Ants Marching

"Ants Marching" is a song by American rock group Dave Matthews Band. It was released in September 1995 as the second single from their debut studio album Under the Table and Dreaming. It reached #18 on the Billboard Alternative chart and on the Mainstream Rock chart as well.[1][2] The song was considered a successful hit single.[3][4] A different recording of it was included on their prior album Remember Two Things. This version was significantly longer, clocking in at 6:08.[5] According to DMBAlmanac.com, the song is one of Dave Matthews Band's best known songs. Dave Matthews wrote the music and lyrics prior to its first performance in 1991.[6]

"Ants Marching"
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Single by Dave Matthews Band
from the album Under the Table and Dreaming
ReleasedSeptember 1995
RecordedBearsville Studios, Bearsville, New York, 1994
GenreFolk rock, jazz fusion, bluegrass
Length4:31
LabelBama Rags Records
Songwriter(s)David J. Matthews
Producer(s)Steve Lillywhite
Dave Matthews Band singles chronology
"Typical Situation"
(1994)
"Ants Marching"
(1995)
"Satellite"
(1995)
Audio sample

Track listingsEdit

U.S. CD singleEdit

  1. "Ants Marching" (Album Version) – 4:31
  2. "Ants Marching" (Live Version) – 4:45
  3. "Ants Marching" (Live Acoustic Version) – 4:19

Australia CD single 1Edit

  1. "Ants Marching" (Album Version) – 4:31
  2. "Ants Marching" (Live Version) – 4:45
  3. "Ants Marching" (Live Acoustic Version) – 4:19
  4. "All Along the Watchtower" – 7:04

Australia CD single 2Edit

  1. "Ants Marching" (Album Version) – 4:31
  2. "What Would You Say" – 3:41
  3. "Typical Situation" (Edit) – 3:57
  4. "Ants Marching" (Live Version) – 4:45

ChartsEdit

Chart (1995) Peak
position
US Billboard Pop Songs[1] 19
US Billboard Alternative Songs[1] 18
US Billboard Adult Pop Songs[1] 22
US Billboard Adult Contemporary[1] 25

CoversEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c d e "Dave Matthews > Charts & Awards > Billboard Singles". Allmusic. Rovi Corporation. Retrieved April 1, 2012.
  2. ^ "Billboard Chart Search". 'Billboard.com'. December 2014.
  3. ^ "Under the Table and Dreaming - Dave Matthews Band,Dave Matthews - Songs, Reviews, Credits - AllMusic". AllMusic.
  4. ^ "Dave Matthews Band - Biography - Billboard". www.billboard.com.
  5. ^ "Remember Two Things - Dave Matthews Band - Songs, Reviews, Credits - AllMusic". AllMusic.
  6. ^ "DMBAlmanac.com²". dmbalmanac.com.