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  1. Cry Me a River

    "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. 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, 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 was by actress/singer Julie London in 1955, backed by Barney Kessel on guitar and Ray Leatherwood on bass. A performance of the song by London in the 1956 film The Girl Can't Help It helped to make it a bestseller. London's recording was later featured in the soundtrack's for the movies 'Passion of Mind, and V for Vendetta. Subsequent covers include a version by Barbra Streisand on her 1963 debut album as the opening track of Side 1. In 1970, British rocker Joe Cocker made the chart with an upbeat rock rendition on the album, Mad Dogs and Englishmen. In 1995, British actress Denise Welch's double A-side "You Don't Have to Say You Love Me" / "Cry Me a River" spent three weeks in the UK Singles Chart, reaching #23. Canadian jazz pianist and singer Diana Krall recorded the song on her 2001 album, The Look of Love. In 2009, Canadian singer Michael Bublé entered the charts with a big-band jazz version, which is also the opening track of his fourth album Crazy Love. This adaption of the song was used in the BBC's advertising for, and theme music for coverage of the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver.


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of cry me a river in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of cry me a river in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Alan Gross:

    Congress needs to grow a pair, cry me a river, build me a bridge and get over the failure of the embargo by lifting it.

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Translations for cry me a river

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  • græd mig en flodDanish
  • Weine mir einen FlussGerman
  • puedes llorar todo lo que quierasSpanish
  • من رودخانه میگریدPersian
  • Séchez vos larmesFrench
  • क्राई मी ए रिवरHindi
  • Cry me A riverItalian
  • לבכות לי נהרHebrew
  • cry me a riverDutch
  • пускай слезуRussian
  • مجھے ایک دریا روناUrdu

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