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 (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
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