It probably goes without saying how there are countless songs about "tears" or whatever. (Don't believe me? Just Google it!) Anyway, here are just a few of them:
"Tears Are Falling" by KISS
This was one of KISS's biggest hits during their more glam metal period of the eighties. This was also the time I saw them in concert as a teen (which was my very first concert, as I've posted about before).
"No More Tears" by Ozzy Osbourne
This song came out when Ozzy was still known primarily as a singer-and biter of bat's heads!-before he became primarily known as a "reality" TV star. (Ah, memories!)
"There's A Tear In My Beer" by Hank Williams, Sr. & Hank Williams, Jr.
This was a "duet" country singer Hank Williams, Jr. did with his father the late Hank Williams, Sr. that came out in 1988. The song-and the video for the song where the two Hanks "perform" together-was created using video merging technology.
"No More Tears (Enough Is Enough)" by Barbra Streisand & Donna Summer
In my previous piece about Babs, I stated how this was the only song of hers I even remotely like since I'm not much of a "fan" of hers (though I am a bigger fan of disco queen Donna Summer, if you can believe it).
"Don't Wipe The Tears That You Cry For Him On My Good White Shirt" by Tommy Collins
This was a non-hit recorded by legendary country singer and songwriter Tommy Collins who wrote a string of hits for other country artists such as the late Merle Haggard (whom I've, of course, posted about before).
"96 Tears" by ? & The Mysterians
The story goes about this song-and, yes, that's the actual name of the band-is that it was originally titled "69 Tears" but the band's record company thought it sounded too "suggestive" (gee, I wonder why?) so they just reversed the numbers.
"Drown In My Own Tears" by The Smithereens
I think The Smithereens-who enjoyed some popularity in the eighties-are one of the most underrated hard rock groups of all-time. (Sadly, the band's frontman Pat DiNizio passed away in 2017.)
"I've Cried My Last Tear For You" by Ricky Van Shelton
Ricky Van Shelton is a country singer who was popular in the eighties & nineties (and who I feel is one of the greatest country vocalists ever). This was one of his biggest hits.
"You Ain't Worth The Salt In My Tears" by Martin Briley
I rediscovered this song on Spotify. I remember this song playing on the radio all the time-does anyone STILL listen to radio?-when it came out in 1983. This was by far Martin's biggest hit. (And the album cover looks sexy!)
"Shout" by Tears For Fears
I bought the 45 record of this song-does anyone remember 45 records?-when it came out in the mid-eighties. This song was by far the band's biggest hit. (Yeah, I know it's not technically a "tears" song, but, hey, it's MY list, OK? OK!)