Never Gonna Cry Again

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"Never Gonna Cry Again"
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Single by Eurythmics
from the album In the Garden
Released May 1981
Format 7", 12"
Recorded 1981 at Conny Plank's studio
Genre New wave
Length 3:02
Label RCA
Writer(s) Annie Lennox and David A. Stewart,
Producer(s) Conny Plank & Eurythmics
Eurythmics singles chronology
"Never Gonna Cry Again"
(1981)
"Belinda"
(1981)

"Never Gonna Cry Again" is the debut single by the British new wave duo Eurythmics, released in 1981. It was taken from their debut album In the Garden.

Background[edit]

The single achieved little commercial success, peaking at #63 (for two weeks) in the UK.[1]

The single was accompanied by a music video, a medium for which Eurythmics would later receive notable acclaim. To date, the video remains commercially unavailable, though it is available on YouTube.[2] Stills from it were used for the sleeve art of the In The Garden album, and footage from it can also be seen during the song "Jennifer" on the Sweet Dreams video album.

The sleeve design of the single features an eerie picture of vocalist Annie Lennox made up to look like a gargoyle.

Co-produced by respected krautrock producer Conny Plank, the track also featured two members of the krautrock band Can.

"Never Gonna Cry Again" contains a flute solo performed by Lennox, one of the few times that she was to use the instrument in her pop career despite having studied it at the prestigious Royal College of Music in London in the 1970s.

The single's B-side, "Le Sinistre", is an experimental piece, featuring musical arrangements similar to those used in horror film scores.

Track listing[edit]

  • A: "Never Gonna Cry Again" (LP Version) - 3:02
  • B: "Le Sinistre" (Non-LP Track) – 2:47

Personnel[edit]

"The Vampyrettes" was a moniker used by Holger Czukay & Conny Plank for the release of a collaborative 12" single.

Chart performance[edit]

Chart (1981) Peak
position
UK Singles (Official Charts Company)[1] 63

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