Tears by Ken Dodd was a UK number 1 hit on Thursday, September 30, 1965 spending 5 week(s) at the top of the UK charts. This frequently misnamed sentimental 1930s ballad was a massive hit for Ken Dodd in 1965. The zany stand-up comedian came from a musical family, but although a multi-instrumentalist himself, he never played professionally. He did though have a fine singing voice, and by the time he recorded "Tears" he had ten singles under his belt. In September of that year he told Melody Maker he came to record it after receiving a phone call from Jimmy Phillips of the Keith Prowse publishing house who said he'd dreamed about this old song that he'd managed to dig out.

Tears FAQs

Who sang Tears?

Tears was performed by Ken Dodd

What year did Tears get to the UK number 1 spot?

Tears first became a UK number 1 on Thursday, September 30, 1965

How long was Tears at number 1 in the UK?

Tears spent 5 week(s) at number 1 in the UK.