Laid So Low (Tears Roll Down)

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"Laid So Low (Tears Roll Down)"
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Single by Tears for Fears
from the album Tears Roll Down (Greatest Hits 82–92)
B-side
  • "The Body Wah"
  • "Lord of Karma"
Released 10 February 1992
Format
Recorded 1991
Length 4:44
Label Fontana
Songwriter(s)
Producer(s)
Tears for Fears singles chronology
"Johnny Panic and the Bible of Dreams"
(1991)
"Laid So Low (Tears Roll Down)"
(1992)
"Woman in Chains"
(1992)

"Johnny Panic and the Bible of Dreams"
(1991)
"Laid So Low (Tears Roll Down)"
(1992)
"Woman in Chains"
(re-release)
(1992)
Alternative cover
French 2-track promo single
French 2-track promo single

"Laid So Low (Tears Roll Down)" is a song by British band Tears for Fears.

As Curt Smith had already departed the band by this time, "Laid So Low" was effectively the first release of the Roland Orzabal "solo" era of Tears For Fears which would span most of the 1990s. It was released as a single in 1992 to coincide with the release of the band's Greatest Hits album Tears Roll Down (Greatest Hits 82–92). The song was a Top 20 hit in the UK, France, Italy and Poland; a Top 40 hit in Canada, Germany and the Netherlands; and in the US Hot Modern Rock Tracks.

An earlier, mainly instrumental version of the song appeared as the B-side to the 1989 single "Sowing the Seeds of Love" where it was simply titled "Tears Roll Down". An animated video to this earlier version was included on the 1990 video collection Sowing The Seeds.

Track listings[edit]

12" / CD single

  1. "Laid So Low (Tears Roll Down)" – 4:44
  2. "The Body Wah" (Roland Orzabal, Alan Griffiths) – 5:21
  3. "Lord of Karma" (Roland Orzabal, Alan Griffiths) – 4:45

7" single

  1. "Laid So Low (Tears Roll Down)"
  2. "The Body Wah" (Roland Orzabal, Alan Griffiths)

Charts[edit]

Chart (1992) Peak
position
Belgium (Ultratop 50 Flanders)[1] 49
Canada Adult Contemporary (RPM)[2] 33
Canada Top Singles (RPM)[3] 28
France (SNEP)[4] 15
Germany (Official German Charts)[5] 40
Italy (FIMI)[6] 8
Netherlands (Dutch Top 40)[7] 26
Netherlands (Single Top 100)[8] 27
Poland (LP3)[9] 20
UK Singles (Official Charts Company)[10] 17
US Billboard Modern Rock Tracks[11] 10

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Ultratop.be – Tears For Fears – Laid So Low (Tears Roll Down)" (in Dutch). Ultratop 50. Retrieved 22 July 2013.
  2. ^ "Top RPM Adult Contemporary: Issue 2110." RPM. Library and Archives Canada. Retrieved 22 July 2013.
  3. ^ "Top RPM Singles: Issue 2130." RPM. Library and Archives Canada. Retrieved 22 July 2013.
  4. ^ "Lescharts.com – Tears For Fears – Laid So Low (Tears Roll Down)" (in French). Les classement single. Retrieved 22 July 2013.
  5. ^ "Offiziellecharts.de – Tears For Fears – Laid So Low (Tears Roll Down)". GfK Entertainment Charts. Retrieved 22 July 2013.
  6. ^ "I singoli più venduti del 1992" (in Italian). Hit Parade Italia. Creative Commons. Retrieved 22 July 2013.
  7. ^ "Nederlandse Top 40 – Tears For Fears - Laid So Low" (in Dutch). Dutch Top 40. Retrieved 22 July 2013.
  8. ^ "Dutchcharts.nl – Tears For Fears – Laid So Low (Tears Roll Down)" (in Dutch). Single Top 100. Retrieved 22 July 2013.
  9. ^ "LAID SO LOW (TEARS ROLL DOWN) – Tears For Fears" (in Polish). LP3. Retrieved 22 July 2013.
  10. ^ "Official Singles Chart Top 100". Official Charts Company. Retrieved 22 July 2013.
  11. ^ "Tears for Fears – Awards". AllMusic. All Media Network. Retrieved 22 July 2013.

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