“Crying” is a ballad written by Roy Orbison and Joe Melson that was a hit for Orbison. The song was released as a 45-rpm single by Monument Records in July 1961 and reached No. 1 on the United States Cashbox chart for a week on October 7, 1961, and peaked at No. 2 on the rival Billboard Hot 100. Despite not reaching the summit in the latter publication, Billboard ranked the record as the No. 4 song of 1961. What did you think? Please tell us in the comment section below and remember to sign up for our free newsletter.