81: The Verve - Bittersweet Symphony
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The Top 1,000 Songs Of All Time - 100 to 1
20. 81: The Verve - Bittersweet Symphony
"'Cause it's a bittersweet symphony, this life / Trying to make ends meet / You're a slave to money then you die." The leading track from The Verve's iconic Urban Hymns ran into trouble by sampling Rolling Stones manager Andrew Loog Oldham's orchestral cover of the Jagger/Richards track The Last Time. It was claimed that the track used a significant proportion of the original arrangement and awarded a partial songwriting credit to the two Stones.