All Cried Out (Lisa Lisa and Cult Jam song)

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"All Cried Out"
Single by Lisa Lisa and Cult Jam
from the album Lisa Lisa & Cult Jam with Full Force
Released 1986
Genre Pop, R&B
Label Columbia
Songwriter(s) Curt Bedeau, Gerry Charles, Hugh L Clarke, Brian George, Lucien George, Paul George
Producer(s) Full Force
Lisa Lisa and Cult Jam singles chronology
"Can You Feel the Beat"
(1985)
"All Cried Out"
(1986)
"Head to Toe"
(1987)
"Can You Feel the Beat"
(1985)
"All Cried Out"
(1986)
"Head to Toe"
(1987)

"All Cried Out" is a song recorded by Lisa Lisa and Cult Jam that appeared on their 1985 album Lisa Lisa & Cult Jam with Full Force. The song hit number eight on the Billboard Hot 100 chart in October 1986 and also was a major hit on the R&B singles chart, peaking at number three.[1]

The actual artist credit on the record label of the 7-inch vinyl release was listed as Lisa Lisa and Cult Jam with Full Force featuring Paul Anthony & Bow Legged Lou.

Allure version[edit]

"All Cried Out"
All Cried Out Allure.jpg
Single by Allure featuring 112
from the album Allure
Released August 12, 1997
Format Vinyl, Cassette, CD
Recorded 1997
Genre R&B
Length 4:35
Label Crave
Songwriter(s) Curt Bedeau, Gerry Charles, Hugh L Clarke, Brian George, Lucien George, Paul George
Producer(s) Cory Rooney, Walter Afanasieff, Mariah Carey
Allure singles chronology
"No Question"
(1997)
"All Cried Out"
(1997)
"Last Chance"
(1998)
"No Question"
(1997)
"All Cried Out"
(1997)
"Last Chance"
(1998)
112 single singles chronology
"I'll Be Missing You"
(1997) I'll Be Missing You1997
"All Cried Out"
(1997) All Cried Out1997
"Sky's the Limit"
(1997) Sky's the Limit1997

In 1997, American contemporary R&B group Allure covered "All Cried Out" and included it on their eponymous debut studio album. The song features fellow R&B group 112 and was produced by Cory Rooney, Walter Afanasieff and Mariah Carey for Carey's short-lived Crave Records.

Allure's cover version became the group's biggest hit and outperformed the original on the Billboard Hot 100, peaking at #4 during the week of November 22, 1997. Less than three months after its release, the single was certified gold for shipments exceeding 500,000; it ultimately sold over 800,000.[2][3] It charted on the Billboard Year-End charts for two years in a row, reaching #43 on the 1997 chart and #84 on the 1998 chart.[4]

Music video[edit]

The official music video for the song was directed by Christopher Erskin.[5]

Single track listing[edit]

  1. "All Cried Out" (Radio Edit)- 3:38
  2. "All Cried Out" (Radio Mix)- 4:44
  3. "All Cried Out" (Dub Mix)- 7:49
  4. "All Cried Out" (Main Club Pass)- 10:50

Charts[edit]

Lisa Lisa & Cult Jam version[edit]

Chart (1986) Peak
position
U.S. Billboard Hot 100 8
U.S. Billboard Hot Black Singles 3

Allure version[edit]

Chart (1997) Peak
position
Billboard Hot 100 4
Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Singles & Tracks 9
US Billboard Mainstream Top 40 7
Chart (1998) Peak
position
Australia[6] 11
New Zealand 2
UK Singles (Official Charts Company)[7] 12

References[edit]

  1. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2004). Top R&B/Hip-Hop Singles: 1942-2004. Record Research. p. 354. 
  2. ^ "American certifications – Allure – All Cried Out". Recording Industry Association of America. 
  3. ^ "Best-Selling Records of 1997". Billboard. BPI Communications Inc. 110 (5): 76. January 31, 1998. ISSN 0006-2510. Retrieved May 31, 2015. 
  4. ^ "All Cried Out chart history at Billboard.com". Billboard.com. 2010-12-18. 
  5. ^ Garcia, Alex S. "mvdbase.com - Allure - "All cried out"". Music Video DataBase. Retrieved February 19, 2015. 
  6. ^ http://australian-charts.com/showitem.asp?interpret=Allure+feat%2E+112&titel=All+Cried+Out&cat=s
  7. ^ "Allure: Artist Chart History" Official Charts Company.

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