Tear in My Heart

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"Tear in My Heart"
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Single by Twenty One Pilots
from the album Blurryface
ReleasedApril 6, 2015
LabelFueled by Ramen
Songwriter(s)Tyler Joseph
Producer(s)Ricky Reed
Twenty One Pilots singles chronology
"Fairly Local"
"Tear in My Heart"
"Lane Boy"
Audio sample
Music video
"Tear in My Heart" on YouTube

"Tear in My Heart" is a song written and recorded by American musical duo Twenty One Pilots, for their fourth studio album Blurryface. The song was released as a single on April 6, 2015[4] and was released to radio on April 14 of the same year.[5]

Music video[edit]

A music video for "Tear in My Heart" was uploaded to YouTube on April 6, 2015[6] and was directed by Marc Klasfeld.[6] In addition to both band members, lead singer Tyler Joseph's wife Jenna, who he married the previous month, also appears in the music video.[7]

The music video for "Tear in My Heart" shows Joseph and Dun performing in Chinatown, Los Angeles, with Joseph singing in the town square. The people don't notice them while Joseph sings the first verse of the song. As more people begin to notice them, their eyes distort. The buildings surrounding Joseph and Dun begin to crumble, as Joseph notices his wife in the group of people; he then proceeds to follow her down an alley and into a restaurant. Jenna sings the lyrics "sometimes you've got to bleed and know / that you're alive and have a soul". Joseph then sings the following line, "but it takes someone to come around / to show you how". Jenna starts choking, punching, kicking, and beating Joseph until he is bleeding. Jenna then holds his chin and they kiss.

Live performances[edit]

An image of how Twenty One Pilots perform the "Tear in My Heart" remix when live

Twenty One Pilots performed a remix of Tear in My Heart by DJ SoySauce at their Emotional Roadshow concert in Cincinnati, Ohio, in the form of a drum line which consisted of Dun and two other men in hazmat suits beside him. This was continued to be done throughout the tour.

Track listing[edit]

Digital download / stream
1."Tear in My Heart"3:08


  • Tyler Joseph – vocals, piano, programming, guitar, synthesizers
  • Josh Dun – drums, percussion, backing vocals

Additional musicians



Region Certification Certified units/Sales
Canada (Music Canada)[16] Gold 40,000^
United States (RIAA)[17] 2× Platinum 2,000,000double-dagger

^shipments figures based on certification alone
double-daggersales+streaming figures based on certification alone

Release history[edit]

Region Date Format Label
Worldwide[4] April 6, 2015 Fueled by Ramen


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  2. ^ Curcic, André (June 5, 2015). "Album Review: Twenty One Pilots – Blurryface". Renowned for Sound. Retrieved July 11, 2015.
  3. ^ "Rock duo Twenty One Pilots takes on new, clear direction with 'Blurryface'". dailycal.org. May 20, 2015. Retrieved October 22, 2018.
  4. ^ a b "Tear In My Heart - Single". iTunes. Retrieved April 16, 2015.
  5. ^ "FMQB Airplay Archive: Modern Rock". Friday Morning Quarterback Album Report, Incorporated. Retrieved October 31, 2016.
  6. ^ a b "Twenty One Pilots - "Tear In My Heart" [Official Video]". YouTube. April 6, 2015. Retrieved April 16, 2015.
  7. ^ "Twenty One Pilots' Tyler Joseph Got Married!". Radio 104.5. March 28, 2015. Retrieved March 30, 2015.
  8. ^ "ARIA CHART WATCH #391". auspOp. October 22, 2016. Retrieved October 22, 2016.
  9. ^ "Twenty One Pilots Chart History (Canadian Hot 100)". Billboard. Retrieved October 14, 2016.
  10. ^ "Twenty One Pilots Chart History (Japan Hot 100)". Billboard. Retrieved July 14, 2015.
  11. ^ "Twenty One Pilots Chart History (Hot 100)". Billboard. Retrieved April 16, 2015.
  12. ^ "Twenty One Pilots Chart History (Hot Rock Songs)". Billboard. Retrieved September 9, 2015.
  13. ^ "Twenty One Pilots Chart History (Alternative Songs)". Billboard. Retrieved July 25, 2015.
  14. ^ "Hot Rock Songs : Dec 31, 2015 | Billboard Chart Archive". Billboard. billboard.com. Retrieved January 3, 2016.
  15. ^ "Alternative Songs : Dec 31, 2015 | Billboard Chart Archive". Billboard. billboard.com. Retrieved January 3, 2016.
  16. ^ "Canadian single certifications – Twenty One Pilots – Tear in My Heart". Music Canada. Retrieved 15 February 2018.
  17. ^ "American single certifications – Twenty One Pilots – Tear in My Heart". Recording Industry Association of America. Retrieved 28 February 2018. If necessary, click Advanced, then click Format, then select Single, then click SEARCH. 

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