Not Enough Time

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This article is about the single. For the manga, see Not Enough Time (manga).
"Not Enough Time"
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Single by INXS
from the album Welcome to Wherever You Are
Released 3 September 1992
Format CD single, Cassette
Recorded 1992
Genre Alternative rock
Length 4:20
Label Atlantic
Writer(s) Andrew Farriss
Michael Hutchence
Producer(s) Mark Opitz, INXS
INXS singles chronology
"Baby Don't Cry"
"Not Enough Time"
"Taste It"

"Not Enough Time" is the third single from the 1992 album Welcome to Wherever You Are, it was released simultaneously with "Baby Don't Cry" (Europe and Australia) but only in the US and Japan, by Australian rock band INXS. The song was written by Andrew Farriss and Michael Hutchence, the music in Sydney and the lyrics in Paris, France.[1]

The lyrics to the song were originally intended for another composition from Welcome To Wherever You Are, which became later became the album's opening song 'Questions'. The original version can be heard on the 2002 remaster of the album.

Australian singer, Deni Hines, featured as a backing vocalist on the song and also married guitarist, Kirk Pengilly, a year later in 1993.[2]

A video has been released for the song on YouTube on 3 August 2011.


The B-sides include a solo compositions from bassist Gary Beers; "Firma Terror" and another by Lead guitarist Kirk Pengilly entitled "Light the Planet" as well as "Deepest Red", an outtake from the X album.

Track listings[edit]

CD single 7-87437-2 ATLANTIC/US
  1. "Not Enough Time" (Barcelona LP Fade)
  2. "Light the Planet"
CD5 maxi single 7-85819-2 ATLANTIC/US
  1. "Not Enough Time" (Barcelona LP Fade)
  2. "Deepest Red"
  3. "Firma Terror"
  4. "In My Living Room"
CD3 single WMD5-4115 WEA/JAPAN
  1. "Not Enough Time" (Barcelona LP Fade)
  2. "Light the Planet"
Cassette single 7-87437-4 ATLANTIC/US
  1. "Not Enough Time" (Barcelona LP Fade)
  2. "Deepest Red"


The song reached #28 on the Billboard Hot 100, the band's last top 40 hit in the States until 2005's comeback single, "Pretty Vegas".

Chart (1992) Peak
U.S. Billboard Hot 100 28
U.S. Billboard Hot Mainstream Rock Tracks 13
U.S. Billboard Hot Modern Rock Tracks 2


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