She Cried

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"She Cried"
Single by Jay and the Americans
from the album She Cried
B-side "Dawning"
Released 1962
Format 7" single
Genre Rock
Length 2:36
Label United 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. The song reached #5 on the Billboard Hot 100 in 1962.[1] The song was the group's first major hit.[2]

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.[3]

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]