What a Crying Shame (song)

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"What a Crying Shame"
Mavericks - Crying Shame single.png
Single by The Mavericks
from the album What a Crying Shame
B-side "The Things You Said to Me"
Released November 1993
Genre Neotraditional country
Length 3:50
Label MCA
Writer(s) Raul Malo, Kostas
Producer(s) Don Cook
The Mavericks singles chronology
"I Got You"
"What a Crying Shame"
"O What a Thrill"

"What a Crying Shame" is a song written by Raul Malo and Kostas, and recorded by American country music group The Mavericks. It was released in November 1993 as the first single and title track from the album What a Crying Shame. The song reached number 25 on the Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks chart and peaked at number 6 on the RPM Country Tracks in Canada.[1]

Music video[edit]

The music video was directed by Roger Pistole and premiered in December 1993.

Chart performance[edit]

"What a Crying Shame" debuted at number 75 on the U.S. Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks for the week of January 1, 1994.

Chart (1993-1994) Peak
Canada Country Tracks (RPM)[2] 6
US Hot Country Songs (Billboard)[3] 25

Year-end charts[edit]

Chart (1994) Position
Canada Country Tracks (RPM)[4] 80


  1. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2004). The Billboard Book Of Top 40 Country Hits: 1944-2006, Second edition. Record Research. p. 217. 
  2. ^ "Top RPM Country Tracks: Issue 2468." RPM. Library and Archives Canada. May 9, 1994. Retrieved August 4, 2013.
  3. ^ "The Mavericks – Chart history" Billboard Hot Country Songs for The Mavericks.
  4. ^ "RPM Top 100 Country Tracks of 1994". RPM. December 12, 1994. Retrieved August 4, 2013.