Ten Good Reasons

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Ten Good Reasons
Jason Donovan - Ten Good Reasons.png
Studio album by
Released2 May 1989
LabelPWL/Atlantic (UK)
Mushroom (Australia)
ProducerStock Aitken 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
AllMusic2/5 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 number-one singles ("Too Many Broken Hearts" and "Sealed with a Kiss") and also features a duet with Kylie Minogue, "Especially for You", which had reached number one 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 hold both UK single and UK album chart number-one positions simultaneously. In Australia, the album peaked at number five on its debut on the ARIA albums chart in June 1989, and became the 53rd highest selling album in Australia for 1989.[2]

The album was reissued in 2010 as an expanded deluxe edition featuring B-sides and remixes. In 2016, the first CD of the 2010 reissue was reissued again as part of promotion for Donovan's Ten Good Reasons live shows.

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

Track listing[edit]

All tracks written by Stock Aitken Waterman, except where noted.



Region Certification Certified units/Sales
Germany (BVMI)[15] Gold 250,000^
New Zealand (RMNZ)[16] Platinum 15,000^
Spain[17] Gold 50,000
Switzerland (IFPI Switzerland)[18] Gold 25,000^
United Kingdom (BPI)[19] 5× Platinum 1,500,000^


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  14. ^ "Year-End Chart '89 – Top 75 Artist Albums". Music Week. 3 March 1990. p. 12.
  15. ^ "Gold-/Platin-Datenbank (Jason Donovan; 'Ten Good Reasons')" (in German). Bundesverband Musikindustrie.
  16. ^ "New Zealand album certifications – Jason Donovan – Ten Good Reasons". Recorded Music NZ.
  17. ^ Salaverri, Fernando (2005). Solo exitos: Año a año 1959–2002. Iberautores Promociones Culturales. p. 925. ISBN 84-8048-639-2.
  18. ^ "The Official Swiss Charts and Music Community: Awards (Jason Donovan; 'Ten Good Reasons')". IFPI Switzerland. Hung Medien.
  19. ^ "British album certifications – Jason Donovan – Ten Good Reasons". British Phonographic Industry. Select albums in the Format field. Select Platinum in the Certification field. Type Ten Good Reasons in the "Search BPI Awards" field and then press Enter.

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