Northern Lights - Tears Are Not Enough
- Label: Columbia Records 7BEN-7073-IC-9HZ
- Country: Canada
- Released: 1985
- Grade LP: (VG+) Sleeve: (VG)
"Tears Are Not Enough" is a 1985 charity single recorded by a supergroup of Canadian artists, under the name Northern Lights, to raise funds for relief of the 1983–85 famine in Ethiopia.
The project was organized by Bruce Allen, who brought together a large group of artists to record a song written by David Foster, Jim Vallance, Bryan Adams, Rachel Paiement, Paul Hyde and Bob Rock. Foster and Vallance wrote the music and initial lyrics, Adams completed the English lyrics, Paiement wrote the one French verse, Hyde and Rock contributed the song title. The song was recorded on February 10, 1985 at Manta Sound studios in Toronto.
The song was issued as a single by CBS Records in March of that year, and quickly reached number one on the Canadian Top 40 chart. It also finished #1 on the year-end Canadian charts for 1985