Lovers (song)

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Single by The Tears
from the album Here Come the Tears
Released 27 June 2005
Format CD, Vinyl record (7")
Recorded 2005
Genre Britpop
Length 4:02
Label Independiente Records
Songwriter(s) Brett Anderson and Bernard Butler
Producer(s) Bernard Butler
The Tears singles chronology

"Lovers" is the second single by The Tears from their debut album Here Come the Tears, released on 27 June 2005 on Independiente Records. The title track was originally slated to be a B-side for the album's first single, "Refugees", until the record label pushed the band to put it on the album (consequently pushing the album release date back from 2 May to 6 June) and subsequently made it a single. It reached number 24 in the UK Singles Chart.[1]

As with previous single "Refugees", "Lovers" was warmly received by critics. Tim Lee of musicOMH, wrote that the song is "an upbeat, soaring, epic number that's somewhat like "Yes" by McAlmont and some guy called Butler. It's rather spectacularly good. And just think, if they'd done it five years ago, people might have actually cared."[2]

Track listings[edit]

  1. "Lovers" (single version)
  2. "Because You're Worthless"
  1. "Lovers" (single version)
  2. "Song for the Migrant Worker"
  1. "Lovers" (single version)
  2. "Low-Life"
  3. "The Primitive"
  4. "Lovers" (video)


  1. ^ "Artist Chart History: Tears". Official Charts Company. Retrieved 15 June 2013. 
  2. ^ Lee, Tim. "Track reviews: The Tears - Lovers". musicOMH. Archived from the original on 29 June 2011.