Don't Feel Like Crying

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"Don't Feel Like Crying"
DontFeelLikeCrying.jpg
Single by Sigrid
from the album Sucker Punch
Released17 January 2019
GenrePop[1]
Length2:37
LabelIsland
Songwriter(s)
Producer(s)Oscar Holter
Sigrid singles chronology
"Sucker Punch"
(2018)
"Don't Feel Like Crying"
(2019)
"Mine Right Now"
(2019)

"Don't Feel Like Crying" is a song by Norwegian singer-songwriter Sigrid, recorded for her debut studio album, Sucker Punch (2019). It was released on 17 January 2019 as the record's fourth single.

Background and composition[edit]

Speaking about the song, Sigrid stated "There's a certain grace to heartache. A sort of...epic grace! I like good, heartfelt pop songs."[2] The song was written by Sigrid, Emily Warren, and Oscar Holter, the latter of whom also produced the track.[3]

"Don't Feel Like Crying" is a pop[1] break-up anthem composed of orchestral stabs and slick vocal effects.[4][5] In his album review of Sucker Punch, Neil Garcia of Exclaim! compared the song to the works of Carly Rae Jepsen.[6] Lyrically, the single discusses moving through a breakup positively and postponing heartbreak.[7][8] In the pre-chorus, the singer belts "Wallowing in it would be such a waste. That isn't gonna fix it anyway."[9]

Critical reception[edit]

Nick Reilly of NME called the single "one of [Sigrid's] most emotionally resilient tracks yet."[2] Mike Wass of Idolator wrote that few songs "tap into the emotional amnesia before the inevitable meltdown as honestly as 'Don't Feel Like Crying.'"[8] DIY magazine labelled the song "another feel-good offering from the singer."[10]

Live performances[edit]

Sigrid performed "Don't Feel Like Crying" on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert on 19 February 2019.[1]

Track listing[edit]

Digital download[11]

  1. "Don't Feel Like Crying" – 2:37

MK Remix[12]

  1. "Don't Feel Like Crying" (MK Remix) – 3:40
  2. "Don't Feel Like Crying" (MK Extended Remix) – 7:13

Personnel[edit]

Adapted from Tidal.[13]

  • Sigrid – lead artist, songwriter
  • Emily Warren – songwriter
  • Oscar Holter – producer, songwriter, bass guitar, keyboards, drums, programmer
  • Martin Sjølie – assistant producer
  • Mattias Bylund – strings
  • Mattias Johansson – violin
  • David Bukovinszky – cello
  • Chris Gehringer – mastering engineer, studio personnel
  • Serban Ghenea – mixing engineer, studio personnel

Charts[edit]

Chart (2019) Peak
position
Croatia (HRT)[14] 16
Ireland (IRMA)[15] 16
Netherlands (Tipparade)[16] 13
New Zealand Hot Singles (RMNZ)[17] 34
Norway (VG-lista)[18] 22
Scotland (Official Charts Company)[19] 12
UK Singles (Official Charts Company)[20] 13
US Dance Club Songs (Billboard)[21] 8
US Dance/Mix Show Airplay (Billboard)[22] 23

Certifications[edit]

Region Certification Certified units/Sales
United Kingdom (BPI)[23] Silver 200,000double-dagger

*sales figures based on certification alone
double-daggersales+streaming figures based on certification alone

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Acevedo, Angelica. "Sigrid Performs Feel-Good Anthem 'Don't Feel Like Crying' on 'Late Show': Watch". Billboard. Retrieved 8 March 2019.
  2. ^ a b Reilly, Nick. "Sigrid unveils new single 'Don't Feel Like Crying'". NME. Retrieved 8 March 2019.
  3. ^ Kenneally, Cerys. "Sigrid shakes off her heartache in new single 'Don't Feel Like Crying'". The Line of Best Fit. Retrieved 8 March 2019.
  4. ^ Murray, Robin. "Sigrid - Sucker Punch". Clash. Retrieved 8 March 2019.
  5. ^ Richardson, Kitty. "Sigrid's Sucker Punch is a near-perfect pure pop triumph". The Line of Best Fit. Retrieved 8 March 2019.
  6. ^ Garcia, Brad. "Sigrid Sucker Punch". Exclaim!. Retrieved 8 March 2019.
  7. ^ Roth, Madeline. "Sigrid's 'Don't Feel Like Crying' Is a Masterclass In Moving On From Your Ex". MTV. Retrieved 8 March 2019.
  8. ^ a b Wass, Mike. "Sigrid Postpones Heartbreak On The Anthemic "Don't Feel Like Crying"". Idolator. Retrieved 8 March 2019.
  9. ^ Spanos, Brittany. "Hear Sigrid's Restorative New Song 'Don't Feel Like Crying'". Rolling Stone. Retrieved 8 March 2019.
  10. ^ "Sigrid Shares New Track 'Don't Feel Like Crying'". DIY. Retrieved 8 March 2019.
  11. ^ "Don't Feel Like Crying – Single on Apple Music". iTunes. Retrieved 8 March 2019.
  12. ^ "Don't Feel Like Crying (MK Remix) – Single on Apple Music". iTunes. Retrieved 8 March 2019.
  13. ^ "Don't Feel Like Crying on Tidal". Tidal. Retrieved 8 March 2019.
  14. ^ "STRANA - Top do topa (16.03.2019.)". HRT. 16 March 2019. Retrieved 20 April 2019.
  15. ^ "IRMA – Irish Charts". Irish Recorded Music Association. Retrieved 27 April 2019.
  16. ^ "Dutch Top 40 Tipparade". Dutch Top 40 (in Dutch). Retrieved 8 March 2019.
  17. ^ "NZ Hot Singles Chart". Recorded Music NZ. 28 January 2019. Retrieved 8 March 2019.
  18. ^ "Norwegiancharts.com – Sigrid – Don't Feel Like Crying". VG-lista. Retrieved 8 March 2019.
  19. ^ "Official Scottish Singles Sales Chart Top 100". Official Charts Company. Retrieved 16 March 2019.
  20. ^ "Official Singles Chart Top 100". Official Charts Company. Retrieved 30 March 2019.
  21. ^ "Sigrid Chart History (Dance Club Songs)". Billboard. Retrieved 19 April 2019.
  22. ^ "Sigrid Chart History (Dance Mix/Show Airplay)". Billboard. Retrieved 20 April 2019.
  23. ^ "British single certifications – Sigrid – Don't Feel Like Crying". British Phonographic Industry. Retrieved 3 May 2019. Select singles in the Format field. Select Silver in the Certification field. Type Don't Feel Like Crying in the "Search BPI Awards" field and then press Enter.