Big Girls Don’t Cry (Expanded Edition) - Weather Girls

Big Girls Don’t Cry (Expanded Edition)


THE WEATHER GIRLS were Martha Wash and Izora Rhodes. The duo started out in the gospel group NOW (News of the World) before becoming backup singers with Sylvester in the late seventies. They were then named TWO TONS OF FUN and had a run of Disco hits on the Fantasy label.


The group then signed with Columbia Records and changed their name to The Weather Girls in 1982. The newly named duo’s first single IT'S RAINING MEN was quickly a massive club hit in the US, topping the Dance/Disco chart in 1982. Their debut album SUCCESS featured the hit single and was a US chart hit. Despite only being a minor pop hit at home, IT’S RAINING MEN became an international hit and eventually made number 2 in the UK in 1984. Since then it has become a massive anthem.

1985 saw the second album release by the duo under the name, The Weather Girls. BIG GIRLS DON’T CRY is another very well crafted pop/dance record for the duo, the recording of which was guided by producers Hank Medress and Jeff Kent.

BIG GIRLS DON’T CRY provided the dance floor hit ‘No One Could Ever Love You More Than Me,’ which peaked at #26 on the US dance charts and is featured here in extended form. ‘Well-A-Wiggy’ also charted making a respectable #76 on the US R&B charts and #107 Pop. Other notable tracks are the title track itself and an interesting cover of Canned Heat’s ‘Down On The Corner.’

Cherry Pop is very proud to present BIG GIRLS DON’T CRY, expertly re-mastered and complete with liner notes and bonus tracks. It is essential listening for all Hi-NRG, Disco and ‘80s Pop fans out there!






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Code: CRPOP139
Weight: 200
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1. LOCK ME UP
2. BIG GIRLS DON’T CRY
3. WELL-A-WIGGY
4. NO ONE COULD EVER LOVE YOU MORE THAN ME
5. DOWN ON THE CORNER 
6. MARCH
7. LAUGHTER IN THE RAIN
8. YOU CAN DO IT

BONUS TRACKS
9. WELL-A-WIGGY (Extended Version)
10. NO ONE COULD EVER LOVE YOU MORE THAN ME (Extended Mix)

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