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The Verve

The Drugs Don'T Work

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  • Rock
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“Bitter Sweet Symphony” is a song by English alternative rock band The Verve. It is the lead track on their third album Urban Hymns (1997). It was released on 16 June 1997 as the first single from the album, reaching number two on the UK Singles Chart. The single was released in the United States in early 1998, where it reached number twelve on the Billboard Hot 100. The song also became famous for the legal controversy surrounding plagiarism charges. Rolling Stone ranked “Bitter Sweet Symphony” as the 382nd best song of all time. In May 2007, NME magazine placed “Bitter Sweet Symphony” at number 18 in its list of the “50 Greatest Indie Anthems Ever”. In September 2007, Q published a list of “Top 10 Tracks” as selected via a poll of 50 songwriters; “Bitter Sweet... Read on...

Song lines: ♪ But I know Ill see your face again ... Now the drugs dont work ... They just make you worse

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Most votes come from Portugal, Spain, Italy, Argentina, United Kingdom, United States, Canada, Reserved, and Brazil.


More songs by The Verve (See Charts): History, Love Is Noise, Lucky Man, Sonnet, Bitter Sweet Symphony, and Bittersweet Symphony.

Popular in Britpop (See Charts): Wonderwall, The Universal, Girls & Boys, Country House, and To The End.


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