Tears in the Morning

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"Tears in the Morning"
Single by The Beach Boys
from the album Sunflower
B-side "It's About Time"
Released October 12, 1970 (1970-10-12)[1]
Format 7" vinyl
Recorded November 18, 1969, and January 26 & 28, 1970
Genre Sunshine pop
Length 4:07
Label Brother/Reprise
Writer(s) Bruce Johnston
Producer(s) The Beach Boys
The Beach Boys singles chronology
"Slip on Through"
"Tears in the Morning"
"Cool, Cool Water"

"Tears in the Morning" is a song written by Bruce Johnston for the American rock band The Beach Boys. It was released on their 1970 album Sunflower. It was also released as a single, with the B-side of the single being "It's About Time". The single reached the top 5 in the Netherlands and did not chart in the US or the UK.


Chart performance[edit]

Chart (1971) Peak
Dutch GfK chart[2] 4
Dutch Top 40[3] 6

Cover versions[edit]

Belgian pop band The Radios covered the song in their 1990 album No Television.

Norwegian stoner rock band Thulsa Doom recorded a cover version of this song in 2005 for their album Keyboard, Oh Lord! Why Don't We?.


  1. ^ Badman, Keith. The Beach Boys. The Definitive Diary of America's Greatest Band: On Stage and in the Studio Backbeat Books, San Francisco, California, 2004. ISBN 0-87930-818-4 p. 278
  2. ^ "dutchcharts.nl - The Beach Boys - Tears In The Morning". Retrieved 24 February 2009. 
  3. ^ "De Nederlandse Top 40, week 2, 1971". Retrieved 24 February 2009. 

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