Cry (Faith Hill album)

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Cry
Studio album by Faith Hill
Released October 15, 2002
Genre Country, country pop
Length 60:30
Label Warner Bros. Nashville
Producer Faith Hill
Marti Frederiksen
Byron Gallimore
Dann Huff
Faith Hill chronology
There You'll Be
(2001)
Cry
(2002)
Fireflies
(2005)
Singles from Cry
  1. "Cry"
    Released: September 30, 2002
  2. "When the Lights Go Down"
    Released: February 4, 2003
  3. "One"
    Released: April 2003
  4. "Baby You Belong"
    Released: March 4, 2003
  5. "You're Still Here"
    Released: June 10, 2003
Professional ratings
Aggregate scores
Source Rating
Metacritic (59/100)[1]
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars[2]
Billboard (average)[3]
Blender 4/5 stars[4]
E! Online B+[1]
Entertainment Weekly B[5]
Los Angeles Times 1.5/4 stars[6]
Mojo 1.5/5 stars[1]
Q 3/5 stars[1]
Robert Christgau C[7]
Rolling Stone 2/5 stars[8]

Cry is the fifth studio album by American country music singer Faith Hill. It was released October 15, 2002 via Warner Bros. Records selling 472,486 copies in its first week, a career best for Hill. The album was intended as a crossover project for her, and although three of its singles were released to country radio, none reached Top Ten. The title track and "One" were both Adult Contemoporary hits, however. It went on to sell 4 million copies worldwide. Hill has publicly stated that, of all the albums she has recorded, Cry is her favorite. Cry also hit #179 on the Billboard Top 200 albums of the decade 2000-2009.

Content[edit]

Cry is led off by its title track, written by Angie Aparo. This song reached #12 on the country singles charts, the lowest country peak she has achieved with a lead-off single. "When the Lights Go Down" and "You're Still Here" were released to country radio, peaking at #26 and #28 respectively. "One" was not released to country radio, although it was a #7 Adult Contemporary hit for her. "Baby You Belong" was released only in Japan, used as the theme song for Lilo and Stitch. The song's music video features clips from the film.

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Free"   Annie Roboff, Beth Nielsen Chapman 4:38
2. "Cry"   Angie Aparo 3:45
3. "One"   Roboff, Bekka Bramlett, Billy Burnette 5:20
4. "When the Lights Go Down"   Rivers Rutherford, Jeffrey Steele, Craig Wiseman 4:05
5. "Beautiful"   Chris Lindsey, Aimee Mayo, Shaye Smith 4:41
6. "Unsaveable"   Bramlett, Bobby Terry 3:51
7. "Baby You Belong"   Keith Follesé, Wade Kirby, Bill Luther 4:08
8. "If You're Gonna Fly Away"   Alecia Moore, Linda Perry 3:48
9. "Stronger"   Hillary Lindsey, Troy Verges 4:13
10. "If This Is the End"   Steve McEwan 4:55
11. "This Is Me"   H. Lindsey, Verges 5:04
12. "Back to You"   Derek Bramble, Lindy Robbins 4:35
13. "I Think I Will"   Steve Robson, Anthony Smith 4:08
14. "You're Still Here"   Matraca Berg, Aimee Mayo 3:19
15. "Wicked" (Japanese bonus track) Steve McEwan 4:04
Total length:
60:30

Personnel[edit]

Performance credits

  • Faith Hill - vocals
  • Greg Barnhill - background vocals
  • Bekka Bramlett - background vocals
  • Lisa Cochran - background vocals
  • Marti Frederiksen - background vocals
  • Lisa Gregg - background vocals
  • Chris Rodriguez - background vocals
  • Edmund Stein - vocals
  • Crystal Taliefero - background vocals

Music Credits

Production credits

Visual and imagery

  • Art administration: Sandra Westerman
  • Graphic coordinator: Raena Winscott
  • Librarian: David Horn
  • Hair stylist: Serge Normant

Charts[edit]

Album

Chart (2002) Peak
position
U.S. Billboard 200 1
U.S. Billboard Top Country Albums 1
ARIA Albums 10
ARIA Country Albums 1
Canadian Albums Chart 3
Swiss Albums Chart 20
Portugal Albums Chart 24
Sweden Albums Chart 22
UK Albums 25

Awards[edit]

Grammy Awards

Year Winner Category
2002 "Cry" Best Female Country Vocal Performance
Grammy Award for Best Country Album
Preceded by
Elv1s: 30 #1 Hits by Elvis Presley
Billboard 200 number-one album
October 27, 2002 - November 2, 2002
Succeeded by
Shaman by Santana
Preceded by
ELV1S: 30#1 Hits by Elvis Presley
Top Country Albums number-one album
November 2–15, 2002
Succeeded by
Melt by Rascal Flatts
Preceded by
Melt by Rascal Flatts
Top Country Albums number-one album
November 23–29, 2002
Succeeded by
Home by Dixie Chicks

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d "Critic reviews for Cry". Metacritic. Retrieved 2012-12-23. 
  2. ^ Robert L. Doerschuk. "Cry - Faith Hill". Allmusic. Retrieved 2012-02-11. 
  3. ^ "Faith Hill: Cry". Billboard. October 26, 2002. Archived from the original on 2002-10-19. Retrieved 2012-12-23. 
  4. ^ [1][dead link]
  5. ^ Chris Willman (2002-10-18). "Cry Review". Entertainment Weekly. Retrieved 2012-12-23. 
  6. ^ Robert Hilburn (2002-10-13). "Nice try, Faith, but go back to the studio". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved 2012-12-23. 
  7. ^ Christgau, Robert (April 22, 2003). "Not Hop, Stomp". The Village Voice (New York). Archived from the original on February 9, 2013. Retrieved February 9, 2013. 
  8. ^ Barry Walters (2002-10-08). "Faith Hill: Cry : Music Reviews". Rolling Stone. Archived from the original on 2008-07-26. Retrieved 2012-12-23. 

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