Little Things
by Bush

Album: Sixteen Stone (1994)
Charted: 46

Songfacts®:

  • A track from the debut Bush album, "Little Things" reminds us not to sweat the small stuff. In a Songfacts interview with Gavin Rossdale, the Bush frontman said: "I was always feeling encumbered by life and overtaken by life and dwarfed by life, and my feelings and my paranoias and my worries were larger than anything else. So, there was always that pain to try to keep all of those worries at bay.

    That's just a song about paranoia for the future and paranoia of life. I think it has something to do with trying to be strong in the face of adversity."
  • In America, Bush didn't make any singles from Sixteen Stone available for sale, but they released promo singles to radio stations, starting with "Everything Zen," their breakthrough hit. "Little Things" was issued next and did well on alternative radio, reaching #46 on the Billboard Airplay chart. Since you couldn't buy the single, it was ineligible for the Hot 100, but it did make #4 on the Modern Rock chart, the second of seven consecutive Top 10 entries on that tally.
  • Matt Mahurin, also did "Everything Zen," directed the video, which like many of the genre, was filled with earth tones, outdoor shots and white flashes.

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