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The Smashing Pumpkins

Bullet With Butterfly Wings

  • Rock
  • Alternative
  • Space
  • Pop
  • Musical
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  • 1979
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“Bullet with Butterfly Wings” is a song by the American alternative rock band The Smashing Pumpkins. It was the lead single from the band’s 1995 double album Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness. The song won the 1997 Grammy Award for Best Hard Rock Performance. This song was the band’s first Top 40 U.S. hit, peaking at number 22 on the Billboard Hot 100. It also spent six weeks at number 2 on the Modern Rock Tracks chart, and peaked at number 4 on the Album Rock Tracks chart. The song was named the 91st best hard rock song of all time by VH1. The song was ranked number 70 on the list of “The 100 Greatest Guitar Songs of All Time” of Rolling Stone. Read on...

Song lines: ♪ Despite all my rage I am still just a rat in a cage ... Then someone will say what is lost can never be saved ... Jesus was the only son for you

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Most votes come from United States, Italy, Argentina, Netherlands, Germany, South Africa, Hungary, Switzerland, Portugal, and United Kingdom.


More songs by The Smashing Pumpkins (See Charts): For Martha, Tear, Perfect, Thirty Three, Peter Pan, The Everlasting Gaze, Appels + Oranjes, Cherub Rock, Zero, and Bodies.

Popular in Alternative (See Charts): Everybody Hurts, Karma Police, Everlong, Iris, 1979, Shiny Happy People, Song 2, Tonight, Tonight, Blister In The Sun, and Learn To Fly.


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