"By the Way" is the title track on the eighth studio album by the Red Hot Chili Peppers. It was released as the album's foremost single and eventually a music video was made as an accompaniment. The song was the band's sixth #1 hit on the Modern Rock Tracks chart, staying at the summit for 14 weeks, tying it with "Dani California" as the band's second longest stay at the top, behind only "Scar Tissue", which was at the top for 16 weeks. It also spent 7 weeks at #1 on the Mainstream Rock Tracks chart, their fourth song to top this chart. .