Cry Baby Cry (Santana song)

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"Cry Baby Cry"
Single by Santana featuring Sean Paul and Joss Stone
from the album All That I Am & The Trinity
Released May 8, 2006 (UK)
May 18, 2006 (U.S.)
Format CD single, digital download
Recorded 2005
Genre Latin rock, reggae fusion
Length 3:53
Label Arista, Atlantic
Writer(s) Lester Mendez, Sean Paul Henriques, Kara DioGuardi, Jimmy Harry
Producer(s) Lester Mendez
Santana singles chronology
"Just Feel Better"
(2005)
"Cry Baby Cry"
(2006)
"No Llores"
(2006)
Sean Paul singles chronology
"Temperature"
(2006)
"Cry Baby Cry"
(2006)
"Never Gonna Be the Same"
(2006)
Joss Stone singles chronology
"Don't Cha Wanna Ride"
(2005)
"Cry Baby Cry"
(2006)
"Tell Me 'bout It"
(2007)

"Cry Baby Cry" is a song by Mexican guitarist Santana, featuring Jamaican dancehall-reggae singer Sean Paul and English soul singer Joss Stone. It was written by Lester Mendez, Paul, Kara DioGuardi, and Jimmy Harry for Santana's nineteenth studio album, All That I Am (2005).

Song information[edit]

"Cry Baby Cry" was the third U.S. single and the second international single from Santana's album All That I Am. It was also the fourth international single from Paul's third studio album, The Trinity (2005). However, it did not appear on the original issue of the album, only on the 2006 re-release that contained a bonus disc with the track. The song does not appear on any Stone album.

The single was released in the United Kingdom on May 8, 2006, and was the biggest hit from Santana's album, despite peaking at number seventy-one on the UK Singles Chart and spending only one week inside it. However, it fared better than the previous single, "Just Feel Better", which missed the chart completely. It was the smallest hit from Paul's album though and his first single to miss the UK top forty, as well as the first single to miss the top forty for Stone.

Music video[edit]

The video, directed by Chris Robinson, features Santana playing the guitar, Paul in a black wall singing, and footage of women crying (Dania Ramirez of Heroes). Stone does not appear in the video.

Track listing[edit]

CD single
  1. "Cry Baby Cry" (Album Version) (Santana featuring Sean Paul and Joss Stone) – 3:53
  2. "Con Santana" (Album Version) (Santana featuring Ismaïla and Sixu Toure a.k.a. Toure Kunda) – 3:20
  3. "Cry Baby Cry" (FP Mix) (Santana featuring Sean Paul and Joss Stone) – 3:51
  4. "Cry Baby Cry" (Video)

Charts[edit]

Chart (2006) Peak
position
Dutch Mega Single Top 100[1] 63
German Singles Chart[2] 47
Italian FIMI Singles Chart[1] 19
Romanian Top 100[3] 14
Swiss Singles Chart[2] 29
Canadian Hot 100 15
UK Singles Chart[2] 71

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "italiancharts.com – Santana feat. Sean Paul and Joss Stone – Cry Baby Cry". ItalianCharts.com. Retrieved 2008-12-26. 
  2. ^ a b c "Santana featuring Joss Stone and Sean Paul – Cry Baby Cry – Music Charts". αCharts.us. Retrieved 2008-02-11. 
  3. ^ "Romanian Top 100 – 19/2006". Vento Consultanta SRL (in Romanian). Retrieved 2008-03-07. [dead link]

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