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Womack & Womack - Teardrops (1988)

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“Teardrops” is a song on Womack & Womack’s fourth studio album, Conscience (1988). The songwriters were listed as Womack & Womack (Cecil and Linda Womack), who also served as the producers of the track ...

“Teardrops” is a song on Womack & Womack’s fourth studio album, Conscience (1988). The songwriters were listed as Womack & Womack (Cecil and Linda Womack), who also served as the producers of the track alongside Chris Blackwell. Released as the album’s lead single during the third quarter of 1988, it charted highly around the world, reaching number-one in the Netherlands and number 2 in Australia, Germany and Switzerland, and number 3 in the UK.

In 1993, Elton John and k.d. lang covered “Teardrops” for John’s album Duets. In 1998, British group Lovestation covered the song, and later, German pop band No Angels and Australian singer Kate Alexa released their own cover versions as singles in 2007 and 2008, respectively. In 2002, Lulu and Elton John covered the song for Lulu’s album Together. In 2009, the Sugababes re-recorded the track for the 50 Years of Island Records compilation. It has also been covered by The xx in 2009, on a bonus disc with their debut album xx, as well as by British singer Joss Stone who included the track on her 2012 album The Soul Sessions Vol. 2. In 2011, the song was covered by Cliff Richard and Candi Staton for Richard’s Soulicious album and by Roosevelt in 2016.

In the music video, the band members, studio musicians and backing vocalists are shown singing different parts of the song in a recording studio.