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Paul Carrack - Don't Shed A Tear (1987)

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"Don't Shed a Tear" is a song by English singer-musician Paul Carrack from his third solo album, One Good Reason. It was ...

"Don't Shed a Tear" is a song by English singer-musician Paul Carrack from his third solo album, One Good Reason. It was released as a single in 1987 and became his biggest U.S. hit, peaking at number nine on the Billboard Hot 100.

Release and reception

"Don't Shed a Tear" entered the Billboard Hot 100 at number 72 on the chart dated 14 November 1987. It was the highest new entry that week. It peaked at number nine for three weeks in February 1988, becoming Carrack's biggest U.S. hit as a solo artist. It spent 23 weeks on the Hot 100, including thirteen weeks inside the top 40 section of the chart, and appeared in Billboard's 1988 year-end chart at number 83. It also reached number five on the Album Rock Tracks chart, and number six on the Singles Sales chart.

Elsewhere, the song peaked at number 20 in the Netherlands, but was not successful in the UK, reaching number 60 in March 1989. Mike DeGagne of Allmusic called "Don't Shed a Tear" a highlight of the One Good Reason album, and said the song is "bolstered by its subtle, laid-back groove with a start-and-stop tempo."

Music Video

A music video was made for the song. The video is directed by Peter Care starring model/actress Kendall Conrad.

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