The song became a minor hit, with the music video gaining airplay on MTV and MuchMusic in a censored form. The song was also popular in Australia, and was voted No. 1 in a major Australian youth radio poll (the Triple J Hottest 100) as well as reaching No. 2 in the singles chart. In the end of year chart for 1994, the song was placed at No. 26. Its appearance in the Hottest 100 for 1993 is of particular significance, as this was the first year in the history of the annual poll that votes could only be cast for songs released during the relevant year.