Tears Are Falling
|"Tears Are Falling"|
|Single by Kiss|
|from the album Asylum|
|Recorded||Electric Lady Studios,
New York City: 1985
|Label||Mercury 884-141-7 (US)|
|Producer(s)||Paul Stanley & Gene Simmons|
|Kiss singles chronology|
The track was written and sung by vocalist/guitarist Paul Stanley. It is one of Kiss' few songs since the 1970s to have been solely created by him. It would also be Stanley's last individual composition until "Loving You Without You Now" on his 2006 solo album Live to Win.
A video to promote the single was filmed in London in September 1985, and was directed by David Mallet. Despite its low production value, the clip was heavily played on MTV's Dial MTV phone video-request show for several months, until a new ruling stated that the requested videos had to be only a few weeks old to qualify.
"Tears Are Falling" was also featured on Kiss' 1988 compilation, Smashes, Thrashes & Hits.
After the single's release, the group performed the song live on all of its non-makeup tours. However, like almost all Kiss tunes from that period in the ensemble's career, the single was shelved when the band members returned to wearing makeup in 1996. The group later played the song again for a few performances during its 2004 Rock the Nation Tour. This would make "Tears Are Falling" one of Kiss' select few non-makeup era songs to have been played by band members in any capacity while wearing makeup.
The song enjoyed minor success when it was released as a single in the United States and United Kingdom. It peaked at number 20 on Billboard's Hot Mainstream Rock Tracks and 51 on the Billboard Hot 100.
- Paul Stanley - vocals, guitar, bass guitar
- Bruce Kulick - lead guitar, backing vocals
- Eric Carr - drums, backing vocals
- Gene Simmons - backing vocals
- "Billboard singles chart history-Kiss". Retrieved February 18, 2009.