Cry for You (Jodeci song)

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"Cry for You"
Single by Jodeci
from the album Diary of a Mad Band
Released November 23, 1993
Recorded 1993
Genre R&B, soul
Length 5:01
Label Uptown/MCA
Songwriter(s) Donald DeGrate, Jr.
Producer(s) DeVante Swing
Jodeci singles chronology
"Cry for You"
"Cry for You"

"Cry for You" is a song by American R&B group Jodeci recorded for their second album Diary of a Mad Band (1993). The song was released as the album's lead single in November 1993. The hit song spent four weeks at number-one on the US R&B chart (the last of five Jodeci songs to hit number one on that chart) and was certified Gold by the RIAA for sales in excess of 500,000 units. It also reached number fifteen on the pop chart and number five on the Top 40 Mainstream chart.

Cover and sample versions[edit]

The song was later sampled by hip hop artist Bun B for his 2008 single "You're Everything."[1]

The song was covered by J Valentine, Tank, Bobby Cash, & T. Nelson under the title "Cry 4 U". The song is available on the J Valentine mixtape "Love & Other Drugs".

The Isley Brothers sampled the song on the track "Warm Summer Night" from the 2001 album, Eternal.

Drake mentions the song in the chorus of his 2016 single, "Controlla".

Track listings[edit]

US promo CD single
  1. "Cry for You" (Extended Version) - 4:58
  2. "Cry for You" (Radio Version) - 4:27
  3. "Cry for You" (Instrumental) - 4:27
  4. "Cry for You" (Acapella) - 4:58
US promo Vinyl and 12"
  1. "Cry for You" (Radio Version) - 4:27
  2. "Cry for You" (Extended Version) - 4:27
  3. "Cry for You" (Acapella) - 4:28


Information taken from Discogs.[2]

  • Co-Executive Producer: Buttnaked Tim Dawg
  • Executive Producer: Andre Harrell
  • Instruments: DeVante Swing
  • Lyrics: DeVante Swing
  • Producer: DeVante Swing
  • Cedric "K-Ci" Hailey - Lead and Background vocals
  • Joel "JoJo" Hailey - Lead and Background vocals
  • DeVante Swing - Background vocals
  • Mr. Dalvin - Background vocals

Chart performance[edit]

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