Dry Your Eyes
|"Dry Your Eyes"|
|Single by The Streets|
|from the album A Grand Don't Come for Free|
|Released||19 July 2004|
|Genre||Alternative hip hop|
|The Streets singles chronology|
"Dry Your Eyes" is a song written by English rappers The Streets for their second album A Grand Don't Come for Free (2004). The song describes the persona trying to cope with his girlfriend breaking up with him. It was released as the album's second single on 19 July 2004. The song is The Streets' most successful single, reaching number one in the United Kingdom on 25 July 2004, six days after its release. "Dry Your Eyes" also went straight to number one in Ireland staying there for three weeks in a row.
There is a shorter version of the song (lasting 3:22), which is missing a section after the second chorus, as well as the third chorus itself. The missing section starts at 2:16 and lasts till 3:33 in the full length version. The shorter version was featured in the official video.
- A version of "Dry Your Eyes" featuring Chris Martin of Coldplay singing the chorus surfaced on the internet and received airplay on Los Angeles radio station Indie 103.1. This version was recorded for a BBC Radio 1 competition (listeners were told to call in when they heard this version of the song) and was never officially released, because Chris Martin did not agree with his vocal performance.
- Brian Kennedy on Even Better than the Real Thing Vol. 2
- A parody version was performed by comedian Adam Buxton on the TV Show 2004: The Stupid Version, with the lyrics being about a man getting kicked out by his girlfriend because he repeatedly urinates on the toilet seat and wets the bed.
- "Dry Your Eyes"
- "It's Too Late (Live Radio Session)"
- "Dry Your Eyes"
- "Let's Push Things Forward (Live Radio Session)"
- "Has It Come To This? (Live Radio Session)"
- "Dry Your Eyes (Enhanced Video)"
"Lola's Theme" by Shapeshifters
|UK Singles Chart number-one single
25 July 2004 – 31 July 2004
"Thunderbirds/3am" by Busted
- Roberts, David (2006). British Hit Singles & Albums (19th ed.). London: Guinness World Records Limited. p. 701. ISBN 1-904994-10-5.
- "150 Best Tracks Of The Past 15 Years". Nme.Com. 2014-03-26. Retrieved 2014-04-02.
- Sheet music for "Dry Your Eyes". Hal Leonard Corporation. 2004.
- "Streets Star: I'm Confused About Plagiarism Claims". Contactmusic.com. Retrieved 2014-04-02.
- "Streets Star Hits Back At Plagiarism Claims". Contactmusic.com. Retrieved 2014-04-02.