Tears Dry on Their Own

Infobox Single
Name = Tears Dry on Their Own


Artist = Amy Winehouse
Album = Back to Black
B-side = "You're Wondering Now"
Released = 13 August 2007 (UK)
14 September 2007 (Germany)
Format = CD single, 12" single, 7" single
Recorded = Instrument Zoo
(Miami, Florida)
Genre = Soul, jazz, R&B
Length = 3:06
Label = Island
Writer = Amy Winehouse, Nickolas Ashford, Valerie Simpson
Producer = Salaam Remi
Misc = Extra chronology
Artist = Amy Winehouse
Type = singles
Last single = "Back to Black"
(2007)
This single = "Tears Dry on Their Own"
(2007)
Next single = "Valerie"
(2007)
Extra chronology
Artist = Amy Winehouse
Type = U.S. singles
Last single = "Rehab"
(2007)
This single = "Tears Dry on Their Own"
(2007)
Next single = "Back to Black"
(2007)

"Tears Dry on Their Own" is a song written and recorded by English singer-songwriter Amy Winehouse for her second studio album, "Back to Black" (2006). It was released as the album's fourth single on 31 July 2007. While the melody and lyrics are composed by Winehouse, the music behind her voice is a sample interpolation of Marvin Gaye and Tammi Terrell's 1967 Motown classic hit "Ain't No Mountain High Enough", penned by the married duo of Ashford & Simpson.

Music video

The song's music video was filmed in Hollywood, [ [http://www.thesun.co.uk/article/0,,4-2007240113,00.html The Sun, Bizarre] ] [ [http://www.popcrunch.com/amy-winehouse-sports-new-beehive-on-the-set-of-tears-dry-on-their-own-music-video/ Pop Crunch] ] and was directed by David LaChapelle on 22 May 2007. [ [http://www.flickr.com/photos/santapaul/sets/72157600247923188/?page=3 Flickr] ] The clip features footage of Winehouse making her way through a Los Angeles street and in a dim hotel room.

Chart performance

"Tears Dry on Their Own" became Winehouse's fourth consecutive single to chart inside the top forty of the UK Singles Chart, when it entered at number thirty-seven on 5 August 2007. It also became her eighth UK R&B top forty hit. The single spent four weeks at number one on the UK Airplay Chart during August. After the song's physical release, the single climbed into the top twenty, peaking at number sixteen. Therefore, "Tears Dry on Their Own" is Winehouse's second highest-charting single behind "Rehab" and the fourth consecutive top thirty hit from her second album. To date, it has spent nineteen non-consecutive weeks on the UK Singles Chart, making it her fourth longest-running hit behind "Rehab" (fifty-seven weeks), her collaboration with Mark Ronson, "Valerie" (thirty-nine weeks), and "Back to Black" (thirty-four weeks).

With sales of 84,750, "Tears Dry on Their Own" went on to become the UK's ninety-third best-selling single of 2007.

Track listings and formats

;CD single
#"Tears Dry on Their Own" (Clean Version)
#"You're Wondering Now"
#"Tears Dry on Their Own" (Alix Alvarez SOLE Channel Mix)
#"Tears Dry on Their Own" (Al Usher Remix)
#"Tears Dry on Their Own" (Video)

;7" single (Limited Edition Clear Vinyl)
#"Tears Dry on Their Own"
#"Tears Dry on Their Own" (NYPC's Fucked Mix)

;12" single
#"Tears Dry on Their Own" (Alix Alvarez SOLE Channel Mix)
#"Tears Dry on Their Own" (Al Usher Remix)
#"Tears Dry on Their Own"

Charts

{| class="wikitable"!align="center"|Chart (2007)!align="center"|Peak
position
-
align="left"|UK R&B Singles Chart
align="center"|6
-
align="left"|U.S. "Billboard" Hot Adult R&B Airplay [cite web |url=http://www.billboard.com/bbcom/esearch/chart_display.jsp?cfi=404&cfgn=Singles&cfn=Hot+Adult+R%26amp%3BB+Airplay&ci=3086101&cdi=9378432&cid=09%2F08%2F2007 |title=Hot Adult R&B Airplay |accessdate=2008-03-02 |work=Billboard]
align="center"|40
-!align="center"|Chart (2008)!align="center"|Peak
position
-
align="left"|Portuguese National Top 50
align="center"|39
-
align="left"|Swedish Singles Chart
align="center"|24

Official versions and remixes

*Album Version – 3:05
*Radio Edit – 3:08
*Al Usher Remix – 7:00
*Alix Alvarez Sole Channel Mix – 6:41
*Kardinal Beats Remix – 3:20
*NYPC's Fucked Mix – 4:39

References

External links

* [http://www.flickr.com/photos/santapaul/sets/72157600247923188/ Behind-the-scenes photos of the music video]


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