#4 – Smashing Pumpkins – “Bullet with Butterfly Wings” – (1995)

This is the most well-known song from the Smashing Pumpkins. Starting with the lyrics: “The world is a vampire” and continuing through the chorus, “despite all my rage I’m still just a rat in a cage.” It was the lead single from the fun sounding album Mellon Collie & the Infinite Sadness, hitting #22 on the Hot 100 and becoming a top five hit on the Mainstream and Modern Rock charts. This song appears on multiple “Top Lists” from the likes of VH1 and Rolling Stone. There’s no denying it’s an awesome song and one of the best rock songs of the decade.