Everytime You Cry

"Everytime You Cry" is a song by John Farnham and Human Nature. It was released as the lead single from John Farnham's Anthology 1 and also included on Human Nature's 1999 album, Counting Down. It was nominated for the 1998 ARIA Music award for Highest Selling Single but lost to The Living End's Second Solution / Prisoner of Society. It peaked at No. 3 on the ARIA Singles Chart.[1]

"Everytime You Cry"
Everytime You Cry Single Artwork.jpg
Single by John Farnham & Human Nature
from the album Anthology 1 and Counting Down
Recorded1996, 1997 (Human Nature vocals)
LabelSony BMG, RCA, Gotham
Songwriter(s)Gregg Sutton, Shelly Peiken
Producer(s)Ross Fraser, John Farnham & Andrew Klippel
John Farnham & Human Nature singles chronology
"All Kinds of People"
"Everytime You Cry"
"Trying to Live My Life Without You"
Human Nature singles chronology
"Whisper Your Name"
"Everytime You Cry"
"People Get Ready"

The song was originally recorded during sessions for Romeo's Heart but left unfinished. It was finished for Anthology 1 with additional backing vocal overdubs from Human Nature, who recorded their vocals in London.[2]

It was nominated for an ARIA Award in 1998, for highest selling single.[3]

Track listingEdit

The CD single was released in 1997.[4]

  1. "Everytime You Cry" performed by John Farnham & Human Nature
  2. "Everything Is Out of Season" performed by John Farnham
  3. "You're the Voice" (swing version) performed by John Farnham with Melbourne Symphony Orchestra.

Music videoEdit

The video had a retro feel, with a family watching Farnham and Human Nature performing the song on a television set, whilst eating a meal.


Weekly chartsEdit

Chart (1997-1998) Peak
Australia (ARIA)[1] 3
Germany (Official German Charts)[5] 84
  • As of 2018, "Everytime You Cry" is Human Nature's highest charting single in Australia.[6]

Year-end chartEdit

Chart (1997) Position
Australia (ARIA)[7] 28


Region Certification Certified units/sales
Australia (ARIA)[8] Platinum 70,000^

^ Shipments figures based on certification alone.


  1. ^ a b Hung, Steffen. "Discography John Farnham". Australian Charts Portal (Hung Medien). Archived from the original on 17 May 2014. Retrieved 16 May 2014.
  2. ^ One Voice: The Greatest Hits booklet, 2003, Glenn A. Baker
  3. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2011-09-27. Retrieved 2013-12-23.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  4. ^ http://www.discogs.com/John-Farnham-Human-Nature-Every-Time-You-Cry/release/2269516
  5. ^ "Offiziellecharts.de – John Farnham & Human Nature – Everytime You Cry" (in German). GfK Entertainment Charts.
  6. ^ http://australian-charts.com/showinterpret.asp?interpret=Human+Nature
  7. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2009-09-12. Retrieved 2014-05-06.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  8. ^ "ARIA Charts – Accreditations – 1997 Singles". Australian Recording Industry Association. Archived from the original on 10 August 2020.