Funny the Way It Is

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"Funny the Way It Is"
Single by Dave Matthews Band
from the album Big Whiskey & the GrooGrux King
Released June 21, 2006
Format Digital download
Recorded December 2005
Genre Alternative rock
Length 4:28 (Album version)
4:00 (Radio edit)
Label RCA
Producer(s) Rob Cavallo
Dave Matthews Band singles chronology
"Smooth Rider"
"Funny the Way It Is"
"Why I Am"
Big Whiskey & the GrooGrux King track listing
"Shake Me Like a Monkey"
"Funny the Way It Is"
"Lying in the Hands of God"

"Funny the Way It Is" is the first single from Dave Matthews Band's album Big Whiskey & the GrooGrux King. Matthews said that it "talks about the world of opposites that we are in." [1] The single reached #37 on the Billboard Hot 100, #22 on the Modern Rock Tracks (their first song on that chart since 2002's Grey Street), and #17 on the Hot Digital Songs chart in its first week of release.[2] It is also their first #1 on the AAA chart since 2002's Where Are You Going.

The song was also released as a free download on the band's website.

Music video[edit]

A music video was released in May 2006, shortly after the album was released. It was directed by Fenton Williams and produced by Ryan Gall and Jeff Crane of Filament Productions.[3]

Track listing[edit]

CD version

  1. "Funny the Way It Is" - 4:28

Vinyl version

  1. "Funny the Way It Is" - 4:28
  2. "#27" - 5:01

Promo CDS

  1. "Funny the Way It Is" (radio edit) - 4:00

Promo Only released the shortened radio edit on their July 2006 Modern Rock compilation. The radio edit omits a verse towards the end of the song.


Chart (2009) Peak
U.S. Billboard Hot 100 37
U.S. Billboard Album Adult Alternative 1
U.S. Billboard Hot Adult Top 40 Tracks 21
U.S. Billboard Hot Modern Rock Tracks 22