An Angel Cried

Songfacts®:

  • When The Four Seasons signed as artists to Bob Crewe's production company in 1960, they started doing session work singing backup for some of the producer's other artists. One of these was Hal Miller & The Rays "An Angel Cried", a song co-written by The Four Seasons' Bob Gaudio that was recorded in 1961.

    The Four Seasons laid down their own version three years later, for their Rag Doll album.
  • One morning in the first half of 2018, Ariana Grande woke up with this song in her head. At the time she was completing work on her Sweetener album and she decided to start off the record with a 37-second, somber a capella cover titled "Raindrops (An Angel Cried)." The songstress explained to Jimmy Fallon that she knew she just had to record her own version after discovering that her grandfather's best friend, who she grew up hanging out with, Charlie Calello, wrote it with Bob. "And that gave me goosebumps," she said.

Comments

Be the first to comment...

Editor's Picks

Country Song Titles

Country Song TitlesFact or Fiction

Country songs with titles so bizarre they can't possibly be real... or can they?

90s Music Quiz 1

90s Music Quiz 1Music Quiz

First question: Michael Jordan and Magic Johnson appeared in videos for what artist?

Jack Tempchin - "Peaceful Easy Feeling"

Jack Tempchin - "Peaceful Easy Feeling"They're Playing My Song

When a waitress wouldn't take him home, Jack wrote what would become one of the Eagles most enduring hits.

Chrissie Hynde of The Pretenders

Chrissie Hynde of The PretendersSongwriter Interviews

The rock revolutionist on songwriting, quitting smoking, and what she thinks of Rush Limbaugh using her song.

Lita Ford

Lita FordSongwriter Interviews

Lita talks about how they wrote songs in The Runaways, and how she feels about her biggest hit being written by somebody else.

Timothy B. Schmit

Timothy B. SchmitSongwriter Interviews

The longtime Eagle talks about soaring back to his solo career, and what he learned about songwriting in the group.