Composed by Billy Ocean, Wayne Brathwaite and Barry Eastmond. Recorded by Billy Ocean for his sixth studio album, Love Zone. According to composer Barry Eastmond, the song was inspired by an incident involving Billy Ocean‘s hit song of the previous year, Suddenly. In an interview, Billy Eastmond talks about a friend of his wife. The friend had recently seperated from her long-term boyfriend. While at a party given by her new boyfriend, the song Suddenly, which reminded her of her previous boyfriend, was played and she broke down in tears. There’ll Be Sad Songs To Make You Cry was the 600th song to reach No.1 on the Billboard Hot 100 Chart in the USA. Chart-History. Genres: R&B, Soul.