You Don't Have to Be a Baby to Cry

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""You Don't Have to Be a Baby to Cry" / "The Last One to Know""
Single by The Caravelles
A-side "You Don't Have to Be a Baby to Cry"
B-side "The Last One to Know"
Released 12 July 1963 (U.K.) [1]
Recorded 1963
Genre Pop
Length 2:01
Label Decca
Writer(s) Bob Merrill, Terry Shand
The Caravelles singles chronology
"You Don't Have to Be a Baby to Cry"
(1963)
"I Really Don't Want to Know" / "I Was Wrong"
(1963)

"You Don't Have to Be a Baby to Cry" is a song by British girl group The Caravelles. The single reached No. 3 on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100,[2] and No.6 on the UK Singles Chart in 1963. The song had previously charted in the US by Ernest Tubb, Moon Mullican, and Tennessee Ernie Ford in the 1950's.[3]

The song was originally recorded by Moon Mullican, Ernest Tubb and Jimmy Dorsey in 1950.

"You Don't Have to Be a Baby to Cry" was also recorded by Billie Davis in 1963. Her version remained unreleased until her compilation Watcha Gonna Do? was released in 2007.

"You Don't Have to Be a Baby to Cry" was also recorded and released by Ceil Clayton in 1964 and re-released in 1968. Her version appeared on her debut album "Ceil Clayton", and also on her second album "I meet the Nicest People" on the Norman Records label.

Julie London also recorded the song on her 1964 LP Album Julie London (Liberty Records LST-7342 US).

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.45cat.com/record/f11697
  2. ^ allmusic ((( The Caravelles > Charts & Awards > Billboard Singles )))
  3. ^ Roberts, David (2006). British Hit Singles & Albums (19th ed.). London: Guinness World Records Limited. p. 92. ISBN 1-904994-10-5.