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Aerosmith

Cry Me A River

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“Cry Me a River” is a popular American torch song, written by Arthur Hamilton and first published in 1953. A jazzy blues ballad, “Cry Me a River” was originally written for Ella Fitzgerald to sing in the 1920s-set film, Pete Kelly’s Blues (released 1955) but the song was dropped. Fitzgerald first released a recording of the song on Clap Hands, Here Comes Charlie! in 1961. The song’s first release and most famous recording was by actress/singer Julie London in 1955. A sultry performance of the song by London in the 1956 film The Girl Can’t Help It helped to make it a million-selling blockbuster (#9 US/#22 UK). In 1970, British blues rocker Joe Cocker made the chart with an upbeat hard-rock rendition on the album, Mad Dogs and Englishmen. In 1995, British actress Denise... Read on...

Song lines: ♪ I cried a river over you ... Well you can Cry Me A River, Cry Me A River ... For being so untrue

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