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Sue Thompson Sad Movies Make Me Cry

Sue Thompson Sad Movies Make Me Cry

Easy Listening

The song was written by  singer and songwriter John D. Loudermik and was a pop hit for Sue Thompson in 1961. It went to #5 on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100, #1 on the Easy Listening Chart, #6 in Australia on the Kent Music Report, and #46 on the UK Singles Chart. Loudermilk  was a prolific composer in many styles, and his songs, including “Then You Can Tell Me Goodbye,” “Big Daddy,” “Paper Tiger,” “Indian Reservation,”  have been covered by many artists. Loudermilk said that “Sad Movies” was inspired by an experience of a friend who went to see the film Spartacus.  Thompson  had a hit with the song “Norman,” which was also released in 1961 and written by Loudermilk. Both “Sad Movies (Make Me Cry)” and “Norman” sold more than one million copies each and were awarded  RIAA gold records.

Here are the lyrics to “Sad Movies (Always Make Me Cry)” by Sue Thompson:

“Sa-a-a-d movies always make me cry
He said he had to work so I went to the show alone
They turned down the lights and turned the projector on
And just as the news of the world started to begin
I saw my darlin’ and my best friend walk in
Though I was sittin’ there they didn’t see
And so they sat right down in front of me
When he kissed her lips I almost died
And in the middle of the color cartoon I started to cry.
Oh-oh-oh sa-a-a-d movies always make me cry
Oh-oh-oh sa-a-a-d movies always make me cry
And so I got up and slowly walked on home
And mama saw the tears and said “what’s wrong?”
And so to keep from telling her a lie
I just said “sa-a-a-d movies make me cry”
Oh-oh-oh sa-a-a-d movies always make me cry
Oh-oh-oh sa-a-a-d movies always make me cry
Ooh, ooh, ooh, ooh, ooh
Ooh, ooh, ooh, ooh
Sa-a-a-d movies make me cry-i-i”

If you are interested in another song written by John D. Loudermilk: “Tobacco Road” performed by The Nashville Teens.

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