Mr Dieingly Sad (The Critters)

14 AUGUST 1966


The Critters' biggest hit - 'Mr Dieingly Sad' - peaked at #17 on the US Billboard Hot 100 charts during this month. Earlier in 1966 they had reached #42 on that same chart (and #38 in Britain) with the John Sebastian (of Lovin' Spoonful) song 'Younger Girl'. They followed that with 'Mr Dieingly Sad', written by lead singer Don Ciccone, which was reminiscent of the type of music that Chris Montez was turning out in 1966 - light as a feather, breezy, lilting, and verging on Easy Listening. Quite lovely.

The group split up after recording an album and the singles 'Bad Misunderstanding' (#55, 1966) and 'Don't Let the Rain Fall Down on Me' (#39, 1967).

Mr Dieingly Sad (The Critters)
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