"Tears Dry"

Salaam Remi: “This one is just called ‘Tears Dry’ not “On Their Own.” And with ‘Tears Dry On Their Own’ the way it was on the Back To Black album, originally she wrote it on the guitar.

“I listened to the song and loved it, but at the same time we had so many down-tempo songs—such as ‘Love is a Losing Game,’ ‘Wake Up Alone,’ there were so many things in that mood, ‘Just Friends’ before we put the reggae to it.

 

This is the original version of ‘Tears Dry On Their Own,’ at the tempo where it was written... You’re actually able to hear more of the sentiment, which is a sad sentiment. More than the happy ending version on Back to Black.

 

“So I was like, you know what? We need some more up-tempos. And I proposed the idea of taking the song and adjusting it to fit to the Marvin Gaye Tammi Terrell, Ashford and Simpson ‘Ain’t No Mountain High Enough’ track.

“So Amy danced with it for a few days and then figured out what I was hearing, to now make that song be the version that many people have grown to love. This is the original version of ‘Tears Dry On Their Own,’ at the tempo where it was written, and the production finished that way.

"But at this level of the song you’re actually able to listen to it and hear more of the sentiment, which is a sad sentiment, in the song. More than the happy ending version on Back to Black.”