Stop Cryin' Your Heart Out

Album: Heathen Chemistry (2002)
Charted: 2

Songfacts®:

  • This song is about memories, and how if you forget about them they will come back when you need them: "All of the stars are fading away, not to worry, you'll see them someday." >>
    Suggestion credit:
    Brandon - Sudbury, Canada
  • Many English soccer fans found comfort in this as their team crashed out of the 2002 World Cup to Brazil (the title says it all).
  • This was the second single from the band's 5th studio album.
  • Written by Noel Gallagher, it features his brother Liam on lead vocals. >>
    Suggestion credit:
    Stella - Stamford, CT, for all above
  • The video was shot in London, England. In the uncensored version, near the end of the video a woman takes a full gas can and douses herself in gasoline, then holds a lit match in her hand. >>
    Suggestion credit:
    Logan - Troy, MT
  • This song plays at the end of the movie The Butterfly Effect when Ashton Kutcher and Amy Smart pass in the crowded city street. It adds to the chilling ending to the movie. >>
    Suggestion credit:
    Erin - pittsburgh, PA
  • British singer Leona Lewis covered this song on her 2009 album, Echo. The 2007 X-Factor champion explained why she chose this track in an interview with Canadian newspaper Sun Media: "What people don't know... is that I'm very into rock bands," said Lewis with a giggle. "I love Oasis and I did a cover of Snow Patrol's Run on the repackage of the first album in the UK, and that did really well. And I wanted to do another cover on this one. Originally, I was going to do, like, Wonderwall or something. And (mentor) Simon (Cowell) was like, 'Do Stop Crying Your Heart Out.' And I was like, 'It's amazing. Yeah, let's do it.' I was a bit scared at first. I was like, 'Maybe I shouldn't do an Oasis cover, 'cause their fans are like hardcore.' But it's a great song."
  • A supergroup named the BBC Radio 2 Allstars covered the song in 2020 to raise funds to support children and young people in need across the UK. The stars recorded their version of the tune as the official single for BBC's Children in Need appeal. It reached #7 on the UK singles chart.

    The artists that took part were: Bryan Adams, Izzy Bizu, Cher, Clean Bandit, Melanie C, Jamie Cullum, Ella Eyre, Paloma Faith, Rebecca Ferguson, Jess Glynne, Sheku Kanneh-Mason, Lenny Kravitz, KSI, Lauv, Ava Max, Kylie Minogue, James Morrison, Gregory Porter, Nile Rodgers, Jack Savoretti, Jay Sean, Anoushka Shankar, Robbie Williams and Yola.

    The BBC Concert Orchestra also contributed to the recording, with Grace Chatto and Sheku Kanneh-Mason joining on cello, and Anoushka Shankar on sitar.
  • Prroduction of the BBC Radio 2 Allstars version is by Mark Taylor and Brian Rawling, who were the men behind the boards on Cher's "Believe."

    Taylor and Rawling recorded the stars' vocals in a variety of locations. Cher laid down her contribution in Malibu, California, Jay Sean in New York, Yola in Nashville, and Williams in Switzerland.

Comments: 8

  • Josh from UkThe chorus was really l rewritten by Leeds United fans as a retort to Frank Lampard (of Frank Lampard's Derby County) consistently whining to anyone that would listen about trivial matters. Of their four meetings in the 2018/19 Championship season, Leeds United won three of them, with Derby winning the fourth to send them to Wembley, thus endangering the extent to which Leeds United fans could enjoy this taunt. Two weeks later, Derby County were comfortably beaten in the Championship playoff final, condemning them to yet another year in English football's second tier, giving 'Stop Crying Frank Lampard' back to the Leeds United fans, as they watch their team mercilessly beat the perennial bottlers and their cockney wanker of a manager to a pulp
  • Neil from Birmingham, United Statesthis song is about some one experiencing the worst scenario they ever imagined and some one telling them to get up and get on with it because everythin just might be ok. could be directed at him self.and the friend just might be his 'friend' Great song. Noel just seems to churn them out.
  • Rachel from Hampshire, Englandfits perfect for a friend that passed away, always think of her when i hear this song! its so fitting
  • Paul from Redditch, EnglandIt does bring flashbacks to the 2002 World Cup, and shouting "for f**k sake jump Seaman you useless git" as Ronaldhinio's free kick sails over is stupid pony-tailed head!
  • Rahul from Ottawa, CanadaNoel Gallagher said that he wrote this song with a friend of his in mind.Apparently,this friend was going through a difficult period in his life and Noel wrote this song with him in mind.And yes it's also true that many English football fans derived comfort and consolation from this song after England crashed out of the 2002 World Cup at the quarterfinal stage.
  • Greg from Erie, PaSorry, J&J, Oasis didn't do that. That was on a mashup album called American Edit. The guy just used Wonderwall in it. Dee-dee dee!
  • Jack&jill from Went Up The Hill, DenmarkOasis actually remixed the Green Day song Boulevard of broken dreams. pretty cool . . . . .
  • Erin from Pittsburgh, PaThis song is played at the end of the movie The Butterfly Effect, when Ashton Kutcher and Amy Smart pass each other on a crowded city street. It is the perfect ending to the chilling movie.
see more comments

Editor's Picks

Second Wind Songs

Second Wind SongsSong Writing

Some songs get a second life when they find a new audience through a movie, commercial, TV show, or even the Internet.

Eagles Lyrics Quiz

Eagles Lyrics QuizMusic Quiz

Lots of life lessons in these Eagles lyrics - can you match them to the correct song?

La La Brooks of The Crystals

La La Brooks of The CrystalsSong Writing

The lead singer on "Da Doo Ron Ron" and "Then He Kissed Me," La La explains how and why Phil Spector replaced The Crystals with Darlene Love on "He's A Rebel."

History Of Rock

History Of RockSong Writing

An interview with Dr. John Covach, music professor at the University of Rochester whose free online courses have become wildly popular.

Director Wes Edwards ("Drunk on a Plane")

Director Wes Edwards ("Drunk on a Plane")Song Writing

Wes Edwards takes us behind the scenes of videos he shot for Jason Aldean, Dierks Bentley and Chase Bryant. The train was real - the airplane was not.

Little Big Town

Little Big TownSongwriter Interviews

"When seeds that you sow grow by the wicked moon/Be sure your sins will find you out/Your past will hunt you down and turn to tell on you."