Next up is Bush with “Greedy Fly”, coming in at #94 on the countdown. “Greedy Fly” is not as famous as some of Bush’s other songs but did do very well on the charts. The second single off of their sophomore album, Razorblade Suitcase, “Greedy Fly” topped out at #3 on the Modern Rock Charts and #22 on the Hot 100. It was the follow up to their most successful single to date, “Swallowed”, in terms of position on the charts. These two singles bolstered the album and Razorblade Suitcase was able to reach #1 on Billboard’s Top 200 albums. In terms of sales, it fell short of their debut album, Sixteen Stone, but nevertheless went triple platinum.
Bush is a British alternative rock band that was intensely popular in the ’90s. Their first four albums reached platinum status in the US, and they had three #1 singles on the Modern Rock Charts. Their fifth and final album was Golden State which was their least successful album to date. That was released in 2001 and soon after Bush disbanded. Lead singer Gavin Rosedale has moved on to a new band called, Institute.
Bush seems like it was the forgotten band of the ’90s. When you look at what people listen to these days, you see Nirvana, Pearl Jam, and even Third Eye Blind, all of which are past their hay days. Bush is no where to be found. For being such a big act in the ’90s you would think that they would have a decent following today, but that is not the case.
As for the music video, it is quite a doozey. To say that this is a dark video, would be an understatement. Like the song, it is very intense. To be honest, I am not positive on what exactly is going on but I can tell you that the main character of this video, played by Gavin Rosedale, has lost his “mind”. It appears that he murdered someone and the music video attempts to tells the story. Starting out in the interrogation room after he has been arrested and ending in the same room after the story has been told. The imagery is staggering, as I assume they are trying to let you into the eye of a murder. Coming in at over seven minutes, it might leave you scratching your head. It is very interesting to say the least. Check it out and let me what you think!
Interested in other songs from the countdown? Check out the other Top Songs of the 1990s here