Cooper co-wrote this track with guitarist/songwriter Dick Wagner. The two were a highly productive songwriting team; they co-wrote more than 50 songs together, including many of Cooper's best-selling singles during the shock rocker's solo career. In addition to "I Never Cry," some of the other notable tracks the two penned together include "You And Me
," "Only Women Bleed
" and "Welcome To My Nightmare
Cooper and Wagner wrote the song in Maui; while rock history is rife with destination songwriting excursions gone horribly wrong, this one was not just productive, but enjoyable. "We were there for a month and we were writing," Wagner told us
. "I wrote the music for the song while Alice was off doing something. He came back and he liked that feel - the bluesy ballad situation - and he came up with the lyrics. And, man, we had it. It was a huge hit.
We were sitting on the veranda outside the house we were living in on Maui, right on the ocean. Sitting out there at night with a keyboard just trying to come up with stuff, and it happened. It was a full moon and it was a beautiful night. It's Hawaii - you couldn't get any better. I think we played golf that day. We were there for a month and we really enjoyed it. That song just came out naturally."