWarner Bros.
Songwriter(s)Tommy Shaw, Jack Blades, Ted Nugent
Producer(s)Ron Nevison, Tommy Shephard
Damn Yankees singles chronology
"Coming of Age"
"High Enough"
"Come Again"

"High Enough" is a song by American supergroup Damn Yankees from their self titled debut album. A power ballad, it is their most successful single in terms of chart position and sales, rising to No. 3 on the US Billboard Hot 100 chart, the group's first (and only) top-ten pop single. It also reached No. 2 on the US Mainstream Rock Tracks chart. The success of "High Enough" helped send its parent album into the Top 20 on the US albums chart.


According to songwriter and co-lead vocalist Jack Blades:

Music video[edit]

The music video was filmed on location in River Ridge, Louisiana and depicts a young drifter and his girlfriend who commit a series of robberies. However, their last one appears to have far more serious consequences as they become the targets of a manhunt by the local police. It is implied, but not specifically shown, that the drifter may have committed murder. The girlfriend is captured, but the drifter escapes and is cornered in his home by the police, who shoot the house full of bullets. The police invade the house, but the drifter's fate is unclear (possibly died during the gunfire). The girlfriend is given the death penalty and at the video's slowing end is being read her last rites by a priest while she is being led out of her cell to the execution chamber. As the video ends, the priest is revealed to be Ted Nugent.

Charts and certifications[edit]


  1. ^ Songfacts. "High Enough Song Facts". Songfacts.com. Retrieved 2010-06-03.
  2. ^ Ryan, Gavin (2011). Australia's Music Charts 1988–2010. Mt. Martha, VIC, Australia: Moonlight Publishing.
  3. ^ "Top RPM Singles: Issue 1417." RPM. Library and Archives Canada. Retrieved February 4, 2019.
  4. ^ "Charts.nz – Damn Yankees – High Enough". Top 40 Singles.
  5. ^ "Notowanie nr487" (in Polish). LP3. June 21, 1991. Retrieved February 16, 2019.
  6. ^ "Official Singles Chart Top 100". Official Charts Company. Retrieved February 4, 2019.
  7. ^ Billboard (January 12, 1991). "Billboard Hot 100 Charts". Billboard. Retrieved 2010-05-31.
  8. ^ "Billboard Top 100 - 1991". Archived from the original on 2009-07-07. Retrieved 2009-09-15.
  9. ^ "American single certifications – Damn Yankees – High Enough". Recording Industry Association of America. Retrieved February 4, 2019. If necessary, click Advanced, then click Format, then select Single, then click SEARCH. 

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