Laughing (The Guess Who song)
Cover of the 1969 German single
|Single by The Guess Who|
|from the album Canned Wheat|
|Recorded||1969 at RCA Studio A, New York, New York|
|Songwriter(s)||Randy Bachman, Burton Cummings|
|The Guess Who singles chronology|
"Laughing" is a popular song by Canadian rock band The Guess Who. It peaked at #1 on the Canadian Singles Chart and at #10 on the Billboard Hot 100, becoming the band's second single to reach the Top 10 on the latter. It also became their second of three gold records.
Dave Bist of The Montreal Gazette has written that "These Eyes" and "Laughing" gave its audience the impression that the group only made music for the money. "Undun", the group's third "biggie", and "No Time", he wrote, changed that impression.
- Burton Cummings - lead vocals, keyboards, rhythm guitar
- Randy Bachman - lead guitar, backing vocals
- Jim Kale - bass, backing vocals
- Garry Petereson - drums
Uses in Popular Culture
The edited version consists of the first three lines of the first verse and the last one of the second, forming:
I should laugh, but I cry
Because your love has passed me by
You took me by surprise
I didn't realize that you were laughing
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