Boys Don't Cry (Rumer album)

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Boys Don't Cry
Studio album by Rumer
Released 28 May 2012
Recorded 2010 - 2012
Genre Soul, Easy Listening
Label Atlantic Records
Producer Steve Brown
Rumer chronology
Seasons of My Soul
Boys Don't Cry
Into Colour
Singles from Boys Don't Cry
  1. "P.F. Sloan"
    Released: 4 May 2012
  2. "Sara Smile"
    Released: 30 July 2012
Professional ratings
Aggregate scores
Review scores
Allmusic4/5 stars[2]
The Independent4/5 stars[3]
Los Angeles Times2.5/5 stars[4]

Boys Don't Cry is the second album by Rumer, produced by Steve Brown. It was released on 28 May 2012. The album is a selection of songs by artist/writers from the 1970s period. Rumer covers works by male artists such as Jimmy Webb, Todd Rundgren, Terry Reid, Tim Hardin, Richie Havens, Gilbert O'Sullivan and others.[5]


Kitty Empire writing in The Observer praised the album - "it really does sound like another season in her soul" and called "Home Thoughts From Abroad" (by Clifford T. Ward) "the unexpected standout track." [6]


  • "P.F. Sloan" was the first single released from the album, it was released on 4 May 2012.

Track listing[edit]

1."P.F. Sloan" (Jimmy Webb)4:10
2."It Could be the First Day" (Richie Havens)2:27
3."Be Nice to Me" (Todd Rundgren)3:27
4."Travelin' Boy" (Paul Williams / Roger Nichols)3:20
5."Soulsville" (Isaac Hayes)3:46
6."The Same Old Tears On A New Background" (Stephen Bishop)2:50
7."Sara Smile" (Hall & Oates)3:33
8."Flyin' Shoes" (Townes Van Zandt)4:04
9."Home Thoughts From Abroad" (Clifford T. Ward)3:27
10."Just For a Moment" (Ronnie Lane)2:39
11."Brave Awakening" (Terry Reid)4:10
12."We Will" (Gilbert O'Sullivan)4:00

Note that the track listing on the U.S. version is different and that the song "Andre Johray" by Tim Hardin is not included at all. Instead it includes the song "Welcome Back" by John Sebastian.

Charts and certifications[edit]

Peak positions[edit]

Charts (2012) Peak
Belgian Albums Chart (Flanders)[7] 42
Belgian Albums Chart (Wallonia)[8] 54
Dutch Albums Chart[9] 22
Finnish Albums Chart[10] 48
German Albums Chart[11] 48
Irish Albums Chart[12] 8
Japanese Albums Chart[13] 57
Swiss Albums Chart[14] 30
UK Albums Chart[15] 3


Region Certification Certified units/Sales
United Kingdom (BPI)[16] Gold 100,000^

^shipments figures based on certification alone

Release history[edit]

Region Date Format Label
United Kingdom 28 May 2012 CD, Digital Download Atlantic records


  1. ^ "Boys Don't Cry Review". Metacritic. Retrieved 2012-09-27. 
  2. ^ Collar, Matt. "Boys Don't Cry - Rumer Review". Allmusic. Retrieved 2012-09-27. 
  3. ^ Price, Simon (2012-05-27). "Album: Rumer, Boys Don't Cry (Atlantic)". The Independent. Retrieved 2012-09-27. 
  4. ^ Wood, Mikael (2012-08-13). "Album review: Rumer's 'Boys Don't Cry'". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved 2012-09-27. 
  5. ^ Sleeve notes, Rumer CD single I Wanna Roo You (Van Morrison)/We Will (Gilbert O'Sullivan), Atlantic
  6. ^ The Observer, 27 May 2012
  7. ^ "Rumer - Boys Don't Cry". 
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  12. ^ "GFK Chart-Track". 
  13. ^ "RumerのCDアルバムランキング、Rumerのプロフィールならオリコン芸能人事典-ORICON STYLE". 
  14. ^ "Rumer - Boys Don't Cry". 
  15. ^ "Archive Chart". UK Albums Chart. The Official Charts Company. Retrieved 9 June 2012. 
  16. ^ "British album certifications – Rumer – Boys Don't Cry". British Phonographic Industry. Retrieved 25 August 2012.  Select albums in the Format field. Select Gold in the Certification field. Enter Boys Don't Cry in the search field and then press Enter.