Teardrops (Womack & Womack song)  

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"Teardrops" is a song on Womack & Womack's fourth studio album, Conscience (1988). The songwriters were listed as Dr Rue & The Gypsy Wave Banner, a pseudonym of 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 (see 1988 in music), it charted highly around the world, reaching number one in Australia and the Netherlands, number two in Germany and Switzerland, and number three in the UK.

In 1993, singers Elton John and k.d. lang covered "Teardrops" for John's album Duets. In 1998, the British group Lovestation covered the song, with German pop band No Angels and Australian singer Kate Alexa releasing their own cover versions as singles in 2007 and 2008, respectively. 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 Britih singer Joss Stone who included the track on her 2012 album The Soul Sessions Vol. 2. The song was featured on the soundtrack of the video game Grand Theft Auto IV on the fictional in-game station "Vice City FM".



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