Boys Don't Cry (The Cure song)

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"Boys Don't Cry"
Single by The Cure
from the album Boys Don't Cry
B-side"Plastic Passion"
Released15 June 1979 (1979-06-15)
Producer(s)Chris Parry
The Cure singles chronology
"Killing an Arab"
"Boys Don't Cry"
"Jumping Someone Else's Train"
Official audio
"Boys Don't Cry" at YouTube
"Boys Don't Cry (New Voice - New Mix)"
Single by The Cure
  • "Pillbox Tales"
  • "Do the Hansa"
Released18 April 1986 (1986-04-18)
  • Robert Smith
  • Lol Tolhurst
  • Michael Dempsey
The Cure singles chronology
"Close to Me"
"Boys Don't Cry (New Voice - New Mix)"
"Why Can't I Be You?"
Official video
"Boys Don't Cry" (1986) at YouTube

"Boys Don't Cry" is a 1979 song by English gothic rock band The Cure. It was released as a stand-alone single in the United Kingdom. It is taken from the band's 1980 album Boys Don't Cry. In 1986 the single went to number 19 in Germany, number 22 in the United Kingdom and number 26 in Australia.

Music video[change | change source]

The video, released in 1986 to promote the "New Voice New Mix" re-recording, features three children, including actors Mark Heatley, Christian Andrews and Russell Ormes who were miming the song. Behind a curtain, Smith, Tolhurst and Dempsey (in his only appearance with the band since his 1979 departure), appear as the children's shadows, with red eyes. This effect was attained by painting their eyelids with fluorescent paint.

References[change | change source]

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