Every Day I Have to Cry (song)

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"Every Day I Have To Cry"
Every Day I Have To Cry - Steve Alaimo.jpg
Single by Steve Alaimo
from the album Every Day I Have To Cry
B-side"Little Girl (Please Take a Chance With Me)"
ReleasedDecember 1962
Format7", 45rpm
GenrePop, rhythm and blues, rock and roll
Songwriter(s)Arthur Alexander
Steve Alaimo singles chronology
"Mashed Potatoes (Part 1)"
"Every Day I Have To Cry"
"Michael (Part 1)"
"Every Day I Have To Cry"
Every Day I Have To Cry.jpg
Single by Bee Gees
B-side"You Wouldn't Know"
ReleasedMarch 1965
Format7", 45rpm
RecordedFebruary 1965
Festival Studios, Sydney
GenrePop, rhythm and blues, rock and roll
Songwriter(s)Arthur Alexander
Bee Gees singles chronology
"Turn Around, Look at Me"
"Every Day I Have To Cry"
"Wine and Women"

"Every Day I Have to Cry", also known as "Every Day I Have to Cry Some", is a song written by Arthur Alexander and first recorded by Steve Alaimo in 1962. Although the song has been recorded by many musicians over the years, Alexander did not record his own version until 1975. His version went to #45 on the US Billboard Hot 100 chart.[1] None of the other versions made it into the Top 40 on the US chart.[2]

Bee Gees version[edit]

The Bee Gees covered "Every Day I Have to Cry" as teenage recording artists in Australia. This version was recorded at Festival Studios on February 1965 and marked two important firsts for the group - Robin Gibb's debut lead vocal and Maurice Gibb playing organ - the first of many times he would contribute keyboards to the group's recordings.[3] The record was backed with "You Wouldn't Know", a Barry Gibb original which was also featured later the same year on the group's first album, The Bee Gees Sing and Play 14 Barry Gibb Songs.

Both songs were included on the 1998 anthology of the group's Australian recordings Brilliant from Birth.[4]

Other versions[edit]

Artist Year Album Notes
Steve Alaimo 1962 Every Day I Have To Cry US Billboard #46, US Cashbox #45
Julie Grant 1964
Dusty Springfield 1964 I Only Want to Be With You, EP
Claude François 1964 Maman chérie, EP adapted into French as Chaque jour c'est la même chose
Bee Gees 1965 released as a single Australia only
The Gentrys 1965 released as single charted in US, but not Top 40
The McCoys 1966 You Make Me Feel So Good
Ike and Tina Turner 1966 River Deep Mountain High produced by Phil Spector
Johnny Rivers 1966 ...And I Know You Wanna Dance South Africa #8
The Valentines 1967 released as single Australia
Sir Lattimore Brown 1968 released as single
Bob Luman 1969 Gettin' Back to Norma Peaked at #23 on the US Country Charts
BZN 1969 released as single Netherlands, peaked at #17 on the Dutch Top 40 Charts
Arthur Alexander 1975 released as a single US Billboard #45, US Cashbox #51
Joe Stampley 1977 Saturday Nite Dance #14 Country
Jerry Lee Lewis 1979
Eddy Mitchell 1979 C'est bien fait Adapted in French as "Tu peux préparer le café noir"
Debby Boone 1980
Graham Parker 1994
C. J. Chenier 1996
Bob Woodruff 1997 Desire Road
Alan Merrill 2003 Double Shot Rocks


  1. ^ Alexander, Arthur, The Greatest, Ace Records, London, 2006, liner notes
  2. ^ Whitburn, Joel, ‘’The Billboard Book of Top 40 Hits’’, Billboard Books, NY, 1992
  3. ^ Joseph Brennan. "Gibb Songs: 1965".
  4. ^ "Bee Gees - Brilliant from Birth". Discogs.com.

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