Laughter in the Rain
|"Laughter in the Rain"|
|Single by Neil Sedaka|
|from the album Sedaka's Back|
|B-side||"Endlessly" (US); "Kiddio" (UK); "Betty Grable" (Belgium)|
|Label||Rocket (US); Polydor Records (Europe)|
|Writer(s)||Neil Sedaka and Phil Cody|
|Neil Sedaka singles chronology|
"Laughter in the Rain" is a song recorded by Neil Sedaka and composed by Sedaka with lyrics by Phil Cody. It includes a 20-second saxophone solo by Jim Horn. Cody reports writing the lyrics in about 5 minutes after smoking marijuana and falling asleep under a tree for a couple of hours.
In the USA, "Laughter in the Rain" reached number one on the Billboard Hot 100 on February 1, 1975. The song also spent two weeks at the top of the adult contemporary chart. In the UK, the single spent nine weeks on the Singles Chart, peaking at No. 15 on June 22, 1974.
The song was covered by Earl Klugh in 1976 for his album Earl Klugh, by Thomas Anders (of Modern Talking fame) in 1992 for his album Down on Sunset and by Pepe Jaramillo on his Mexican Tijuana / Mexican Gold album. Donny Osmond in 2007 released a cover of the tune on his solo studio album Love Songs of the '70s. The Ray Conniff Singers recorded a vocal harmony arrangement of the song on their 1975 album, Laughter In The Rain.
- Whitburn, Joel (1996). The Billboard Book of Top 40 Hits, 6th Edition (Billboard Publications)
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