1989 Linda Ronstadt & Aaron Neville – Don’t Know Much (US:#2 UK:#2)

1989_Linda_Ronstadt_Don't_Know_Much“Don’t Know Much” is a song written by Barry Mann, Cynthia Weil and Tom Snow. The original version was recorded by Barry Mann in 1980 and made famous when covered as a duet by Linda Ronstadt and Aaron Neville in 1989.

The song had a rich history prior to its success in 1989. It first appeared on Barry Mann’s self-titled 1980 album, released on Casablanca records. Bill Medley and Bette Midler (under the title “All I Need to Know”) then had minor chart success with it in 1981 and 1983, respectively.

In 1985, Audrey Landers recorded the song as “All I Need to Know” for her second album for the German market, Paradise Generation, by Glenn Jones on his 1987 self-titled album for Jive Records, and gospel singer Cynthia Clawson also has a version under this title on her 1990 album Words Will Never Do.

In 2000 Barry Mann re-recorded the song with Brenda Russell on his album Soul and Inspiration released on Atlantic records.




BassLeland Sklar
DrumsCarlos Vega
GuitarMike Landau
KeyboardsRobbie Buchanan
PianoDon Grolnick
PercussionMike Fisher
VocalsAaron Neville

Produced By

Peter Asher