Laughed Until We Cried

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"Laughed Until We Cried"
Jason Aldean single.jpg
Single by Jason Aldean
from the album Relentless
ReleasedAugust 1, 2007 (2007-08-01)
FormatCD single
LabelBroken Bow
Producer(s)Michael Knox
Jason Aldean singles chronology
"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 Aldean's 2007 album Relentless. The song reached number 6 on the U.S. Billboard Hot Country Songs chart and peaked at number 61 on the Billboard Hot 100.


"Laughed Until We Cried" is a ballad in which the narrator reflects on various events in his life, each 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 [song’s] 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 of Country Universe gave the song a B+ grade, saying 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 chart 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)". Billboard. Retrieved January 29, 2011.
  4. ^ "Jason Aldean Chart History (Hot 100)". Billboard. Retrieved January 29, 2011.
  5. ^ "Jason Aldean Chart History (Hot Country Songs)". Billboard. 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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