The song “Crying in the Rain” was The Everly Brothers’ most successful single, reaching number 6 on the U.S. pop chart in late 1962 and early 1963. The success of the single was only part of a good year for The Everly Brothers. In September, The Hit Sound by The Everly Brothers became their third straight number 1 album. The brothers continued to have success throughout the year, including a nomination for Best Country & Western Group Performers at The Grammy Awards in 1963 and being named Vocal Group of The Year by Billboard Magazine
In late 1962, The Everly Brothers began work on their eleventh studio album with producers Don Law and Teddy Randazzo. The Everlys would record seven of the ten songs that they laid down that day, including “Crying in the Rain”. The song was written by West Coast musicians Wayne Shanklin and Arthur Quenzer, who had already seen one of their songs performed by The Beatles. The song was originally called “My Babe”, but The Beatles heard it, deciding that The Everly Brothers should record the song. The brothers re-titled it “Crying in the Rain” and The Beatles got their wish. The recording session for The Everly Brothers’ version of the song was October 30, 1962 at The RCA Victor Studios in Hollywood, California.