Heidi Newfield, “Cry Cry (‘Til the Sun Shines)”

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October 29, 2008

Sad day: Heidi Newfield wastes her great voice on a super uncreative self-help song that recycles contemporary country’s favorite standby characters – women whose men mistreat them, and men who drink away their troubles – and offers zero consolation for either beyond “it’s gonna be alright.”

I’ll give the seasoned songwriting team some credit: the tune is pretty dang catchy, and I can see how this all might have sounded somewhat fresh had the song been released at some point in the 60′s. But by now, it’s just been phrased like this way too many times.

Written by Marv Green, Hillary Lindsey, Chris Lindsey & Aimee Mayo

Grade: C

Listen: Cry Cry (‘Til the Sun Shines)

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  1. Chris D.No Gravatar says:

    Ehhh… Martina sings it better. But at least it’s not a bad song, it’s just not great.

  2. Blake BoldtNo Gravatar says:

    More songwriting by committee. (sighs)

    Newfield is of the age where she can rent a car, which is rare on country radio, so I wish her all the best. But this song is as unoriginal and uninspiring as you say.

  3. They should’ve gone with the title track.

  4. MartoneNo Gravatar says:

    This is bad…very bad. Sounds like something Messina would do. Again, I’ll pass on Newfield.

  5. Matt BNo Gravatar says:

    Kevin,

    I agree that the title track would’ve been better but I figure the label is giving this song the shot now because it fits the (sometimes) mindless radio attentiveness of listeners.

    Chris D,

    I actually think Heidi’s ‘gritty’ voice gives her the edge with this song over Martina.

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