The Verve
Bitter Sweet Symphony





Release Year: 1997

Rankings:
All-Time
#63 / 1990s #6 / 1997 #2


Best of All-time Lists, Best of Decade Lists, etc.
1,001 Songs You Must Hear Before You Die, and 10,001 You Must Download (2010) 1002
1,001 Songs You Must Hear Before You Die, and 10,001 You Must Download (2015 Update) 1002
Blender (USA) - The 1001 Greatest Songs to Download Right Now! (2003) No Order
Blender (USA) - Top 500 Songs of the 80s-00s (2005) 241
Bruce Pollock (USA) - The 7,500 Most Important Songs of 1944-2000 (2005) No Order
Consequence of Sound (USA) - Top 50 Songs of 1997 (2017) 8
Garin Pirnia, Glide (USA) - 20 Top Modern Rock Songs of 1994-2004 16
Ink Blot (USA) - Single of the 90s (2000) 1
Michaelangelo Matos (USA) - Top 100 Singles of the 1990s (2001) 101
Pause & Play (USA) - 10 Songs of the 90's (2003) No Order
Pause & Play (USA) - Songs Inducted into a Time Capsule, One Track at Each Week No Order
Pitchfork (USA) - The Pitchfork 500 (2008) No Order
Pitchfork (USA) - Top 200 (+ 400 "See Also") Tracks of the 1990s (2010) 29
PopMatters (USA) - The 100 Best Songs Since Johnny Rotten Roared (2003) 45
Rolling Stone (USA) - The 500 Greatest Songs of All Time (2004) 382
Rolling Stone (USA) - The 500 Greatest Songs of All Time (Updated 2010) 392
SiriusXM Lithium (USA) - Top 100 Songs of the '90s (2017) 31
Slant (USA) - The 100 Best Singles of the 90s (2011) 4
Spectrum Culture (USA) - 100 Best Songs of the '90s (2017) 8
Spin (USA) - The 79 Best Alternative Rock Songs of 1997 (2017) 8
SportsAlcohol.com (USA) - The 90 Best Songs of the '90s (2015) 67
The Boston Phoenix (USA) - The 90 Best Songs of the 90s (1999) No Order
Treble (USA) - The Top 100 Singles of the '90s (2007) 22
Woxy.com (USA) - Modern Rock 500 Songs of All Time (combined rank 1989-2009) 82
BBC (UK) - Pop on Trial, Top 50 Songs from the 1990s (2008) No Order
Dave Thompson (UK) - 1000 Songs that Rock Your World (2011) 224
Gary Mulholland (UK) - This Is Uncool: The 500 Best Singles Since Punk Rock (2002) No Order
HarperCollins GEM (UK) - Single of the Year 1949-99 (1999) No Order
Mark Ellingham (USA) - The Rough Guide Book of Playlists: 5,000 Songs You Must Download (2007) No Order
NME (UK) - NME Rock Years, Single of the Year 1963-99 (2000) No Order
NME (UK) - The 100 Best Songs of NME's Lifetime (2012) 32
NME (UK) - The 100 Best Songs of the 1990s (2012) 11
NME (UK) - The 150 Best Tracks of the Past 15 Years (2011) 9
NME (UK) - The 500 Greatest Songs of All Time (2014) 115
NME (UK) - The Top 100 Singles of All Time (2002) 14
Q (UK) - 50 Greatest British Tracks (2005) 31
Q (UK) - 50 Years of Great British Music, 10 Tracks per Decade (2008) No Order
Q (UK) - The 10 Most Perfect Songs Ever (2007) 6
Q (UK) - The 1001 Best Songs Ever (2003) No Order
Q (UK) - The Ultimate Music Collection (2005) No Order
Q (UK) - Top 20 Tracks from the Lifetime of Q (1986-2006) 7
Select (UK) - 16 Singles of the 90s (1999) No Order
TimeOut London (UK) - 50 Best '90s Songs (2015) 21
XFM (UK) - The Top 1000 Songs of All Time (2010) No Order
Panorama (Norway) - The 30 Best Singles of the Year 1970-98 (1999) 11
3FM (The Netherlands) - 3 voor 12: 312 Essentials (2013) No Order
Theater van het Sentiment, Radio 2 (NL) - Top 40 Songs by Year 1969-2000 (2013) 7
Musikexpress (Germany) - The 50 Best Songs of the 1990s (2010) 7
Musikexpress (Germany) - The 700 Best Songs of All Time (2014) 329
Rolling Stone (Germany) - The 50 Best Songs of the 1990s (2010) No Order
Rolling Stone (Germany) - The 500 Best Songs of All Time (2004) 431
1,001 Songs You Must Hear Before You Die, and 10,001 You Must Download (2010 - French Edition) 1002
Fréderic Platzer (France) - Le top 100 du pop [Top 100 Pop Songs] (2013) No Order
Gilles Verlant and Thomas Caussé (France) - 3000 Rock Classics (2009, update 2013) No Order
Hervé Bourhis (France) - Le Petit Livre Rock: The Juke Box Singles 1950-2012 No Order
Les Inrockuptibles (France) - 1000 Necessary Songs (2015) 101-1000
Technikart (France) - Top 20 Songs per Year 1991-2011 (2012) 6
Rock de Lux (Spain) - The 100 Best Songs from 1990 to 1998 (1999) 37
Rolling Stone (Spain) - The 33 Best Songs of the '90s (2014) 8
Max (Australia) - The Top 1000 Greatest Songs of All Time (2013) 114
Peter Holmes, The Sun-Herald (Australia) - 100 Best Songs of All Time (2003) 97
Radio Hauraki (New Zealand) - Top 300 Songs of the '90s (2017) 35
Toby Creswell (Australia) - 1001 Songs (2005) No Order
Toby Creswell (Australia) - Rockwiz Decades: The Greatest Songs of Our Time (2015) No Order
Ezio Guaitamacchi (Italy) - Mille canzoni che ci hanno cambiato la vita [1,000 Songs That Changed Our Lives] (2009) No Order
Jam (Italy) - 100 Songs to Understand Rock (2004) No Order
Massimo Cotto (Italy) - We Will Rock You: 709 Canzoni [709 Songs] (2009) No Order
Giannis Petridis (Greece) - 2004 of the Best Songs of the Century (2003) No Order
End of Year Lists
Eye Weekly Canadian Critics Poll - Singles of the Year 1
Rolling Stone (USA) - Singles of the Year 1
Spin (USA) - Singles of the Year 10
Village Voice (USA) - Singles of the Year 3
Face (UK) - Singles of the Year 1
Hot Press (Ireland) - Singles of the Year 1
Melody Maker (UK) - Singles of the Year 1
NME (UK) - Singles of the Year 1
Select (UK) - Singles of the Year 1
Dagsavisen (Norway) - Single of the Year 1
Pop (Sweden) - Singles of the Year 6
Rumba (Finland) - Tracks of the Year 1
Spex (Germany) - Singles of the Year 13
L'Indic (France) - Singles of the Year No Order
Les Inrockuptibles (France) - Singles of the Year No Order
Magic (France) - Singles of the Year 5
Rock & Folk (France) - Singles of the Year 1
Rock de Lux (Spain) - Songs of the Year 4