|Before The Next Teardrop Falls |
"Before the Next Teardrop Falls" is an American country and pop song written by Vivian Keith and Ben Peters, and most famously recorded by Freddy Fender.
The song was written in the late 1960s and had been recorded more than two dozen times. At best, the song had achieved modest success by other performers.
For example, Linda Martell sent her version to No. 33 on the country charts.
"Before the Next Teardrop Falls" immediately took off in popularity when released to country radio in January 1975.
The song ascended to No. 1 on the Billboard magazine Hot Country Singles chart in March.