Cry Me a River

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Cry Me a River

Popular American torch song, written by Arthur Hamilton and first published in 1953, and made famous in the version by Julie London, 1955 add

Category: Music (410)

Launched in 1953.

Countries: United States (62%), Canada (23%), United Kingdom (15%)

Main connections: Julie London, Barbra Streisand, Peggy King

Linked to: Aerosmith, BBC, YouTube, Rock 'n' Roll Party

 

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1953

"'Cry Me a River"'" is a popular American torch song, written by Arthur Hamilton and first published in 1953, and made famous in the version by Julie London, 1955 add something


1955

The song was offered to Peggy King, but Columbia Records A&R chief Mitch Miller objected to the word "plebian" in the lyric and its first release was by actress/singer Julie London on Liberty Records in 1955, backed by Barney Kessel on guitar and Ray Leatherwood on bass add something


1963

Subsequent recordings include a version by Barbra Streisand on her 1963 debut album as the opening track of Side 1 add something


1970

In 1970, British rocker Joe Cocker made the chart with an upbeat rock rendition on the album, "Mad Dogs and Englishmen" add something


1990

Mari Wilson - Her version of "Cry Me a River" was featured in the 1990s crime drama series "McCallum"


2001

Canadian jazz pianist and singer Diana Krall recorded the song on her 2001 album, "The Look of Love" add something


2009

In 2009, Canadian singer Michael Bublé entered the charts with a big-band jazz version, which is the opening track of his fourth album "Crazy Love" add something


2016

It became a gold record, and in 2016, it was inducted by the Library of Congress in the National Recording Registry add something