Cry

Mandy Moore

About Cry

"Cry" is a song by American recording artist Mandy Moore, released on November 4, 2001 by Epic Records. It was written by James Renald, and co-produced by Renald and Peter Mokran. The song was released as the third and final single from her self-titled third studio album. The song achieved minor success in the United States, but was a big hit in Asia, especially in the Philippines. "Cry" received generally positive reviews from music critics, and was one of the songs most adored by MTV at the time of its release. The lyrics of "Cry" focuses on a girl who thinks the boy she likes is insensitive until the day she sees him cry. The musical structure of the song is created based on the melody of a guitar as a ballad. It was used as a promotional single and was included in the soundtrack of Moore and Shane West's romantic drama A Walk to Remember (2002). 


Year:
2002
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I'll always remember
It was late afternoon
It lasted forever
And ended so soon
You were all by yourself
Staring up at a dark gray sky
I was changed

In places no one will find
All your feelings so deep inside (deep inside)
It was there that I realized
That forever was in your eyes
The moment I saw you cry

The moment that I saw you cry

It was late in September
And I've seen you before (and you were)
You were always the cold one
But I was never that sure
You were all by yourself
Staring up at a dark gray sky
I was changed

In places no one will find
All your feelings so deep inside (deep inside)
It was there that I realized
That forever was in your eyes
The moment I saw you cry

I wanted to hold you
I wanted to make it go away
I wanted to know you
I wanted to make your everything
All right...

I'll always remember
It was late afternoon
In places no one will find

In places no one will find
All your feelings so deep inside (deep inside)
It was there that I realized
That forever was in your eyes
The moment I saw you cry

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Mandy Moore

Amanda Leigh "Mandy" Moore (born April 10, 1984) is an American singer–songwriter, actress and fashion designer. Raised in Florida, Moore first came to prominence with her 1999 debut single "Candy", which peaked at number 41 on the Billboard Hot 100. It's subsequent album, So Real, went on to receive a Platinum certification from the RIAA. Two more singles, "Walk Me Home" and "So Real", were released but failed to have the success of their predecessor. Her 2000 single "I Wanna Be with You", became her first Top 40 hit in the US, peaking at number 24 on the Hot 100 chart. The parent album, titled the same, was released that same year to generally mixed reviews. The album went on to achieve Gold certification. After revealing her displeasure with her early work… more »

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Written by: James Renald

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15 facts about this song

Artist Background
Mandy Moore is an American singer, songwriter, and actress who rose to fame in the late 90s. Her song "Cry" is part of her third studio album.
Album Information
"Cry" was featured on Mandy Moore’s third studio album named "Mandy Moore", released in June 2001.
Song Popularity
"Cry" became one of her most recognized songs internationally, gaining popularity in various countries such as the Philippines, Singapore, and Malaysia.
Film Association
"Cry" is famously associated with the film "A Walk to Remember", in which Moore also starred. The song served as the movie's theme song.
Award Nominations
"Cry" received a nomination for Best Original Song in the Phoenix Film Critics Society Awards in 2002.
Chart Performance
The track managed to rank as high as number 13 on the Billboard Bubbling Under Hot 100 Singles chart.
Song Interpretation
The song "Cry" is about experiencing the transformative power of love.
Songwriter
"Cry" was written by American songwriters James Renald and Jimmy Harry.
Music Video
The 'Cry' music video was directed by Chris Applebaum and depicted scenes from "A Walk to Remember", showing Mandy Moore singing interspersed with clips from the movie.
Critical Acclaim
The song received positive reviews from music critics, who praised Moore's maturing vocals and the song's theme.
Cultural Impact
Even years after its release, "Cry" is still remembered as Mandy Moore's tie-in with "A Walk To Remember" and continues to be one of her most popular songs.
Live Performances
Mandy Moore has performed "Cry" in numerous live performances and television appearances, including on the Rosie O'Donnell Show in 2002.
Cover Versions
Although no notable artists have covered the song "Cry", it remains a popular choice for singing competitions and talent shows worldwide.
Digital Sales
In the era of digital music, "Cry" has continued to generate sales, being downloaded over 500,000 times according to Nielsen Soundscan.
Song Legacy
While Mandy Moore has since shifted away from pop music into more of an acting career, "Cry" remains one of her most iconic songs and is often considered a classic of early 2000s pop music.

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