Teardrop (5:32)

Cover of Mezzanine

From Mezzanine and 87 other releases

Teardrop is a song by Massive Attack which was first released on their 1998 album Mezzanine. It was released as a single on April 21, 1998. The song became another UK hit for the group, peaking at number 10 on the UK singles chart, and later becoming well-known as the theme for US television series House MD.

The original version of the song features vocals by Elizabeth Fraser (of the Cocteau Twins). Fraser’s vocal part was recorded just after she was given the news that Jeff Buckley, with whom she had a close personal relationship, was missing in the Wolf River of Memphis, Tennessee.

The song’s music video featured a fetus in the womb, lip-syncing the song. It was directed by Walter Stern.

Instrumental portions of the song were used in the opening theme for the U.S. TV series House.


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  • zombinella


    21 Jul 9:52pm Reply
  • Beat_Surrender

    After hearing this song throughout my life, I finally started to love it in a different way. Then I fell in love with the vocals so much, it's only Liz Fraser, innit! Not only that, but singing about Jeff bleedin' Buckley too! Christ on a bike. Cracking song!

    12 Jul 2:29am Reply
  • vaidabhishek

    Even after a thousand years, this song shall live!

    1 Jul 3:33pm Reply
  • shephard_advis

    Love, love Liz Fraser! <3

    24 Jun 12:27pm Reply
  • honicz


    30 May 9:10pm Reply
  • southstarmusic


    18 May 10:12am Reply
  • Atitlan

    You listen to this and think it's greatness comes from Massive Attack's instrumentation and Elizabeth Fraser's (always) gorgeous vocals, but then you hear O'Hooley and Tidow's folky cover and realise that the song itself is great, too. It's not just down how it's presented on Mezzanine.

    16 May 8:34pm Reply
  • BlackDelive

    This songs really relaxes me

    12 May 7:13pm Reply
  • St8of_Emergency

    this song is universal. everlasting.

    7 May 2:49am Reply
  • AnnabelArcher

    For some reason the opening of this song reminds me of the "Only Lovers Left Alive" soundtrack. Awesome song, awesome movie.

    30 Apr 4:32am Reply
  • PFPMdK

    "A" top of the Tops !

    19 Apr 6:50pm Reply
  • Ninetales-

    House M.D. [2]

    18 Apr 10:57pm Reply
  • RheiselSilva

    One of those songs that I NEVER get tired of listening to. [2]

    17 Apr 5:44pm Reply
  • marjo47

    always liked it.

    3 Apr 3:08pm Reply
  • KFC__o_o

    Like -.-

    18 Mar 4:20pm Reply
  • Cure1980

    I have heard this song before but maybe i have not let a commentar post here..

    3 Mar 1:24pm Reply
  • Mr-rabiD

    Yes, another hauntingly beautiful rhythm. respect from the fellas at www.nuffsed.co.uk.

    2 Mar 1:19pm Reply
  • opiatv

    I have had this album for several years, and watched House MD for several years, and I never realized - wow. beautiful song, though.

    2 Mar 12:41am Reply
  • shoegazefan


    18 Feb 12:03am Reply
  • Rubvo

    what a gorgeous song.

    17 Feb 6:59pm Reply
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