Our top 10 Enuff Z’Nuff songs list presents the music of an American band well-known for blending hard rock, power pop, psychedelic rock, glam metal. The band was formed in 1984 by bassist Chip Z’Nuff and vocalist Donnie Vie. Enuff Z’Nuff started by playing demo songs which they later released in different albums. “Fingers On It” marked the band’s first single release. The song was featured on the 1986 psychological horror crime film Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer.
Enuff Z’Nuff released an eponymous debut album in 1989. The band released the album under Atco Records. Enuff Z’Nuff (1989) is home to the band’s psychedelic pop-rock ballads “Fly High Michelle” and “New Thing.” The two songs catapulted the band to mainstream success, thanks to the steady airplay they received on MTV. Enuff Z’Nuff (1989) peaked at number seventy-four on the Billboard 200 chart.
Later, the band would go even harder, spicing its songs with glam metal elements. However, the band’s frontman Donnie Vie didn’t like the idea of Atco Records promoting the band as a glam metal ensemble. Instead, he felt that the band was more inclined and defined by its power-pop sound. Donnie went on to quote that the band would have maintained its reputation and success if it had been promoted as a power-pop band.
The band hit the studio to record and release its second studio album, Strength (1991). Unlike the previous album, Strength (1991) was featured glam metal elements. The album was a success in the UK, rising to the fifty-sixth position on the UK Albums Chart. However, the album failed to live up to the success of the band’s debut album. Strength (1991) peaked at number one hundred and forty-three on the Billboard 200. “Mother’s Eye” and “Baby Loves You” were the best Enuff Z’Nuff songs from the album.
Enuff Z’Nuff failed to receive enough revenue from the Strength’s album sales. As a result, the band filed for bankruptcy and chose to leave Atco Records. However, the band was soon signed by Arista Records. Soon after signing a recording contract with Arista Records, the band released its third studio album, Animals with Human Intelligence (1993).
Even before the album’s release, drummer Vikki Fox left Enuff Z’Nuff. He joined the solo band to Mötley Crüe’s lead vocalist, Vince Neil. His position was taken by Ricky Parent, a former drummer at War and Peace. Animals with Human Intelligence (1993) failed to match the success of the band’s former releases. However, it featured some of the best Enuff Z’Nuff songs, including “Right By Your Side,” “Superstitious,” and “Innocence.”
The band parted with Arista Records and also said goodbye to its guitarist Derek Frigo. Enuff Z’Nuff continued touring and releasing albums on different record labels. However, the band faced a major setback with the departure of its lead singer Donnie Vie. Donnie left the band to pursue a solo career in 2002, with his move driven by his frustration about the band’s success.
Eventually, the band’s bassist took on the lead vocals while still playing the bass. The band lineup has also evolved over the years, currently featuring Chip, Tory Stoffregen, Tony Fennell, and Daniel B. Hill. Throughout its career, the band has released sixteen studio albums, with its eponymous LP being Enuff Z’Nuff’s most successful release. Here we present the best Enuff Z’Nuff songs of all time.
#10- Baby Loves You
Ushering us to the top 10 Enuff Z’Nuff songs list is the raving glam metal track “Baby Loves You.” The song is featured on the band’s sophomore album Strength (1991). “
Baby Loves You” features an impressive metal feel that combines awe-inspiring hooks and rasping guitar work. In this song, the singer tells of how he has a beautiful lady who reminds him how much love she has for him.
“Superstitious” is one of the musical gems from the band’s third studio album, Animals with Human Intelligence (1993). The song features some of the best vocal delivery by Donnie Vie. “Superstitious” was penned by Donnie Vie, Chip Z’Nuff, and Gino Martino. The song balances find the band rolling back to some hard rock vibes, something that was missing on its sophomore album. Nevertheless, the band still features some glam metal elements in this song.
#8- There Goes My Heart
Coming in at number eight is the appealing hit “There Goes My Heart.” The song is featured on the band’s album 10 (2000). Like most of the songs on the album, “There Goes My Heart” blends hard rock and glam metal elements. However, the song’s catchiness is brought in by the pop-influenced melodies. The Mavericks also released a song under the same title (but different lyrics) on What a Crying Shame (1994).
#7- Dog On a Bone
“Dog On a Bone” is a ravishing song penned by Chip Z’Nuff, Mancow Muller, and Tony Fennell. Unlike most of the best Enuff Z’Nuff songs, “Dog On a Bone” finds bassist Chris Z’Nuff taking on the lead vocals.Enuff Z’Nuff blends power pop and hard rock elements, bringing a unique sound to this tremendous song. “Dog On a Bone” remains one of the musical gems from the band’s thirteenth LP Clowns Lounge (2016).
Number six on the top 10 Enuff Z’Nuff songs is the melodic hit “Goodbye.” Once more, Donnie Vie proves to be a pillar under which the band’s success was built, thanks to his magnificent vocals. “Goodbye” is one of the amazing hits from the band’s sophomore album Strength (1991). The song also features Dennis Karmazyn on the cello and Johnny Frigo on the violin and viola. Notably, Johnny Frigo is the father to the late former Enuff Z’Nuff’s guitarist Derek Frigo.
#5- Mother’s Eyes
Strength (1991) is also home to our number five song on the top 10 Enuff Z’Nuff songs list. The song is one of the contemplative lyrical gems penned by vocalist Donnie Vie and former guitarist Derek Frigo. “Mother’s Eyes” finds the band citing the need for the human race to appreciate the love for one another. Through the song, the band showcases how race and hate for one another remain a divisive factor amongst humans.
#4- I Could Never Be Without You
“I Could Never Be Without You” is an iconic love ballad that showcases the true star in Derek’s guitar skills. The song is featured on the band’s most successful album Enuff Z’Nuff (1989). “I Could Never Be Without You” finds the singer expressing his full-time devotion to a love who he confesses would barely live without. The song was featured on the TV shows Northern Exposure and Beverly Hills, 90210.
#3- Right By Your Side
The third song on our top 10 Enuff Z’Nuff songs is the track “Right By Your Side.” This outstanding ballad is the best Enuff Z’Nuff song from the band’s third LP, Animals with Human Intelligence (1993). Enuff Z’Nuff performed the song live on the show Late Night with David Letterman.
The song finds the singer promising to accompany a loved one during the dark times and rough tides. “Right By Your Side” has been covered by The Tuesdays and Malik Yusef. Malik Yusef’s cover featured Michelle Williams, who rose to fame as a member of the girl group Destiny’s Child.
#2- New Thing
“New Thing” is an upbeat heavy metal ballad that blends some psychedelic pop elements, making it one of the band’s most pleasant-sounding hits. The song is featured on Enuff Z’Nuff’s eponymous debut album. “New Thing” finds the singer expressing his urge to alleviate some life pressures by getting high on something foreign. The song peaked at number sixty-seven on the Billboard Hot 100.
#1- Fly High Michelle
Number one on our top 10 Enuff Z’Nuff songs list is the beautiful track “Fly High Michelle.” The song is featured on the band’s debut album Enuff Z’Nuff (1989). “Fly High Michelle” was penned by the band’s former lead vocalist Donnie Vie. The song finds the vocalist singing about an ally who had passed away. “Fly High Michelle” peaked at number forty-seven on the Billboard Hot 100.
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