Thursday, April 1, 2010

Massive Attack: Teardrop

Most Americans are familiar with the first minute of this tune; however, I would venture to say that the majority of us Yanks have never heard the complete song with vocals. In the US, Massive Attack’s “Teardrop” is the theme for the TV show “House, MD.” Elsewhere in the world, a custom written theme is used due to problems related to various copyright issues on the use of "Teardrop."

Released in 1998 on Massive Attack’s “Mezzanine” album, the song features vocals by Elizabeth Fraser of the Cocteau Twins. Outside of its airplay associated with “House, MD,” the song did not chart in the US Top 100; however, it was a top 10 hit in the band’s native UK. The song also placed in the top 20 in Australia and New Zealand.

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