Tears in the Morning

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"Tears in the Morning"
Single by The Beach Boys
from the album Sunflower
B-side "It's About Time"
Released October 12, 1970 (1970-10-12)[1]
Format 7" vinyl
Recorded November 18, 1969, and January 26 & 28, 1970
Genre Sunshine pop
Length 4:07
Label Brother/Reprise
Writer(s) Bruce Johnston
Producer(s) The Beach Boys
The Beach Boys singles chronology
"Slip on Through"
"Tears in the Morning"
"Cool, Cool Water"
Sunflower track listing

"Tears in the Morning" is a song written by Bruce Johnston for the American rock band The Beach Boys. It was released on their 1970 album Sunflower. It was also released as a single, with the B-side of the single being "It's About Time". The single reached the top 5 in the Netherlands and did not chart in the US or the UK.


Chart performance[edit]

Chart (1971) Peak
Dutch GfK chart[2] 4
Dutch Top 40[3] 6

Cover versions[edit]

Norwegian stoner rock band Thulsa Doom recorded a cover version of this song in 2005 for their album Keyboard, Oh Lord! Why Don't We?.


  1. ^ Badman, Keith. The Beach Boys. The Definitive Diary of America's Greatest Band: On Stage and in the Studio Backbeat Books, San Francisco, California, 2004. ISBN 0-87930-818-4 p. 278
  2. ^ "dutchcharts.nl - The Beach Boys - Tears In The Morning". Retrieved 24 February 2009. 
  3. ^ "De Nederlandse Top 40, week 2, 1971". Retrieved 24 February 2009. 

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