Only Teardrops (album)

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Only Teardrops
Only Teardrops cover.jpg
Studio album by Emmelie de Forest
Released May 6, 2013 (2013-05-06)
Recorded 2012, April 2013
Genre Pop, folk
Length 40:18
Label Universal Music Denmark
Singles from Only Teardrops
  1. "Only Teardrops"
    Released: 22 January 2013
  2. "Hunter & Prey"
    Released: 19 August 2013

Only Teardrops is the debut album of the Danish singer-songwriter Emmelie de Forest. The album was released on May 6, 2013 on Universal Music.[1][2] In late March she signed a contract with Universal Music.[3] The song of the same name won the Eurovision Song Contest 2013 for Denmark.


  • "Only Teardrops" was released as the lead single of the album in Denmark on 22 January 2013, and worldwide on 2 May 2013. The song was a large success in Denmark and reached No 1 in the charts. The song also charted elsewhere in Europe following its Eurovision performance. It reached a new chart position of 15 in the UK Singles Chart on the 26th May.
  • "Hunter & Prey" was released as the second single of the album in Denmark on 19 August 2013.

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Teardrops Overture"   Lise Cabble, Julia Fabrin Jakobsen, Thomas Stengaard 0:47
2. "Hunter & Prey"   Emmelie de Forest, Cabble, Jakob Glæsner 3:29
3. "Change"   Forest, Peter Bjørnskov, Lene Dissing 3:59
4. "Only Teardrops"   Cabble, Jakobsen, Stengaard 3:02
5. "What Are You Waiting For"   Jakobsen, Bjørnskov, Dissing 3:36
6. "Haunted Heart"   Forest, Cabble, Stengaard 3:35
7. "Force of Nature"   Forest, Marcus Winther-John 3:43
8. "Beat the Speed of Sound"   Forest, Cabble, Glæsner 3:50
9. "Soldier of Love"   Forest, Jakobsen, Rune Braager 3:25
10. "Running In My Sleep"   Forest, Winther-John 3:38
11. "Let It Fall"   Forest, Cabble, Frederik Thaae 3:49
12. "Only Teardrops" (symphonic version) Cabble, Jakobsen, Stengaard 3:18

Critical reception and chart performance[edit]

Owing to her status as Eurovision winner, the album's release attracted a number of reviews from Eurovision fan sites. James Sayer of ESC Views gave it a mixed review, saying that "there is nothing wrong with any of the individual songs, there’s just not a great deal which leaps out of the realms of the ordinary".[4] Angus Quinn of Wiwi Bloggs was of the opinion that "Only Teardrops gets it right most of the time and seems to respect the authenticity of the artist".[5]

Weekly charts[edit]

Chart (2013) Peak
Belgian Albums (Ultratop Flanders)[6] 140
Danish Albums (Hitlisten)[7] 4
French Digital Albums Chart[8] 91
German Albums (Offizielle Top 100)[9] 61
Swedish Albums (Sverigetopplistan)[10] 32

Release history[edit]

Country Release date Format Label
Denmark[11] May 6, 2013 CD, digital download Universal Music
Worldwide May 14, 2013 Digital download
Germany[12] June 7, 2013 CD


  1. ^ New album out may 6 |, 14 April 2013
  2. ^ "Emmelie udsender album: Min drøm går i opfyldelse". (in Danish). Retrieved 14 April 2013. 
  3. ^ "Today I signed a...". Facebook. 25 March 2013. Retrieved 13 April 2013. 
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  6. ^ "Emmelie De Forest – Only Teardrops" (in Dutch). Hung Medien.
  7. ^ "Emmelie De Forest – Only Teardrops". Hung Medien.
  8. ^ "Meilleures ventes d'Albums téléchargés en France le 27 mai 2013 (Top Albums)". 
  9. ^ "Longplay-Chartverfolgung at Musicline" (in German). Phononet GmbH.
  10. ^ "Emmelie De Forest – Only Teardrops". Hung Medien.
  11. ^ "Emmelie de Forest Udgiver Debutalbum D. 6. Maj" (in Danish). Universal Music Denmark. Retrieved 24 May 2013. 
  12. ^ "Only Teardrops by Emmelie de Forestj" (in German). Retrieved 25 May 2013.