Ten Good Reasons

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Ten Good Reasons
Studio album by Jason Donovan
Released United Kingdom 1 May 1989
Recorded London, England
Genre Pop, disco pop, pop rock
Label United Kingdom PWL/Atlantic
Australia Mushroom
Producer Stock, Aitken and Waterman
Jason Donovan chronology
Ten Good Reasons
Between the Lines
Singles from Ten Good Reasons
  1. "Nothing Can Divide Us"
    Released: 29 August 1988
  2. "Especially For You"
    Released: 28 November 1988
  3. "Too Many Broken Hearts"
    Released: 20 February 1989
  4. "Sealed with a Kiss"
    Released: 29 May 1989
  5. "Every Day (I Love You More)"
    Released: 28 August 1989
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 2/5 stars[1]

Ten Good Reasons is the debut album by Australian pop star and actor Jason Donovan. Released in 1989, it became the biggest selling album in the UK that year, and yielded two solo #1 singles ("Too Many Broken Hearts" and "Sealed with a Kiss") and also featured a duet with Kylie Minogue, "Especially for You", which had reached #1 in January 1989.

The album entered the UK Albums Chart at number two, and then reached number one, staying there for four weeks. When his cover of Brian Hyland's "Sealed With a Kiss" entered the UK Singles Chart at number one, Donovan became the first Australian male to ever hold both UK single and UK album chart number one positions simultaneously.

In Australia, the album peaked at #5 on its debut on the ARIA albums chart in June 1989, and became the 53rd highest selling album in Australia for 1989.[2]

The title of the album is taken from a line in its first track: "You give me one good reason to leave me, I'll give you ten good reasons to stay."

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Too Many Broken Hearts"
  2. "Nothing Can Divide Us"
  3. "Every Day (I Love You More)"
  4. "You Can Depend On Me"
  5. "Time Heals"
  6. "Sealed with a Kiss"
  7. "Question of Pride"
  8. "If I Don't Have You"
  9. "Change Your Mind"
  10. "Too Late to Say Goodbye"
  11. "Especially for You" (duet with Kylie Minogue)

2010 re-release (disc 1)

  1. "Too Many Broken Hearts
  2. "Nothing Can Divide Us"
  3. "Every Day (I Love You More)"
  4. "You Can Depend On Me"
  5. "Time Heals"
  6. "Sealed With a Kiss"
  7. "Question of Pride"
  8. "If I Don't Have You"
  9. "Change Your Mind"
  10. "Too Late to Say Goodbye"
  11. "Especially for You"
  12. "All I Wanna Do Is Make You Mine"
  13. "Wrap My Arms Around You"
  14. "I Guess She Never Loved Me"
  15. "Just Call Me Up"
  16. "Nothing Can Divide Us" [Extended Version]
  17. "Too Many Broken Hearts" [Extended Version]
  18. "Every Day (I Love You More)" [Extended Version]
  19. "Especially for You" [Extended Version]
  20. "Sealed With a Kiss" [Extended Version]

Disc 2 - The Remixes

  1. "Especially for You" [Original 7" Mix]
  2. "Too Many Broken Hearts" [Us 7" Mix]
  3. "Every Day (I Love You More)" [7" Mix]
  4. "You Can Depend On Me" [Original Mix]
  5. "Nothing Can Divide Us" [Great Scott, It's The Remix]
  6. "Too Many Broken Hearts" [Urban Mix]
  7. "All I Wanna Do Is Make You Mine" [Extended Version]
  8. "Especially for You" [Original 12" Mix]
  9. "Just Call Me Up" [Extended Version]
  10. "Too Many Broken Hearts" [Techno Mix]
  11. "Nothing Can Divide Us" [Dub]
  12. "Too Many Broken Hearts" [Dub]
  13. "Nothing Can Divide Us" [7" Instrumental]
  14. "Especially for You" [Instrumental]
  15. "Too Many Broken Hearts" [7"] Instrumental]
  16. "Sealed With a Kiss" [Instrumental]
  17. "Every Day (I Love You More)" [7" Instrumental]


Country Certification Date Sales certified
Germany[3] Gold 1989 250,000
New Zealand[4] Platinum 1990 15,000
Spain[5] Gold 1989 50,000
Switzerland[6] Gold 1990 15,000
UK[7] 5 x Platinum 1 January 1990 1,500,000


Chart (1989) Peak
Australian ARIA Albums Chart[8] 5
Austrian Albums Chart[8] 20
French SNEP Albums Chart[9] 26
German Albums Chart 3
Canadian Albums Chart 18
New Zealand Albums Chart 4
Spanish Albums Chart 30
Swedish Albums Chart[8] 29
Swiss Albums Chart[8] 20
UK Albums Chart[10] 1
Preceded by
Street Fighting Years by Simple Minds
The Miracle by Queen
UK number one album
20 May 1989 – 27 May 1989 (2 weeks)
10 June 1989 – 17 June 1989 (2 weeks)
Succeeded by
The Miracle by Queen
Flowers in the Dirt by Paul McCartney


  1. ^ http://www.allmusic.com/album/r6182
  2. ^ Ryan, Gavin (2011). Australia's Music Charts 1988-2010. Mt. Martha, VIC, Australia: Moonlight Publishing. 
  3. ^ "Gold-/Platin-Datenbank ('Ten+Good+Reasons')" (in German). Bundesverband Musikindustrie. Retrieved 7 January 2009. 
  4. ^ http://nztop40.co.nz/chart/albums?chart=3391
  5. ^ Spanish certifications
  6. ^ Swiss certifications Swisscharts.com (Retrieved 7 January 2009)
  7. ^ UK certifications Bpi.co.uk (Retrieved 7 January 2009)
  8. ^ a b c d "Ten Good Reasons", in various albums charts Lescharts.com (Retrieved 20 February 2008)
  9. ^ "Ten Good Reasons", French Albums Chart See: "Sélection des autres artistes" => "Jason DONOVAN" Infodisc.fr (Retrieved 7 January 2008)
  10. ^ "Ten Good Reasons", UK Albums Chart Chartstats.com (Retrieved 7 January 2008)

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