I Cry

Album: Wild Ones (2012)
Charted: 3 6
  • This song samples Dutch dance duo Bingo Players' 2011 song "Cry (Just a Little)," which peaked at #7 in their native country as well as #44 in the UK. "Cry (Just a Little)" itself contains interpolations of Brenda Russell's 1988 hit tune "Piano In The Dark."
  • The French producing and songwriting duo soFly & Nius supplied the beat. The pair also worked with Flo Rida on four other Wild Ones tunes, including the title track.
  • Flo Rida was born and raised in the 187th Street projects of Carol City, Florida, where he grew up with his mom and seven sisters. The song's music video sees the rap star return to his neighbourhood to tell the story of his struggle to get to the top. "Born and raised in Carol City, Florida, I went through more than any man should have to growing up in the projects," he says. "Now I'm back for the kids. This is the story of my struggle. What's yours?"
  • Regarding the transformation of "Piano In The Dark" into two dance hits, Brenda Russell told Billboard magazine: "It's pretty cool that artists like Flo Rida and Bingo Players can be inspired to interpret a song like 'Piano in the Dark' in completely new genres. As an artist and writer, it's the highest compliment we can be paid. I never imagined 'Piano' as a dance hit (but) I'm thrilled that it's reaching a new generation of audiences."
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