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"Forgot To Laugh" is a song by American recording artist Bridgit Mendler, taken up from the former's debut studio album, Hello My Name Is... (2012). It was composed by Mendler, Emanuel "Eman" Kiriakou and Evan "Kidd" Bogart. The song was release as promotional single on blog network Idolator in October 4, 2012.

The song received positive reviews from music critics, praising Mendler's vocals and the song's funk influence. "Forgot to Laugh" have been compared to Taylor Swift, Lily Allen and Selena Gomez & the Scene. The song debuted at number 198 on the South Korean International Singles Chart, making it the third song to chart in the country.

BackgroundEdit

A midtempo pop song, "Forgot to Laugh" exhibits elements of pop rock and funk. Built on a beat, multi-tracked harmonies, the song's instrumentation includes slow-bouncing guitar, keyboard tones, and drums. Lyrically, the song gives betrayal and despise a ex-boyfriend. The song is a guitar-driven pop rock over a lightly strummed guitar, before a skittering backbeat. To Girls Life Magazine "Forgot to Laugh" is a funk song with R&B-inspired beats.

The song was exclusive release as promotional single on blog network Idolator in October 4, 2012.

Live performancesEdit

The song was performed in all dates of her tour, Bridgit Mendler: Live in Concert.

ReceptionEdit

Critical receptionEdit

The song has received positive reviews from music critics. Tim Sendra of Allmusic was a review, praising her "fine singing voice" and her "songwriting chops". Trey M. to Rickeycomments that "Forgot to Laugh" is nice and good to mix in with the general fodder of the album. compares Mendler's song to the Selena Gomez & the Scene and said: "When the song first starts, Mendler even sounds a bit like her former Disney sister. Near the end Mendler makes hits a pretty big note too, and while including no runs in “Ready or Not” she makes it up in this song with all of the great harmonies." Sam Lansky to Idolator said that the song is "loaded with witty metaphors that would give Taylor Swift a run for her money" with a "monster chorus" and "the sharp songcraft is all the more impressive." Rachel Brodsky of MTV was also positive review and compares the song to Lily Allen, Taylor Swift and Cher Lloyd. She said "is at once sunny and wise, and seems to revel in the friendly sass and punch of Cher Lloyd and the fast-talking know-how of Lily Allen".

The magazine Girls' Life was positive and commented that "Forgot to Laugh" is fun and has catchy lyric with R&B-inspired beats. Kai of the magazine Embrace You commented that the ingenious verbiage of the song is quite appealing and demonstrates the Mendler’s ability to incorporate humor in the songwriting. He said "The track is well produced with a grungy electric guitar blending with a fierce bass and hard-hitting drums, and Mendler’s sassy vocals sound convincing the more the track takes off." The Sweet Lyrics commentes the song is "pure pop, shiny, a pop-rock anthem" and that Mendler sings over a strummed guitar. Guilherme Tintel to It Pop compares Mendler's song to Taylor Swift. He said that the beats of the song sounds like the soundtrack of old movies, but the lyrics are mature.

Chart performanceEdit

For the week ending October 27, 2012, the album version of "Forgot to Laugh" debuted at number 198 on the South Korean International Singles Chart, making it the third song to chart in the country.

LyricsEdit

[Verse 1]
When I read your face, it's like a screen door
I can see right through, your heart's a window
Why you gotta treat me like the bimbo
Who sticks it out when you don't care anymore?

[Pre-Chorus 1]
You make it so easy
You're sweet like a Reese's Pieces
But I promise, if you leave me
You'll be crawling on your knees, so if you go
It's a joke

[Chorus]
If you drive away
Hope you get a flat tire, get stranded
If it's goodbye today
Know you're leaving here empty-handed
Cause I've got my own life and
You're just a punch line
If you go, you're a joke
But I forgot to laugh

[Verse 2]
You don't like it when I check your iPhone
I don't even get my own ringtone
When you're heading out with all your best bros
You don't wanna tell me where you guys go

[Pre-Chorus 2]
You say that I'm needy
Like a kid needs Reese's Pieces
But I promise if you leave me
You'll be running back to me at my door
What a joke

[Chorus]
If you drive away
Hope you get a flat tire, get stranded
If it's goodbye today
Know you're leaving here empty-handed
Cause I've got my own life and
You're just a punch line
If you go, you're a joke
But I forgot to laugh

[Verse 3]
So if you're saying "peace" like
You're so over me trying
To sting like a bee then I gotta laugh
You're more like a ducky
Or a cute little bunny
Think that you're funny, I forgot to laugh
Laugh...

[Bridge]
Like a diamond in a mountain of coal
I'm the girl the guys can't find anymore
(Hey, yeah!)

[Chorus (2x)]
If you drive away
Hope you get a flat tire, get stranded
If it's goodbye today
Know you're leaving here empty-handed
Cause I've got my own life and
You're just a punch line
If you go, you're a joke
But I forgot to laugh


[Outro]
Na na na na na
Na na na na na
Na na na na na (na na na na na)
Na na na na na
Na na na na na
Na na na na na (na na na na na)
Na na na na na
Na na na na na
Na na na na na (na na na na na)
Na na na na na
Na na na na na
Na na na na na (na na na na na)

I forgot to laugh

Hello My Name Is...
October 22, 2012 • 42:09 • Hollywood Records
Songs
Released 5:15All I See Is GoldBlondeCity LightsForgot To LaughHold On For Dear LoveHurricaneLove Will Tell Us Where To GoPostcardQuicksandReady Or NotRocks At My WindowThe Fall SongTop Of The WorldWe're Dancing
Unreleased Talk To Me
Artists
Bridgit Mendler
Tours
Live in ConcertSummer Tour

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