Dry Your Eyes
|"Dry Your Eyes"|
|Single by The Streets|
|from the album A Grand Don't Come for Free|
|Released||31 May 2004|
|Genre||Alternative hip hop|
|The Streets singles chronology|
"Dry Your Eyes" is a song by English rappers The Streets. It was released in May 2004 as the second single from their second album A Grand Don't Come for Free (2004). The song describes the protagonist trying to cope with his girlfriend breaking up with him. It was released in the UK 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.
The radio edit of the song, lasting 3:22, omits the bridge and third verse. The official video uses this edit.
- 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. This version frequently found American airplay on WFNX after its release.
- 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)"
|Austria (Ö3 Austria Top 40)||5|
|Belgium (Ultratop 50 Flanders)||48|
|Germany (Official German Charts)||58|
|Netherlands (Single Top 100)||11|
|New Zealand (Recorded Music NZ)||15|
|Scotland (Official Charts Company)||1|
|UK Singles (Official Charts Company)||1|
"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.
- "Australian-charts.com – The Streets – Dry Your Eyes". ARIA Top 50 Singles.
- "Austriancharts.at – The Streets – Dry Your Eyes" (in German). Ö3 Austria Top 40.
- "Ultratop.be – The Streets – Dry Your Eyes" (in Dutch). Ultratop 50.
- "Musicline.de – The Streets Single-Chartverfolgung" (in German). Media Control Charts. PhonoNet GmbH.
- "Dutchcharts.nl – The Streets – Dry Your Eyes" (in Dutch). Single Top 100.
- "Charts.org.nz – The Streets – Dry Your Eyes". Top 40 Singles.
- "Archive Chart: 2004-07-31". Scottish Singles Top 40.
- "Swedishcharts.com – The Streets – Dry Your Eyes". Singles Top 100.
- "Archive Chart: 2004-07-31" UK Singles Chart.