This song was originally known as "41 Police," a name derived from a combination of its being the forty-first song Dave wrote and its sounding like a Police song. "Police" was most likely not intended to be a final name for the song but rather a way of identifying it from other songs when it was new (see also "40 Always").
After being perfected during the studio recording sessions of Crash, #41 came to be the most played
song of 1996 and an instant classic. When Béla Fleck
and the Flecktones guested on the song on NYE 1996
, a marriage was made between #41 and the Flecktones song "Sojourn of Arjuna"
. Since then #41-Sojourn has become a tradition between DMB and the Flecktones whenever they play together. The Flecktones have even played a bit of #41 during their own performances of Sojourn of Arjuna.
#41 has been played every year since its debut and has been a regular feature of both Dave Matthews Band and Dave & Tim setlists, with the exception of 2006, when it was a relative rarity.
Caprice No. 24 - Niccolò Paganini
"Common Free Style" - The RH Factor (interpolated in nearly every performance since June 2014)
"Everyday" - Dave Matthews Band
"Fantasy" - Earth, Wind & Fire
"Getaway" - Earth, Wind & Fire
"Girl from Ipanema" - Astrud Gilberto
"If You Want Me to Stay" - Sly & the Family Stone
"Jeannie" (theme from I Dream of Jeannie
"My Favorite Things" (from The Sound of Music
"Red Rain" - Peter Gabriel
"Sojourn of Arjuna" - Béla Fleck & the Flecktones
"Spain" - Chick Corea
"Take Me Out to the Ball Game"
"What You Won't Do for Love" - Bobby Caldwell
"When You Wish Upon a Star" (from Pinnochio
"You Can't Rollerskate in a Buffalo Herd" - Roger Miller
Theme from New York, New York
- Liza Minnelli/Frank Sinatra
Theme from The Six Million Dollar Man
Tim Reynolds - guitar