Funny Little World

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"Funny Little World"
Alexander Rybak - Funny Little World.jpg
Single by Alexander Rybak
from the album Fairytales
Released May 13, 2009 (2009-05-13)
Format Digital download, CD single
Genre Pop
Length 03:45
Label EMI
Writer(s) Alexander Rybak, Henrik Wikström, Amir Aly
Alexander Rybak singles chronology
"Funny Little World"
"Roll with the Wind"
Music video

"Funny Little World" on YouTube

"Funny Little World" is a song by Norwegian singer–songwriter Alexander Rybak from his debut studio album, Fairytales. It was released in Norway on May 13, 2009 by EMI Records as the second single from the album. "Funny Little World" was written by Alexander Rybak and produced by Henrik Wikström and Amir Aly.

"Funny Little World" received positive critical appreciation with most Norwegian critics.[1][2] The song entered the Norwegian charts at #2 in its first week, only beaten by Rybak's own "Fairytale".[3] "Funny Little World" was first released digitally as a Platekompaniet exclusive in Norway on May 13, Alexander Rybak's birthday. The song reached the top spot in its second week.

Alexander Rybak performed an acoustic version of the song for the first time at a press conference at the Eurovision Song Contest 2009 in Moscow, Russia.[4]


When "Funny Little World" entered the Norwegian charts, it was the first time a Norwegian artist held both the first and second position in the singles chart. Technically, Kurt Nilsen managed to do this when he had his single on top, while his old band's re-release was at #2 in 2003. Otherwise, the closest was when Inger Lise Rypdal held the first and third positions in 1968.[5]

Chart (2009) Peak
Norway (VG-lista)[6] 1
Sweden (Sverigetopplistan)[7] 4

Release history[edit]

Region Date Format
Norway[1] 13 May 2009 Radio, digital download
Denmark 25 May 2009 Digital download
Finland 25 May 2009 Digital download


External links[edit]

Preceded by
"Fairytale" by Alexander Rybak
Norwegian VG-lista number-one single
3 June 2009 –10 June 2009
Succeeded by
"Lonesome Traveler" by The Paperboys