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Alison Moyet - All Cried Out (1984)

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“All Cried Out” is a song by English singer-songwriter Alison Moyet, which was released in 1984 as the second single from her debut studio album Alf. It was written by Moyet and producers Jolley & Swain. The song ...

“All Cried Out” is a song by English singer-songwriter Alison Moyet, which was released in 1984 as the second single from her debut studio album Alf. It was written by Moyet and producers Jolley & Swain. The song peaked within the top ten on both the Irish and the UK Singles Chart, and also reached the top twenty in Switzerland.

In 2002, it was re-recorded and released as a single by German pop band No Angels for their album When the Angels Swing. In 2003, German electro-industrial act Wumpscut reworked the track on their 2003 studio album Preferential Legacy, while English singer-songwriter Fink released his version on the acoustic soul album Biscuits for Breakfast in 2006.

Critical reception

Upon release, Paul Bursche of Number One praised the song as following up “Love Resurrection” with “ease”. He commented: “In no way am I the first to rave about this exquisite voice, nor, I suspect, shall I be the last. But I wouldn’t let the voice distract me from the song. Alison Moyet not only has a great voice, she’s also some songwriter.” Jim Reid of Record Mirror commented: “Over a smoothly winding Imagination type backing, Alf offers a perfunctory plea of passion that says more about her vocal coach than her state of mind.”