Laughing on the Outside (Crying on the Inside)
The music was written by Bernie Wayne, the lyrics by Ben Raleigh. The song was published in 1946.
'The crowd sees me out dancing Carefree and romancing Happy with my someone new I'm laughing on the outside Crying on the inside 'cause I'm still in love with you
They see me night and daytime Having such a gay time They don't know what I go through I'm laughing on the outside Crying on the inside 'cause I'm still in love with you
No one knows it's just a pose Pretending I'm glad we're apart And when I cry, my eyes are dry The tears are in my heart
My darling, can't we make up? Ever since our breakup Make believe is all I do I'm laughing on the outside Crying on the inside 'cause I'm still in love I am still in love with you'
The recording by Dinah Shore was released by Columbia Records as catalog number 36964. It first reached the Billboard charts on April 18, 1946, and lasted nine weeks on the chart, peaking at #3.  This version was one side of a two-sided hit, the other side being the #2 hit, "The Gypsy."
Frances Irwin sings the song at the Danceland club (set) in the movie Gun Crazy, produced in 1949.
The Four Aces took it to #28 on the Cash Box singles chart in October 1953.
In 1959, the venerable R&B vocal group, The Harptones (featuring Willy Winfield) recorded a version for Morty Craft's Warwick Records.
Also, in 1962, New Jersey singer Bernadette Carroll recorded a teen version on Tom DeCillis' Julia Records.
- Whitburn, Joel (1973). Top Pop Records 1940-1955. Record Research.
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