"I Cried" is a song written by James Brown and Bobby Byrd. It was originally recorded in 1963 by Tammy Montgomery, better known as Tammi Terrell, for Brown's Try Me Records. It was her first charting single, reaching #99 on the Billboard Hot 100. Brown reused the song's chord progression for his 1966 hit "It's a Man's Man's Man's World". In 1971 he recorded "I Cried" himself, in a version arranged by Dave Matthews that charted #15 R&B and #50 Pop. It was his final single for King Records.
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- ^ "Billboard Hot 100 Chart History for I Cried by Tammi Terrell". Song-database.com. 1963-08-17. Retrieved 2016-09-27.
- ^ White, Cliff (1991). "Discography". In Star Time (pp. 54–59) [CD booklet]. New York: PolyGram Records.