Our Top 10 Bush Songs Ranked list takes a look at ten of the best Bush songs released during the band’s amazing rock and roll career. While historians and many fans often point to Nirvana as the stalwarts of grunge, the band Bush were heavy contributors to the music of grunge with the albums they released that were full of deep and hard rocking songs. The band was much bigger in the United States even though they were from London, England. The group was just not as accepted in the UK during that time period as much as bands like Oasis were in the UK. Nonetheless, Bush would go on to becoming one of the biggest selling bands around the world in the 1990s. They have continued to release music well into the 2010s with their latest album being released in 2019.
# 10 – Everything Zen
We open up our Bush songs list with the band’s first single release entitled “Everything Zen.” From the sound of those heavy opening guitars at the song’s intro everyone knew this band was special.”Everything Zen,” is the perfect song to open up this Bush songs list because we know once you hear this one you are going to want to hear more. Basically, Bush blew everybody away with this great song released on their first album entitled Sixteen Stone. The album was released in 1994. “Everything Zen,” was a huge hit on multiple charts around the world. In the United States it was a top 10 hit on both the US Billboard Mainstream Rock charts and US Billboard Alternative AirPlay charts. The song peaked at number five on the US Mainstream Rock charts while reaching even higher at number two on the US Billboard Alternative AirPlay charts. In the United Kingdom the song went all the way to number two on the UK Rock and Metal charts. The band Bush had arrived.
# 9 – Mouth
Continuing with our Bush songs list we jump a few years ahead in time to the song “Mouth.” This erie song was originally released on the album Razorblade Suitcase. The version presented here is a remix issued on the album Deconstructed in 1997. The video created for the song is one of the most entertaining and captivating horror type videos of the 1990s. Their are clips from the film American Werewolf in Paris that are intertwined within this song. Actress Julie Delpy makes an appearance in the video.
# 8 – The People That We Love
The great song “The People That We Love,” is basically a song that we love. These guys knew how to play guitar. The sound is so powerful, intense and emotional. This is basically some of the best music grunge had to offer along with bands such as Nirvana, Soundgarden, Pearl Jam and Alice in Chains. “The People That We Love,” was released on the album Golden Love. It defined that the grunge sound would live on past the 1990s and into the 2000s.
# 7 – Bullet Holes
In the number seven spot on our Bush songs list we turn to some recent Bush music released in 2019 entitled “Bullet Holes.” The band still sounds as great in 2019 as they did in 1994. Their music has always had a cinematic sense which makes perfect sense as to why many of their songs have been included in films. “Bullet Holes,” was released on the album The Kingdom but is was also included on the soundtrack to the motion picture John Wick 3. Listen to that bass line how it creeps along setting the scene magnificently.
# 6 – The Only Way Out
The Bush song “The Only Way Out,” is one of those songs that doesn’t start out like a traditional Bush song. This is a medium tempo ballad with a bit of a pop sensibility yet still fueled by that amazing Bush guitar sound on the chorus. The song “The Only Way Out,” was released in 2014. It was issued as the lead single on the album Man On The Run. It would become a top 20 hit on the US Billboard Mainstream Rock Tracks charts.
# 5 – The Sound of Winter
At the halfway point on our Bush songs list we turn to this compelling and addictive Bush song entitled “The Sound Of Winter.” The song was released in 2011. It was issued as the second single from the album entuited The Sea Of Memories. This was the band’s most successful single release in over ten years. The song went to number one on the US Billboard Alternative Airplay Charts. It also hit number three on the US Billboard Mainstream Rock Tracks charts.
# 4 – The Chemicals Between Us
“The Chemicals Between Us,” was the band’s last top 10 hit until “The Sound Of Winter,” was released eleven years later. The song was released in 1999 on the album The Science Of Things. The group sounds a little bit like U2 on this one. The song “The Chemicals Between Us,” was also featured in the television series Charmed.
# 3 – Swallowed
When Bush arrived on the scene with their album Sixteen Stone there was much anticipation as to how they would follow up their phenomenal debut album. The band did not disappoint their fans with the release of the album Razorblade Suitcase in 1996. The song “Swallowed,” was the first single released from the album. It would become the band’s first top 10 hit in the United Kingdom peaking at number seven. The song also hit number one on the Canadian Alternative Music Charts. It Also hit number one on the US Alternative AirPlay charts while also peaking at number two on the US Mainstream Rock charts. “Swallowed,” would become one of the band’s most famous songs. There’s a little bit of blues creeping through this one balanced between the grunge sound and basic rock and roll
# 2 – Comedown
As we close in on the end of our Bush songs list we turn to two of their biggest songs. The song come down was released on the band’s debut album Sixteen Stone. The Sound of this song so symbolizes and defines the popularity of grunge in the 1990s. Even the title of the song “Comedown,” sounds like grunge. The song was released as the third single from the album. The success was pretty much tied with release of the next single that we will take a listen in the number one spot.
# 1 – Glycerine
Sometimes you just got to put a band’s most popular song in the number one spot especially when it’s this good. Of course some people would argue that “Comedown,” was more popular. However, we just liked this one better. And we are pretty sure that most Bush fans would agree. The song “Glycerine,” was released on the band’s debut album Sixteen Stone. It was issued as the fourth single from the album. They saved the best for last. This is just a spectacular piece of music that shows incredible depth and really stood out among the best of grunge music.
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