Funny the Way It Is

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"Funny the Way It Is"
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Single by Dave Matthews Band
from the album Big Whiskey & the GrooGrux King
Released April 21, 2009
Format Digital download
Genre Alternative rock
Length 4:28 (Album version)
4:00 (Radio edit)
Label RCA
Songwriter(s) Carter Beauford, Stefan Lessard, Dave Matthews, LeRoi Moore, Tim Reynolds, Boyd Tinsley
Producer(s) Rob Cavallo
Dave Matthews Band singles chronology
"Smooth Rider"
"Funny the Way It Is"
"Why I Am"

"Smooth Rider"
"Funny the Way It Is"
"Why I Am"
Music video
"Funny the Way It Is” on YouTube

"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 June 2009, 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 May 2009 Modern Rock compilation. The radio edit omits a verse towards the end of the song.


Chart (2009) Peak
US Billboard Hot 100[4] 37
US Adult Alternative Songs (Billboard)[5] 1
US Adult Top 40 (Billboard)[6] 21
US Alternative Songs (Billboard)[7] 22
US Hot Rock Songs (Billboard)[8] 19