The Five Supergrass Songs You’ve Listened To Without Knowing It’s Them

Supergrass is a British rock band that first gained popularity in the 1990s for their upbeat, catchy tunes with distinctive vocals, which made them a staple on alternative radio stations and music video channels. However, many people may not be familiar with the band’s name despite knowing some of their most recognizable songs from movies, TV shows, and commercials.

Despite their lack of name recognition, Supergrass has made a lasting impact on popular culture and is not a one-hit wonder. In this article, we will take a closer look at five Supergrass songs that you may have listened to without realizing it was them. So, sit back, relax, and discover the musical gems that you may have been unknowingly enjoying all along.

5. Lenny (1995)

‘Lenny’ is a standout track from Supergrass’ 1995 debut album ‘I Should Coco.’ With its driving beat, catchy guitar riff, and infectious chorus, it’s impossible not to get swept up in the energy of the song. It also showcases Mick Quinn’s astonishing bass talents — his simple but fast riffs lead to changes in the song’s tone. Although ‘Lenny’ is just two minutes and 46 seconds long, you certainly don’t want it to end. Overall, it’s impressive how Supergrass came out with such a hit at that time, despite their young age.

4. Richard III (1997)

‘Richard III’ is a raucous, raging, and high-energy track that perfectly captures Supergrass’ irreverent spirit. From the opening riff to the driving beat, the song grabs your attention and doesn’t let go. What’s particularly impressive about ‘Richard III’ is its intricate guitar work and driving rhythm section. Besides, the catchy hook and energetic tone make the song impossible not to sing along to. In the end, ‘Richard III’ perfectly showcases Supergrass’ ability to write catchy, memorable songs that don’t take themselves too seriously.

3. Pumping On Your Stereo (1999)

Another hidden gem from Supergrass’ music catalog is ‘Pumping On Your Stereo.’ From the first note to the last, the song is an infectious, foot-stomping romp that never fails to get the party started. The music video for the song is hilarious as well, showing band members playing their instruments with their heads on Muppet-like puppet bodies. Capturing the joy and exuberance of 90s rock and roll, ‘Pumping On Your Stereo’ easily takes you back to the era.

2. Moving (1999)

Although ‘Moving’ was written to depict the band’s exhaustion from touring, it is a song that everyone can relate to. It reminds us of the fleeting nature of life, the things we do every day that feel like chores, and the relentless and depressing realization of the passing of time. ‘Moving’s euphoric chorus and Gaz Coombes’ pure singing voice give the song a dream-like vibe. Just like its title, the song feels like it’s moving without a direction, with its change in tempo and rhythm and contrasting melodies.

1. Alright (1995)

Released on the soundtrack of the 1995 movie ‘Clueless,’ ‘Alright’ is a Supergrass classic that helped the band make an international breakthrough. The song’s never-ending energy and optimistic lyrics are a testament to Supergrass’ talent for writing hook-laden rock songs that are both musically and lyrically satisfying. Celebrating the joys of youth and the freedom to live life on your own terms, ‘Alright’ manages to be both nostalgic and timeless at the same time. So, it deserves the top spot as an uplifting anthem and a feel-good rock and roll song.