No More Tears (Enough Is Enough)

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"No More Tears
(Enough Is Enough)"
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Artwork for U.S. vinyl releases; international releases that use this artwork have their own image variations
Single by Barbra Streisand and Donna Summer
from the album Wet and On the Radio: Greatest Hits Volumes I & II
B-side "Lucky"
"Wet"
"My Baby Understands" (The Netherlands/Mexico)
"No More Tears (Enough is Enough)" (Special Disco Version) (Sweden)
Released October 1979
Format 7" single, 12" single
Recorded 14—28 August 1979 at Village Recorder studios in Los Angeles
Genre Disco, soul
Length 4:46 (radio edit)
8:19 (Wet album version)
11:46 (On the Radio: Greatest Hits Volumes I & II album mix)
Label Casablanca (Summer), Columbia (Streisand)
Songwriter(s) Paul Jabara, Bruce Roberts
Producer(s) Gary Klein, Giorgio Moroder, Harold Faltermeyer (Donna Summer 12" version)
Donna Summer singles chronology
"Dim All the Lights"
(1979)
"No More Tears
(Enough Is Enough)
"
(1979)
"On the Radio"
(1979)
"Dim All the Lights"
(1979)
"No More Tears (Enough Is Enough)"
(1979)
"On the Radio"
(1979)
Barbra Streisand singles chronology
"The Main Event/Fight"
(1979) The Main Event/Fight1979
"No More Tears (Enough Is Enough)"
(1979) No More Tears (Enough Is Enough)1979
"Kiss Me In the Rain"
(1980) Kiss Me In the Rain1980

"No More Tears (Enough Is Enough)" is a 1979 song recorded as a duet by Barbra Streisand and Donna Summer.

The song was recorded for Streisand's Wet album and also as a new track for Summer's compilation double album entitled On the Radio: Greatest Hits Volumes 1 & 2. The full-length version was found on Streisand's album, while a longer 11 minute plus version (the 12" version) was featured on Summer's album. The Summer version features additional production by frequent collaborator Harold Faltermeyer, and incorporates a harder rock edge. The single was released on both Casablanca Records (Summer's label) and Columbia Records (Streisand's label) and sales of the two were amalgamated. The versions on the two 7" singles differed slightly however, with different mixes and slightly different background vocal arrangements. The formats differed between nations—in the UK for example, the song was only released on 7" by Casablanca, and 12" (the extended version from the On The Radio album) by Columbia.[citation needed]

Although the sales of the two labels' releases were amalgamated, both the 7" and the 12" were certified Gold by the RIAA in early 1980. The 7" single was eventually certified Platinum, signifying sales of two million US copies.

Bowing on the Hot 100 at number 59 on 20 October 1979, the single went to number one on the Billboard Hot 100 on 24 November – 1 December 1979 (making it both singers' fourth chart-topping single in the US, as well as Summer's final) and number one for four weeks on the disco chart.[1] It was also a big international hit, and made the top three in the UK.[2]

Summer and Streisand never performed the song together live after recording it, although Summer did sing the song in concert with other female performers, including Tina Arena and her sister Mary Gaines Bernard.[citation needed] Barbra Streisand included a short snippet of it in her 2012 Back To Brooklyn Tour, talking about the recent passing of Donna Summer and how she wished Donna were alive to sing it with her. In 2017, a remix of the song with the title of "Enough Is Enough: 2017" climb to # 3 on the US Dance Club Songs chart.

Personnel[edit]

  • Vocals: Donna Summer and Barbra Streisand
  • Acoustic and Electric Piano: Greg Mathieson
  • Bass: Neil Stubenhaus
  • Drums: James Gadson
  • Guitar: Jay Graydon and Jeff Baxter
  • Background Vocals: Julia Waters, Maxine Waters, Luther Waters, Pamela Quinlan
  • Produced By Gary Klein for The Entertainment Company in association with Giorgio Moroder Productions
  • Arranged and Conducted by Greg Mathieson
  • Vocals arranged by Bruce Roberts, Paul Jabara and Luther Waters
  • Engineered by Juergen Koppers and John Arrias
  • Recorded at Village Recorders and Rusk Sound Studios, Los Angeles

Chart performance[edit]

Certifications and sales[edit]

Region Certification Certified units/Sales
Canada (Music Canada)[24] Gold 75,000^
United Kingdom (BPI)[25] Silver 250,000^
United States (RIAA)[26] Gold 1,000,000^

*sales figures based on certification alone
^shipments figures based on certification alone

Cover versions[edit]

Live cover performances[edit]

  • "Enough is Enough" was part of the medley of songs about men that Liza Minnelli and her back-up girls (The Demon Divas) sang in 1993's "Liza Minnelli: Live from Radio City Music Hall."
  • Donna Summer performed a new version of the song with Tina Arena for a live concert which aired on VH-1 called Live & More Encore in 1999. The song was included on the album, as well as on Tina Arena's compilation album Souvenirs, released in Australia in 2000. Summer also performed another live version with Westlife on the British ITV's "Discomania" in 2004.
  • Kristin Chenoweth and Chelsea Packard perform the song on Chenoweth's 2014 album Coming Home recorded live at the Performing Arts Center of her home town Broken Arrow, OK.

Parodies[edit]

Comedian Eddie Murphy recorded a parody version of the song as it might be performed by exercise guru Richard Simmons and Our Gang actor Billie "Buckwheat" Thomas. The song appears on Murphy's 1982 self-titled comedy album.[27]

Sampling[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2004). Hot Dance/Disco: 1974-2003. Record Research. p. 248. 
  2. ^ a b "No More Tears (Enough Is Enough): Official Charts Company". Officialcharts.com. Retrieved 15 October 2016. 
  3. ^ a b "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 4 February 2014. Retrieved 30 July 2014. 
  4. ^ "Austriancharts.at – Donna Summer / Barbra Streisand – (No More Tears) Enough Is Enough" (in German). Ö3 Austria Top 40. Retrieved 7 December 2013.
  5. ^ "Ultratop.be – Donna Summer / Barbra Streisand – (No More Tears) Enough Is Enough" (in Dutch). Ultratop 50. Retrieved 7 December 2013.
  6. ^ "Item Display - RPM - Library and Archives Canada". Collectionscanada.gc.ca. Retrieved 15 October 2016. 
  7. ^ "Barbra Streisand/?type=single Musicline.de – Donna Summer / Barbra Streisand Single-Chartverfolgung" (in German). Media Control Charts. PhonoNet GmbH. Retrieved 7 December 2013.
  8. ^ "The Irish Charts – Search Results – No More Tears (Enough Is Enough)". Irish Singles Chart. Retrieved June 22, 2017.
  9. ^ "Dutchcharts.nl – Donna Summer / Barbra Streisand – (No More Tears) Enough Is Enough" (in Dutch). Single Top 100. Retrieved 7 December 2013.
  10. ^ "Charts.org.nz – Donna Summer / Barbra Streisand – (No More Tears) Enough Is Enough". Top 40 Singles. Retrieved 7 December 2013.
  11. ^ "Norwegiancharts.com – Donna Summer / Barbra Streisand – (No More Tears) Enough Is Enough". VG-lista. Retrieved 7 December 2013.
  12. ^ a b Fernando Salaverri (September 2005). Sólo éxitos: año a año, 1959–2002 (1st ed.). Spain: Fundación Autor-SGAE. ISBN 84-8048-639-2. 
  13. ^ "Swedishcharts.com – Donna Summer / Barbra Streisand – (No More Tears) Enough Is Enough". Singles Top 100. Retrieved 7 December 2013.
  14. ^ "Swisscharts.com – Donna Summer / Barbra Streisand – (No More Tears) Enough Is Enough". Swiss Singles Chart. Retrieved 7 December 2013.
  15. ^ "Donna Summer's Top 20 Billboard Chart Hits". 17 May 2012. Billboard. 
  16. ^ "Lyrics: No More Tears (Enough Is Enough) by Barbra Streisand & Donna Summer". Top40db.net. Retrieved 15 October 2016. 
  17. ^ http://tropicalglen.com/Archives/70s_files/19791215.html CASH BOX Top 100 Singles, December 15, 1979
  18. ^ "Dance Club Songs The Week of February 18, 2017". Billboard. February 7, 2017. Retrieved February 7, 2017. 
  19. ^ "Dance/Electronic Songs The Week of February 11, 2017". Billboard. January 31, 2017. Retrieved January 31, 2017. 
  20. ^ "Top Singles – Volume 32, No. 13, December 22, 1979". RPM. Library and Archives Canada. Retrieved 12 July 2014. 
  21. ^ "Chart Archive – 1970s Singles". everyHit.com. Retrieved 10 October 2016. 
  22. ^ "CASH BOX Year-End Charts: 1979, December 29, 1979". Retrieved 2017-01-18. 
  23. ^ "Top 100 Hits of 1980/Top 100 Songs of 1980". Musicoutfitters.com. Retrieved 15 October 2016. 
  24. ^ "Canadian single certifications – Donna Summer – No More Tears". Music Canada. Retrieved 1 April 2016. 
  25. ^ "British single certifications – Donna Summer/Barbra Streisand – No More Tears". British Phonographic Industry.  Enter No More Tears in the search field and then press Enter.
  26. ^ "American single certifications – Barbra Streisand & Donna Summer – Shake It Off". Recording Industry Association of America.  If necessary, click Advanced, then click Format, then select Single, then click SEARCH
  27. ^ Adams, Bret. Eddie Murphy at AllMusic. Retrieved 9 July 2017.

External links[edit]

Preceded by
"Still" by Commodores
Billboard Hot 100 number-one single
24 November 1979 – 1 December 1979
Succeeded by
"Babe" by Styx
Preceded by
"Beat of the Night" / "Pump It Up" by Fever
Billboard Hot Dance Club Play number-one single
24 November 1979 – 15 December 1979
Succeeded by
"Deputy of Love" by Don Armando's Second Avenue Rhumba Band