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"Let Her Cry" is a song by American rock band Hootie & the Blowfish. It was released in December 1994 as the second single from their debut album, Cracked Rear View.

"Let Her Cry"
Single by Hootie & the Blowfish
from the album Cracked Rear View
ReleasedDecember 17, 1994
  • 5:08 (album version)
  • 4:10 (radio edit)
Producer(s)Don Gehman
Hootie & the Blowfish singles chronology
"Hold My Hand"
"Let Her Cry"
"Only Wanna Be with You"
Music video
"Let Her Cry" on YouTube



In 2008, lead singer Darius Rucker stated that he had just listened to the song "She Talks to Angels" by The Black Crowes for the first time and was listening to a record by blues singer Bonnie Raitt and "in one stream of consciousness" wrote the lyrics to the song.[1]

Music videoEdit

The music video was directed by Adolfo Doring. The video was shot in a sepia tone and features the band singing the song intercut with a woman who runs around a city in the rain.

Chart performanceEdit

The single went on to reach the number two position on the Billboard Pop Songs chart and number nine on the US Billboard Hot 100. It also peaked at number four on the Australian Singles Chart.[2] The song also received the Grammy Award for Best Pop Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocals in 1996.



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  9. ^ "ARIA Singles Chart - 1995". Australian Recording Industry Association. Retrieved August 5, 2019.
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