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"Come Cryin' to Me" is a song recorded by American country music group Lonestar and it was released in April 1997 as the first single from their second studio album Crazy Nights. The song reached the top of the Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks chart. The song was the band's second Number One hit, as well as the first single of their career to be co-written by then-member John Rich, who later left the band in 1998 to pursue a solo career. It was written by Rich with Wally Wilson and Mark D. Sanders. [1]

"Come Cryin' to Me"
Lonestar - Come Cryin' To Me.jpg
Single by Lonestar
from the album Crazy Nights
B-side"What Would It Take"
ReleasedApril 28, 1997
FormatCD Single, 7" 45 RPM
GenreCountry pop
LabelBNA 64841
Songwriter(s)Mark D. Sanders, Wally Wilson, John Rich
Producer(s)Wally Wilson
Lonestar singles chronology
"Heartbroke Every Day"
"Come Cryin' to Me"
"You Walked In"



The song is about a man who likes a woman that is in a bad relationship. The narrator exclaims that he will always be there for her as a crying shoulder when she needs someone to turn to.


Award-winning parodist and comedian Cody Marshall released a parody of the song titled "Stop Farting on Me", about a guy who wouldn't stop farting.

Chart performanceEdit

This song debuted at number 51 on the Hot Country Singles & Tracks chart dated May 10, 1997. It charted for 20 weeks on that chart, and reached number 1 on the chart dated August 16, 1997, giving the band their second Number One single.


Chart (1997) Peak
Canada Country Tracks (RPM)[2] 3
US Hot Country Songs (Billboard)[3] 1

Year-end chartsEdit

Chart (1997) Position
Canada Country Tracks (RPM)[4] 21
US Country Songs (Billboard)[5] 11


  1. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2008). Hot Country Songs 1944 to 2008. Record Research, Inc. ISBN 0-89820-177-2.
  2. ^ "Top RPM Country Tracks: Issue 3309." RPM. Library and Archives Canada. August 25, 1997. Retrieved July 17, 2013.
  3. ^ "Lonestar Chart History (Hot Country Songs)". Billboard.
  4. ^ "RPM Top 100 Country Tracks of 1997". RPM. December 15, 1997. Retrieved July 17, 2013.
  5. ^ "Best of 1997: Country Songs". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. 1997. Retrieved July 17, 2013.

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