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Bruce Hornsby ( Williamsburg (Virginia) , November 23 1954 ) is an American singer and pianist . He is best known for the hit The Way it is from 1986 . He was in the past, occasionally a member of Grateful Dead . In recent years, Hornsby his career turned a less commercial musical direction.

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Bruce Hornsby is a distant relative of baseball legend Rogers Hornsby . He has several times occurred with a bust of the player on his piano.

Hornsby's father was a successful businessman in Williamsburg, which among other things has been active in the oil sector, and later in real estate. Today, the family is still a major brokerage, which Bruce's brother (who is also a time Bruce has played band), Director.

In his youth Hornsby grew up with different kinds of music. He studied music at the University of Richmond , Berklee College of Music in Boston , Massachusetts and at theUniversity of Miami in Coral Gables , where he graduated in 1977. He spent some time in Los Angeles as a studio musician, before he moved back to Virginia.

Hornsby scored a hit in 1986 with The Way it is . This number, which he and his band 'The Range' sang in the Netherlands was a number one hit , and was also in many other countries, including the United States, at number 1.

Discography edit ]Edit

Albums edit ]Edit

Album (s) with any hit in 

the Dutch Album Top 100

Date of 

appearance

Date of 

entry

Highest 

position

Number of 

weeks

Comments
The way it is 01-08-1986 13-12-1986 4 15 as Bruce Hornsby and the Range
Scenes from the southside 03-05-1988 21-05-1988 22 8 as Bruce Hornsby and the Range
A night on the town 1990 07-07-1990 40 7 as Bruce Hornsby and the Range
Harbor Lights 1993 -
Hot house 18-07-1995 -
Spirit Trail 13-10-1998 -
Here Come The Noisemakers 2000 - as Bruce Hornsby & The Noisemakers / Live Album
Big Swing Face 2002 - as Bruce Hornsby & The Noisemakers
Halcyon days 2004 - as Bruce Hornsby & The Noisemakers
Piano Jazz 2005 - with Marian McPartland
Intersections (1985-2005) 2006 - Compilation
Levitate 15-09-2009 - as Bruce Hornsby & The Noisemakers
Bride of The Noisemakers 2011 - as Bruce Hornsby & The Noisemakers / 

Live Album

Singles edit ]Edit

Single (s) with any hit in 

the Dutch Top 40

Date of 

appearance

Date of 

entry

Highest 

position

Number of 

weeks

Comments
The way it is 1986 23-08-1986 1 (1wk) 11 as Bruce Hornsby and the Range / 

Nr. 2 in the Single Top 100

Every little kiss 1986 01-11-1986 32 3 as Bruce Hornsby and the Range / 

Nr. 29 in the Single Top 100

On the western skyline 1986 - as Bruce Hornsby and the Range
Mandolin rain 1987 - as Bruce Hornsby and the Range
The valley road 1988 28-05-1988 27 3 as Bruce Hornsby and the Range / 

Nr. 36 in the Single Top 100

Look out any window 1988 - as Bruce Hornsby and the Range
Defenders of the flag 1988 - as Bruce Hornsby and the Range
Across the river 1988 21-07-1990 tip17 - as Bruce Hornsby and the Range / 

Nr. 69 in the Single Top 100

Lost Soul 1990 - as Bruce Hornsby and the Range
A night on the town 1990 - as Bruce Hornsby and the Range
Set me in motion 1991 -
Fields of fray 1993 -
Harbor Lights 1993 -
Rainbow's Cadillac 1994 -
Walk in the sun 1995 -
Great divide 1998 -
Gonna be some changes made 2004 - as Bruce Hornsby & The Noisemakers
Dreamland 2005 - as Bruce Hornsby & The Noisemakers
Shadlow hand 2011 -
Single (s) with song climbed 

into the Flemish Ultratop 50

Date of 

appearance

Date of 

entry

Highest 

position

Number of 

weeks

Comments
The way it is 1986 - as Bruce Hornsby and the Range / 

Nr. 3 in the Radio 2 Top 30

Every little kiss 1986 - as Bruce Hornsby and the Range / 

Nr. 29 in the Radio 2 Top 30

The valley road 1988 - as Bruce Hornsby and the Range / 

Nr. 22 in the Radio 2 Top 30

Radio 2 Top 2000 edit ]Edit

Number (s) with markings 

in the Radio 2 Top 2000

'99 '00 '01 '02 '03 '04 '05 '06 '07 '08 '09 '10 '11 '12 '13
The way it is

(as Bruce Hornsby and the Range)

496 738 1073 715 667 868 945 1159 997 926 1508 1398 1371 1246 1293

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