Tuff Enuff (song)
|Single by The Fabulous Thunderbirds|
|from the album Tuff Enuff|
|B-side||Look At That, Look At That|
|Label||CBS Associated Records / Epic Associated|
|The Fabulous Thunderbirds singles chronology|
Released as a single in 1986, "Tuff Enuff" peaked at number 10 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart, at number four on the Billboard Mainstream Rock Tracks chart and it appeared on the top 20 charts in other countries as well. It was ranked #96 on VH1's 100 Greatest One Hit Wonders of the 80s.
It was the band's first single and has since become the band's most well-known song. It also had an accompanying music video directed by Harry Lake.
- Kim Wilson–lead vocals
- Jimmie Vaughan–guitars
- Preston Hubbard–bass
- Fran Christina–drums
- Al Copley–keyboards
In popular culture
The song has been used in multiple films. It appeared in the 1986 film Gung Ho, starring Michael Keaton and Gedde Watanabe, the 1986 film The Naked Cage, starring Shari Shattuck and Angel Tompkins, the 1986 film Tough Guys, starring Burt Lancaster and Kirk Douglas, the 1991 film Ricochet, starring Denzel Washington and John Lithgow and the 2007 film The Game Plan, starring Dwayne Johnson and Madison Pettis. It also appeared on the television show Married... with Children. Finally, "Tuff Enuff" and the Fabulous Thunderbirds are mentioned on American Dad! in the Season 5 episode "Family Affair".
- Ross, Thomas (September 12, 1986). "Fabulous T-Birds bringing red-hot act to Bowling Green". Daily News. Retrieved March 21, 2011.
- "The Fabulous Thunderbirds - Tuff Enuff". The Michigan Daily. March 7, 1986. Retrieved March 21, 2011.
- Knause, Tom (March 23, 1986). "Thunderbirds take off on "Tuff Enuff"". Reading Eagle. Retrieved March 21, 2011.