Strong Enough (Sheryl Crow song)

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"Strong Enough"
U.S. CD single cover art
Single by Sheryl Crow
from the album Tuesday Night Music Club
B-side "No One Said It Would Be Easy"
"All by Myself"
"Reach Around Jerk"
Released November 15, 1994 (U.S.)
February 11, 1995 (U.K.)
Format
Genre Country pop
Length 3:10
Label
Writer(s)
Producer(s) Bill Bottrell
Sheryl Crow singles chronology
"All I Wanna Do"
(1994)
"Strong Enough"
(1994)
"Can't Cry Anymore"
(1995)
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"Strong Enough" is a song by Sheryl Crow from the album Tuesday Night Music Club. The song reached #5 on the March 25, 1995 Billboard Hot 100 chart and topped the charts in Canada. Crow performed the song on her live album Sheryl Crow and Friends: Live from Central Park alongside the Dixie Chicks. The song was later included on Crow's greatest hits album, The Very Best of Sheryl Crow.

Background and composition[edit]

"Strong Enough" is a short acoustic song. In live performances, Crow often plays the accordion to it, although this instrument was not featured on the original recording. The song is written in the key of D major with a moderately slow tempo of 79 beats per minute in 3
4
time. It follows a chord progression of D–G5–Bm6–A, and Crow's vocals span from A3 to B4.[1]

Music video[edit]

A simple black-and-white video was directed by Martin Bell. It features Crow in a largely empty room alternatively singing the song into a microphone and pacing anxiously through the room.

Covers and interpolations[edit]

Travis Tritt wrote and released an answer song called "Strong Enough to Be Your Man" in 2002.[2]

Canadian Idol alum Tara Oram covered the track on her second studio album, Revival, in 2011.

Beyoncé covered the song during her The Mrs. Carter Show World Tour.

Track listing[edit]

UK cassette and 7" single (cat. no. 580-918-4/7)

  1. "Strong Enough" - LP Version
  2. "No One Said It Would Be Easy"

US, Australian and German CD singles (cats. no. 31458 0866 2 and 580-883-2)

  1. "Strong Enough" - LP Version
  2. "All I Wanna Do" - Live
  3. "Reach Around Jerk" - Live
  4. "Leaving Las Vegas" - Live
  • Track 2 recorded live on April 15, 1994 at the 328 Club in Nashville, TN.
  • Track 3 recorded live at the Borderline, February 9, 1994.
  • Track 4 originally recorded for Virgin Radio U.K.

US cassette single (cat. no. 31458 0866 4)

  1. "Strong Enough" - LP Version
  2. "What I Can Do for You"

Japanese CD (3"), Australian cassette and European CD singles (cats. no. PODM-1050, 580866-4 and 580-882-2)

  1. "Strong Enough" - LP Version
  2. "Leaving Las Vegas" - Live
  • Track 2 originally recorded for Virgin Radio U.K.

UK CD single #1 (cat. no. 580-919-2)

  1. "Strong Enough"
  2. "No One Said It Would Be Easy"
  3. "All I Wanna Do" - Live
  • Track 3 recorded on April 15, 1994 at the 328 Club in Nashville, TN.

UK CD single #2 (cat. no. 580-921-2)

  1. "Strong Enough"
  2. "All by Myself"
  3. "Strong Enough" - Live
  4. "Reach Around Jerk"

Chart performance[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Strong Enough". www.musicnotes.com. Retrieved 2015-12-22. 
  2. ^ Ruhlmann, William. "Strong Enough review". Retrieved 23 September 2010. 
  3. ^ http://australian-charts.com/showitem.asp?interpret=Sheryl+Crow&titel=Strong+Enough&cat=s
  4. ^ "Billboard Top 100 - 1995". Retrieved 2010-08-27. 

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