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Cry me a river
Julie London
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The only chart hit for both singer and composer, "Cry Me A River" is a staple of the torch song tradition.

Actress/singer Julie London memorably performed the song in the film The Girl Can't Help It. It became a bestseller.
Julie London
Song facts
Composer  Arthur Hamilton
Genre Jazz/Easy Listening
Album  The Best of Julie London
Year of Release  1957
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Mari Wilson
"Cry me a River" was a modest hit for 1980s queen of the beehive hairdo, Mari Wilson.

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Julie London
32%
Mari Wilson
10%
Ray Charles
3%
Dinah Washington
6%
Denise Welch
2%
Aerosmith
4%
Shirley Bassey
43%

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