‘I Wanna Cry’ was a b-side of Paul McCartney’s ‘This One’ single.

It was recorded during the Choba B CCCP album sessions, although, unlike the rest of the album, it was a McCartney original.

McCartney taped ‘I Wanna Cry’ on 21 July 1987. Also recorded on that day were versions of ‘Ain’t That A Shame’, ‘Don’t Get Around Much Anymore’, and ‘Crackin’ Up’.

The release

‘This One’ was released as a single on 17 July 1989, the second to be taken from Flowers In The Dirt.

The single reached number 8 in Austria, and 18 in the UK. In the US it fared less well, peaking at number 94 on the Billboard Hot 100.

As with the album’s other singles, ‘This One’ came in an array of formats, all but one of which led with the album version of the song. The 7″ vinyl and cassette had ‘The First Stone’ on the b-side.

There were three 12″ vinyl singles. The first had the additional tracks ‘The First Stone’, ‘I Wanna Cry’, and a cover of ‘I’m In Love Again’.

The second 12″ contained ‘The First Stone’ and ‘Good Sign’. Both songs had been recorded in the summer of 1988.

The third 12″ contained four tracks: ‘This One’ (Club Lovejoys Mix), ‘The First Stone’, ‘I Wanna Cry’, and ‘I’m In Love Again’. The CD single had the same tracks except ‘This One’ was the album mix.

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