Cry (Godley & Creme song)

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"Cry"
Single by Godley & Creme
from the album The History Mix Volume 1
Released 11 March 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 on 11 March 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 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, peaking at #5 on the Australian ARIA singles chart.[1] 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.

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
Australia (Kent Music Report)[2] 43
Canadian Singles Chart[3] 7
German Media Control Singles Chart[4] 8
Irish Singles Chart[5] 27
New Zealand Singles Chart[6] 16
UK Singles Chart[7] 19
UK Singles Chart[7] (Remix) 66
US Billboard Hot 100[8] 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. ^ "australian-charts.com > Lisa Edwards – Cry (song)". Hung Medien. Retrieved 11 June 2016. 
  2. ^ Kent, David (1993). Australian Chart Book 1970–1992 (Illustrated ed.). St. Ives, N.S.W.: Australian Chart Book. p. 127. ISBN 0-646-11917-6.  N.B. the Kent Report chart was licensed by ARIA between mid 1983 and 19 June 1988.
  3. ^ Canadian Singles Chart [1] (RPM Magazine, 28 September 1985)
  4. ^ "Charts Surfer - UK, German and French charts". charts-surfer.de. Retrieved 23 December 2008. 
  5. ^ "The Irish Charts". IRMA. Retrieved 23 December 2008. 
  6. ^ "charts.org.nz > Godley & Creme – Cry (song)". Hung Medien. Retrieved 11 June 2016. 
  7. ^ a b "Official Charts > Godley and Creme". The Official UK Charts Company. Retrieved 11 June 2016. 
  8. ^ "allmusic (((Godley & Creme > Charts & Awards > Billboard Singles)))". Billboard.com 2006 VNU eMedia. Retrieved 23 December 2008.