Pearl's a Singer

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"Pearl's a Singer"
Single by Elkie Brooks
from the album Two Days Away
Released February 25, 1977
Recorded 1977
Genre Blues rock, soft rock
Length 3:39
Label A&M
Writer(s) Jerry Leiber, Mike Stoller, Ralph Dino, John Sembello
Producer(s) Jerry Leiber, Mike Stoller

"Pearl's a Singer" is a song made famous by the British singer Elkie Brooks, as taken from her 1977 album, Two Days Away. It was first recorded by its co-writers Ralph Dino and John Sembello in 1974.[1]

The song is a ballad, telling the story of a failed singer who still dreams of the success she might have had.

Brooks' cover version was her debut chart single. It reached #8 in the UK Singles Chart in spring 1977. It remained her highest placing in that chart until "No More the Fool" reached #5, early in 1987.

The song was covered by Broadway star Bernadette Peters on her 1980 debut album Bernadette. The song was also included in the musical revue Smokey Joe's Cafe.


  1. ^ "Pearl's A Singer (original) - Dino & Sembello 1974". YouTube. 1977-03-24. Retrieved 2012-08-07. 

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