Too Many Broken Hearts

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"Too Many Broken Hearts"
Single by Jason Donovan
from the album Ten Good Reasons
Released March 1989
Format 7" single, 12" maxi
Genre Pop
Length 3:30
Label PWL
Writer(s) Stock Aitken Waterman
Producer(s) Stock Aitken Waterman
Certification Gold, United Kingdom
Silver France
Jason Donovan singles chronology
"Especially for You"
(1988)
"Too Many Broken Hearts"
(1989)
"Sealed With a Kiss" (1989)

"Too Many Broken Hearts" is a song by Australian singer Jason Donovan.

Written and produced by Stock, Aitken and Waterman, it reached number one in the United Kingdom[1] and Ireland in March 1989. Donovan had a previous number one with his duet with Kylie Minogue "Especially for You" in January 1989.

The song was included on Donovan's debut album Ten Good Reasons, his 1991 Greatest Hits album and again on a later collection in 2006.

The music video was filmed in Beechworth, Victoria.

Cover versions[edit]

English punk rock band Peter and the Test Tube Babies recorded a cover of the song for their 1990 album The $hit Factory.

Dance-pop group El Simbolo recorded a Spanish language cover of the song for their 1999 album No Pares.

Track listings[edit]

7" single (pwl 32)
  1. "Too Many Broken Hearts" — 3:30
  2. "Wrap My Arms Around You" — 3:40
12" maxi (pwlt 32)
  1. "Too Many Broken Hearts" (extended version) — 5:45
  2. "Wrap My Arms Around You" — 3:40
  3. "Too Many Broken Hearts" (instrumental) — 3:28
CD Single (pwcd 32)
  1. "Too Many Broken Hearts" (extended version) — 5:45
  2. "Wrap My Arms Around You" — 3:40
  3. "Nothing Can Divide Us" (single version) — 3:46

Certifications[edit]

Country Certification Date Sales certified
France[2] Silver 1989 200,000
UK[3] Gold 1 March 1989 400,000

Charts[edit]

Chart (1989) Peak
position
Australian ARIA Singles Chart[4] 7
Dutch Mega Top 100[4] 3
French SNEP Singles Chart[4] 5
German Singles Chart[5] 16
Irish Singles Chart[6] 1
Norwegian Singles Chart[4] 10
Spain (AFYVE)[7] 10
Swedish Singles Chart[4] 13
Swiss Singles Chart[4] 27
UK Singles Chart[8] 1
U.S. Billboard Hot Dance Music/Maxi-Singles Sales[9] 39
Preceded by
"Leave Me Alone" by Michael Jackson
Irish IRMA number-one single
9 March 1989 (1 week)
Succeeded by
"Like a Prayer" by Madonna
Preceded by
"Belfast Child" by Simple Minds
UK number-one single
11 March 1989 – 18 March 1989 (2 weeks)

References[edit]

  1. ^ Roberts, David (2006). British Hit Singles & Albums (19th ed.). London: Guinness World Records Limited. pp. 498–9. ISBN 1-904994-10-5. 
  2. ^ [1][dead link]
  3. ^ "Home". Bpi.co.uk. Retrieved 2014-03-30. 
  4. ^ a b c d e f Steffen Hung. "Jason Donovan - Too Many Broken Hearts". lescharts.com. Retrieved 2014-03-30. 
  5. ^ [2][dead link]
  6. ^ Jaclyn Ward - Fireball Media Group. "The Irish Charts - All there is to know". Irishcharts.ie. Retrieved 2014-03-30. 
  7. ^ Salaverri, Fernando (September 2005). Sólo éxitos: año a año, 1959–2002 (1st ed.). Spain: Fundación Autor-SGAE. ISBN 84-8048-639-2. 
  8. ^ "ChartArchive - The Chart Archive". Chartstats.com. Retrieved 2014-03-30. 
  9. ^ Brendan Swift (1968-06-01). "Jason Donovan | Awards". AllMusic. Retrieved 2014-03-30. 

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