The Everly Brothers

Crying in the Rain

Composed by Carole King / Howard Greenfield

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One of the most beloved Everly Brothers recordings, "Crying in the Rain" was the Brothers' first dip into the Brill Building stable of songwriters. Recorded just prior to the Everlys' stint in the marines, it went Top Ten in winter of 1961. The song has the literate feel of many of the Boudleaux and Felice Bryant songs from the Candence era, and this is perhaps what attracted them to the song. Speaks directly to the teen heart, without speaking down to the audience. It's no wonder that the Everlys were often considered the "soundtrack" to many teenagers' lives -- and here is another reason.

Appears On

Year Artist/Album Label Time AllMusic Rating
The Golden Hits of the Everly Brothers 1962 Warner Bros. 2:00
The Very Best of the Everly Brothers 1964 Music on Vinyl
Walk Right Back [Warner Brothers] 1976 Warner Bros.
The Reunion Concert 1983 Recall (UK) 4:00
No Image 1984 K-Tel Distribution
The Rock 'n' Roll Era: The Everly Brothers - 1957-1962 1987 Time/Life Music 2:02
The Rock 'N' Roll Era: 1962 - Still Rockin' 1988
Various Artists
Time/Life Music
All-Time Greatest Hits 1990 Curb 1:59
Reunion Concert: Live at the Royal Albert Hall [Video] 1991 Image Entertainment
Walk Right Back: The Everly Brothers on Warner Bros. 1993 Warner Bros. 2:00
The Brill Building Sound 1993
Various Artists
Era Records 1:59
Rhythm of the Rain [Varese Sarabande] 1994
Various Artists
Varèse Sarabande 2:01
Heartaches & Harmonies [Box Set] 1994 Rhino 2:03
No Image 1995
Various Artists
Time/Life Music
Pop History: 1962 1996
Various Artists
ZYX Music 1:59
Greatest Love Songs 1997 Prism Platinum 3:58
The Best Country Ballads in the World Ever 1998
Various Artists
EMI Music Distribution 1:57
The Best Sixties Album in the World...Ever! [1998] 1999
Various Artists
EMI Music Distribution 1:57
The Great Everly Brothers in Concert 1999 Goldies 4:06
All-Time Original Hits 1999 Rhino 1:59
Walk Right Back: 20 All-Time Hits 1999 Prism Leisure 3:40
Live [BCI] 2000 Pegasus (Pinnacle)
No Image 2000 Import
In Concert [Castle] 2001 Castle Pulse 3:46
The Legends Collection 2001 Legends Collection 3:48
29 Golden Greats: Live 2001 Prism Leisure 3:58
Both Sides of an Evening/Instant Party 2001 Warner Bros. 2:01
In Concert [Brentwood] 2002 BCI Music (Brentwood Communication) / Brentwood Records 4:05
Live, Vol. 1 2002 Time Music 4:06
Best of Millennium Collection 2002 WEA International 3:42
A Night at the Royal Albert Hall 2002 Cleopatra 3:48
12 Hits: Five Star Collection 2002 Rhino / WEA
The Definitive Everly Brothers 2002 WEA International 2:01
Gold Collection: The Everly Brothers Live 2002 St. Clair 3:58
Live/Reunion Concert 2003 BCI Music (Brentwood Communication) 4:05
No Image 2003
Various Artists
WSM
No Image 2003 Forever Gold / Weton 3:50
20th Century Masters - The Millennium Collection: The Best of the Everly Brothers 2003 Hip-O 2:01
Happy Days of Rock 'n' Roll 60s [Bonus DVD] 2004
Various Artists
Madacy 3:47
All I Have to Do Is Dream 2004 Dfp
Happy Days of Rock 'n' Roll 60s - Disc 1 2004
Various Artists
Madacy 3:47
1960's Happy Days [2005 #3] 2005
Various Artists
Madacy Distribution / Madacy 3:40
Platinum Collection 2005 WEA International / WEA
Golden Years 2005 WEA International 2:01
The Price of Fame 1960-1965 [Box Set] 2006 Bear Family Records 2:00
The Everly Brothers Live 2006 Madacy 3:39
Platinum Collection, Vol. 2 2006 Warner Platinum 2:00
The Everly Brothers Live [Madacy] 2006 Madacy 3:40
The Definitive Pop Collection 2006 Rhino 2:01
No Image 2006 CD Horizon / Horizon
Love Hurts [Musical Memories] 2006 Musical Memories
Essential Collection [Red Box] 2006 Demon 3:40
The Price of Love [Denon] 2006 Denon Records 3:40
Hits of the 60's [Madacy] 2007
Various Artists
Madacy 3:40
Icons 2007 Icons
Reunion Live 2007 KRB Music 4:00
Wake Up, Little Susie 2007 Phantom Import Distribution / Double Pleasure / Music Products BV 3:45
Forever Gold: Everly Brothers Live 2007 St. Clair 3:40
The Everly Brothers [Madacy] 2007 Madacy 3:40
Works 2007 Warner Bros. 2:00
50 Years of Hits 2008 Warner Bros. 2:00
No Image 2008
Various Artists
Digital Revolution 3:58
Heartaches & Harmonies [American Legends] 2009 American Legends 3:45
Best of '50s & '60s 2010
Various Artists
Sonoma Entertainment 3:40
Where the Boys Are: The Songs of Neil Sedaka & Howard Greenfield 2011
Various Artists
Ace 2:02
Real Country Legends 2012
Various Artists
ZYX Music 3:45
200 Sixties Hits: 200 Classic No. 1 Songs from the 60s 2012
Various Artists
Maximuze 1:59
Long Play Collection 2012 Goldies 1:58
The Ballads of the Everly Brothers 2013 Bear Family Records 2:00
The 1962 British Hit Parade, Pt. 1: January-May [Acrobat] 2013
Various Artists
Acrobat / Acrobat Music 1:58
No Image 2013 K-Tel 2:00
No Image 2013 K-Tel 2:03
Don & Phil: The Essential Guide 2013 Music Club Deluxe
Country 2013 Sony Music 3:42
This Magic Moment: The Sound of the Brill Building 2014
Various Artists
Jasmine Records 2:02
Lou Adler: A Musical History 2014
Various Artists
Ace 2:00
The Very Best of the Everly Brothers [Rhino] 2014 Rhino / Warner Bros. 2:02
Beach Party RTL Georges Lang 2015
Various Artists
WEA 1:59
100 Hits Legends: The Everly Brothers 100 Hits
No Image
Various Artists
Rare Jazz Music Ltd 2:04
No Image Arista
America's Greatest Hits, Vol. 13: 1962
Various Artists
Acrobat / Trapeze 1:58
No Image
Various Artists
K-Tel 2:00
No Image
Various Artists
Awesome Inc. 3:58
Golden Oldies Hit Series, Vol. 45
Various Artists
Forever Classic Hits 1:55
Hitsville 62
Various Artists
Cherished Records 2:01
Oldies Hits A to Z, Vol. 9
Various Artists
Forever Classic Hits 1:57
No Image
Various Artists
Com-Es Musik Schallplatten 1:58
The Complete U.S. & U.K. Singles As & Bs and EPs 1956-1962 Acrobat
No Image
Various Artists
Com-Es Musik Schallplatten 1:58
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