Waking Up… With The Only Number 1 Hit In The UK For THE VERVE 25 Years Ago

Works faster than caffeine

13 September 2022

Brit-pop-rock band THE VERVE scored their first and only UK No.1 single with THE DRUGS DON’T WORK, 25 years ago today, on 13 September 1997. Taken from their biggest album Urban Hymns.

Not a song about charismatic frontman Richard Ashcroft‘s personal drugs problems,
it’s actually about his very sick father and the fact that the medication he took didn’t had any effect anymore at one point.

THE VERVE: Bio – Discography

‘THE DRUGS DON’T WORK’ By THE VERVE – No 1 Hit In The UK 24 Years Ago Today

Knockouts from the past

13 September 2019

Band: The Verve
SongThe Drugs Don’t Work
Album: Urban Hymns  – released 29 Sept 1997
Note: With this emotional ballad frontman Richard Ashcroft
tackled the hardship of watching his father dying of cancer
when he was only 11 years old. The drugs given to his father
were no longer working
Success: The Single hit the spot of the UK Charts
on 13 September 1997, 22 years ago today

Here’s the bittersweet gem…