Never Enough (The Cure song)

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"Never Enough"
Neveren F.jpg
Single by The Cure
from the album Mixed Up
Released 17 September 1990
Format 7"
Length 4:28
Label Fiction
The Cure singles chronology
"Pictures of You"
"Never Enough"
"Close to Me (remix)"

"Never Enough" is a song by English rock band The Cure, released as a single in September 1990 from their 1990 remix album Mixed Up.


Unlike most other Cure songs of this era, the song was unexpectedly guitar-oriented, featuring no synthesizers. On the album, it is subtitled "Big Mix".

While containing no synthesisers, the song was nonetheless influenced by baggy music.[1] The song's largely electronic B-side "Harold and Joe" was described by Chris Ott of Pitchfork as a "phenomenally adorable ecstasy tribute."[2]

Although Perry Bamonte is on the single cover and appears in the music video, he does not have a songwriting credit (as do the other four members).


Upon release as a single, "Never Enough" topped the Billboard Modern Rock Tracks chart for three weeks, and reached number 13 in the UK.[3]

The song was re-recorded using acoustic guitars for 2001's Acoustic Hits album (contains re-recordings of songs by the band, and released as a bonus disc to Greatest Hits). The version featured is probably more notable than any other re-recording on the album because it is the only recording from the album released elsewhere, on 2010's various artists album Brit Awards 2010.

Track listing[edit]


  1. "Never Enough" – 4:28
  2. "Harold and Joe" – 5:05


  1. "Never Enough (Big Mix)"
  2. "Harold & Joe"
  3. "Let's Go to Bed (Milk Mix)"

CD and cassette

  1. "Never Enough (Big Mix)"
  2. "Harold & Joe"
  3. "Let's Go to Bed (Milk Mix)"
  4. "Never Enough"


See also[edit]


  1. ^ Nightingale, Jo. "The Cure – Disintegration, Deluxe Edition". The Manchester Review. Retrieved 27 February 2017. 
  2. ^ Ott, Chris. "The Cure Join the Dots: B-Sides and Rarities 1978-2001: The Fiction Years". Pitchfork. Archived from the original on 19 January 2014. Retrieved 27 February 2017. 
  3. ^ "Cure | Full Official Chart History | Official Charts Company". Official Charts. Retrieved May 15, 2016. 

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