High Enough

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"High Enough"
Single by Damn Yankees
from the album Damn Yankees
Released June 10, 1990
Format CD, CS, LP
Recorded January 1, 1990
Genre Hard rock
Length 4:43 (album)
4:17 (single)
Label Warner 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"

"Coming of Age"
"High Enough"
"Come Again"

"High Enough" is a song by American supergroup Damn Yankees from their self titled debut album.

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, death 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]


Country Certification Sales
United States Gold 500,000


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  5. ^ "The Official Charts Company - High Enough by Damn Yankees Search". The Official Charts Company. 6 May 2013. 
  6. ^ Billboard (January 12, 1991). "Billboard Hot 100 Charts". Billboard. Retrieved 2010-05-31. 
  7. ^ "Billboard Top 100 - 1991". Archived from the original on 2009-07-07. Retrieved 2009-09-15. 

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