She Cried

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"She Cried"
Single by Jay and the Americans
from the album She Cried
Format7" single
LabelUnited Artists
Songwriter(s)Ted Daryll, Greg Richards
Jay and the Americans singles chronology
"She Cried"
"Only in America"

"She Cried" is a song written by Ted Daryll and Greg Richards and was recorded by Jay and the Americans for their 1962 album, She Cried. In 1962 the song reached #5 on the Billboard Hot 100[1] and #1 on WLS.[2] The song was the group's first major hit.[3]

The Lettermen released a cover version of the song in 1970 that reached #6 on the Adult Contemporary charts. The song also went to #73 on the Billboard Hot 100 the same year.[4]

A cover version by The Shangri-Las, ("He Cried"), peaked at #65 on the Billboard Hot 100 in the spring of 1966, with "Dressed in Black" as the B-side.

Cover versions[edit]


  1. ^ Jay and the Americans singles
  2. ^ "Silver Dollar Survey". 1962-04-28. Retrieved 2019-03-09.
  3. ^ She Cried album review
  4. ^ The Lettermen singles