Marilyn Manson’s cover of “Cry Little Sister” for the upcoming movie The New Mutants is going viral but he isn’t the only artist to have sung the classic. Originally written and recorded by Gerard McMahon (G Tom Mac) for The Lost Boys in 1987, “Cry Little Sister” became an anthem of sorts for teens who were sucked into vampire and early goth culture and loved the song. It might come as no surprise that Gerard McMahon’s original version of the song charted in the Billboard 200 at #15.
Since then, numerous people have covered the song, but we’ve selected some of the most relevant covers for you to choose who sang it best. As both Corey Feldman and the late Corey Haim starred in The Lost Boys, the song was dear to their hearts. Both have publicly sung covers of “Cry Little Sister” including duets with Gerard McMahon.
You may hear all four artists sing their rendition of the song, then compare which is your favorite. Marilyn Mason originally released the song on stream several weeks ago and released the official video on June 29, 2018. The cover is drawing praise and acclaim across the board.
The video player below is a playlist that contains a song from each artist and a few more treats including the late Corey Haim singing another song from The Lost Boys “People Are Strange.”
While Marilyn Manson’s cover will be featured in the upcoming movie The New Mutants, the story behind Corey Feldman’s cover is a bit different.
In addition to being an actor, Corey Feldman is also a singer with the band Corey’s Angels. The angels change in membership but some of the women depicted in his video include his wife Courtney Feldman, and ex-angels Margot Lane and Jackie von Rueden.
Corey Feldman took his band on hiatus when he launched his Truth Campaign to raise money in order to out Hollywood pedophiles. According to recent reports, Feldman plans to reunite with Corey’s Angels and make music and tour again.
Corey Haim passed away on March 10, 2010. His cause of death is listed as pneumonia. He has left a great legacy and many fans continue to celebrate his life, music, and art.
What do you think of the performances in the playlist? Do you prefer the original to the covers?