Artists who cover Smokey Robinson’s “The Tracks of My Tears” have a tendency to slow it down. I’m partial to the more upbeat original, which more accurately captures the song’s tale of hiding heartbreak behind a veneer of happiness.
Here are Smokey Robinson and the Miracles performing “Tracks of my Tears”. At the correct tempo.
About the author: Mild-mannered corporate executive by day, excitable Twangville denizen by night.