Tears on My Pillow

"Tears on My Pillow"
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The label for the U.S. 78 RPM single
Single by Little Anthony and the Imperials
from the album We Are the Imperials Featuring Little Anthony
ReleasedAugust 1958
GenreDoo-wop
Length2:20
LabelEnd
1027
Songwriter(s)
Little Anthony and the Imperials singles chronology
"Tears on My Pillow"
(1958)
"The Glory of Love"
(1958)

"Tears on My Pillow" is a doo-wop song written by Sylvester Bradford and Al Lewis in 1958. The composition was first recorded by Little Anthony and the Imperials on End Records and was that group's debut recording under that name. The music was arranged by the great arranger Belford "Sinky" Hendricks who also arranged "Two People in the World", "Hurts So Bad", and "Shimmy, Shimmy, Ko-Ko-Bop". Their original recording of the song became a Billboard Top 10 Pop smash, peaking at #4, and was The Imperials' first million-seller. It was also a two-sided hit, with its flip side, "Two People in the World," also becoming a major hit. Although it remains one of the Imperials' signature songs, "Tears on My Pillow" has been extensively covered, including a No. 1 in the UK Singles Chart version by Kylie Minogue in January 1990.[1]

  1. ^ Roberts, David (2006). British Hit Singles & Albums (19th ed.). London: Guinness World Records Limited. p. 510. ISBN 1-904994-10-5.