Tears in Heaven
Released January 7, 1992
Writer(s) Eric Clapton and Will Jennings
Producer Russ Titelman
Tears in Heaven” is a song by Eric Clapton and Will Jennings from the soundtrack to the film Rush. The song was written about the pain and loss Clapton felt following the death of his son, Conor. Conor fell from a window of the 53rd-floor New York apartment belonging to his mother’s friend on March 20, 1991. Clapton arrived at the apartment shortly after the accident, and was distraught over his son’s death. “Tears in Heaven” is one of Clapton’s most successful songs, as it reached number two on theBillboard Hot 100 singles chart in the U.S. The song also stayed three weeks as #1 on the American adult contemporary chart in 1992.
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