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Smokey Robinson & The Miracles

Tears Of A Clown

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  • 1967
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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. 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 R&B Singles Chart.This song is an international multi-million seller and a 2002 Grammy Hall of Fame inductee. The single’s success caused Miracles lead singer, songwriter and producer Smokey Robinson, who had announced plans to leave the act, to stay until 1972. Read on...

Song lines: ♪ The tears of a clown ... Really I'm sad ... Give you the wrong impression

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