Listen to Dave Matthews Band’s ‘Ants Marching’ the Joy Ride opening song

That song playing as the opening song on the new comedy film Joy Ride is an old Dave Matthews Band track.

Called ‘Ants Marching‘, the song was released as the second single from the American indie rock band’s debut studio album Under the Table and Dreaming, which came out in late 1994 on the RCA record label.

With its immediately recognizable intro, jaunty beat and cool melody, the track became one of the indie band’s most recognizable songs, and is still one of its most-played on streaming services even today.

Dave Matthews Band’s ‘Ants Marching‘ a big hit for the indie band

Ants Marching‘ was also commercially successful for the band, hitting five different charts in the U.S. alone, and charting at #18 on the Alternative Airplay chart, #19 on the Mainstream Top 40 chart, #21 on the Radio Songs chart, #22 on the Adult Top 40 and at #25 on the Adult Contemporary chart.

The track also charted high in Canada.

The album it came from was a massive hit for the then-relatively-new band, charting at #11 on the Billboard 200, and eventually selling more than six million copies in the first decade of its release.

Listen to Dave Matthews Band’s ‘Ant Marching‘ from Joy Ride in the track’s official music video, which currently has almost 7 million plays on YouTube, and on the band’s Under the Table and Dreaming album below.

As for Joy Ride, the comedy drama stars Ashley Park, Sherry Cola, Stephanie Hsu, and Sabrina Wu.

The film releases in the United States and internationally tomorrow, July 7th.


About Michelle Topham

Brit-American journalist based in Austria, former radio DJ at 97X WOXY, and Founder/CEO of Leo Sigh. I've covered K-drama, K-pop, J-pop and music news for over a decade.