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Encyclopedia > Boys Don't Cry (song)

Boys Don't Cry is the title song of the album Boys Don't Cry by The Cure, which was released in August 1980. An album is a collection of related audio tracks, released together commercially in an audio format to the public. ... Boys Dont Cry is an album by The Cure, released in August, 1980 (see 1980 in music). ... The Cure is a British band widely seen as one of the leading pioneers of the British alternative rock and post-punk scenes of the 1980s. ... Note: as an adjective (stressed on the second syllable instead of the first), august means honorable. ... 1980 (MCMLXXX) was a leap year starting on Tuesday. ...

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The song

Boys Don't Cry is the title song of the album Boys Don't Cry by The Cure, which was released in August 1980 (see 1980 in music). It was the debut single of the album. It was written by Michael Dempsey, Robert Smith, and Laurence Tolhurst. An album is a collection of related audio tracks, released together commercially in an audio format to the public. ... Boys Dont Cry is an album by The Cure, released in August, 1980 (see 1980 in music). ... The Cure is a British band widely seen as one of the leading pioneers of the British alternative rock and post-punk scenes of the 1980s. ... Note: as an adjective (stressed on the second syllable instead of the first), august means honorable. ... 1980 (MCMLXXX) was a leap year starting on Tuesday. ... See also: 1979 in music, other events of 1980, 1981 in music, 1980s in music and the list of years in music // Events January January 1 - Cliff Richard is appointed an MBE by Queen Elizabeth II. The only other pop music acts to be created MBEs are the Beatles and... Michael Dempsey was born on February 29th, 1958 in Salisbury, Southern Rhodesia He met Robert Smith (musician), Lol Tolhurst, and Porl Thompson at school and played in some of their early bands like Malice and The Obelisk. ... Robert Smith Robert James Smith (born April 21, 1959 in Blackpool, England), a guitarist, vocalist and songwriter, is the lead singer and driving force behind English post-punk band The Cure since its founding in 1976. ... Laurence Lol Tolhurst was a founding member and drummer/keyboardist for the UK band The Cure. ...


The meaning

The song tells the story of a man who has given up trying to regain the love of a girl that he has lost and goes on "hiding the tears in my eyes" because "Boys don't cry".


Use in film

It was the title song of the 1999 film Boys Don't Cry for which Hilary Swank won the Academy Award for Best Actress The film is based on the real-life story of Brandon Teena, a transgender young man who was raped and murdered by his male friends, after they found out he was physically female. The song appears at the moment in the film when Swank's character is released from jail and rejoins his waiting girlfriend. They run down a set of stairs together as the song continues. 1999 (MCMXCIX) was a common year starting on Friday, and was designated the International Year of Older Persons by the United Nations. ... Movie poster for Boys Dont Cry Boys Dont Cry is a 1999 movie based on the real-life story of Brandon Teena, a transgendered young man who was raped and murdered by his male friends, after they found out he was physically female. ... Hilary Swank on the cover of Hilary magazine Hilary Ann Swank (born July 30, 1974 in Lincoln, Nebraska) is an American actress. ... Janet Gaynor getting the first Best Actress Oscar from Douglas Fairbanks Sr. ... Brandon Teena (who was known simply as Brandon), born Teena Renae Brandon in Lincoln, Nebraska on December 12, 1972, is the subject of the Academy Award-winning 1999 film Boys Dont Cry, which was itself based on the documentary film The Brandon Teena Story. ... Transgender is generally used as an overarching, general term for a variety of individuals, behaviors, and groups involving tendencies along the gender continuum that are opposite to or in divergence with the assigned biological sex: woman or man. ...


Cover versions

The band, Reel Big Fish, performs a cover of this song. Reel Big Fish (RBF) is a southern California ska punk band who broke into the mainstream in the mid to late 1990s after the success of No Doubt and Sublime. ...


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