Cry Just A Little Bit – Shakin’ Stevens

Shakin’ Stevens took this track into the UK top 10 for four weeks in 1983.

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Thirty years ago this week, Cry just a little bit by Shakin’ Stevens was at its highest position of number 3 in the UK singles chart for the first of two weeks. It had entered the top 40 two weeks previously at number 19 and broke into the top 10 a week later. After two weeks at its peak position, the song fell to number 8 for a final week in the top 10 and then dropped into the lower top 40 for the last six weeks of its chart life.

Cry just a little bit was released on the Epic record label and was the ninth of fifteen top 10 hits for Shakin’ Stevens in the UK. It was taken from the gold-selling album The bop won’t stop, which peaked at number 21 in the UK album chart. The single was certified silver.

More music from Shakin’ Stevens


UK singles chart for the week ending 19 November 1983

  1. Uptown girlBilly Joel

  2. Say say sayPaul McCartney and Michael Jackson

  3. Cry just a little bitShakin’ Stevens

  4. All night long (all night)Lionel Richie

  5. The sun and the rainMadness

  6. Puss ‘n bootsAdam Ant

  7. The love catsCure

  8. The safety danceMen Without Hats

  9. Karma chameleonCulture Club

  10. Never neverAssembly

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