from the album Enuff Z'Nuff (1989)
Billboard Hot 100 peak: #47
This week's "robbed hit" comes from the glam-metal band Enuff Z'nuff, who came together in the Chicago suburbs in the mid-80s. Named for the nick-surname of bassist Chip Z'nuff and led by singer Donnie Vie at the start, the band released their eponymous debut album in 1989. The first single, "New Thing", was all over MTV, and reached the top-40 on the rock radio chart at #35, and was a minor pop hit at #67. But their second single, a trippy take on the power ballad, "Fly High Michelle", became their biggest success. Written by Vie and Z'Nuff, the psychedelic take on metal was an interesting twist...
While "Fly High Michelle" climbed to #27 on the Mainstream Rock radio list in Billboard, it fell just short of the top-40 on the pop Hot 100 in March of 1990. A year later, the band released their sophomore effort, Strength, and while the lead single "Mother's Eyes" gave them their highest ranking on the rock chart at #17, it missed the pop chart altogether. They've been kicking around ever since, recording a stream of albums even after Vie left touring in 2003 before reuniting five years later.
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And here's the band appearing on the Jenny Jones Show (here's dating you...)