Only Teardrops

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"Only Teardrops"
Emmelie-de-Forest-Only-Teardrops.jpg
Single by Emmelie de Forest
from the album Only Teardrops
Released22 January 2013
Recorded2012
GenrePop, folk, ethnopop
Length3:03
LabelSony Music
Songwriter(s)Lise Cabble, Julia Fabrin Jakobsen, Thomas Stengaard
Producer(s)Frederik Thaae
Emmelie de Forest singles chronology
"Only Teardrops"
(2013)
"Hunter & Prey"
(2013)
Audio sample
Eurovision Song Contest 2013 entry
Country
Artist(s)
Language
Composer(s)
Lyricist(s)
Finals performance
Semi-final result
1st
Semi-final points
167
Final result
1st
Final points
281
Entry chronology
◄ "Should've Known Better" (2012)   
"Cliché Love Song" (2014) ►
External video
video icon 2013 Eurovision Grand Final on YouTube
video icon Music video on dr.dk

"Only Teardrops" is a song recorded by Danish singer Emmelie de Forest. The song was written by Lise Cabble, Julia Fabrin Jakobsen and Thomas Stengaard, and it was produced by Frederik Thaae.[1] It is best known as Denmark's winning entry to the Eurovision Song Contest 2013 held in Malmö, Sweden.[2] The song competed in the first semi-final on 14 May 2013 and managed to qualify for a spot in the final on 18 May 2013. The song competed in the final against 25 other songs, and finished in first place with 281 points.[3]

In 2012, the song was covered by German singer Nicole in a German-language version entitled "Tausend tränen".

Chart performance[edit]

The song was an instant hit in de Forest's home country of Denmark, where it debuted and peaked at number two on the Danish Singles Chart upon its release.[4] Following its victory in the Eurovision Song Contest, the song re-entered the singles chart at number one. It has since been certified gold by IFPI Denmark for sales of 15,000 digital copies. It was the fourteenth best-selling digital single in Denmark in 2013.[5]

In the United Kingdom, "Only Teardrops" debuted at number 99, despite Eurovision airing only four hours before the cut-off point for the chart.[6] A week later, the single rose to a high of #15 in the UK. In its third week, it dropped to No. 84 and dropped out of the chart the following week after 3 weeks on British chart. According to The Official Charts Company, "Only Teardrops" is the seventh most downloaded Eurovision song to date in the United Kingdom.[7]

Track listing[edit]

  • Digital download
  1. "Only Teardrops" – 3:03
  • CD single
  1. "Only Teardrops" – 3:03
  2. "Only Teardrops" (instrumental version) – 3:03
  • Digital download — Kongsted remix
  1. "Only Teardrops" (Kongsted remix) – 5:34
  2. "Only Teardrops" (Kongsted remix radio edit) – 3:40

Credits and personnel[edit]

Credits adapted from Danmarks Radio.[1]

Music video[edit]

Emmelie posted several photographs onto her Facebook account from the shooting of the video. The video is directed by Michael Sauer Christensen. It has been filmed in the forest and on the beach.[8] It was released on 13 June 2013, in DR's official website.[9][10]

Charts and certifications[edit]

Release history[edit]

Region Date Format Label
Denmark[45] 22 January 2013 Digital download Sony Music
Worldwide[46] 2 May 2013
Austria[47] 14 June 2013 CD single
Germany[48]
Switzerland[49]
Worldwide[50] 24 June 2013 Digital download — Kongsted remix

References[edit]

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