Crying by Don McLean was a UK number 1 hit on Saturday, June 21, 1980 spending 3 week(s) at the top of the UK charts. Orbison claimed to have written this as the result of an encounter he had with an old flame with whom he was still in love. He refused to say how much she meant to him, and when he ran into her again it was too late. In 1978 Don McLean recorded a cover version of this for his Chain Lightning album. It was originally released as a single in Europe successfully

Crying FAQs

Who sang Crying?

Crying was performed by Don McLean

What year did Crying get to the UK number 1 spot?

Crying first became a UK number 1 on Saturday, June 21, 1980

How long was Crying at number 1 in the UK?

Crying spent 3 week(s) at number 1 in the UK.