It Doesn't Have to Be This Way

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"It Doesn't Have to Be This Way"
Single by The Blow Monkeys
from the album She Was Only a Grocer's Daughter
Released 1987
Format 7" single, 3-inch CD single, cassette single
Recorded 1986
Genre New wave, sophisti-pop, jazz, blue-eyed soul, funk
Length 4:00
Label RCA/Ariola
Producer(s) Michael Baker
for Simple Simon Inc.
with help from
The Axeman
The Blow Monkeys singles chronology
"Don't Be Scared"(1986) "It Doesn't Have to Be This Way"(1987) "Out with Her"(1987)

"It Doesn't Have to Be this Way" is a single released by British band The Blow Monkeys in early 1987. It is one of the band's best known singles, and hit the top 5 on the UK Singles Chart.

Chart performance[edit]

Chart (1987) Peak
Netherlands 29
UK Singles Chart 5