Cry (Godley & Creme song)

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
"Cry"
Single by Godley & Creme
from the album The History Mix Volume 1
Released 1985
Format 7", 12"
Genre Pop rock
Length 3:55
Label Polydor
Writer(s) Godley & Creme
Producer(s) Godley & Creme
Trevor Horn
Godley & Creme singles chronology
"Golden Boy (Extended)"
(1984)
"Cry"
(1985)
"A Little Piece of Heaven"
(1988)

"Cry" is a song released by the British music duo Godley & Creme in 1985. It was included on the duo's album The History Mix Volume 1.

The song peaked at No. 16 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart, becoming Godley & Creme's lone Top 40 hit in the US apart from their former band, 10cc. It also reached No. 19 on the UK Singles Chart.

The duo also directed the song's music video, which featured faces blended into each other using analogue cross-fading.

Cover versions[edit]

  • In 1985, "Cry" was covered by Italo disco singer Tom Hooker.
  • In 1992, the song was covered by Australian singer Lisa Edwards, becoming a Top 5 hit on the ARIA Charts. This version had a different structure to the original version.
  • In 1997, Canadian band The Philosopher Kings covered the song on their album Famous, Rich and Beautiful.
  • In 2007, the song was covered by Belgian band Hooverphonic during their tour and was later reworked and released as a B-side for their single "Circles" in 2008.
  • In 2010, the song was covered by American band Gayngs on their album Relayted. The accompanying video is a direct homage to the original video, and features a cameo by Kevin Godley.

Appearances in popular culture[edit]

  • A five-minute version of the song plays at the end of Miami Vice in the episode "Definitely Miami" (1986), which featured the French actress Arielle Dombasle and American rocker Ted Nugent.
  • The music video for "Cry" was shown in an episode of MTV's Beavis and Butt-head.
  • The Flight of the Conchords' "I'm Not Crying" is a direct descendent of the single, with the analogue fading effect being used in the TV version of the song.
  • The song appeared on South African TV sports when Cricket highlights were being shown of an international series that SA won - obviously 'Cry' being what the losing team felt like doing.
  • It appeared in Grand Theft Auto IV on Liberty Rock Radio. It was also used in the PC trailer for the game.[1]

Track listing[edit]

7" - Polydor (UK) 881 786-7

  1. "Cry" – 3:55
  2. "Love Bombs" – 3:54

12" - Polydor (UK) 881 786-1

  1. "Cry (Extended Version)" – 6:30
  2. "Love Bombs" – 4:52

12" - Polydor (US) 881 786-1

  1. "Cry (Extended Remix)" – 7:25
  2. "Cry (Single Version)" – 3:55
  3. "Cry (Extended Version)" – 6:30

CDV - Polydor (UK) 080 010-2

  1. "Cry (Extended Version)" – 6:30
  2. "Love Bombs" – 4:53
  3. "Under Your Thumb" – 3:45
  4. "Power Behind The Throne" – 3:31
  5. "Cry" (Video) – 3:36

Chart positions[edit]

Chart (1985/86) Peak
Position
Canadian Singles Chart[2] 7
German Media Control Singles Chart[3] 8
Irish Singles Chart[4] 27
New Zealand Singles Chart 16
U.K. Singles Chart[5] 19
U.K. Singles Chart[6]
(Remix)
66
US Billboard Hot 100[7] 16
US Billboard Hot Dance Club Play 22
US Billboard Hot Dance Singles Sales 21
US Billboard Mainstream Rock Tracks 6
US Billboard Adult Contemporary 5

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Grand Theft Auto IV - PC Trailer". Rockstar Games. Retrieved 4 November 2012. 
  2. ^ Canadian Singles Chart [1] (RPM Magazine, 28 September 1985)
  3. ^ "Charts Surfer - UK, German and French charts". charts-surfer.de. Retrieved 23 December 2008. 
  4. ^ "The Irish Charts". IRMA. Retrieved 23 December 2008. 
  5. ^ "Chart Stats - Godley And Creme". chartstats.com. Retrieved 23 December 2008. 
  6. ^ "Chart Stats - Godley And Creme". chartstats.com. Retrieved 23 December 2008. 
  7. ^ "allmusic (((Godley & Creme > Charts & Awards > Billboard Singles)))". Billboard.com 2006 VNU eMedia. Retrieved 23 December 2008.