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Don't Ask
Don't Ask
is the third studio album by Australian singer Tina Arena released by Columbia Records
Columbia Records
in Australia
Australia
on 21 November 1994.

Contents

1 Overview 2 Track listing 3 Release history 4 Charts and certifications

4.1 Weekly charts 4.2 Year-end charts 4.3 Certifications

5 Personnel 6 Production 7 See also 8 References

Overview[edit] Arena co-wrote all of the songs on the original release of the album which was produced by David Tyson. The album spawned six successful singles "Chains", "Sorrento Moon (I Remember)", "Heaven Help My Heart", "Wasn't It Good", "That's the Way a Woman Feels" and the cover version of Maria McKee's song "Show Me Heaven". Don't Ask
Don't Ask
nominated Arena for ten ARIA Awards throughout 1995 and 1996. Track listing[edit]

Australian version

No. Title Writer(s) Length

1. "Chains" Tina Arena, Pam Reswick, Steve Werfel 4:22

2. "Heaven Help My Heart" Arena, Dean McTaggart, David Tyson 5:28

3. "Sorrento Moon (I Remember)" Arena, Tyson, Christopher Ward 4:54

4. "Wasn't It Good" Arena, Heather Field, Robert Parde 5:14

5. "Message" Arena, April Lang, Annie Roboff, Tyson 5:22

6. "Love Is the Answer" Arena, Rick Price 3:56

7. "Greatest Gift" Arena, Parde 4:23

8. "That's the Way a Woman Feels" Arena, Reswick, Werfel 4:21

9. "Be a Man" Arena, Reswick, Werfel 3:51

10. "Standing Up" Arena, Field, Price 3:35

International version

No. Title Writer(s) Length

1. "Chains" Tina Arena, Pam Reswick, Steve Werfel 4:22

2. "Heaven Help My Heart" Arena, Dean McTaggart, David Tyson 5:28

3. "Sorrento Moon (I Remember)" Arena, Tyson, Christopher Ward 4:54

4. "Wasn't It Good" Arena, Heather Field, Robert Parde 5:14

5. "Message" Arena, April Lang, Annie Roboff, Tyson 5:22

6. "Show Me Heaven" Maria McKee, Eric Rackin, Jay Rifkin 4:20

7. "Love Is the Answer" Arena, Rick Price 3:56

8. "Greatest Gift" Arena, Parde 4:23

9. "That's the Way a Woman Feels" Arena, Reswick, Werfel 4:21

10. "Be a Man" Arena, Reswick, Werfel 3:51

11. "Standing Up" Arena, Field, Price 3:35

Release history[edit]

Region Date Label Format Catalog

Australia 21 November 1994 Columbia Records CD 4778862

United Kingdom 9 May 1995 Columbia CD

Charts and certifications[edit] Don't Ask
Don't Ask
became Arena's highest selling album to date selling in excess of 2 million copies[2] worldwide and was certified ten times platinum by the ARIA.[3]

Weekly charts[edit]

Chart (1994–96) Peak position

Australian Albums (ARIA)[4] 1

German Albums (Offizielle Top 100)[5] 65

New Zealand Albums (RMNZ)[6] 12

Scottish Albums (OCC)[7] 34

Swedish Albums (Sverigetopplistan)[8] 49

Swiss Albums (Schweizer Hitparade)[9] 32

UK Albums (OCC)[10] 11

US Billboard 200[11] 101

Year-end charts[edit]

Chart (1995) Position

Australian Albums (ARIA)[12] 1

Chart (1996) Position

Australian Albums (ARIA)[13] 19

Certifications[edit]

Region Certification Certified units/Sales

Australia
Australia
(ARIA)[14] 10× Platinum 700,000^

New Zealand (RMNZ)[15] Platinum 15,000^

United Kingdom
United Kingdom
(BPI)[16] Gold 100,000^

United States (RIAA)[17]

130,000[18]

*sales figures based on certification alone ^shipments figures based on certification alone

Personnel[edit]

Tina Arena
Tina Arena
− vocals, background vocals Peter Asher
Peter Asher
− percussion Erika Duke-Kirkpatrick − cello Claude Gaudette − piano Raven Kane − background vocals Peter Kent − violin Kirkpatrick − cello Matt Lang − percussion Bob Mann − guitar Marilyn Martin
Marilyn Martin
− background vocals Pat Mastelotto
Pat Mastelotto
− percussion, drums Robert Parde − background vocals John Pierce − bass Tim Pierce − acoustic guitar, guitar Rick Price − acoustic guitar, background vocals David Tyson − keyboard, Hammond organ, background vocals Carlos Vega − drums The Water Family − background vocals Jai Winding − piano, keyboard

Production[edit]

Producers: Peter Asher, Chris O'Brien, David Tyson Engineers: Greg Droman, George Massenburg, Frank Wolf Mixing: Chris Lord-Alge Mixing assistant: Steve Gallagher Mastering: Doug Sax Production coordination: Tony DeFranco Programming: Chris O'Brien, Dave Tyson Arrangers: Tina Arena, David Campbell, Robert Parde, David Tyson

See also[edit]

List of best-selling albums in Australia

References[edit]

^ Allmusic review ^ Don't Ask
Don't Ask
- Worldwide sales. Retrieved 31 March 2010. ^ http://www.ariacharts.com.au/chart/catalogue-albums ^ "Australiancharts.com – Tina Arena
Tina Arena
– Don't Ask". Hung Medien. Retrieved 31 March 2010. ^ "Offiziellecharts.de – Tina Arena
Tina Arena
– Don't Ask" (in German). GfK Entertainment Charts. Retrieved 23 March 2008. ^ "Charts.org.nz – Tina Arena
Tina Arena
– Don't Ask". Hung Medien. Retrieved 31 March 2010. ^ "Official Scottish Albums Chart Top 100". Official Charts Company. Retrieved 3 September 2017. ^ "Swedishcharts.com – Tina Arena
Tina Arena
– Don't Ask". Hung Medien. Retrieved 31 March 2010. ^ "Swisscharts.com – Tina Arena
Tina Arena
– Don't Ask". Hung Medien. Retrieved 31 March 2010. ^ " Tina Arena
Tina Arena
Artist Official Charts". UK Albums Chart. Retrieved 5 November 2016. ^ " Tina Arena
Tina Arena
Chart History (Billboard 200)". Billboard. Retrieved 5 November 2016. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 28 May 2011. Retrieved 2010-07-01.  ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 5 March 2016. Retrieved 2010-10-20.  ^ " ARIA Charts
ARIA Charts
– Accreditations – 1995 Albums". Australian Recording Industry Association.  ^ "New Zealand album certifications – Tina Arena
Tina Arena
– Don't Ask". Recorded Music NZ.  ^ "British album certifications – Tina Arena
Tina Arena
– Don't Ask". British Phonographic Industry.  Enter Don't Ask
Don't Ask
in the search field and then press Enter. ^ "American album certifications – Tina Arena
Tina Arena
– Don't Ask". Recording Industry Association of America.  If necessary, click Advanced, then click Format, then select Album, then click SEARCH ^ "Billboard". Billboard. Retrieved 8 February 2011.

Preceded by Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness by The Smashing Pumpkins Australian ARIA Albums Chart number-one album 19 November 1995 – 25 November 1995 Succeeded by Something to Remember
Something to Remember
by Madonna

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Tina Arena

Discography Awards and nominations

Studio albums

English

Strong as Steel Don't Ask In Deep Just Me Songs of Love & Loss Songs of Love & Loss 2 Reset Eleven

French

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Live
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albums

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Compilations

Souvenirs Greatest Hits 1994-2004 The Best & le meilleur The Peel Me Sessions 2003 Greatest Hits & Interpretations

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Tiny Tina and Little John

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