Don't Feel Like Crying

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"Don't Feel Like Crying"
Single by Sigrid
from the album Sucker Punch
Released17 January 2019
Producer(s)Oscar Holter
Sigrid singles chronology
"Sucker Punch"
"Don't Feel Like Crying"
"Mine Right Now"

"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


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


Chart (2019) Peak
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


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


  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. ^ " – 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.