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Published on Jun 1, 2011
"Laughter in the Rain" is a song recorded by Neil Sedaka, composed by him with lyrics by Phil Cody. It includes a 20-second saxophone solo by Jim Horn. Cody reports writing the lyrics in about five minutes after smoking marijuana and falling asleep under a tree for a couple of hours. In the USA, "Laughter in the Rain" reached number one on the Billboard Hot 100 on February 1, 1975 (it was his first single to top the Hot 100 since 1962). The song spent two weeks at the top of the adult contemporary chart.
The song was likewise a major hit in Canada, reaching number two on the pop singles chart and number one on the Adult Contemporary chart. The song was also released in the UK where it spent nine weeks on the Singles Chart, peaking at No. 15 on June 22, 1974