It’s one of the most ironic songs …. The Verve’s "Bitter Sweet Symphony" - it's their biggest hit, and yet, they’ve had none of the royalties!
Because the song contains a sample of Andrew Oldham Orchestra’s cover of The Rolling Stones’ “The Last Time.”
Check out a comparison between the 2 songs:
The Stones successfully sued The Verve and all the royalties have since been going to them.
After 22 YEARS, the Verve will now receive publishing credit and songwriting rights for their '90s hit, after The Stones handed back the rights to their song.
It's no longer a "Bitter Sweet Symphony” for The Verve.