Crying Time

Album: Crying Time (1966)
Charted: 50 6
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Songfacts®:

  • Buck Owens and His Buckaroos recorded the original version and put it on the B-side of their Top 10 hit, "I've Got a Tiger by the Tail."
  • This was the 1966 Grammy winner for Best Rhythm-and-Blues Recording and for Best Rhythm-and-Blues Solo Performance.
  • This was the last Top 40 hit for Ray Charles. >>
    Suggestion credit:
    Brad Wind - Miami, FL, for above 3

Comments: 5

  • Barry from Sauquoit, NyOn February 13th, 1966, "Crying Time" by Ray Charles peaked at #6 (for 1 week) on the Billboard's Hot Top 100 chart; it had entered the chart on December 5th, 1965 at position #92 and spent 15 weeks on the Top 100...
    And in February 6th it reached #1 (for 3 weeks) on Billboard's Adult Contemporary Tracks chart...
    It was covered by Lorrie Morgan in 1993; her version peaked at #59 on Billboard's Hot Country Singles chart...
    R.I.P. Mr. Charles, born Ray Charles Robinson, (1930 - 2004).
  • Ted from Phoenix, AzWhile "Crying Time," was Ray Charles' last top 10 U.S. single, it was definitely not his last top 40. The 6 U.S. top 40 songs that would hit the charts after this one would be "Let's Go Get Stoned," (31, 1966); "Yesterday," (25, 1967); "Here We Go Again," (15, 1967); "In the Heat of the Night," (33, 1967); "Eleanor Rigby," (15, 1968); and "Don't Change on Me," (36, 1971).
  • Susan from Chantilly, VaMarilyn McCoo, a singer with the 5th Dimension, and had a solo career as well, sang background on this song.
  • Stefanie from Rock Hill, ScI think I remember hearing that Patsy Kline did this song too.
  • Francis from Galway, Ireland"Crying Time" was a 1968 hit in Ireland for Irish band, The Chessmen (see www.irishshowbands.net )
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