No More Tears (Enough Is Enough)

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"No More Tears
(Enough Is Enough)"
Single by Barbra Streisand and Donna Summer
from the album Wet and On the Radio: Greatest Hits Volumes I & II
B-side"Lucky"
"Wet"
"My Baby Understands" (The Netherlands/Mexico)
"No More Tears (Enough is Enough)" (Special Disco Version) (Sweden)
ReleasedOctober 1979
Format7" single, 12" single
Recorded14—28 August 1979 at Village Recorder studios in Los Angeles
GenreDisco
Length4:48 (Casablanca 7")
4:43 (Columbia 7")
8:24 (Wet album mix)
11:43 (12"/On The Radio album mix)
LabelCasablanca (Summer), Columbia (Streisand)
Writer(s)Paul Jabara, Bruce Roberts
Producer(s)Gary Klein, Giorgio Moroder, Harold Faltermeyer (Donna Summer 12" version)
CertificationPlatinum (US),
Silver (UK)
Donna Summer singles chronology
"Dim All the Lights"
(1979)
"No More Tears (Enough Is Enough)"
(1979)
"Never Lose Your Sense Of Humor"
(1979)
Barbra Streisand singles chronology
"The Main Event / Fight"
(1979)
"No More Tears (Enough Is Enough)"
(1979)
"Kiss Me In the Rain"
(1980)
 
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"No More Tears
(Enough Is Enough)"
Single by Barbra Streisand and Donna Summer
from the album Wet and On the Radio: Greatest Hits Volumes I & II
B-side"Lucky"
"Wet"
"My Baby Understands" (The Netherlands/Mexico)
"No More Tears (Enough is Enough)" (Special Disco Version) (Sweden)
ReleasedOctober 1979
Format7" single, 12" single
Recorded14—28 August 1979 at Village Recorder studios in Los Angeles
GenreDisco
Length4:48 (Casablanca 7")
4:43 (Columbia 7")
8:24 (Wet album mix)
11:43 (12"/On The Radio album mix)
LabelCasablanca (Summer), Columbia (Streisand)
Writer(s)Paul Jabara, Bruce Roberts
Producer(s)Gary Klein, Giorgio Moroder, Harold Faltermeyer (Donna Summer 12" version)
CertificationPlatinum (US),
Silver (UK)
Donna Summer singles chronology
"Dim All the Lights"
(1979)
"No More Tears (Enough Is Enough)"
(1979)
"Never Lose Your Sense Of Humor"
(1979)
Barbra Streisand singles chronology
"The Main Event / Fight"
(1979)
"No More Tears (Enough Is Enough)"
(1979)
"Kiss Me In the Rain"
(1980)

"No More Tears (Enough Is Enough)" is a duet from 1979 by Barbra Streisand and Donna Summer.

The song was recorded for Streisand's Wet album and also as a new track for Summer's compilation double album entitled On the Radio: Greatest Hits Volumes 1 & 2. The full-length version was found on Streisand's album, while a longer 11 minute plus version (the 12" version) was featured on Summer's album. The Summer version features additional production by frequent collaborator Harold Faltermeyer, and incorporates a harder rock edge. The single was released on both Casablanca Records (Summer's label) and Columbia Records (Streisand's label) and sales of the two were amalgamated. The versions on the two 7" singles differed slightly however, with different mixes and slightly different background vocal arrangements. The formats differed between nations - in the UK for example, the song was only released on 7" by Casablanca, and 12" (the extended version from the On The Radio album) by Columbia.[citation needed]

Although the sales of the two labels' releases were amalgamated, both the 7" and the 12" were certified Gold by the RIAA in early 1980. The 7" single was eventually certified Platinum, signifying sales of two million US copies. The single spent two weeks at number one on the U.S. singles chart (making it both singers' fourth chart-topping single in the U.S., as well as Summer's final). On the disco chart, it went to number one for four weeks.[1] It was also a big international hit, and made the top three in the UK.[citation needed]

Summer and Streisand never performed the song together live after recording it, although Summer did sing the song in concert with other female performers, including Tina Arena and her sister Mary Gaines Bernard.[citation needed] Barbra Streisand has included a short snippet of it in her 2012 Back To Brooklyn Tour, talking about the recent passing of Donna Summer and how she wishes Donna were alive to sing it with her.

Personnel[edit]

Chart positions[edit]

Chart (1979)Peak
position
Austria (Ö3 Austria Top 40)[2]16
Belgium (Ultratop 50 Flanders)[3]16
Germany (Media Control AG)[4]31
Netherlands (Dutch Top 40)20
Netherlands (Single Top 100)[5]27
New Zealand (Recorded Music NZ)[6]7
Norway (VG-lista)[7]3
Sweden (Sverigetopplistan)[8]1
Switzerland (Schweizer Hitparade)[9]11
US Billboard Hot 100[10]1
ERROR: MUST PROVIDE DATE FOR UK CHART[11]3
US Cashbox Top 100[12]1

Cover versions[edit]

Live cover performances[edit]

Parodies[edit]

Comedian Eddie Murphy recorded a parody version of the song as it might be performed by exercise guru Richard Simmons and Our Gang actor Billie "Buckwheat" Thomas. The song appears on Murphy's 1982 self-titled comedy album.

Sampling[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2004). Hot Dance/Disco: 1974-2003. Record Research. p. 248. 
  2. ^ "Donna Summer / Barbra Streisand – (No More Tears) Enough Is Enough – Austriancharts.at" (in German). Ö3 Austria Top 40. Retrieved 7 December 2013.
  3. ^ "Ultratop.be – Donna Summer / Barbra Streisand – (No More Tears) Enough Is Enough" (in Dutch). Ultratop 50. Retrieved 7 December 2013.
  4. ^ "Barbra Streisand/%28No+More+Tears%29+Enough+Is+Enough/single Die ganze Musik im Internet: Charts, News, Neuerscheinungen, Tickets, Genres, Genresuche, Genrelexikon, Künstler-Suche, Musik-Suche, Track-Suche, Ticket-Suche – musicline.de" (in German). Media Control Charts. PhonoNet GmbH. Retrieved 7 December 2013.
  5. ^ "Dutchcharts.nl – Donna Summer / Barbra Streisand – (No More Tears) Enough Is Enough" (in Dutch). Single Top 100. Retrieved 7 December 2013.
  6. ^ "Charts.org.nz – Donna Summer / Barbra Streisand – (No More Tears) Enough Is Enough". Top 40 Singles. Retrieved 7 December 2013.
  7. ^ "Norwegiancharts.com – Donna Summer / Barbra Streisand – (No More Tears) Enough Is Enough". VG-lista. Retrieved 7 December 2013.
  8. ^ "Swedishcharts.com – Donna Summer / Barbra Streisand – (No More Tears) Enough Is Enough". Singles Top 60. Retrieved 7 December 2013.
  9. ^ "Donna Summer / Barbra Streisand – (No More Tears) Enough Is Enough – swisscharts.com". Swiss Singles Chart. Retrieved 7 December 2013.
  10. ^ "Donna Summer's Top 20 Billboard Chart Hits". 17 May 2012. Billboard. 
  11. ^ "Archive Chart" UK Singles Chart. Retrieved 21 February 2013.
  12. ^ "Cash Box Top 100 12/15/79". The Legendary Cash Box Magazine Charts. Retrieved 7 December 2013. 
Preceded by
"Still" by Commodores
Billboard Hot 100 number-one single
November 24, 1979 – December 1, 1979
Succeeded by
"Babe" by Styx
Preceded by
"Beat of the Night" / "Pump It Up" by Fever
Billboard Hot Dance Club Play number-one single
November 24, 1979 – December 15, 1979
Succeeded by
"Deputy of Love" by Don Armando's Second Avenue Rhumba Band