|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 for a single week and at #10 on the United States' Billboard Hot 100, becoming the band's second single to reach the Top 10 on the latter. It became their second of three gold records in the United States and also made the Top 20 on singles charts in New Zealand and South Africa.
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 Peterson - drums
Uses in popular culture
An edited version of the song is used in an Instagram post by film director Todd Phillips as foreground music of a camera test for 2019's Joker, featuring Joaquin Phoenix starring as the DC Comics character The Joker.
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