1950s EASY-POP Songs and Singers...on the verge of Rock 'n Roll
My Heart Cries for You recorded by Guy Mitchell introduced December 9, 1950
Written by Carl Sigman & Percy Faith
Orchestra conducted by Mitch Miller
also recorded by Dinah Shore introduced December 9, 1950
and recorded by Vic Damone introduced December 30, 1950
Guy Mitchell, Vic Damone, and Dinah Shore all had top-five hit versions of this song adapted from a French folk tune Chanson de Marie Antoinette. My Heart Cries For You, was one of dozens of country-flavored EASY-POP hits like Tony Bennettís Cold, Cold Heart, Patti Pageís Detour and Tennessee Waltz, Joni Jamesí Your Cheatiní Heart, Sonny Jamesí Young Love, and Guy Mitchellís Heartaches by the Number. Guy Mitchell had a second top-ten hit in 1950 with The Roving Kind, adapted from the 1800s English folk song The Pirate Ship.
Quintessential Fifties lyric:
"My heart cries for you, sighs for you, dies for you, and my arms long for you, please come back to me"