Greedy Fly

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"Greedy Fly"
Single by Bush
from the album Razorblade Suitcase
Released 28 January 1997
Format CD, 7"
Recorded Unknown
Genre Grunge, post-grunge
Length 4:29 (Album Version)
3:50 (Radio Edit)
Label Trauma/Interscope
Writer(s) Gavin Rossdale, Bush
Producer(s) Steve Albini
Bush singles chronology
"Swallowed"
(1996)
"Greedy Fly"
(1997)
"Bonedriven"
(1997)
Alternative Covers
UK CD 1 Cover

"Greedy Fly" is a song by alternative rock band Bush from their 1996 album Razorblade Suitcase.

Music video[edit]

Bush were one of the early pioneers of the enhanced CD single, with the full video being available as a file on CD 2. The video was directed by Marcus Nispel in December 1996 in Los Angeles. The video was shot in the same building Se7en was shot in and cost nearly half a million pounds.[1]

Commercial performance[edit]

It was released as the second single from the album, after "Swallowed". The song became a hit, possibly due to its well-known music video, which clocks in at over 7 minutes (although the song itself is only 4:29 long). The song reached the top 5 on both the US Alternative Songs chart and Mainstream Rock Tracks. The song is also the band's second biggest hit in their native Britain where it peaked at #22 (behind "Swallowed" which peaked at #7).

Track listing[edit]

All songs written by Gavin Rossdale unless stated.
  • UK CD 1 Single IND95536 (Cardsleeve)
    1. "Greedy Fly [Radio Edit]" - 3:50
    2. "Old" - 2:51
    3. "Insect Kin [Live at the London Forum]" - 4:57
    4. "Personal Holloway [Live]" - 3:28
  • UK CD 2 Single INDX95536
    1. "Greedy Fly [Video]" - 7:09
    2. "Greedy Fly [LP Version]" - 4:27
    3. "Greedy Fly [Demo]" - 4:25
  • AUS CD Single IND95536 (Slidecase)
    1. "Greedy Fly" - 4:28
    2. "Swallowed [Toasted Both Sides Please - Goldie Remix]" - 5:49
    3. "Cold Contagious [16"oz Demo Version]" - 5:57
    4. "Greedy Fly [Video]" - 7:09

Appearances in the media[edit]

- Featured on Cold Case in the episode "Spiders".

Chart performance[edit]

Chart (1997) Peak
position
Australia ARIA Charts[2] 78
Canadian RPM Singles Chart 38
Canadian RPM Alternative 30 6
UK Singles Chart[3] 22
U.S. Billboard Hot 100 Airplay 41
U.S. Billboard Modern Rock Tracks 3
U.S. Billboard Mainstream Rock Tracks 5

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