Tears in Heaven (4:31)

Cover of Tears in Heaven

From Tears in Heaven and 66 other releases

“Tears in Heaven” is a ballad written by Eric Clapton and Will Jennings about the pain Clapton felt following the 1991 death of his four-year-old son, Conor, who fell from a 53rd-story window in his mother’s friend’s New York City condominium. By all accounts, the death was simply a tragic accident, and Clapton was distraught for months afterwards.This song is one of Clapton’s most successful, reaching #2 on the Billboard Hot 100 singles chart in the U.S.

It was also used as the theme song to the 1991 film “Rush”.

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  • r-iman

    SLOW HAND

    Yesterday 2:44pm Reply
  • gabrielsapiens

    Mó lindona.

    18 Jul 9:10pm Reply
  • racheln92

    this is one of two eric clapton song I will listen to the other is not his, it's bb king's rock me baby with clapton, This song is great. just what happened to him how is son died was terrible.

    25 May 2:27am Reply
  • supermediadave

    Sad and beautiful....one of his best.

    4 May 4:23am Reply
  • marjo47

    Yes so sad but I want to dedicate this song to my parents who lost their son, long time ago {I never knew him but I know how much pain they have suffered} Loosing achild must be one ofthe most painfull expriences.

    21 Apr 2:28pm Reply
  • robveiga

    A música é linda , pena que a letra diz uma tristeza que é saudade do filho ...

    5 Apr 10:55pm Reply
  • HayleighRayment

    Fiona and the control of my body and meditation sugar futures ended up at the end of this month after hearing what I want a Meditation kid coughing and call the cu gets bullied because of his birthday with a machine and I

    15 Feb 10:22pm Reply
  • davidbowiegirl

    ;(

    15 Feb 10:22pm Reply
  • Evil_Evey

    Rest in peace, little Conor.

    8 Feb 1:45pm Reply
  • sharv11

    So bittersweet to hear this on your station, my dear departed son...Love & miss you so much everyday, Vinny...

    14 Jan 10:40pm Reply
  • Assedor

    He is a natural harmonist with a great eye for composition and feel for atmosphere. These are qualities that have come from within. Having completed many musical projects Eric is a master at capturing the tense expression of his listeners. He is a brilliant composer, producing highly finished expressive melodies. Many his projects have been published after his work and have rapidly become collector’s items. He has collectors all over the world. This superb example of his work is made by the great master and is presented in pristine condition.

    8 Jan 8:54am Reply
  • dancingmushroom

    Beautiful song with a very sad background...

    16 Dec 2014 Reply
  • lukasz_pulawski

    check out Joshua Redman's version!

    12 Dec 2014 Reply
  • JakorJas

    So beautifully sad.

    5 Dec 2014 Reply
  • buckleytim

    a wonderful song .............

    29 Nov 2014 Reply
  • 3901

    My words aren't worthy of this song.

    27 Nov 2014 Reply
  • AneezMom

    So sad . [2]

    21 Nov 2014 Reply
  • pikininah

    Love it love it love it!!! <3

    25 Oct 2014 Reply
  • gjstuart

    NO LIKEY

    22 Oct 2014 Reply
  • AbieLincoln

    ;__;

    20 Oct 2014 Reply
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