The Verve

Verve hit songs and albums
The Verve were an English rock band formed in Wigan, Greater Manchester, in 1989 by lead vocalist Richard Ashcroft (Born Wigan, September 11, 1971), guitarist Nick McCabe (born Haydock, born July 14, 1971), bass guitarist Simon Jones (born Liverpool, born July 29, 1972) and drummer Peter Salisbury (born Chippenham, September 24, 1971). The Verve were originally known as Verve (until the record company of the same name had a word and so they added the The in 1994) and released a number of EPs of far out cosmic waft-rock like She’s A Superstar and It’s All In The Mind, and the 1993 debut A Storm In Heaven, which they toured with some new bunch called Oasis in support. Always a bit of a tumultuous relationship, The Verve first split a few weeks after releasing the follow-up album A Northern Soul in 1995, reforming again in 1997 with additional member guitarist and keyboard player Simon Tong (born Farnworth, July 9, 1972). The Verve enjoyed an Official UK Singles Chart Number 1 in 1997 with The Drugs Don’t Work, and a UK Official Album Chart Number 1 with its accompanying album Urban Hymns. The Verve won three BRIT Awards in 1998 including British Album of the Year and Best British Group, and then promptly split up again in 1999, with Ashcroft beginning a solo career. The Verve reformed yet again in 2007 and enjoyed another UK Official Album Chart Number 1 with Forth in 2008 before splitting immediately afterwards again. Drama!
  • 1
    UK Number 1s
  • 4
    UK Top 10s
  • 7
    UK Top 40s
  • 11
    UK Top 75s
  • 1
    Weeks at Number 1
  • 13
    Weeks in Top 10
  • 39
    Weeks in Top 40
  • 69
    Weeks in Top 75
  • 2
    UK Number 1s
  • 2
    UK Top 10s
  • 5
    UK Top 40s
  • 5
    UK Top 75s
  • 14
    Weeks at Number 1
  • 46
    Weeks in Top 10
  • 82
    Weeks in Top 40
  • 162
    Weeks in Top 75
Date Title, Artist Peak
Pos
WoC Wks
No 1
Chart
Facts
04.07.
1992
SHE'S A SUPESTAR
HUT 16
66 01 00
Buy
22.05.
1993
BLUE
VERVE
HUT HUTCD29
69 01 00
13.05.
1995
THIS IS MUSIC
HUT HUTCD54
35 03 00
Buy
24.06.
1995
ON YOUR OWN
VERVE
HUT HUTCD55
28 02 00
Buy
30.09.
1995
HISTORY
VERVE
HUT HUTDX59
24 03 00
Buy
28.06.
1997
BITTER SWEET SYMPHONY
HUT GBAAA9700049
02 56 00
13.09.
1997
THE DRUGS DON'T WORK
HUT HUTDG88
01 20 01
Buy
06.12.
1997
LUCKY MAN
VERVE
HUT HUTDG92
07 17 00
Buy
16.05.
1998
SONNET
VERVE
HUT 8950752
74 04 00
Buy
16.08.
2008
LOVE IS NOISE
PARLOPHONE VERVE004
04 12 00
Buy
29.11.
2008
RATHER BE
VERVE
PARLOPHONE CDR6762
56 01 00
Buy
Date Title, Artist Peak
Pos
WoC Wks
No 1
Chart
Facts
03.07.
1993
A STORM IN HEAVEN
HUT CDHUT10
27 03 00
15.07.
1995
A NORTHERN SOUL
HUT CDHUT27
13 18 00
Buy
11.10.
1997
URBAN HYMNS
VERVE
HUT CDHUT45
01 162 12
13.11.
2004
THIS IS MUSIC - THE SINGLES 92-98
VIRGIN CDV2991
15 28 00
06.09.
2008
FORTH
VERVE
PARLOPHONE 2355842
01 18 02
Buy