Only Teardrops

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For the album, see Only Teardrops (album).
"Only Teardrops"
Single by Emmelie de Forest
from the album Only Teardrops
Released 22 January 2013
Format Digital download, CD single
Recorded 2012
Genre Pop, folk, ethnopop
Length 3:03
Label Sony Music
Writer(s) Lise Cabble, Julia Fabrin Jakobsen, Thomas Stengaard
Producer(s) Frederik Thaae
Emmelie de Forest singles chronology
"Only Teardrops"
(2013)
"Hunter & Prey"
(2013)
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Denmark "Only Teardrops"
Eurovision Song Contest 2013 entry
Country Denmark
Artist(s) Emmelie de Forest
Language English
Composer(s) Lise Cabble, Julia Fabrin Jakobsen, Thomas Stengaard
Lyricist(s) Lise Cabble, Julia Fabrin Jakobsen, Thomas Stengaard
Finals performance
Semi-final result 1st
Semi-final points 167
Final result 1st
Final points 281
Appearance chronology
◄ "Should've Known Better" (2012)   
"Cliché Love Song" (2014) ►
External video
2013 Eurovision Grand Final on YouTube
Music video on dr.dk

"Only Teardrops" is a song recorded by Danish singer Emmelie de Forest. The song was written by Lise Cabble, Julia Fabrin Jakobsen and Thomas Stengaard, and it was produced by Frederik Thaae.[1] It is best known as Denmark's winning entry to the Eurovision Song Contest 2013 held in Malmö, Sweden.[2] The song competed in the first semi-final on 14 May 2013 and managed to qualify for a spot in the final on 18 May 2013. The song competed in the final against 25 other songs, and finished in first place with 281 points.[3]

Chart performance[edit]

The song was an instant hit in de Forest's home country of Denmark, where it debuted and peaked at number two on the Danish Singles Chart upon its release.[4] Following its victory in the Eurovision Song Contest, the song re-entered the singles chart at number one. It has since been certified gold by IFPI Denmark for sales of 15,000 digital copies. It was the fourteenth best-selling digital single in Denmark in 2013.[5]

In the United Kingdom, "Only Teardrops" debuted at number 99, despite Eurovision airing only four hours before the cut-off point for the chart.[6] A week later, the single rose to a high of #15 in the UK. In its third week, it dropped to No. 84 and dropped out of the chart the following week after 3 weeks on British chart. According to The Official Charts Company, "Only Teardrops" is the seventh most downloaded Eurovision song to date.[7]

Track listing[edit]

  • Digital download
  1. "Only Teardrops" – 3:03
  • CD single
  1. "Only Teardrops" – 3:03
  2. "Only Teardrops" (instrumental version) – 3:03
  • Digital download — Kongsted remix
  1. "Only Teardrops" (Kongsted remix) – 5:34
  2. "Only Teardrops" (Kongsted remix radio edit) – 3:40

Credits and personnel[edit]

Credits adapted from Danmarks Radio.[1]

Music video[edit]

Emmelie posted several photographs onto her Facebook account from the shooting of the video. The video is directed by Michael Sauer Christensen. It has been filmed in the forest and on the beach.[8] It was released on 13 June 2013, in DR's official website.[9][10]

Charts and certifications[edit]

Release history[edit]

Region Date Format Label
Denmark[38] 22 January 2013 Digital download Sony Music
Worldwide[39] 2 May 2013
Austria[40] 14 June 2013 CD single
Germany[41]
Switzerland[42]
Worldwide[43] 24 June 2013 Digital download — Kongsted remix

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Only Teardrops - Emmelie de Forest" (in Danish). DR. Retrieved 24 May 2013. 
  2. ^ Storvik-Green, Simon (26 January 2013). "Emmelie de Forest to fly the Danish flag in Malmö". EBU. 
  3. ^ "Eurovision Song Contest 2013 Grand Final". 19 May 2013. Retrieved 19 May 2013. 
  4. ^ Busa, Alexandru (28 January 2013). "Denmark: Emmelie de Forest tops the iTunes Download Chart". Esctoday.com. 
  5. ^ Track Top-50
  6. ^ "Bonnie Tyler beats Denmark in Eurovision chart race". The Official Charts Company. 19 May 2013. Retrieved 26 May 2013. 
  7. ^ The Most Downloaded Eurovision Songs Of All Time Revealed!
  8. ^ "Denmark: Emmelie records Only Teardrops videoclip". esctoday. Retrieved 4 June 2013. 
  9. ^ "VIDEO Se Emmelies officielle musikvideo til Only Teardrops – helt eksklusivt". DR. Retrieved 13 June 2013. 
  10. ^ "Emmelie de Forest - Only Teardrops". Eurovision Song Contest. Retrieved 13 June 2013. "This morning the official music video of Emmelie de Forest's "Only Teardrops" was released." 
  11. ^ "Australian-charts.com – Emmelie De Forest – Only Teardrops". ARIA Top 50 Singles.
  12. ^ "Emmelie De Forest – Only Teardrops – Austriancharts.at" (in German). Ö3 Austria Top 40.
  13. ^ "Ultratop.be – Emmelie De Forest – Only Teardrops" (in Dutch). Ultratop 50.
  14. ^ "Ultratop.be – Emmelie De Forest – Only Teardrops" (in French). Ultratop 50.
  15. ^ "Digital Singles Charts - Brasil". Brasil Hitlist. Archived from the original on 7 July 2013. Retrieved 7 July 2013. 
  16. ^ "Danishcharts.com – Emmelie De Forest – Only Teardrops". Tracklisten.
  17. ^ "Emmelie De Forest: Only Teardrops" (in Finnish). Musiikkituottajat – IFPI Finland.
  18. ^ The Official Finnish Downloads Chart
  19. ^ "Lescharts.com – Emmelie De Forest – Only Teardrops" (in French). Les classement single.
  20. ^ "Emmelie De Forest – Only Teardrops". Officialcharts.de. GfK Entertainment.
  21. ^ "Digital Singles Charts - Greece". Billboard. Archived from the original on 23 May 2013. Retrieved 23 May 2013. 
  22. ^ "Icelandic Singles Chart". Tonlist.is. Retrieved 2013-05-21. 
  23. ^ "Chart Track". Irish Singles Chart.
  24. ^ "Illegal name entered Emmelie de Forest/Emmelie+de+Forest/chart?f=913 Emmelie de Forest Album & Song Chart History" Billboard Luxembourg Digital Songs for Emmelie de Forest. Retrieved 2013-05-30.
  25. ^ "Nederlandse Top 40 – Emmelie De Forest search results" (in Dutch) Dutch Top 40.
  26. ^ "Dutchcharts.nl – Emmelie De Forest – Only Teardrops" (in Dutch). Single Top 100.
  27. ^ "Norwegiancharts.com – Emmelie De Forest – Only Teardrops". VG-lista.
  28. ^ "Archive Chart". Scottish Singles Top 40.
  29. ^ "SNS IFPI" (in Slovak). Hitparáda – Radio Top 100 Oficiálna. IFPI Czech Republic. Note: insert 201330 into search.
  30. ^ "Spanishcharts.com – Emmelie De Forest – Only Teardrops" Canciones Top 50.
  31. ^ "Swedishcharts.com – Emmelie De Forest – Only Teardrops". Singles Top 60.
  32. ^ "DigiListan 2013-05-26". Sveriges Radio. Retrieved May 26, 2014. 
  33. ^ "Emmelie De Forest – Only Teardrops – swisscharts.com". Swiss Singles Chart.
  34. ^ "Digital Singles Charts - Turkey". Number One Top 20. Archived from the original on 23 May 2013. Retrieved 23 May 2013. 
  35. ^ "Weekly Airplay Top 40 Ukraine". FDR. Retrieved 1 July 2013. 
  36. ^ "Archive Chart" UK Singles Chart.
  37. ^ "Danish single certifications – Emmelie De Forest – Only Teardrops". IFPI Denmark. 
  38. ^ https://itunes.apple.com/dk/album/dansk-melodi-grand-prix-2013/id594196457
  39. ^ https://itunes.apple.com/de/album/only-teardrops-single/id643675722
  40. ^ http://www.sonymusic.at/Emmelie-De-Forest/Only-Teardrops/P/2904438/B/88883746702
  41. ^ http://www.sonymusic.de/Emmelie-De-Forest/Only-Teardrops/P/2904438/B/88883746702
  42. ^ http://www.sonymusic.ch/Emmelie-De-Forest/Only-Teardrops/P/2904438/B/88883746702
  43. ^ https://itunes.apple.com/dk/album/only-teardrops-single/id663375481
Awards and achievements
Preceded by
"Euphoria" by Loreen
Eurovision Song Contest winner
2013
Succeeded by
"Rise Like a Phoenix" by Conchita Wurst