Let Her Cry

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"Let Her Cry"
Single by Hootie & the Blowfish
from the album Cracked Rear View
Released December 17, 1994
Genre Rock, heartland rock, roots rock
Length 5:08
Label Atlantic
Writer(s) Mark Bryan, Dean Felber, Darius Rucker and Jim "Soni" Sonefeld
Producer(s) Don Gehman
Hootie & the Blowfish singles chronology
"Hold My Hand"
"Let Her Cry"
"Only Wanna Be with You"
Music video
"Let Her Cry" on YouTube

"Let Her Cry" is a song by American rock group Hootie & the Blowfish. It was released in December 1994 as the second single from their successful 1994 album, Cracked Rear View. The single went on to reach the #2 position on the American Billboard Top 40 Mainstream chart and #9 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart. It also peaked at #4 on the Australian ARIA Charts.[1] The song also received the Grammy Award for Best Pop Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocal in 1996. The song references R.E.M lead singer, Michael Stipe.

Music video[edit]

The music video was directed by Adolfo Doring.


Chart (1994-1995) Peak
Australia (ARIA)[1] 4
Canada Top Singles (RPM) 2
Canada Adult Contemporary (RPM) 7
Germany (Media Control Charts)[2] 78
New Zealand (Recorded Music NZ)[3] 19
UK Singles (The Official Charts Company) 75
US Billboard Hot 100[4] 9
US Adult Contemporary (Billboard)[5] 7
U.S. Billboard Mainstream Rock Tracks 9

End of year charts[edit]

End of year chart (1995) Position
Canadian RPM Singles Chart[6] 25
U.S. Billboard Hot 100[7] 26


  1. ^ a b "Australian-charts.com – Hootie & the Blowfish – Let Her Cry". ARIA Top 50 Singles.
  2. ^ "Die ganze Musik im Internet: Charts, News, Neuerscheinungen, Tickets, Genres, Genresuche, Genrelexikon, Künstler-Suche, Musik-Suche, Track-Suche, Ticket-Suche – musicline.de" (in German). Media Control Charts. PhonoNet GmbH.
  3. ^ "Charts.org.nz – Hootie & the Blowfish – Let Her Cry". Top 40 Singles.
  4. ^ "Hootie & the Blowfish Album & Song Chart History" Billboard Hot 100 for Hootie & the Blowfish. Retrieved 17 November 2010.
  5. ^ "Hootie & the Blowfish Album & Song Chart History" Billboard Adult Contemporary for Hootie & the Blowfish. Retrieved 17 November 2010.
  6. ^ "Top Singles - Volume 62, No. 20, December 18, 1995". RPM. Retrieved 2010-11-14. 
  7. ^ "Billboard Top 100 - 1995". Retrieved 2010-08-27. 

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