"Cry" is a song from Michael Jackson's 2001 album, Invincible, written by R&B songwriter R. Kelly, who performs the backup vocals. The song was the second single from Invincible, but was released only in Europe, Australia and Canada. It peaked at #25 on the UK Singles Chart. The music video shows people all over the world holding hands, symbolizing unity. This represents the line "if we all cry at the same time tonight".
An anthemic, uplifting song, "Cry" featured a full choir, like other Jackson songs such as "Earth Song", "Man in the Mirror" and "Heal the World". Like these songs, there is a climactic key change in the final section of the song, lifting the main key up a half-step to increase intensity.
Though originally set for a U.S. release, and meant to be played on New York radio stations, in wake of the September 11, 2001 attacks, "Cry" was replaced by "Butterflies" when the latter was released as a promo single.