the most popular song ever released by the Wigan-based Britrock group The Verve on their third and final album, Urban Hymns. Bitter Sweet Symphony was released in 1997 and features a small sample from a Rolling Stones song which caused Verve to be sued for copyright infringement.

as a side note, the song is also among one of the easiest tunes ever written to become stuck in your head...
cause it's a bittersweet symphony, this life
by vervegirl October 26, 2004