Bush Songs Ranked

Bush is a British rock band formed in London, England in 1992. Their current lineup consists of lead vocalist and rhythm guitarist Gavin Rossdale, lead guitarist Chris Traynor, bassist Corey Britz, and drummer Nik Hughes. In 1994, Bush found immediate success with the release of their debut album, Sixteen Stone, which is certified 6× multi-platinum by the RIAA. They went on to become one of the most commercially successful rock bands of the 1990s, selling over 10 million records in the United States and 20 million in the world. Despite their success in the US (especially in the mid-1990s), the band was considerably less popular in their home country – a period when Britpop groups dominated the UK charts and the appeal of the grunge sound had declined – and they have enjoyed only marginal success there. Bush has had numerous top ten singles on the Billboard rock charts and one No. 1 album with Razorblade Suitcase in 1996. The band broke up in 2002 but reformed in 2010, and has released four albums since then: The Sea of Memories (2011), Man on the Run (2014), Black and White Rainbows (2017), and The Kingdom (2020). Here are all of Bush songs ranked.

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15. All My Life (The Sea of Memories, 2011)

“My favourite from the newest album! They’ve changed but this song simply rocks with the killer riff and amazing lyrics!”

14. The Sound of Winter (The Sea of Memories, 2011)

“Wow – this song was my anthem for 2012, an awesome life transition song. Sometimes taking a decade off from the band works out.”

13. Bonedriven (Razorblade Suitcase, 1996)

“This is such a beautiful song, I’m surprised that no ones said anything about it. Maybe because it’s really hard to get. It’s such a “let me wallow in my sorrow” type of song and i love it. I think its about a girl that hes so close to having but she’s really hurting him. Its painful, bonedriven pain. He’s willing to wait and she’s just sucking the life out of him.. It’s a beautiful song. “

12. Little Things (Sixteen Stone, 1994)

“Encompasses everything Bush is..outstanding vocals and riffs. This is not only Bush’s best song but one of the best ever in Hard Rock industry.”

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11. Superman (Golden State, 2001)

“Great song…kinda reminds me of the Superman movie that just came out. The lyrics coincide with the movie…amazing coincidence. “Superman, where have you gone?” perfect.”

10. Letting the Cables Sleep (The Science of Things, 1999)

“This song featured in the second season of Charmed. I thought it was amazing! Such emotion conveyed through such little lyrics. Got me interested in Bush and grunge. The song really moved me.”

9. Greedy Fly (Razorblade Suitcase, 1996)

“Grunge at its best. The rest of the album, Razorblade Suitcase, seems to be dry and stripped-down, but this song’s got it.”

8. The Chemicals Between Us (The Science of Things, 1999)

“This is one of my favorites from Bush. Proof that a band can add electronic elements while retaining a sense of their soul. Other bands should look at this song and learn from its strengths.”

7. Cold Contagious (Razorblade Suitcase, 1996)

“For some reason, every time I think of this song I imagine it being about a parent treating a child wrong and coming back to fix things but the child is still bitter and hurt by everything that happened in the past and can’t find anything in them to forgive and doesn’t see the person really changed at all. Even if the person isn’t even trying to fix anything, that person in pain still feels hurt and this is their way of letting that frustration out.”

6. Swallowed (Razorblade Suitcase, 1996)

“It’s a story about a lost love. The pain it causes has to be swallowed and move on. That even if surrounded by friends and family you’re alone. In this world she was the one who save you from its sorrow. And you don’t belong here anymore so you have to get away, because you miss her a lot.”

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5. Mouth (Razorblade Suitcase, 1996)

“To me this song is about the defenses that people put up in relationships to protect themselves. This girl has a veritable mental force field set up around herself and uses this to keep people from really getting close to the real person; this depresses the guy who loves her. (You have soul machine, stolen me/All your mental armour drags me down) The most significant sign of her facade is her smile, which I’m guessing is often there when it shouldn’t be(the old ‘put on a happy face’ routine), because she doesn’t want him to know that anything can affect her. “

4. Machinehead (Sixteen Stone, 1994)

“It’s one of those that you can listen to over and over again and never get sick of. I listen to this song every morning when I wake up to get me up and ready to greet the day now, and I never grow tired of hearing it.”

3. Everything Zen (Sixteen Stone, 1994)

“This song is about how everybody thinks everything is good in the world and they don’t care but when they see something in the news they realize that nothing is never good in this world.”

2. Comedown (Sixteen Stone, 1994)

“This is song that will be sung for the rest of eternity. The great fans will never forget, but this is how everyone else will remember Bush. It’s an awesome song. The riff and the lyrics are amazing”

1. Glycerine (Sixteen Stone, 1994)

“Love this song, love this band. Pure and raw talent. Gavin is one of the few lead singers who can sing, play guitar, while dancing and rocking out the whole show! He is amazing with his vocals, lyrics and supporting his bandmates. Bush is one of those bands you will travel to see live!”