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"
(1964)
"I'm Crying"
(1964)
"Boom Boom"
(1964)
"The House of the Rising Sun"
(1964)
"I'm Crying"
(1964)
"Boom Boom"
(1964)

"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
position
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:

References[edit]

  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: |date= (help)
  2. ^ "Top 40&5" (PHP). RPM. Vol. 2 (No. 12). 16 November 1964. Retrieved 1 April 2011. 
  3. ^ "Archive Chart: 1964-10-17" UK Singles Chart.
  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

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