"Don't Shed a Tear" is a song by English singer-musician, Paul Carrack, from his third solo album, One Good Reason. It was released as a single in 1987 and became his biggest U.S. hit, peaking at number nine on the pop chart.
"Don't Shed a Tear" entered the Billboard Hot 100 at number 72 in November 1987. It peaked at number nine in February 1988, becoming Carrack's biggest U.S. hit as a solo artist. It spent 23 weeks on the Hot 100, including thirteen weeks inside the top 40 section of the chart. It also reached number five on the Album Rock Tracks chart, and number six on the Singles Sales chart.
Elsewhere, the song peaked at number 20 in the Netherlands, but was not as successful in the UK, reaching number 60 in March 1989. Mike DeGagne of Allmusic called "Don't Shed a Tear" a highlight of the One Good Reason album, and said the song is "bolstered by its subtle, laid-back groove with a start-and-stop tempo."