Laughed Until We Cried

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"Laughed Until We Cried"
Jason Aldean single.jpg
Single by Jason Aldean
from the album Relentless
Released August 1, 2007 (2007-08-01)
Format CD single
Recorded 2007
Genre Country
Length 3:22
Label Broken Bow
Producer(s) Michael Knox
Jason Aldean singles chronology
"Johnny Cash"
"Laughed Until We Cried"
"Johnny Cash"
"Laughed Until We Cried"

"Laughed Until We Cried" is a song written by Kelley Lovelace and Ashley Gorley and recorded by American country music artist Jason Aldean. It was released in August 2007 as the second single from his album Relentless, and his fifth chart single overall on the Billboard Hot Country Songs charts.


The song is a ballad in which the narrator reflects on various events in his life, each event involving family/and or friends, such as having fun on a senior class trip, listening to his grandfather telling family stories at a Christmas gathering, and rocking a newborn baby daughter to sleep. In each case, the narrator describes the events as being a time when he and those around him "laughed until [they] cried".

Critical reception[edit]

Brody Vercher, reviewing the album for Engine 145, said that "the lyrics are decent, but the tired formula fails to tug at the listener’s heart strings." He then says that this might be because of Aldean's vocal performance.[1] Kevin John Coyne, reviewing the song for Country Universe, gave it a B+ rating. He said that Aldean's vocals are a little too processed, although he added that "other than that, this one is a keeper."[2]

Music video[edit]

The music video shows Jason Aldean walking along the beach, and then a boardwalk pier. It was filmed in Wildwood, NJ, and it features prominent landmarks known to those who have visited "The Wildwoods." Aldean's former wife Jessica and daughter Keeley also appear in the video. This music video was directed by Kristin Barlowe, unlike his first four videos, which were directed by Wes Edwards.

Chart positions[edit]

"Laughed Until We Cried" debuted at #58 on the U.S. Billboard Hot Country Songs for the week of August 25, 2007.

Chart (2007–08) Peak
Canada (Canadian Hot 100)[3] 88
US Billboard Hot 100[4] 61
US Hot Country Songs (Billboard)[5] 6

Year-end charts[edit]

Chart (2008) Position
US Country Songs (Billboard)[6] 35


Region Certification Certified units/Sales
United States (RIAA)[7] Gold 500,000^

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


  1. ^ Vercher, Brody (2007-05-29). "Relentless review". Engine 145. Archived from the original on 2014-12-18. Retrieved 2010-06-17. 
  2. ^ Coyne, Kevin John (2007-08-06). "Jason Aldean - "Laughed Until We Cried"". Country Universe. Archived from the original on April 12, 2009. Retrieved 2010-06-17. 
  3. ^ "Jason Aldean – Chart history" Canadian Hot 100 for Jason Aldean. Retrieved January 29, 2011.
  4. ^ "Jason Aldean – Chart history" Billboard Hot 100 for Jason Aldean. Retrieved January 29, 2011.
  5. ^ "Jason Aldean – Chart history" Billboard Hot Country Songs for Jason Aldean. Retrieved January 29, 2011.
  6. ^ "Best of 2008: Country Songs". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. 2008. Retrieved December 13, 2008. 
  7. ^ "American single certifications – Jason Aldean – Laughed Until We Cried". Recording Industry Association of America. Retrieved January 10, 2014.  If necessary, click Advanced, then click Format, then select Single, then click SEARCH

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