“Bullet with Butterfly Wings” is a song by the American alternative rock band The Smashing Pumpkins and the lead single from their 1995 double album Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness. The song won the Grammy Award for Best Hard Rock Performance. This song was the band’s first Top 40 U.S. hit, peaking at number 22 on the Billboard Hot 100. It also spent six weeks at number two on the Modern Rock Tracks chart, and peaked at number four on the Mainstream Rock chart. In Canada, the song peaked at number 18 on the RPM Top Singles chart and spent four weeks at number one on the Rock/Alternative chart, becoming Canada’s most successful rock song of the year.
The song was named the 91st best hard rock song of all time by VH1 in 2009 and ranked number 70 on the 2008 list of “The 100 Greatest Guitar Songs of All Time” of Rolling Stone. The song came second in the Triple J Hottest 100, 1995, was later voted number 51 in the Triple J Hottest 100 of All Time, 2009 and placed at number 25 in the Triple J Hottest 100 of the Past 20 Years, 2013.