Cry Baby (Cee Lo Green song)

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"Cry Baby"
Cee Lo Green - Cry Baby.jpg
Single by Cee Lo Green
from the album The Lady Killer
Released October 10, 2011
Format CD single, digital download
Recorded 2010
Genre Soul
Length 3:44
Label Elektra
Writer(s) Thomas Callaway, Fraser T Smith, Rick Nowels
Producer(s) Fraser T Smith
Cee Lo Green singles chronology
"I Want You (Hold on to Love)"
"Cry Baby"

"Cry Baby" is the sixth official single from American soul singer Cee Lo Green's third studio album, The Lady Killer. The single was released via digital download and promotional CD single on October 10, 2011. The single version of the track is a slightly different remix of the track, featuring a slightly faster beat and tempo. The music video for the song was premiered on August 8, 2011 through Cee Lo Green's official YouTube channel. The single has so far peaked at #58 on the UK Singles Chart due to strong downloads from The Lady Killer.

Live performances[edit]

Green has performed the song live several times, including appearances on the The Jonathan Ross Show on October 1, 2011, and BBC Radio 1's Live Lounge on October 4. He was expected to perform the song live during the live finals of The X Factor on October 9, 2011 but instead sang a medley of "Satisfied" and "Forget You".[1]

Music video[edit]

The music video features Jaleel White performing as Cee-Lo Green, as Green was unavailable for filming at the time.[2] The video features White leaving his girlfriend (Tanya Chisholm), and claiming to feel like the bad guy for doing so. He is subsequently surrounded by a group of people in the street, who begin dancing alongside him and performing the song.[3]

Track listing[edit]

Digital Download[4]
  1. "Cry Baby" (Single Version) - 3:44
  2. "Cry Baby" (T.C. Remix) - 4:03
  3. "Cry Baby" (Live At Maida Vale) - 3:31
  4. "Cry Baby" (Music Video)
UK Promotional CD Single[5][6]
  1. "Cry Baby" (Single Version) - 3:44
  2. "Cry Baby" (Instrumental) - 3:44
Other Versions
  • "Cry Baby" (Moto Blanco Club Mix)
  • "Cry Baby" (Moto Blanco Instrumental)
  • "Cry Baby" (Moto Blanco Radio Edit)

Credits and personnel[edit]


Charts (2011) Peak
Hungary (Rádiós Top 40)[7] 27
Scotland (Official Charts Company)[8] 58
Ukraine (FDR Music Charts)[9] 11
UK R&B (Official Charts Company)[10] 17
UK Singles (The Official Charts Company)[11] 58

Release history[edit]

Region Date Format Label
United Kingdom October 10, 2011 Digital Download, CD single Elektra


  1. ^ Published Thursday, Oct 6 2011, 13:43 BST (2011-10-06). "'X Factor' first theme week revealed, Cee Lo Green to perform - X Factor News - TV". Digital Spy. Retrieved 2011-10-28. 
  2. ^ Oldenburg, Ann (August 9, 2011). "Jaleel White steps into Cee Lo Green's video". USA Today. Gannett Company. Retrieved August 9, 2011. 
  3. ^ "Cee Lo Green is MIA in his "Cry Baby" video". CBS News. August 9, 2011. Retrieved August 9, 2011. 
  4. ^ Amazon UK (10 October 2011). "Cry Baby: Cee Lo Green: MP3 Downloads". Amazon. Archived from the original on June 3, 2011. Retrieved 5 October 2011. 
  5. ^ "Cee Lo Green I Want You 2 Track Promo CD | eBay". 2011-04-04. Retrieved 2011-10-28. 
  6. ^ "CEE LO GREEN "I WANT YOU" HOLD ON TO LOVE 4 TRACK PROMO | eBay". 2011-06-18. Retrieved 2011-10-28. 
  7. ^ "Archívum – Slágerlisták – MAHASZ" (in Hungarian). Rádiós Top 40 játszási lista. Magyar Hanglemezkiadók Szövetsége.
  8. ^ "Archive Chart: 2011-10-29". Scottish Singles Top 40.
  9. ^ "Pop" (in Ukrainian). FDR Music Charts. Retrieved June 25, 2014. 
  10. ^ "Archive Chart: 2011-10-22" UK R&B Chart. Retrieved June 25, 2014.
  11. ^ "Chart Stats - Cee Lo Green - Cry Baby". Retrieved 17 October 2011. 

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