"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.[1] The single has also been credited with giving birth to the indie pop genre.[2]

A re-recording of the song appears on the band's 1982 debut album You Can't Hide Your Love Forever.

The first 1000 copies came with a free flexi-disc, containing an early version of Felicity, a song written by James Kirk and later covered by the Wedding Present[3]

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  1. "Falling and Laughing" - (4:00)
  2. "Moscow" - (2:01)
  3. "Moscow Olympics" - (2:07)
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