I Never Cry
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|"I Never Cry"|
|Single by Alice Cooper|
|from the album Alice Cooper Goes to Hell|
|B-side||"Go to Hell"|
|Songwriter(s)||Alice Cooper, Dick Wagner|
|Alice Cooper singles chronology|
The song was written by Cooper and Dick Wagner. The song reached number 12 on the US Billboard Hot 100 and number nine on Cash Box in January 1977. In Canada, it spent two weeks at number five.
On an episode of his radio show broadcast on November 23, 2009 Cooper stated that "I Never Cry" was his biggest selling single, though he did not supply evidence The song was, however, his only gold record in the US besides his comeback hit in 1989, "Poison". "I Never Cry" was written about Cooper's experience with alcoholism, which one year later sent the performer into rehab. He called the song "an alcoholic confession".
"I Never Cry" was performed live by Cooper, though not consistently, during all tours up to his break in touring due to alcoholism following 1981’s Special Forces tour. When Cooper returned to touring after Constrictor, "I Never Cry" was never again performed until the 2002 ‘Descent into Dragontown’ tour, following which the song became was a regular part of setlists on the 2005–06 ‘Dirty Diamonds’ and 2009–10 ‘Theatre of Death’ tours. Cooper has never played "I Never Cry" since 2011.
It is still a smash hit in the Philippines up until now, especially during singing contests or during 70's - 80's music genre music shows.
- "I Never Cry" was covered by Spanish rock band Hombres G on their debut album as "No llorare".
- It was also covered by Poison on the 2007 album, Poison'd!
In popular culture
- OPM R&B artist Jay-R performed the song in season 1 of the Philippine singing competition Your Face Sounds Familiar with a full impersonation of Alice Cooper. Cooper acknowledged the performance in a tweet.
- Child actor Awra Briguela performed the song in Kids 1 of the Philippine singing competition Your Face Sounds Familiar with a full impersonation of Alice Cooper.
- The song was used in the final scene and closing credits of the 2011 Bobcat Goldthwait dark comedy, God Bless America.
- The song was covered by Filipina-Australian actress Iya Villania on her 2008 album, Finally!
- "Alice Cooper Goes to Hell". iTunes (UK). Retrieved August 17, 2018.
- ‘I Never Cry’ setlist appearances
- "Adult Contemporary Music Chart".
- "Top Singles – Volume 26, No. 14 & 15, January 08 1977". RPM. Library and Archives Canada. Retrieved March 24, 2017.
- "Image : RPM Weekly - Library and Archives Canada". Bac-lac.gc.ca. Retrieved 2016-10-11.
- Whitburn, Joel (1999). Pop Annual. Menomonee Falls, Wisconsin: Record Research Inc. ISBN 0-89820-142-X.
- hombresg.8k.com - Discografia, archived from the original on December 21, 2009, retrieved January 10, 2010
- News, ABS-CBN. "What Alice Cooper says about Jay R's performance".
- Corp., ABS-CBN. "Your Face Sounds Familiar Kids: Awra Briguela as Alice Cooper - I Never Cry". ABS-CBNENT.
-  Archived December 30, 2009, at the Wayback Machine
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