The Tears of a Clown" is a song written by Hank Cosby, Smokey Robinson, and Stevie Wonder and originally recorded by Smokey Robinson & the Miracles for the Tamla Records label subsidiary of Motown, first appearing on the 1967 album Make It Happen. It was re-released in the United Kingdom as a single in July 1970, and it became a hit on the UK Singles Chart for the week ending 12 September 1970
The Tears Of A Clown is also just a formally impeccable pop song, a song that simply and straightforwardly communicates a feeling. Wonder and Crosby’s music is a small riot of detail, full of flute tootles and tuba-rattles. The song’s bassline doesn’t come from a bass; it comes from an oboe. Robinson took that, and he found a way to mirror it. The music is doing what the clown does. It’s jumping around, doing dazzling things. And Robinson uses that music to contrast against his voice and against what he’s singing. At the time, they didn’t release it as a single. Instead, The Tears Of A Clown was an album track on the Miracles’ 1967 album Make It Happen - the last song on the album, in fact. It just sat there, in plain sight, for years. In 1969, Robinson decided that he’d spent enough time touring.
Make It Happen is a 1967 album by Smokey Robinson & the Miracles. It featured ballads such as the hit singles "The Love I Saw in You Was Just a Mirage" and "More Love", as well as the up-tempo "The Tears of a Clown" co-written by Stevie Wonder and his producer Hank Cosby. Three years after the album's release, "The Tears of a Clown" was issued as a single, and charted at on both the Billboard Hot 100 and UK Singles Chart. As a result, Make It Happen was reissued as The Tears of a Clown in 1970.
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The Tears of a Clown" is a 1967 song by Smokey Robinson & the Miracles for the Tamla (Motown) label, originally released on the 1967 album Make It Happen. The song was re-released in the United Kingdom as a single in September 1970, where it became a number-one hit on the UK singles chart. I Second That Emotion. Smokey Robinson and The Miracles.
The Tears of a Clown" is a 1967 song by Smokey Robinson & the Miracles for the Tamla (Motown) label, originally released on the 1967 album "Make It Happen". Subsequently, Motown released "The Tears of a Clown" as a single in the United States as well, where it quickly became a number-one hit on the Billboard Hot 100 and Black Singles Chart. A new mix of the song was made in February 1970 for the single release, and "The Tears of a Clown" became a number-one hit in the UK after its September release. This newfound popularity prompted Motown to release the song as a single in the United States, where it became a number-one hit on both the pop and R&B charts within two months of its release.
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Performer: The Miracles
Title: Tears of a Clown [Single]
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