"Can't Get Enuff" is a single by American rock band Winger from their 1990 album In the Heart of the Young.

"Can't Get Enuff"
Single by Winger
from the album In the Heart of the Young
B-side"In The Day We'll Never See"
ReleasedJuly 1990 (US)[1]
GenreGlam metal
Songwriter(s)Kip Winger, Reb Beach
Producer(s)Beau Hill
Winger singles chronology
"Can't Get Enuff"
"Miles Away"

Written by frontman Kip Winger and guitarist Reb Beach, "Can't Get Enuff" was the first single from the band's second album, debuting on the U.S. charts in July 1990.[2] The song's music video, directed by Michael Bay,[3] received heavy rotation at MTV and the up-tempo rocker was Winger's most successful track at rock radio, where it peaked at #6 on the Billboard Mainstream Rock Tracks chart. The song was also a moderate pop hit, narrowly missing the Top 40 to peak at #42 on the Hot 100 at the end of September.[4] During this single's chart run, the album In the Heart of the Young was certified Gold by the RIAA.[5] According to Kip Winger, the song was a late addition to the track listing, written because it was felt that there were not enough rock songs on the album. "Easy Come Easy Go" came about the same way.[6]

In 2007, two more versions of the song were released; the original demo version recorded by the band can be heard on the Cleopatra Records album Demo Anthology, and a live version appears on the Frontiers Records release Winger Live.

Music video edit

The song's music video was commercially released on a 1990 VHS shortform video collection, In the Heart of the Young, Vol. 1, which also featured the clip for successive single "Miles Away". The album and single version of "Can't Get Enuff" can also be heard on the band's greatest hits album, The Very Best of Winger (Atlantic/Rhino 2001).

Howard Johnson writing for Classic Rock ranked the song's video at No. 7 on their list of The Top 10 Best Hair Metal Videos.[7]

Charts edit

Chart (1990) Peak
Canada Top Singles (RPM)[8] 84
US Billboard Hot 100[9] 42
US Mainstream Rock (Billboard)[10] 6

References edit

  1. ^ Strong, Martin Charles (1995). The Great Rock Discography. Canongate Press. p. 903. ISBN 9780862415419.
  2. ^ Top Music Charts – Hot 100 – Billboard 200 – Music Genre Sales
  3. ^ Tannenbaum, Rob; Marks, Craig (September 25, 2012). I Want My MTV: The Uncensored Story of the Music Video Revolution (revised paperback ed.). New York, New York: Plume. p. 425. ISBN 978-0452298569.
  4. ^ Top Music Charts – Hot 100 – Billboard 200 – Music Genre Sales
  5. ^ RIAA – Gold & Platinum – August 12, 2008 Archived June 26, 2007, at the Wayback Machine
  6. ^ "Metal Sludge Rewind with Kip Winger". Metal Sludge. Archived from the original on January 1, 2009. Retrieved January 1, 2009.
  7. ^ Johnson, Howard (July 21, 2016). "The Top 10 Best Hair Metal Videos". Classic Rock Magazine. Retrieved March 15, 2021.
  8. ^ "Top RPM Singles: Issue 1321." RPM. Library and Archives Canada. Retrieved July 4, 2023.
  9. ^ "Winger Chart History (Hot 100)". Billboard. Retrieved July 4, 2023.
  10. ^ "Winger Chart History (Mainstream Rock)". Billboard. Retrieved July 4, 2023.