'Out Of Tears' was released as a 7" single in the UK on November 28, 1994, where it peaked at #38.
Its US counterpart, released on October 17, 1994, reached #60.
'Out Of Tears' is the third single from the album 'Voodoo Lounge', and although credited to Mick Jagger and Keith Richards, is largely the work of Jagger, who said at the time of release: "There's no set way to write songs. I used to say, "Now we're writing songs. I'm gonna sit at my desk." 'Out Of Tears' was a little bit like that, where I'm sitting at the piano in Ronnie [Wood]'s studio going "Da da ding, da da ding." Then you go and listen to it, and it's got this really good mood because it's you on your own."
Recording took place in 1993 and 1994 at Ronnie Wood's home in Ireland, Sandymount Studios, and A&M Recording Studios in Los... [+]
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Nearly 80 songs recorded by the Rolling Stones entered either the UK or US charts since 1963, twelve of them peaking at #1 ['Satisfaction', 'Get Off Of My Cloud', 'Paint It, Black' and 'Honky Tonk Women' were #1 in both countries].
The early years also were the most prolific and, whereas most titles were not yet penned by the Jagger-Richards tandem, record labels Decca [in the UK] and London [in the US] would issue singles at a frantic pace, building the band's reputation as the Beatles' most serious threat.
However, no global marketing strategy would emerge before the 70's, and both countries cultivated their differences in their respective discographies, as would their affiliates in other parts of the world.
The richness and diversity of the Rolling Stones singles discography is mainly due to the fact that, during the 60's, Decca would consider singles an independent market from the LPs' one, whereas London would use this format as a 'lift' for album sales. Therefore, British singles would offer non-album tracks [except for compilations], and Decca England would pass on a few US releases, while the US would opt for different B-sides and be a little more productive.
US exclusive couplings and singles would however often be released on Decca in Europe, notably in Scandinavia for which UK would exclusively press 'export' singles [Scandinavian countries also pressed their own records and imported regular UK releases, see the Danish, Swedish and Norwegian discographies].
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