She Cried

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"She Cried"
Single by Jay and the Americans
from the album She Cried
B-side"Dawning"
Released1962
Format7" single
GenreRock
Length2:36
LabelUnited Artists
Songwriter(s)Ted Daryll, Greg Richards
Jay and the Americans singles chronology
"Tonight"
(1961)
"She Cried"
(1962)
"Only in America"
(1963)

"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]

References[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