“Cry Me A River” — Julie London

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I’m not sure there’s another song in music history which does so much with so little. “Cry Me A River” is just Julie London’s voice with a far-off guitar and bass. With this sort of performance, everything depends on the singer’s ability to create the atmosphere that draws you into her story— there’s nowhere else to hide.

Of course, Julie London knocks it out the park. “Cry Me A River” is one of the most…