Appears on releases

# Title Length Release Title Release Artist Date Country Label Catalog#
Official
1.5 The Way It Is 4:58 The Way It Is Bruce Hornsby & The Range RCA (RCA Records: simple ‘RCA’ or 'RCA' with lightning bolt in circle) PCD1-5904
1.5 The Way It Is 4:58 The Way It Is Bruce Hornsby & The Range RCA (RCA Records: simple ‘RCA’ or 'RCA' with lightning bolt in circle) PCD1-5904
1.5 The Way It Is 4:57 The Way It Is Bruce Hornsby & The Range RCA (RCA Records: simple ‘RCA’ or 'RCA' with lightning bolt in circle) PD89901
1.5 The Way It Is 4:57 The Way It Is Bruce Hornsby & The Range RCA (RCA Records: simple ‘RCA’ or 'RCA' with lightning bolt in circle) AFL1-5904
1.1 The Way It Is 4:55 The Way It Is Bruce Hornsby & The Range RCA (RCA Records: simple ‘RCA’ or 'RCA' with lightning bolt in circle) PB49805
1.5 The Way It Is 4:57 The Way It Is Bruce Hornsby & The Range RCA (RCA Records: simple ‘RCA’ or 'RCA' with lightning bolt in circle) PL89901
1.5 The Way It Is 4:58 The Way It Is Bruce Hornsby & The Range RCA International 74321 44421 2
1.5 The Way It Is 4:57 The Way It Is Bruce Hornsby & The Range RCA (RCA Records: simple ‘RCA’ or 'RCA' with lightning bolt in circle) AFL1-5904
1.1 The Way It Is 4:57 Stereoplay Highlights CD 31 Various Artists stereoplay CD 697 031
2.1 The Way It Is 4:56 25 Jaar Top 40 Hits, Deel 6: '85-'88 Various Artists 6198906
2.11 The Way It Is 4:56 Kuschelrock 8 Various Artists Columbia (imprint owned by CBS between 1938–1990 within US/CA/MX; owned worldwide by Sony Music Entertainment since 1991 except in JP) COL 477777 2
2.14 The Way It Is 4:58 Het Beste uit de Top 100 Allertijden: Editie '94 Various Artists Magnum (Dutch Joint Venture from 1990-1997) 17-516 760-10
2.10 The Way It Is 4:56 Knuffelrock 3 Various Artists
2.11 The Way It Is 4:56 Knuffelrock 6 Various Artists Columbia (imprint owned by CBS between 1938–1990 within US/CA/MX; owned worldwide by Sony Music Entertainment since 1991 except in JP) COL 477980-2
1.12 The Way It Is 4:59 Le Meilleur de la musique Various Artists Carrere Music
2.5 The Way It Is 4:54 Rock Anthems Various Artists Dino Entertainment DINCD 101
2.3 The Way It Is 4:57 Was het nu 70 of 80? Various Artists EVA Belgium 7243 839954 2
5.9 The Way It Is 5:00 The Ultimate Rock Collection: Gold and Platinum Various Artists Time-Life Music, Warner Special Products 8458-2, OPCD-2749A
2.11 The Way It Is 4:56 Kuschelrock 8 Various Artists Sony Music Media 477777 2, SMM 477777 2
2.9 The Way It Is 4:57 Die 80er Show Various Artists
1.11 The Way It Is 4:57 Songs 2: The Best of the Singer/Songwriters Various Artists Warner Strategic Marketing Benelux 0927 46672-2
1.1 The Way It Is 5:00 The Piano and the Song Various Artists Universal Music TV (UK) 9800254
1.14 The Way it is 4:59 Hot City Nights Various Artists Columbia (imprint owned by CBS between 1938–1990 within US/CA/MX; owned worldwide by Sony Music Entertainment since 1991 except in JP) STVCD167
1.6 The Way It Is 4:57 FM Light Hits Various Artists Som Livre 2347 2
1.1 The Way It Is 4:58 Greatest Radio Hits Bruce Hornsby BMG Heritage, RCA (RCA Records: simple ‘RCA’ or 'RCA' with lightning bolt in circle) 82876 55971 2
1.1 The Way It Is 4:58 Greatest Radio Hits Bruce Hornsby RCA (RCA Records: simple ‘RCA’ or 'RCA' with lightning bolt in circle) 82876 55971 2
1.3 The Way It Is 5:00 The Piano Songs Various Artists Universal (plain logo: "Universal") UICZ-1107/8
1.5 The Way It Is 4:57 Billboard #1s: The ’80s Various Artists Rhino (reissue label) 78084
1.3 The Way It Is 4:56 Donna Goes 80's Various Artists BMG Ariola Belgium NV/SA (do not use this as an imprint!) 82876 6100327
1.9 The Way It Is 4:59 One Shot ’80, Volume 17 Various Artists Universal (plain logo: "Universal") 981 722-5
1.11 The Way It Is 4:59 Rock Ballads Various Artists
1.9 The Way It Is 4:56 Absolute Soft Rock Classics Various Artists Absolute (compilation series brand used by Stockholm-based EVA Records) ACCD 3016
2.13 The Way It Is 4:58 Best of Acoustic: 32 Moody Songs Various Artists
1.9 The Way It Is 5:00 Legends: Livin' on a Prayer Various Artists Time-Life Music 8461-2 RIAA-05
1.6 The Way It Is 4:58 The Ultimate Smooth Album Various Artists
1.2 The Way It Is 4:58 Clásicos de Los 80, Volume 2 Various Artists Contraseña Records CON-286-CD
2.7 The Way It Is 4:58 Best of Formel Eins: Die Kulthits, Volume 3 Various Artists
1.16 The Way It Is 5:00 Die Hit-Giganten: Hugos Hits Various Artists Sony BMG Music Entertainment (Aug 5, 2004 - Oct 1, 2008; do not use if a specific sub-label is available) 82876 69947 2
1.1 The Way It Is 4:59 Piano Songbook Various Artists Universal Music TV (UK) 9833981
1.10 The Way It Is 4:58 The Essential Eighties: 1985–1989 Various Artists Sony BMG Music Entertainment (Aug 5, 2004 - Oct 1, 2008; do not use if a specific sub-label is available) 82876747602
2.9 The Way It Is 5:00 The World’s Greatest: The Ultimate 3CD Collection Various Artists Sony BMG Music Entertainment (Aug 5, 2004 - Oct 1, 2008; do not use if a specific sub-label is available) CDBSP3129
2.15 The Way It Is 4:58 Best of the 80s Various Artists
1.2 The Way It Is 4:58 #1 Super 80s Hits Various Artists Madacy Entertainment Group, Inc. (do not use as a release label! later renamed Madacy Lifestyle Marketing, read annotations for sub-label to use) A 688441
1.1 The Way It Is 4:58 25 lat listy przebojów Trójki: 1986 Various Artists
2.7 The Way It Is 4:59 All #1 Hits '80s Various Artists Madacy Entertainment MEG2 52102
1.18 The Way it Is 4:59 One Shot 1986 Various Artists Universal (plain logo: "Universal") 9839496
3.5 Way It Is 4:58 World’s Best Dad: 60 Ultimate Rock Classics Various Artists BMG TV
4.14 The Way It Is 4:59 100 Hits: 80s Various Artists 100 Hits DMG 100 003
2.1 The Way It Is 4:58 100 Hits: Rock Various Artists 100 Hits DMG100009
2.15 The Way It Is 4:58 Classic Soft Rock: Cool Night Various Artists Time-Life Music
6.11 The Way It Is 4:56 The Ultimate Love Songs Collection Various Artists Time-Life Music
1.2 The Way It Is 4:55 100 80s Hits Various Artists Sony BMG Music Entertainment (Aug 5, 2004 - Oct 1, 2008; do not use if a specific sub-label is available) 88697169932
2.12 The Way It Is 4:55 Soul R&B Various Artists Sony BMG Music Entertainment Strategic Marketing Group 88697280272
3.16 The Way It Is 5:01 The Greatest Songs of the 80s Various Artists NMC Music (Israeli label) 21055-2
2.17 The Way It Is 4:59 Rock Classics Various Artists Sony Music (global brand, excluding JP, owned by Sony Music Entertainment; for use as release label only when no sub-label/imprint is specified) 858400
1.11 The Way It Is 4:56 Now That's What I Call the 80's, Volume 2 Various Artists
3.4 The Way It Is 4:59 Essential: The Power of Rock Various Artists
2.9 The Way It Is 4:56 Dance Classics: Pop Edition Various Artists Rodeo Media RDM048
5.7 The Way It Is 4:59 80s Music Explosion! Various Artists Time-Life Music
1.19 The Way It Is 4:54 Alle 40 Goed - 80's Various Artists EMI Catalogue Marketing, EMI Music Catalogue Marketing (a division of EMI Music Germany GmbH & Co. KG) 50999 6079192 4
1.1 The Way It Is 4:58 Back to the 80’s Various Artists Sony Music (global brand, excluding JP, owned by Sony Music Entertainment; for use as release label only when no sub-label/imprint is specified) 88697818972
2.12 The Way It Is 4:54 Hitarchief Top 2000: Volume 2 Various Artists ARS Entertainment (Belgium label) 06007 5330251
1.7 The Way It Is 4:58 Rock Classics Various Artists 88697727142
3.1 The Way It Is 4:59 Easy '80s Various Artists Time-Life Music 25719-D
1.11 The Way It Is 4:58 Veronica Top 1000 Allertijden: Editie 2011 Various Artists Sony Music (global brand, excluding JP, owned by Sony Music Entertainment; for use as release label only when no sub-label/imprint is specified) 88697999202
2.12 The Way It Is 4:56 Haynes: Ultimate Guide to the 80s Various Artists Sony Music (global brand, excluding JP, owned by Sony Music Entertainment; for use as release label only when no sub-label/imprint is specified)
2.12 The Way It Is ?:?? Haynes: Ultimate Guide to the 80s Various Artists Sony Music (global brand, excluding JP, owned by Sony Music Entertainment; for use as release label only when no sub-label/imprint is specified) 88697925332
4.2 The Way It Is 4:58 Pure… Drive Various Artists Sony Music (global brand, excluding JP, owned by Sony Music Entertainment; for use as release label only when no sub-label/imprint is specified) 88697962962
1.6 The Way It Is 4:59 100 Megahits Pop & Rock (disc 1) Various Artists Sony Music (global brand, excluding JP, owned by Sony Music Entertainment; for use as release label only when no sub-label/imprint is specified) 88697840022
6.4 The Way It Is 4:55 Classic Rock: Les classiques de Marc Ysaye Various Artists EMI Music Belgium
2.14 The Way It Is 4:51 Het Beste Uit De 80ies Top 800 Various Artists Universal Music Belgium 06007 5341312
2.11 The Way It Is 4:59 Las grandes canciones que debes escuchar antes del fin del mundo: Los 80's Various Artists Sony Music (global brand, excluding JP, owned by Sony Music Entertainment; for use as release label only when no sub-label/imprint is specified) 887254008729
2.17 The Way It Is 4:59 The Party Mix: Power Ballads Various Artists Crimson Productions CRIMTPM 018
2.14 The Way It Is 4:57 Formel Eins: 60 Nr.1 Hits, Volume 2 Various Artists Sony Music Catalog (a division of Sony Music Entertainment (Germany) GmbH, as well as its imprint) 88843 08487 2
5.1 The Way It Is 5:00 100 Hits: 80s Essentials Various Artists Demon Music Group B00G58EKZ2
3.1 The Way It Is 4:58 100 Hits: Acoustic Various Artists DMG 100 132
1.7 The Way It Is 4:59 Easy Like Sunday Morning Various Artists Somerset Group 61356
1.5 The Way It Is 4:57 The Way It Is Bruce Hornsby & The Range eXhibit Records eXLP1-44072
1.13 The Way It Is 4:59 No.1 80s Billboard Hits Various Artists SICP-4940, SICP-4941
6.6 The Way It Is 4:57 80s Music Explosion! Various Artists Time-Life Music
1.13 The Way It Is 4:57 Nipper's Greatest Hits: The 80's Various Artists
1.5 The Way It Is 4:58 The Way It Is Bruce Hornsby & The Range RCA (RCA Records: simple ‘RCA’ or 'RCA' with lightning bolt in circle) PCD1-8058
Promotion
1.8 The Way It Is 4:58 Feelin' Good Various Artists The Mail on Sunday Set: MOS021, CD1 MOS021A, CD2 MOS021B
Bootleg
11.3 The Way It Is 4:58 80’s Giga Hits Collection Various Artists
(unknown)
1.5 The Way It Is 4:58 The Way It Is Bruce Hornsby & The Range RCA (RCA Records: simple ‘RCA’ or 'RCA' with lightning bolt in circle) PCD1-5904
1.11 The Way It Is 4:55 The Ultimate Love Songs Collection, Volume 6 Various Artists

Relationships

engineer: Elliot Scheiner
producer: Bruce Hornsby
Elliot Scheiner
sampled by: Changes by 2Pac feat. Talent
recording of: The Way It Is

The Way It Is

composer: B.R. Hornsby
lyricist: B.R. Hornsby
publisher: Zappo Music (1986)
later parody versions: The Atheists
The Way My Dick Is