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Encyclopedia > Tears On My Pillow
"Tears on My Pillow"
No cover available
Single by Little Anthony & the Imperials
Released 1958
Format 7" single
Genre Doo wop
Length 2:19
Label End
1027
Writer(s) Sylvester Bradford
Al Lewis
Chart positions
Little Anthony & the Imperials singles chronology
"Tears on My Pillow"
(1958)
"The Glory of Love"
(1958)
"Tears on My Pillow"
No cover available
Single by Kylie Minogue
Released November 1989
Format 12" single
7" single
CD single
Cassette single
Genre Pop/Ballad
Length 2:19
Label PWL
Producer(s) Stock Aitken Waterman
Chart positions
Kylie Minogue singles chronology
"Do They Know It's Christmas?"
(with Band Aid)
(1989)
"Tears on My Pillow"
(1989)
"Better The Devil You Know"
(1990)
A different song entitled "Tears on My Pillow" was a #1 British hit for Johnny Nash in 1975. Another different song entitled "Tears on My Pillow" was co-written and performed by Gene Autry in 1941.

"Tears on My Pillow" is a doo wop song, written by Sylvester Bradford and Al Lewis in 1958 (see 1958 in music). The composition was first recorded by Little Anthony & the Imperials on End Records, and was that group's debut recording under that name. Although it remains one of the Imperials' signature songs, "Tears on My Pillow" has been extensively covered, including a number-one version by Kylie Minogue in 1989 (see 1989 in music). Image File history File links Nocover. ... A collection of various CD singles In music, a single is a short recording of one or more separate tracks. ... Little Anthony & The Imperials were a rhythm and blues/soul/doo-wop vocal group from Los Angeles, California in the 1950s and 1960s. ... A music genre is a category (or genre) of pieces of music that share a certain style or basic musical language (van der Merwe 1989, p. ... For the Lauryn Hill single, see Doo Wop (That Thing). ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... End Records was acquired by Morris Levy and incorporated into Roulette Records. ... A songwriter is someone who writes the lyrics to songs, the musical composition or melody to songs, or both. ... A record chart, also known as a music chart, is a method of ranking music according to popularity during a given period of time. ... Motto: (Out Of Many, One) (traditional) In God We Trust (1956 to date) Anthem: The Star-Spangled Banner Capital Washington D.C. Largest city New York City None at federal level (English de facto) Government Federal constitutional republic  - President George Walker Bush (R)  - Vice President Dick Cheney (R) Independence from... Little Anthony & The Imperials were a rhythm and blues/soul/doo-wop vocal group from Los Angeles, California in the 1950s and 1960s. ... Image File history File links Nocover. ... A collection of various CD singles In music, a single is a short recording of one or more separate tracks. ... Kylie Ann Minogue (born May 28, 1968) is a Grammy Award-winning Australian singer-songwriter and occasional actress. ... Look up November in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... A music genre is a category (or genre) of pieces of music that share a certain style or basic musical language (van der Merwe 1989, p. ... For popular music (music produced commercially rather than art or folk music), see Popular music. ... 68. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... PWL (Pete Waterman Ltd) is the production company and one-time record label owned by pop mogul Pete Waterman. ... In the music industry, a record producer (or music producer) has many roles, among them controlling the recording sessions, coaching and guiding the musicians, and supervising the recording, mixing and mastering processes. ... Stock, Aitken & Waterman, sometimes known as SAW, were a British songwriting and record producing trio who had great success during the mid-late 1980s and early 1990s with many of their productions. ... A record chart, also known as a music chart, is a method of ranking music according to popularity during a given period of time. ... The Eurochart Hot 100 is the main European singles popularity chart compiled by Music & Media magazine from March 1984. ... Kylie Ann Minogue (born May 28, 1968) is a Grammy Award-winning Australian singer-songwriter and occasional actress. ... Better the Devil You Know is a dance-pop song written by Stock, Aitken & Waterman for Aussie pop singer Kylie Minogues third album, Rhythm of Love. ... John Lester Nash Jr. ... Gene Autry. ... For the Lauryn Hill single, see Doo Wop (That Thing). ... Year 1958 (MCMLVIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... See also: 1957 in music, other events of 1958, 1959 in music, 1950s in music and the list of years in music // Events January 28 - Little Richard begins attending classes at Oakwood College in Huntsville, Alabama February 14 - The Iranian government bans rock & roll because they claim that the form... Little Anthony & The Imperials were a rhythm and blues/soul/doo-wop vocal group from Los Angeles, California in the 1950s and 1960s. ... End Records was acquired by Morris Levy and incorporated into Roulette Records. ... A signature song is the one song (or, in some cases, one of a few songs) that a popular and well-established singer, or band, is most closely identified with, even if they have had success with a variety of songs. ... Kylie Ann Minogue (born May 28, 1968) is a Grammy Award-winning Australian singer-songwriter and occasional actress. ... 1989 (MCMLXXXIX) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... See also: 1989 in music (UK) Musical groups established in 1989 Record labels established in 1989 other events of 1989 list of years in music 1980s in music // January 5 - Madonna files for divorce from Sean Penn after three-and-a-half years of marriage, citing irreconcilable differences. ...


Overview

Original version

Early copies of the single were credited simply to "The Imperials", a group which had previously been known as "The Duponts" and "The Chesters". Brooklyn, New York deejay Alan Freed gave the group's lead singer, Anthony Gourdine, top billing while introducing the single over the air, and the moniker of "Little Anthony & the Imperials" stuck. For other meanings, see Brooklyn (disambiguation). ... A Deejay (in a dancehall context) sings or toasts to an instrumental riddim (rhythm). ... Alan Freed (December 15, 1921 – January 20, 1965), also known as Moondog, was an American disc-jockey (DJ) who became internationally known for promoting African-American Rhythm and Blues (R&B) music on the radio in the United States and Europe under the name of Rock and Roll. ...


"Tears on My Pillow" was a #4 hit single in the United States, with its b-side, "Two People in the World", becoming a hit as well. Selling over a million copies, "Tears on My Pillow" was the most successful single of the Imperials' doo wop period. Its success would be matched only by the Imperials' 1965 single "Goin' Out of My Head". In recorded music, the terms A-side and B-side refer to the two sides of 7 inch vinyl records on which singles have been released since the 1950s. ...


Covers

A cover of "Tears on My Pillow" by Sha Na Na was featured on the soundtrack to Grease. In 1986, New Edition released a Motown-covers album Under the Blue Moon that included a cover of "Tears on My Pillow." In the New Edition version, Little Anthony Gourdine himself appeared as a guest vocalist. Sha Na Na Sha Na Na is a rock and roll/comedy group from New York City, who perform covers of doo wop hits from the 1950s, simultaneously reviving and sending up the music, as well as 1950s New York street culture, in their performances. ... // In film formats, the sound track is the physical area of the film which records the synchronized sound. ... Grease (1978) is a film directed by Randal Kleiser and based on Jim Jacobs and Warren Caseys musical, Grease. ... New Edition is an American R&B group formed in Boston, Massachusetts in 1980, that was most popular during the 1980s. ... Motown Records, Inc. ... New Edition is an American R&B group formed in Boston, Massachusetts in 1980, that was most popular during the 1980s. ...


"Tears on My Pillow" reached #1 in the United Kingdom when Australian singer Kylie Minogue released it as a single from her second album, Enjoy Yourself. The single was released in November 1989 in Australia, and on January 8, 1990 in Europe. Minogue's cover was also included on the soundtrack of the film The Delinquents, which she also starred in. The song was the #1 single on the UK Singles Chart for one week in January 1990, and reached #35 in Canada. Kylie Ann Minogue (born May 28, 1968) is a Grammy Award-winning Australian singer-songwriter and occasional actress. ... Enjoy Yourself was the second album by Australian singer Kylie Minogue, released in October 1989 (see 1989 in music). ... January 8 is the 8th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1990 (MCMXC) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar. ... World map showing the location of Europe. ... The Delinquents is a 1957 motion picture which Robert Altman wrote, produced, and directed in his hometown of Kansas City, Missouri during the summer of 1956 on a $45,000 budget. ... The UK Singles Chart is currently compiled by The Official UK Charts Company (OCC) on behalf of the British record industry. ...


"Tears on My Pillow" has also been covered by Chuck Jackson, Bobby Vee, Lou Christie, Martha and the Vandellas, Bobby Vinton, Johnny Tillotson, Neil Sedaka, Reba McEntire, Jodeci, Clem Snide, S Club 8, Lorrie Morgan, and Derrick Morgan with Lyn Tait & The Jets. Chuck Jackson (1937 - ) is an R&B singer who was one of the first artists to successfully record material by Burt Bacharach and Hal David. ... Bobby Vee (born April 30, 1943) is an American pop music singer. ... Lou Christie (born Luigi Alfredo Giovanni Sacco on February 19, 1943 in Glenwillard, Pennsylvania) is an American singer-songwriter best known for a string of pop hits in the 1960s. ... Martha and the Vandellas were one of the most successful groups in the Motown roster during the 1960s and fully active from 1962 to 1972, performing at various times doo-wop, pop, rock and roll and soul. ... Bobby Vinton Bobby Vinton (born April 16, 1935) is an American pop music singer. ... This article is about the 1950s and 1960s singer. ... Neil Sedaka 2005 Neil Sedaka (born March 13, 1939 in Brooklyn, New York) is an American pop singer, pianist , and songwriter often associated with the Brill Building. ... Reba Nell McEntire (b. ... Jodeci was an American musical group, active from 1990 to 1996, whose repertoire included R&B, soul music, and new jack swing. ... Clem Snide photographed on the cover of their 1999 album Your Favorite Music. ... S Club 8, previously known as S Club Juniors, were a spin-off of the highly popular UK pop music band S Club (7). ... Loretta Lynn Lorrie Morgan (born on June 27, 1959 in Nashville, Tennessee) is an American country music singer. ... Derrick Morgan** was a musical artist in 1960s and 70s. ...


Tears on My Pillow was used as the elimination song to eliminate 26 contestants from Grease Academy in Grease: You're The One That I Want

Preceded by
"Hangin' Tough" by New Kids On The Block
UK number one single (Kylie Minogue version)
January 21, 1990
Succeeded by
"Nothing Compares 2 U" by Sinéad O'Connor

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