Make Me (Cry)

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"Make Me (Cry)"
Make Me (Cry) (featuring Labrinth) (Official Single Cover) by Noah Cyrus.png
Single by Noah Cyrus featuring Labrinth
from the album NC-17
Released November 15, 2016 (2016-11-15)
Format Digital download
Recorded 2016
Length 4:02
Producer(s) Labrinth
Noah Cyrus singles chronology
"Ponyo On the Cliff By the Sea"
"Make Me (Cry)"
"Chasing Colors"
"Ponyo On the Cliff By the Sea"
"Make Me (Cry)"
"Chasing Colors"
Labrinth singles chronology
(2015) Higher2015
"Make Me (Cry)"
(2016) Make Me (Cry)2016
"To Be Human"
(2017) To Be Human2017
Music video
"Make Me (Cry)" on YouTube

"Make Me (Cry)" is the debut single recorded by American actress and singer Noah Cyrus. It features vocals from English producer, singer, and songwriter Labrinth, and was released on November 15, 2016, the song was written by Cyrus and Labrinth, with the production handled by the latter.[2] The song was scheduled to be the lead single off of Cyrus' debut album, entitled NC-17.


In an interview with V, Cyrus said about the song: "It was really conversational. Lab[rinth] had a chorus, and then we started just going back and forth writing lyrics together, it turned into being about a toxic love and that's when I was like, 'Lab, there's no way I'm doing this without you.' It was so organic, and I think that shows in the video, because it's very real. I think it's cool because they're asleep the whole time and you're trying to get into this person and they're just not listening to you, the video really explains the song."[2]

Critical reception[edit]

Inquisitr's Patricia Ramirez said the song "is considerably darker and more angst-filled than her early work, but listeners will definitely detect a similarity in the voices of the Cyrus sisters" as well as stating "16-year-old Noah touches on the heart wrenching emotions of a difficult breakup with a poignancy far beyond her years."[3] Teen Vogue's De Elizabeth dubbed it a "gut-wrenching power-ballad that will resonate with anyone who has suffered a broken heart" and went on to say that "the song seems to reinforce the idea that sometimes you can be lonely even when you're in a relationship, and that being with someone can sometimes create more pain than being alone."[4] Deepa Lakshmin of MTV claimed Noah's vocals "sound awfully similar to Miley's circa 2008. [Make Me (Cry)] is a song about love that's anything but easy," as well as calling it an "emotional duet" and "the perfect breakup song."[5] E! Online's Kendall Fisher said the song is "way more different than most artist's first, pop inspired hit—including Miley's—as it follows a slower beat with a theme relating to toxic love and heartbreak."[6] Ian David Monroe of V stated "while Cyrus may be young, the track itself feels anything but, with emotionally mature lyrics and an entirely adult sound, it is an impressive start for an artist with plenty of potential, and lays the groundwork for a career to launch in any direction she chooses. With powerhouse vocals and a strong vision (attributes that seem to run in the family), Noah Cyrus may just have the music world at her fingertips."[2]

Music video[edit]

A music video for the song, directed by Sophie Muller was released on November 22, 2016.[7] De Elizabeth of Teen Vogue described the music video: "The video depicts the two singers waking up in their respective beds with their partners who are seemingly disinterested in their affection; in alternating shots, we see Noah's sadness, and then Labrinth's, and back again, as they sing about their significant others. As the song reaches its climax, the video goes into a split-screen so we can see Noah and Labrinth at the same time - and their raging around the apartment will give you major 'Wrecking Ball' vibes, the video ends in silence as Noah and Labrinth walk across their apartments, sitting down wordlessly."[4]

As of January 2018, the music video on YouTube has amassed over 106 million views since its release on November 22, 2016.[7]

Track listing[edit]

Digital download[8]
No. Title Length
1. "Make Me (Cry)" (featuring Labrinth) 4:02
Digital download – Acoustic Version[9]
No. Title Length
1. "Make Me (Cry)" (featuring Labrinth) (Acoustic Version) 3:52
Digital download – Marshmello Remix[10]
No. Title Length
1. "Make Me (Cry)" (featuring Labrinth) (Marshmello Remix) 3:24


Chart (2016–17) Peak
Australia (ARIA)[11] 67
Australia Hitseekers (ARIA)[11] 1
Belgium (Ultratip Flanders)[12] 20
Belgium (Ultratip Wallonia)[13] 33
Canada (Canadian Hot 100)[14] 46
Czech Republic (Singles Digitál Top 100)[15] 60
Denmark (Tracklisten)[16] 39
Ireland (IRMA)[17]
Netherlands (Single Top 100)[19] 65
New Zealand Heatseekers (RMNZ)[20] 5
Norway (VG-lista)[21] 6
Scotland (Official Charts Company)[22] 73
Slovakia (Singles Digitál Top 100)[23] 66
Sweden (Sverigetopplistan)[24] 20
UK Singles (Official Charts Company)[25] 88
US Billboard Hot 100[26] 46
US Dance/Mix Show Airplay (Billboard)[27] 40
US Mainstream Top 40 (Billboard)[28] 22


Region Certification Certified units/Sales
Australia (ARIA)[29] Gold 35,000^
Canada (Music Canada)[30] Platinum 80,000^
Denmark (IFPI Denmark)[31] Gold 45,000^
Sweden (GLF)[32] Platinum 40,000^
United States (RIAA)[33] Platinum 1,000,000double-dagger

^shipments figures based on certification alone
double-daggersales+streaming figures based on certification alone

Release history[edit]

Region Date Format Label Ref.
Various November 15, 2016 Digital download RECORDS [8]
United States January 10, 2017 Top 40 radio [34]
February 6, 2017 Hot adult contemporary radio [35]
April 22, 2017 Vinyl [36]
December 13, 2016 Digital download – Acoustic Version [9]
February 17, 2017 Digital download – Marshmello Remix [10]


  1. ^ Mike Wass (April 7, 2017). "Noah Cyrus Unveils The Cover Of New Single "Stay Together"". Idolator. 
  2. ^ a b c Ian David Monroe (November 22, 2016). "Watch Noah Cyrus in Her First Music Video for 'Make Me (Cry)' - V Magazine". V. Retrieved November 26, 2016. 
  3. ^ Patricia Ramirez (November 16, 2016). "Noah Cyrus, Miley's Little Sister, Makes Musical Debut With New Single 'Make Me (Cry)' [Video]". Inquisitr. Retrieved November 26, 2016. 
  4. ^ a b De Elizabeth (November 22, 2016). "Noah Cyrus, Labyrinth Release 'Make Me (Cry)' Music Video - Teen Vogue". Teen Vogue. Retrieved November 26, 2016. 
  5. ^ Deepa Lakshmin (November 15, 2016). "Noah Cyrus Sounds Exactly Like Old-School Miley In Her New Single". MTV. Retrieved November 26, 2016. 
  6. ^ Kendall Fisher (November 15, 2016). "Miley Cyrus' Little Sister Noah Cyrus Releases Her Debut Single 'Cry' - E! News". E! Online. Retrieved November 26, 2016. 
  7. ^ a b "Noah Cyrus - Make Me (Cry) ft. Labrinth - YouTube". YouTube. November 22, 2016. Retrieved November 26, 2016. 
  8. ^ a b Sources for digital release of "Make Me (Cry)":
  9. ^ a b "Make Me (Cry) [feat. Labrinth] [Acoustic Version] - Single by Noah Cyrus on Apple Music". iTunes Store (US). Retrieved June 1, 2017. 
  10. ^ a b "Make Me (Cry) [Marshmello Remix] [feat. Labrinth] - Single by Noah Cyrus on Apple Music". iTunes Store (US). Retrieved June 1, 2017. 
  11. ^ a b "The ARIA Report" (PDF) (1405). Australian Recording Industry Association (ARIA). January 30, 2017: 4, 21. Archived from the original (PDF) on February 1, 2017. Retrieved April 12, 2017. 
  12. ^ " – Noah Cyrus feat. Labrinth – Make Me (Cry)" (in Dutch). Ultratip. Retrieved January 28, 2017.
  13. ^ " – Noah Cyrus feat. Labrinth – Make Me (Cry)" (in French). Ultratip. Retrieved January 21, 2017.
  14. ^ "Noah Cyrus Chart History (Canadian Hot 100)". Billboard. Retrieved January 18, 2017.
  15. ^ "ČNS IFPI" (in Czech). Hitparáda – Digital Top 100 Oficiální. IFPI Czech Republic. Note: insert 201650 into search. Retrieved December 20, 2016.
  16. ^ "Track Top-40 Uge 3, 2017". Hitlisten.NU. Retrieved January 25, 2017. 
  17. ^ "Chart Track: Week 1, 2017". Irish Singles Chart. Retrieved January 7, 2017.
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  19. ^ " – Noah Cyrus feat. Labrinth – Make Me (Cry)" (in Dutch). Single Top 100. Retrieved January 21, 2017.
  20. ^ "NZ Heatseekers Singles Chart". Recorded Music NZ. December 5, 2016. Retrieved December 2, 2016. 
  21. ^ " – Noah Cyrus feat. Labrinth – Make Me (Cry)". VG-lista. Retrieved April 9, 2017.
  22. ^ "Official Scottish Singles Sales Chart Top 100". Official Charts Company. Retrieved November 26, 2016.
  23. ^ "SNS IFPI" (in Slovak). Hitparáda – Singles Digital Top 100 Oficiálna. IFPI Czech Republic. Note: insert 201703 into search. Retrieved January 31, 2017.
  24. ^ " – Noah Cyrus feat. Labrinth – Make Me (Cry)". Singles Top 100. Retrieved April 9, 2017.
  25. ^ "Official Singles Chart Top 100". Official Charts Company. Retrieved January 21, 2017.
  26. ^ "Noah Cyrus Chart History (Hot 100)". Billboard. Retrieved February 7, 2017.
  27. ^ "Noah Cyrus Chart History (Dance Mix/Show Airplay)". Billboard. Retrieved May 23, 2017.
  28. ^ "Noah Cyrus Chart History (Pop Songs)". Billboard. Retrieved February 23, 2017.
  29. ^ "ARIA Charts – Accreditations – 2017 Singles". Australian Recording Industry Association. Retrieved April 4, 2017. 
  30. ^ "Canadian single certifications – Noah Cyrus – Make Me (Cry)". Music Canada. Retrieved February 16, 2017. 
  31. ^ "Noah Cyrus feat. Labrinth "Make Me (Cry)"". IFPI Denmark. February 6, 2018. Retrieved February 14, 2018. 
  32. ^ "Guld- och Platinacertifikat" (in Swedish). IFPI Sweden. Retrieved February 16, 2017.  Type Noah Cyrus in the top right search bar. Click on "Sok" and select Make Me (Cry) Feat. Labrinth and see certification.
  33. ^ "American single certifications – Noah Cyrus Feat. Labrinth – Make Me (Cry)". Recording Industry Association of America. Retrieved May 30, 2017.  If necessary, click Advanced, then click Format, then select Single, then click SEARCH
  34. ^ "Top 40/M Future Releases - Mainstream Hit Songs Being Released and Their Release Dates". AllAccess Music Group. January 10, 2017. Archived from the original on December 3, 2016. Retrieved December 2, 2016. 
  35. ^ "Hot/Modern/AC Future Releases". All Access Media Group. Retrieved February 4, 2017. 
  36. ^ "Noah Cyrus Feat Labrinth – Make Me (Cry) (Vinyl) at Discogs". Discogs. Retrieved May 10, 2017.