I'm Crying

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"I'm Crying"
Animals I'm Crying Cover.jpeg
Single by The Animals
from the album The Animals on Tour
B-side "Take It Easy"
Released September 1964 (1964-09)[1]
Format 7" 45 RPM
Recorded 1964
Genre Rhythm and blues, rock
Length 2:49
Label Columbia
Songwriter(s) Eric Burdon, Alan Price
Producer(s) Mickie Most[1]
The Animals singles chronology
"The House of the Rising Sun"
"I'm Crying"
"Boom Boom"

"The House of the Rising Sun"
"I'm Crying"
"Boom Boom"

"I'm Crying" is a song originally performed by the English rock/R&B band The Animals, written by the group's lead vocalist Eric Burdon and organist Alan Price. The song was released as a single in September 1964[1] and became their second transatlantic hit after "The House of the Rising Sun", which was released earlier in the year (see 1964 in music). The single became a Top 20 hit in Canada, the United Kingdom, and the United States.

Reception and charts[edit]

Even when the single became a hit, it was nowhere near the hit that "The House of the Rising Sun" was, so songs written by members of the band were kept as b-sides until the band changed record producers from Mickie Most to Tom Wilson in 1966.

Chart (1964) Peak
Canadian Singles Chart[2] 6
UK Singles (Official Charts Company)[3] 8
US Billboard Hot 100[4] 19

Cover versions[edit]

There are many covers of it, including:


  1. ^ a b c "The Story of the Animals". The Singles+ (CD liner). The Animals. Netherlands: BR Music. 1994, 1999. p. 1. BS 8112-2.  Check date values in: |year= (help)
  2. ^ "Top 40&5" (PHP). RPM. 2 (12). 16 November 1964. Retrieved 1 April 2011. 
  3. ^ "Official Singles Chart Top 100". Official Charts Company.
  4. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2010). "Chapter 1: The Artists". The Billboard Book of Top 40 Hits (9th ed.). Billboard Books. p. 32. ISBN 978-0-8230-8554-5. 
  5. ^ The Doughboys - Is It Now? at Discogs
  6. ^ Dead Brothers – Dead Music For Dead People (2000) at Discogs

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