The Heart Gently Weeps

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"The Heart Gently Weeps"
Single by Wu-Tang Clan featuring Erykah Badu, Dhani Harrison & John Frusciante
from the album 8 Diagrams
Released October 3, 2007
Recorded 2007
Genre Rap rock, R&B
Length 5:05
Label SRC/Universal Motown
Writer(s) Wu-Tang Clan, George Harrison
Producer(s) RZA
Wu-Tang Clan singles chronology
"Gravel Pit"
(2000)
"The Heart Gently Weeps"
(2007)
"Take It Back"
(2007)

"The Heart Gently Weeps" is the first single from the 2007 album 8 Diagrams by the Wu-Tang Clan. The song features an sample of The Beatles' song "While My Guitar Gently Weeps". It features guest appearances from three other musicians: R&B singer Erykah Badu sings the song's chorus; Dhani Harrison, son of Beatles member George Harrison, plays acoustic guitar; and John Frusciante of the Red Hot Chili Peppers is featured on lead guitar. This song was made using a cover version of the George Harrison song played by the blues guitarist Jimmy Ponder.

Out of respect for George Harrison, RZA, who produced this song, asked Harrison's son Dhani to play rhythm guitar. It was played using a mint condition Gretsch guitar from 1961 which was given to RZA as a gift from Russell Crowe after they had finished filming American Gangster.

The song was #50 on Rolling Stone's list of the 100 Best Songs of 2007.[1]

Chart position[edit]

Chart (2007) Peak
position
Hot Canadian Digital Singles 71

References[edit]

  1. ^ No byline (December 11, 2007). "The 100 Best Songs of 2007" Rolling Stone. Retrieved 2007-12-21

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