Crying for No Reason

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"Crying for No Reason"
Katy B CFNR.jpg
Single by Katy B
from the album Little Red
Released26 January 2014 (2014-01-26)
FormatDigital download
Recorded2013
GenreBreakstep[1]
Length4:03
Label
Songwriter(s)
Producer(s)Geeneus
Katy B singles chronology
"Find Tomorrow (Ocarina)"
(2013)
"Crying for No Reason"
(2014)
"Still"
(2014)

"Crying for No Reason" is a song by English singer Katy B, produced by Geeneus. It was released on 26 January 2014 as the second single from her second studio album, Little Red.[2] It entered the UK Singles Chart at number five.

Music video[edit]

The music video for the song was released onto Katy B's YouTube channel on 26 December 2013, lasting a total length of four minutes and three seconds.[3] As of April 2019, the video has over 12 million views.

Critical reception[edit]

Robert Copsey of Digital Spy gave the song a positive review, stating:

Now in the January/February Q1 period where exciting releases are few and far between, her latest effort 'Crying For No Reason' shines brightly in an otherwise desolate pop landscape. That's not to say the song itself - a stunning breakstep ballad about having a weepy moment for no particular reason ("I felt strong but am I breaking now?" she asks over crashing electro drums) - isn't worthy of such attention, as it really is one of the best ballads we've heard in quite some time. 5/5 stars.[1]

Track listing[edit]

Digital download - single[2]
No.TitleLength
1."Crying for No Reason"4:03
Digital download - EP
No.TitleLength
1."Crying for No Reason" (Infinity Ink Remix)6:51
2."Crying for No Reason" (Morri$ Remix)3:20
3."Crying for No Reason" (Tom Shorterz Remix)6:05
4."Crying for No Reason" (KDA Remix)5:21
Total length:23:42
Amazon-exclusive remix[4]
No.TitleLength
1."Crying for No Reason" (KDA Blue Mix)5:05

Personnel[edit]

Chart performance[edit]

The song charted at number 5 in the United Kingdom and also peaked at 21 in the Irish Charts. It is her first solo single to chart in Ireland.

Charts and certifications[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Copsey, Robert (2014-01-15). "Katy B: Crying For No Reason: 'The best ballad we've heard in ages'". Digital Spy.
  2. ^ a b "Crying for No Reason: Katy B". Amazon.com. 2014-01-26.
  3. ^ "Katy B - Crying for No Reason". YouTube. 27 December 2013.
  4. ^ "Crying for No Reason (KDA Blue Mix): Katy B". Amazon.com. 2014-01-27.
  5. ^ "Ultratop.be – Katy B – Crying For No Reason" (in Dutch). Ultratip. Retrieved 8 February 2014.
  6. ^ "03.03.14 - 09.03.14 - IFPI at bamp-br.org" Airplay Top 5. Bulgarian Association of Music Producers. Retrieved April 7, 2014.
  7. ^ "ČNS IFPI" (in Czech). Hitparáda – Radio Top 100 Oficiální. IFPI Czech Republic. Note: Change the chart to CZ – RADIO – TOP 100 and insert 20147 into search.
  8. ^ "Chart Track: Week 5, 2014". Irish Singles Chart.
  9. ^ "Official Scottish Singles Sales Chart Top 100". Official Charts Company.
  10. ^ "Official Singles Chart Top 100". Official Charts Company.
  11. ^ Copsey, Rob (31 December 2014). "The Official Top 100 Biggest Songs of 2014 revealed". Official Charts Company. Retrieved 21 June 2015.
  12. ^ "British single certifications – Katy B – Crying for No Reason". British Phonographic Industry. Retrieved 24 May 2017. Select singles in the Format field. Select Gold in the Certification field. Type Crying for No Reason in the "Search BPI Awards" field and then press Enter.