Many Too Many

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"Many Too Many"
Many Too Many Single.jpg
Single by Genesis
from the album ...And Then There Were Three...
B-side "The Day the Light Went Out"
Released 30 June 1978
Length 3:31
Label Charisma/Virgin (UK)
Atlantic (U.S.)
Songwriter(s) Tony Banks
Producer(s) David Hentschel and Genesis
Genesis singles chronology
"Follow You Follow Me"
"Many Too Many"
"Deep in the Motherlode"

"Follow You Follow Me"
"Many Too Many"
"Deep in the Motherlode"
Audio sample

"Many Too Many" is a love song recorded by English rock band Genesis.[1]


It was released as a single from the album ...And Then There Were Three... in 1978 and written by the band's keyboardist, Tony Banks, who described it as "a simple love lyric".[1] The single reached No. 43 on the UK Singles Chart, following the band's successful breakthrough into the Top Ten with "Follow You Follow Me".[2] Its B-side had two non-album songs, "Vancouver" and "The Day the Light Went Out", both released on compact disc on the Genesis Archive 2: 1976–1992 box set. A music video was filmed for the song.

The song includes the last use of a Mellotron on any Genesis studio recording, though Tony Banks did use one sparingly on his 1979 solo album A Curious Feeling.

B Sides[edit]

1."The Day the Light Went Out"BanksBanks3:14
2."Vancouver"CollinsCollins, Rutherford3:00



The song was never performed live although it was rehearsed for the album's tour, and was suggested by Tony Banks to be played on the 2007 tour.

Chart performance[edit]

Chart (1978) Peak
UK Charts 43


  1. ^ a b Jon Young. "The Genesis Autodiscography". Trouser Press. March 1982 issue
  2. ^ Genesis UK chart history, The Official Charts Company. Retrieved 18 May 2012.