Thursday, June 2, 2011

Left Behind:The Verve "Bittersweet Symphony"

A song that sounds so poetic instrumentally, that is until the beat drops and can "bang" across all genres including Hip Hop and classical. Only peaking at #2 in the U.K. and #12 in the U.S? This has to be left behind.

"Bitter Sweet Symphony" is a song by English alternative rock band The Verve, the lead track on their third album, Urban Hymns. It is based on music from an Andrew Loog Oldham adaptation of a Rolling Stones song, "The Last Time." It was released on 16 June 1997 as the first single from the album, reaching number two on the UK Singles Chart. The song's momentum built slowly in the United States throughout the latter months of 1997, ultimately leading to a CD single release on 3 March 1998, helping the song to reach number twelve on the Billboard Hot 100. The song also became famous for the legal controversy surrounding plagiarism charges. It was the 79th best selling single in the United States in 1998. In the Triple J Hottest 100 of All Time, 2009 (an online music poll conducted by the Australian radio station Triple J) the track was voted the 14th best song of all time.

...and is so beautiful that it sparks creativity on the spot!


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