Every Day I Have to Cry (song)

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"Every Day I Have To Cry"
Single by Bee Gees
B-side "You Wouldn't Know"
Released March 1965
Format 7", 45rpm
Recorded February 1965
Festival Studios, Sydney
Genre Pop, rhythm and blues
Length 2:05
Label Leedon
Writer(s) Arthur Alexander
Bee Gees singles chronology
"Turn Around, Look at Me"
(1964)
Every Day I Have to Cry
(1965)
"Wine and Women"
(1965)

"Every Day I Have to Cry", also known as "Every Day I Have to Cry Some", is a song written by Arthur Alexander and first recorded by Steve Alaimo in 1962. Although the song has been recorded by many musicians over the years, Alexander did not record his own version until 1975. His version went to #45 on the US Billboard Hot 100 chart.[1] None of the other versions made it into the Top 40 on the US chart.[2]

Bee Gees version[edit]

The Bee Gees covered "Every Day I Have to Cry" as teenage recording artists in Australia. This version was recorded at Festival Studios on February 1965 and marked two important firsts for the group - Robin Gibb's debut lead vocal and Maurice Gibb playing organ - the first of many times he would contribute keyboards to the group's recordings. [3] The record was backed with "You Wouldn't Know", a Barry Gibb original which was also featured later the same year on the group's first album The Bee Gees Sing and Play 14 Barry Gibb Songs.

Both songs were included on the 1998 anthology of the group's Australian recordings Brilliant from Birth.[4]

Artist Year Album Notes
Steve Alaimo 1962 Every Day I Have To Cry
Julie Grant 1964
Dusty Springfield 1964 I Only Want to Be With You, EP
The McCoys 1965 Hang On Sloopy
Ike and Tina Turner 1966 River Deep Mountain High produced by Phil Spector
Bee Gees 1965 released as a single but only in Australia
The Gentrys 1965 released as single charted in US, but not Top 40
Johnny Rivers 1966 ...And I Know You Wanna Dance
Arthur Alexander 1975
Joe Stampley 1977 Saturday Nite Dance #14 Country
Jerry Lee Lewis 1979
Debby Boone 1980
Graham Parker 1994
C. J. Chenier 1996

References[edit]

  1. ^ Alexander, Arthur, The Greatest, Ace Records, London, 2006, liner notes
  2. ^ Whitburn, Joel, ‘’The Billboard Book of Top 40 Hits’’, Billboard Books, NY 1992
  3. ^ Joseph Brennan. "Gibb Songs: 1965". 
  4. ^ Discogs.com. "Bee Gees - Brilliant from Birth". 

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