- Released: March 20, 1990
- Label: MCA
- Excellent - "..one of the most enjoyable soundtracks for ages.."
- 1.King Cry Baby - James Intveld
- 2.Sh-Boom - Baldwin & The Whiffles
- 3.Doin' Time For Bein' Young - James Intveld
- 4.Teenage Prayer, A - Rachel Sweet
- 5.Please Mr. Jailer - Rachel Sweet
- 6.Cry Baby - Honey Sisters
- 7.Teardrops Are Falling - James Intveld
- 8.Nosey Joe - Bull Moose Jackson
- 9.Mr. Sandman - Baldwin & The Whiffles
- 10.High School Hellcats - James Intveld
- 11.Bad Boy - Jive Bombers
- 12.Flirt, The - Shirley & Lee
- 13.I'm So Young - The Students
- 14.Piddily Patter Patter, (My Heart Goes) - Nappy Brown
- 15.I'm A Bad Bad Girl - Esther Phillips
- 16.Jungle Drums - Earl Bostic (CD only)
- 17.Cherry - Jive Bombers (CD only)
- 18.Rubber Biscuit - The Chips (CD only)
Personnel: Rachel Sweet (vocals, background vocals).
Audio Mixers: Tony Brown ; Peter Doell.
Audio Remixers: Tony Brown ; Peter Doell.
Recording information: Lion Share Recording Studio, Los Angeles, CA; Sunset Sound, Hollywood, CA; The Complex, Los Angeles, CA; The Slammer, North Hollywood, CA.
Unknown Contributor Roles: Beth Andersen; Duane Seykora; Earl Bostic; Larry Benicewicz; Gerry Beckley; Little Esther; Suzie Benson; Honey Sisters; Georgopoulos Design, Inc.; James Intveld; Nappy Brown; Andrew Gold; Rosemary Butler; Shirley & Lee; Terry Wood; The Chips; The Jive Bombers; Timothy B. Schmit; Bull Moose Jackson.
Arranger: Jai Winding.
John Waters' Cry-Baby goes hand in hand with Hairspray, and is a musical film that will probably appeal more to Waters' fans than fans of musical cinema. The music on the soundtrack is energetic and exciting; its bizarre nature is probably due to the scenes from the film rather than its own oddities. Waters describes it as "music that proved kids knew how to be bad before sex, drugs, and rock & roll." Songs like "Doin' Time for Bein' Young" and "High School Hellcats" are good rock & roll songs. James Intveld provides most of the vocals. ~ Peter Fawthrop