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Rain and Tears
"Rain and Tears"
Single by Aphrodite's Child
from the album End of the World
"Don't Try to Catch a River"
Released1968 (1968)
Format45 rpm
Johann Pachelbel arr. Evangelos Papathanassiou, Boris Bergman [fr]
Pierre Sberro
Aphrodite's Child singles chronology
"Rain and Tears"
"End of the World"

"Rain and Tears" is a song by the Greek band Aphrodite's Child. It was released as a single in 1968 on Mercury.

The song was included on the band's 1968 debut studio album End of the World.

Background and writing

The song was written by Evangelos Papathanassiou and Boris Bergman [fr][1] on the motives of Pachelbel's Canon.

The recording was produced by Pierre Sberro.[1]

Commercial performance

The song reached 13 weeks n°1 in France, no. 2 in the Netherlands, Switzerland and Norway. In Belgium it reached no. 1 in Wallonia and no. 7 in Flanders.[1]

Track listing

7" single Mercury 132 501 MFC (1968, Germany, Netherlands, Belgium, France, Spain, Denmark, Sweden, Norway)
7" Single Mercury MF 1039 (1968, UK)
7" single Mercury RF-1 (1968, Australia)
7" single Philips SFL-1178 (1968, Japan)
7" single Mercury 45-4124 (1968, Greece)

A. "Rain and Tears" (3:08)
B. "Don't Try to Catch a River" (3:11)[1]

7" single Mercury 6033 014 (Italy, 1976)
7" single Mercury 6173 691 (1979, France)

A. "Rain and Tears" (3:10)
B. "I Want To Live" (3:30)[1]

7" single Philips 6060 321 (1982, Belgium)

A. "Rain And Tears" (3:13)
B. "Spring, Summer, Winter & Fall" (4:56)[1]


Chart (1968-1969) Peak
Belgium (Ultratop 50 Flanders)[2] 7
Belgium (Ultratop 50 Wallonia)[3] 1
France 1
Germany (Official German Charts)[4] 28
Italy[5] 1
Netherlands (Single Top 100)[6] 2
Norway (VG-lista)[7] 2
Switzerland (Schweizer Hitparade)[8] 2

The Hi-Revving Tongues version

"Rain and Tears"
Single by The Hi-Revving Tongues
from the album The Tongues
"Watermelon Man"
Released1969 (1969)
Format45 rpm
Johann Pachelbel arr. Evangelos Papathanassiou, Boris Bergman
The Hi-Revving Tongues singles chronology
"Baby Come Back to Me"
"Rain and Tears"
"Take Me to the Pilot"


Chart (1969) Peak
New Zealand (RIANZ) 1


  • 1969 Loxene Golden Disc - Golden Disc Award (main award; awarded to the best single of the year)

Demis Roussos version (1987)

"Rain and Tears"
Single by Demis Roussos
from the album The Story of Demis Roussos
"Summer Wine"
Released1987 (1987)
Format45 rpm
  • Zone
  • BR Music
Johann Pachelbel arr. Evangelos Papathanassiou, Boris Bergman
  • Ed Starink
  • Bert Van Breda
Demis Roussos singles chronology
"Quand je t'aime"
"Rain and Tears"
"Marie Jolie"

A live version by ex-Aphrodite's Child vocalist Demis Roussos was included on his 1987 album The Story of Demis Roussos on the label BR Music [nl]. The song was recorded live during "Goud van Oud Live" on April 10, 1987 in Rosmalen.

The recording was also released as a single from that album (in 1987 on BR Music).[9]

Dalida versions

French-Italian singer Dalida recorded the song in three different versions. With French lyrics as "Quelques larmes de pluie" for her her French-language album Le Temps des Fleurs (Barclay 80378, 1968), with German lyrics as "Regenzeit - Tränenleid" for her German-language album Dalida in Deutsch (Barclay KMLP 316, 1969) and with Italian lyrics as "Lacrime et Pioggia" for her Italian-language album Dalida canta in Italiano (Barclay 80396, 1969).

See also


  1. ^ a b c d e f "spanishcharts.com - Aphrodite's Child - Rain And Tears". Retrieved .
  2. ^ "Ultratop.be - Aphrodite's Child - Rain And Tears" (in Dutch). Ultratop 50. Retrieved 2017-11-01.
  3. ^ "Ultratop.be - Aphrodite's Child - Rain And Tears" (in French). Ultratop 50. Retrieved 2017-11-01.
  4. ^ "Musicline.de - Aphrodite's Child Single-Chartverfolgung" (in German). Media Control Charts. PhonoNet GmbH. Retrieved 2017-11-01.
  5. ^ "I singoli più venduti del 1968". Hit Parade Italia. Retrieved .
  6. ^ "Dutchcharts.nl - Aphrodite's Child - Rain And Tears" (in Dutch). Single Top 100. Retrieved 2017-11-01.
  7. ^ "Norwegiancharts.com - Aphrodite's Child - Rain And Tears". VG-lista. Retrieved 2017-11-01.
  8. ^ "Swisscharts.com - Aphrodite's Child - Rain And Tears". Swiss Singles Chart. Retrieved 2017-11-01.
  9. ^ "Demis Roussos - Rain And Tears (Vinyl) at Discogs". Retrieved .

External links

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