Teardrops (George Harrison song)

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"Teardrops"
Teardrops george.jpg
UK picture sleeve
Single by George Harrison
from the album Somewhere in England
B-side "Save the World"
Released 20 July 1981
Genre New wave
Length 4:07 (album version)
3:20 (single edit)
Label Dark Horse
Writer(s) George Harrison
Producer(s) George Harrison
George Harrison singles chronology
"All Those Years Ago"
(1981)
"Teardrops"
(1981)
"Wake Up My Love"
(1982)
Somewhere in England track listing

"Teardrops" is a single by George Harrison, released on 20 July 1981 in the United States[1] and 31 July in the UK.[2] It was the second single from the album Somewhere in England and reached number 51 on the US Billboard Top Tracks chart and number 102 on the Billboard Bubbling Under the Hot 100 chart.[3][4] In Japan, it was released on 25 September.

Harrison did not include "Teardrops" on his original proposed track listing for Somewhere in England, but it was added, along with "All Those Years Ago" and two other songs, when the record label refused four of the songs Harrison originally wanted to include.[5]

Authors Chip Madinger and Mark Easter compare "Teardrops"' feel and melody to Elton John, calling the song "probably the best of the toe-tappers that George composed for the revised Somewhere in England.[6]

Chart positions[edit]

Chart Peak
position
US Billboard Bubbling Under the Hot 100 102
US Billboard Top Tracks 51

References[edit]

  1. ^ Madinger, Chip; Easter, Mark (2000). Eight Arms to Hold You: The Solo Beatles Compendium. Chesterfield, MO: 44.1 Productions. p. 633. ISBN 0-615-11724-4. 
  2. ^ George Harrison – Teardrops
  3. ^ "Somewhere in England Awards". AllMusic. Retrieved 3 January 2013. 
  4. ^ Whitburn, J. (2008). Rock Tracks 1981–2008. Hal Leonard. p. 112. ISBN 978-0-89820-174-1. 
  5. ^ Ginell, Richard S. "Somewhere in England". AllMusic. Retrieved 3 January 2013. 
  6. ^ Madinger, Chip & Easter, Mark (2000). Eight Arms to Hold You: The Solo Beatles Compendium. Chesterfield, MO: 44.1 Productions. p. 461. ISBN 0-615-11724-4.