In October of 1995, Smashing Pumpkins release their third album Melon Collie & The Infinite Sadness.
The album debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard 200, behind its first single “Bullet With Butterfly Wings. The 28-track triple LP boasted a whopping five singles, which earned Smashing Pumpkins major crossover pop radio play.
The ambitious length of Melon Collie & The Infinite Sadness was inspired by the Beatles’ White Album. It received widespread critical acclaim, landing Smashing Pumpkins 7 Grammy nominations.
The record’s second single “1979” charted as high as 12, marking the band’s highest-charting song to date.