Funny Way of Laughin'

"Funny Way of Laughin'" is a song written by Hank Cochran and performed by Burl Ives. It reached #3 on the U.S. adult contemporary chart, #9 on the U.S. country chart, #10 on the U.S. pop chart, and #29 on the UK Singles Chart in 1962.[1] It was featured on his 1962 album It's Just My Funny Way of Laughin'.[2]

"Funny Way of Laughin'"
Single by Burl Ives
from the album It's Just My Funny Way of Laughin'
B-side"Mother Wouldn't Do That"
ReleasedMarch 1962 (1962-03)
Songwriter(s)Hank Cochran
Burl Ives singles chronology
"A Little Bitty Tear"
"Funny Way of Laughin'"
"Call Me Mr. In-Between"

The song won the Grammy Award for Best Country & Western Recording at the 5th Annual Grammy Awards in 1963.

The song ranked #82 on Billboard magazine's Top 100 singles of 1962.[3]

Other versionsEdit

  • Cochran released a version of the song on his 1963 album Hits from the Heart.[4]
  • Jeannie Seely released a version of the song as the B-side to her 1967 single "These Memories".[5]
  • Jim Ed Brown released a version of the song on his 1968 album Country's Best on Record.[6]


  1. ^ "Burl Ives, "Funny Way of Laughin'" Chart Positions". Retrieved March 3, 2019.
  2. ^ "Burl Ives, It's Just My Funny Way of Laughin". Retrieved March 3, 2019.
  3. ^ "Top 100 Singles of 1962", Billboard, Section II, December 29, 1962. p. 82. Retrieved March 3, 2019.
  4. ^ "Hank Cochran, Hits from the Heart". Retrieved March 3, 2019.
  5. ^ "Jeannie Seely, "These Memories" Single Release". Retrieved March 3, 2019.
  6. ^ "Jim Ed Brown, Country's Best on Record". Retrieved March 3, 2019.