You Don’t Have To Be A Baby To Cry – Caravelles

This track by the Caravelles spent four weeks in the UK top 10 in 1963.

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Fifty years ago this week, You don’t have to be a baby to cry by the Caravelles reached its highest position of number 6 in the UK singles chart. It had entered the top 40 five weeks previously at number 36 and broke into the top 10 three weeks later. After one week at its peak position, the song fell to number 7 for a final week in the top 10. A further four weeks in the lower top 40 followed before the record left the chart.

You don’t have to be a baby to cry was released on the Decca record label and was the only top 10 hit for the Caravelles in the UK. The original version of the song was recorded by Moon Mullican.

More music from the Caravelles


UK singles chart for the week ending 14 September 1963

  1. She loves youBeatles

  2. It’s all in the gameCliff Richard

  3. Bad to meBilly J Kramer and the Dakotas

  4. I’ll never get over youJohnny Kidd and the Pirates

  5. I’m telling you nowFreddie and the Dreamers

  6. You don’t have to be a baby to cryCaravelles

  7. I want to stay hereSteve and Eydie

  8. Wipe outSurfaris

  9. Just like EddieHeinz

  10. Theme from the film ‘The legion’s last patrol’Ken Thorne

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