Teardrop (song)

Teardrop (song)

Infobox Single
Name = Teardrop


Artist = Massive Attack
from Album = Mezzanine
Released = April 21, 1998
Format = CD, 12", Cassette
Recorded = 1997
Genre = Trip hop,
Length = 5:31
Label = Virgin
Chart position =
* #10 (UK)
Last single = "Risingson" (1998)
This single = "Teardrop" (1998)
Next single = "Angel" (1998)

"Teardrop" is a song by Massive Attack which was first released on their 1998 album "Mezzanine". It was released as a single on April 21, 1998. The song became another UK hit for the group, peaking at number 10 on the UK singles chart.

The original version of the song features vocals by Elizabeth Fraser (of the Cocteau Twins). Fraser's vocal part was recorded just after she was given the news that Jeff Buckley, with whom she had a close personal relationship, was missing in the Wolf River of Memphis, Tennessee.Fact|date=August 2008

The song's music video featured a fetus in the womb, lip-syncing the song. It was directed by Walter Stern. [ [http://www.boardsmag.com/articles/magazine/20040501/stern.html Piers Ford, "Prince of Darkness", May 1, 2004] ]

Track listing

# "Teardrop (album version)" – 5:31
# "Euro Zero Zero" – 5:24
# "Teardrop (Scream Team remix)" – 6:45
# "Teardrop (Mad Professor Mazaruni instrumental mix)" – 6:24

The 12" release contains the same songs but in a different order. The cassette release contains an edited version of the original song, as well as the Scream Team remix and the B-side "Euro Zero Zero", but is missing the remix by Mad Professor Mazaruni.

Media usage

* A combination of non-vocal portions of "Teardrop" serve as the theme song for the American broadcasts of "House", a medical television series. The song opens with a bass drum beat that is reminiscent of a heartbeat, lending itself easily to the show's medical theme. In addition, during the finale of season 4, "Wilson's Heart", a cover by José González was used as background music during a short montage.
* It has been used in the background of the 4th series of the X Factor (UK).
* It is frequently used as background music on the Graham Torrington radio show Late Night Love, on Capital FM, and GWR FM, as well as other local radio stations in the UK.
* The song was used in a television commercial for the video game Assassin's Creed
* The song is also featured on the first episode of Damaged when introducing the character Michael played by Isaak Wells
* The song was also used in episode 16 of the TV series Charmed.
* This song was used in an American Forces Network TV commercial promoting blood donations.
* The song was also used in the penultimate episode of Prison Break (Season One).
* The Ottawa Senators of the NHL used the song in their opening theme video for the 2006-07 season.
* It was also featured in a flashback intro to Cold Case, in a episode where Det. Vera reminisces about a murder victim from his past.
*The instrumental beginning and end of the song were used in the CSI Miami/CSI NY crossover episode that launched the CSI NY series.
*The song was used in Rodney Mullen's part of the skateboarding film .
*It was also used in the David Blaine Drowned Alive special's promo.

Covers

Mika did a live cover of the song for BBC Radio 1's Live Lounge on the 12th of December 2007.

Flash Hawk Parlor Ensemble, a group featuring noteworthy members Chris Funk and Jenny Conlee of The Decemberists, recorded a cover of the song for their 2007 release "Plastic Bag in the Tree."

Incubus performs a cover of this song at their concerts.

Canadian rockers Our Lady Peace covered the song in live performances.

The British band Elbow did a live cover of the song for the BBC Radio 1 Live Lounge, and a recorded version is also featured as a track on their CD single for "Not A Job" (released February 23, 2004).

HK singer Anthony Wong covers this song in his album 《MOOV Live》in 2008.

The Singer/Songwriter/Guitarist Newton Faulkner covered the song on his album Hand Built By Robots. Faulkner's version charted at #60 on downloads in August 2007. It was released as an official single on 10 December 2007. The version of the album available from the Australian iTunes Music Store also incorporates an acoustic version. [ [http://phobos.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewAlbum?i=270026072&id=270026066&s=143460 Newton Faulkner - Teardrop (Acoustic Version), Australian iTunes Music Store.] ]

This song was sampled for the track "Kneight Riduz Wuz Here" on Krayzie Bone's solo album Thug On Da Line, which was released August 28, 2001.

José González version

Infobox Single
Name = Teardrop


Artist = José González
from Album = In Our Nature
Released = November 12, 2007 (UK)
November 14, 2007 (Sweden)
Format = CD, 7" vinyl, digital download
Recorded =
Genre = Folk
Length = 3:22
Label = Peacefrog Records (UK)
Imperial Recordings (Sweden)
Writer = Robert "3D" Del Naja, Grant "Daddy G" Marshall, Andrew "Mushroom" Vowles, Elizabeth Fraser
Producer = José González
Certification =
Chart position =
Last single = "Killing for Love"
(2007)
This single = "Teardrop"
(2007)
Next single = "Down the Line"
(re-issue)
(2008)

"Teardrop" is a single from José González's second album "In Our Nature". The single was released across Europe on November 12, 2007. The single features the non-album instrumental B-side "Four Forks Ache."The track was used in the season finale of "House" titled "Wilson's Heart" on May 19, 2008.

Track listing

# "Teardrop" - 3:22
# "Four Forks Ache" - 5:25

References


* [http://www.massiveattack.ie/info/songs/teardrop.php MASSIVEATTACK.IE song info entry on Teardrop]


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