Wasting All These Tears

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"Wasting All These Tears"
Single by Cassadee Pope
from the album Frame by Frame
Released May 31, 2013 (2013-05-31)
Format Digital download
Recorded 2013
Length 3:35
Label Republic Nashville
  • Caitlyn Smith
  • Rollie Gaalswyk
Producer(s) Dann Huff
Certification Platinum (RIAA)
Cassadee Pope singles chronology
"Wasting All These Tears"
"I Wish I Could Break Your Heart"

"Wasting All These Tears" is a song by America singer-songwriter Cassadee Pope, written by Caitlyn Smith, Rollie Gaalswyk It was released as Pope's debut solo single from her debut solo studio album Frame by Frame on May 31, 2013.[1] It is the first song by Pope to reach Gold status, and has since been certified Platinum as of March 5, 2014.


Critical reception[edit]

The song received mixed to favorable reviews from music critics. Billy Dukes of Taste of Country gave the single 3 stars out of 5, saying that "While enjoyable, ‘Wasting All These Tears’ exemplifies the difference between a pop-country song and a country song performed by a pop singer."[2] Giving it 3.5 stars out of 5, Matt Bjorke of Roughstock said that "While "Wasting All These Tears" is clearly a modern Country/Pop song, there's nothing here that says that it couldn't crossover into the pop realm, something Pope and her label likely had in their minds all along. Still, despite the crossover nature of the track, Pope delivers a strong sense of attitude and connects with the lyrics and that's more than enough to suggest the birth of a potential star."[3] It received a "B" from Jon Freeman of Country Weekly, who praised Pope's voice and said that the arrangement was "Avril Lavigne plus banjo". He thought that the song would have the potential to make Pope a breakout on The Voice.[4] Newsday's Glenn Gamboa was also critical commenting that "Cassadee may want to claim a country base, but her vocals are still closer to Avril Lavigne than Carrie Underwood" and that "songs like "Wasting All These Tears" feel hollow and misplaced". Ben Foster of Country Universe wrote of the song, "The didactic, heavy-handed treatment all but kills off whatever potency the song might otherwise have carried" and gave the song a C-.[5]

Chart performance[edit]

"Wasting All These Tears" debuted at number 54 on the U.S. Billboard Country Airplay chart for the week of June 22, 2013. It also debuted at number 7 on the U.S. Billboard Hot Country Songs chart for the week of June 22, 2013. It also debuted at number 37 on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 chart for the week of June 22, 2013. It also debuted at number 41 on the Canadian Hot 100 chart for the week of June 22, 2013. In its first week, "Wasting All These Tears" sold 125,000 copies. According to roughstock, the single has sold 1,013,000 copies as of 2 April 2014.[6]

Music video[edit]

The music video was directed by Brian Lazzaro and premiered on CMT on July 17, 2013.[7]

It starts with Cassadee in her bed, and shows up a botte of wine and Cassadee in a swing where it's raining. Then flashbacks to Cassadee and her boyfriend in a swing, really happy. It goes back to Cassadee in her bed and looking an album which contains pictures of her and her now ex boyfriend. Then, Cassadee sits on a swing that's in her room. Flashbacks again to Cassadee in a hall, walking to her boyfriend's, where she sees shadows behind the door. She opens the door and sees a girl in the bed, and then her boyfriend looks at her, but Cassadee runs away and starts crying. The video shows Cassadee with her band and the video ends with Pope in the swing with the rain still falling.

Track listing[edit]

Digital download
  • "Wasting All These Tears" – 3:35

Chart performance[edit]

Chart (2013–2014) Peak
Canada (Canadian Hot 100)[8] 41
Canada Country (Billboard)[9] 26
US Billboard Hot 100[10] 37
US Hot Country Songs (Billboard)[11] 5
US Country Airplay (Billboard)[12] 10

Year-end charts[edit]

Chart (2013) Position
US Country Airplay (Billboard)[13] 100
US Hot Country Songs (Billboard)[14] 49


Region Certification Sales/shipments
United States (RIAA)[15] Platinum 1,013,000[6]

*sales figures based on certification alone
^shipments figures based on certification alone
xunspecified figures based on certification alone

Release history[edit]

Country Date Format
United Kingdom June 4, 2013 Digital download
Canada May 31, 2013
United States


  1. ^ Cassadee Pope Announces "Frame By Frame" Album Title PLUS Vote For the Cover! (PHOTO). mjsbigblog. Retrieved on January 16, 2014.
  2. ^ Cassadee Pope, ‘Wasting All These Tears’ – Song Review. Tasteofcountry.com (May 22, 2013). Retrieved on January 16, 2014.
  3. ^ Single Review: Cassadee Pope – Wasting All These Tears | Country Music Reviews, Taylor Swift to Lady Antebellum. Roughstock.com. Retrieved on January 16, 2014.
  4. ^ Freeman, Jon (July 22, 2013). "Reviews: 'Wasting All These Tears'". Country Weekly 20 (29): 50. ISSN 1074-3235. 
  5. ^ http://www.countryuniverse.net/2013/06/30/single-review-cassadee-pope-wasting-all-these-tears/
  6. ^ a b Bjorke, Matt (2013-02-05). "Country Chart News - The Top 30 Digital Singles - Feb 5, 2014: Hunter Hayes #1, Tim McGraw, Eric Church Debut Top 10, Scotty & Cassadee News". Roughstock. 
  7. ^ Conaway, Alanna (July 17, 2013). "Cassadee Pope Debuts "Wasting All These Tears" Music Video". Roughstock. Retrieved July 18, 2013. 
  8. ^ "Cassadee Pope Album & Song Chart History" Canadian Hot 100 for Cassadee Pope.
  9. ^ "Cassadee Pope Album & Song Chart History" Billboard Canada Country for Cassadee Pope.
  10. ^ "Cassadee Pope Album & Song Chart History" Billboard Hot 100 for Cassadee Pope.
  11. ^ "Cassadee Pope Album & Song Chart History" Billboard Hot Country Songs for Cassadee Pope.
  12. ^ "Cassadee Pope Album & Song Chart History" Billboard Country Airplay for Cassadee Pope.
  13. ^ "Billboard Country Update for December 16, 2013". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. December 16, 2013. p. 21. Retrieved December 17, 2013. 
  14. ^ "Best of 2013: Hot Country Songs". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. 2013. Retrieved December 13, 2013. 
  15. ^ "American single certifications – Cassadee Pope – Wasting All These Tears". Recording Industry Association of America. Retrieved March 7, 2014.  If necessary, click Advanced, then click Format, then select Single, then click SEARCH

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