"Falling and Laughing" was the debut single by Scottish post-punk band Orange Juice. It was the first single released by the independent rock label Postcard Records, owned by Alan Horne. "Falling and Laughing" marked a new shift of the post-punk sound in general, by using themes that were not normally used in the genre, such as love and innocence. It also had a brighter sound, contrasting with the music that their contemporaries, including Joy Division and Echo & the Bunnymen, were making at the time, while maintaining its roots in the experimentalism of the genre. The single has also been credited with giving birth to the indie pop genre.
A re-recording of the song appears on the band's 1982 debut album You Can't Hide Your Love Forever.
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- "Falling and Laughing" - (4:00)
- "Moscow" - (2:01)
- "Moscow Olympics" - (2:07)