The Drugs Don't Work (track) by The Verve

The Drugs Don't Work by The Verve
Year: 1997
From the album Urban Hymns (track #4)
Average Rating: 
87/100 (from 266 votes)
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The VERVE - The Drugs Don't Work - 4 Track CD
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Average Rating: 
87/100 (from 266 votes)
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From 12/07/2015 23:21
It is a 90's classic, actually underated on this site I think
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From 10/29/2015 23:28
It's one of those rare no 1 hit singles (in the UK at least) where you totally agree that the public has made the right choice. Come on Eileen was another one.
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From 05/23/2014 22:32
Lovely, and extremely good song
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