The Weeping Song

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"The Weeping Song"
Nick Cave - The Weeping Song.jpeg
Single by Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds
from the album The Good Son
B-side "Cocks 'n' Asses"
Released 17 September 1990 (1990-09-17)
Format 7", 12", CD
Recorded October 1989 (1989-10) at Cardan Studios, São Paulo, Brazil
Genre Gothic rock
Length 4:21
Label Mute
Writer(s) Nick Cave
Producer(s) The Bad Seeds
Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds singles chronology
"The Ship Song"
(1990)
"The Weeping Song"
(1990)
"Straight to You"
(1992)

The Weeping Song is a song by Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds appearing on their 1990 album The Good Son. It released as a single in 1990 by Mute Records.

Accolades[edit]

Year Publication Country Accolade Rank
1990 Sounds United Kingdom Singles of the Year[1] 47
2007 NME United Kingdom Classic Singles[2] *
2013 Rolling Stone Germany Anniversary Special: 222 Songs[3] *

(*) designates unordered lists.

Formats and track listing[edit]

All songs written by Nick Cave, except where noted.

UK 7" single (MUTE 118)
  1. "The Weeping Song" – 4:20
  2. "Cocks 'n' Asses" (Nick Cave, Victor Van Vugt) – 5:45
UK CD single (CD MUTE 118)
  1. "The Weeping Song" – 4:19
  2. "Cocks 'n' Asses" (Nick Cave, Victor Van Vugt) – 5:46
  3. "Helpless" (Neil Young) – 4:30
US CD single (9 66605-2)
  1. "The Weeping Song" – 4:19
  2. "The Train Song" – 4:46
  3. "Cocks 'n' Asses" (Nick Cave, Victor Van Vugt) – 5:46
  4. "Helpless" (Neil Young) – 4:30

Personnel[edit]

Adapted from The Weeping Song liner notes.[4]

Release history[edit]

Region Date Label Format Catalog
United Kingdom 1990 Mute CD, LP MUTE 118
United States Elektra CD 9 66605-2

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Sounds End of Year Lists: Singles". Sounds. Retrieved September 29, 2015. 
  2. ^ "NME Classic Albums & Singles". NME. Retrieved September 29, 2015. 
  3. ^ "Anniversary Special: 222 Songs (2013)". Rolling Stone. Retrieved September 29, 2015. 
  4. ^ The Weeping Song (booklet). Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds. London, United Kingdom: Mute Records. 1990. 

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