Crying In The Rain

COVER vs ORIGINAL: ‘Crying In The Rain’

The song, “Crying In The Rain”, was originally recorded by The Everly Brothers in 1962

The sombre and haunting “Crying In The Rain” was written by Howard Greenfield (1936-1986) and singer-songwriter Carole King and originally recorded by brothers Don (b.1937) and Phil (1939-2014) Everly in 1962. It peaked at No.6 on both the US and UK singles charts.

Tammy Wynette recorded a version in 1981 but the most significant other recording of the song came from Norwegian trio a-ha in 1990 as the lead single from their fourth studio album “East Of The Sun, West Of The Moon”. Their version reached No.13 in the UK and was a top ten hit across Europe.

But which one is the best? The EVERLY BROTHERS’ original or A-HA’s cover?

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