McCall. Before the Next Teardrop Falls is a 1975 song written by songwritters Vivian Keith and Ben Peters. To appease Meaux, Fender sang it -- quickly. As originally composed, it is in thirty-two bar form (Fender's bilingual recording stretches the piece to 48 bars). But, as so often happens in such stories, the song took off, becoming a number one on the pop and country charts, while the record -- titled after the song -- soon went gold. I'll be there before the next teardrop falls F G7 C I'll be there anytime you need me by your side D7 G7 To dry away every teardrop that you cried C F C If he ever leaves you blue just remember I love you F C G7 C I'll be there before the next teardrop falls She is the only artist ever to receive an Oscar, Tony, Emmy and Grammy as well as record a #1 single and album. A Soul Train dancer takes us through a day on the show, and explains what you had to do to get camera time. Todd Rundgren explains why he avoids "Hello It's Me," and what it was like producing Meat Loaf's Bat Out of Hell album. Fender also has recorded a version fully in Spanish, entitled "Estaré contigo cuando triste estés" (literally "I will be with you when you are sad"). And if he ever leaves you blue, Just remember - I love you. "Before The Next Teardrop Falls" was certified gold for sales of 1 million units by the Recording Industry Association of America. Billboard ranked it as the No. Though it is closely identified with Fender, the song -- written in 1967 by Ben Peters and Vivian Keith -- was apparently recorded over 30 times by the time of Fender's famous rendition. This was written by Ben Peters and Vivian Keith, both of whom worked at a publishing company in Nashville called Fingerlake Music (Peter's also wrote Charley Pride's hit " Kiss An Angel Good Mornin' "). The LP also includes the Meaux-penned classic "You'll Lose a Good Thing." When "Last Friday Night (T.G.I.F.)" It smells much better than her Sk8er Boi scent, which reeks of Axe body spray and road grime. In 1974, record producer Huey P. Meaux approached singer Freddy Fender about overdubbing vocals for an instrumental track. Al Green recorded the song in 2018 for the Amazon Music "Produced By" series. Avril Lavigne has a perfume named after her song "Black Star." "The recording only took a few minutes," noted Fender. However, "Before the Next Teardrop Falls" immediately took off in popularity when released to country radio in January 1975. Jerry Lee Lewis recorded a version of the song on his 1969 album, Another Place Another Time.. This page was last edited on 13 November 2020, at 01:12. Freddy Fender, nearly 40 when he scored his first #1 hit, wasn’t supposed to get a second shot. Tim McGraw recorded "Live Like You Were Dying" just two weeks after his own father passed away. Meaux provides a rich Tex-Mex backing, with accordion and Spanish-guitar figures. Thomas; "Rhinestone Cowboy" by Glen Campbell; "Thank God I'm a Country Boy" and the two-sided hit "I'm Sorry"/"Calypso" by John Denver; and "Convoy" by C.W. The song had achieved modest success in versions by various performers; the original version by Duane Dee reached #44 on the Billboard country chart in early 1968, and Linda Martell sent her version to #33 in early 1970. "The recording only took a few minutes," Fender once told an interviewer. Si te quiere de verdad, Y te da felicidad, Te deseo lo mas bueno pa' los dos. 4 song for 1975. The song had achieved modest success in versions by various performers; the original version by Duane Dee reached #44 on the Billboard country chart in early 1968, and Linda Martell sent her version to #33 in early 1970. The song was written in 1967 and had been recorded more than two dozen times. Recording Industry Association of America, (Hey Won't You Play) Another Somebody Done Somebody Wrong Song, "Another Place Another Time - Jerry Lee Lewis | Songs, Reviews, Credits", "Before the Next Teardrop Falls - Freddy Fender | Song Info", https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ir6Dfgt9e7I, "Billboard Hot 100 60th Anniversary Interactive Chart", https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Before_the_Next_Teardrop_Falls_(song)&oldid=988415605, Billboard Hot Country Songs number-one singles, Song recordings produced by Huey P. Meaux, Articles with dead external links from June 2020, Articles with permanently dead external links, Pages using infobox song with unknown parameters, Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License, Cantonese version of the song, called 流下眼淚前, performed by Hong Kong singer. The song was used in the movie The Three Burials of Melquiades Estrada (2005), starred and directed by Tommy Lee Jones. The record producer Huey Meaux approached Fender to overdub vocals for the 1974 recording, which was already finished instrumentally. The first recording was by Duane Dee in 1967, which also charted, but just missed the Top 40. He promises to return right away - before the next teardrop falls - if her new man lets her down. ) In the months and years that followed, Fender recorded several bilingual standards which became major hits, most notably "Secret Love". In Fender's version, he repeats the first verse (roughly) in Spanish: For a followup, Fender chose to re-record "Wasted Days and Wasted Nights," a song he originally had in release when he was arrested. Test your metal - Priest, Maiden, and Beavis and Butt-head show up in this one. His idea was to add "drop" to "tear" and they completed it in a couple of days.