18 November 2020, 20:01. This song shows the powerful voice of kurt.. Long live. They just gave it all they got. Pretty amazing song. One of the best opening riffs ever. How can you guys rate this #40. As an Amazon Associate, we earn revenue from qualifying purchases. We all know it's great, but Nirvana have more than just 1 good song. I understand why it's placed here because smells like teen spirit is so famous. Nirvana fan for life.. "You Know You're Right" is just one song that can break a true Kurt Cobain/Nirvana fan's heart but in other words, I was only a year old when this song was first played on the radio and I was very young. It feels acquiescent, defeated, the sound of a man crushed by fame. This song is perfect. Here are the 50 best Nirvana songs. One of my fave song... Have a cup of tea guys. It's quite depressing but somehow, I can listen to it no matter what mood my PMS has bestowed upon me. This sing is actually an ironic take on the media and the publics intrusion of kurts privacy, I am very surprised to see about a girl in 10th place. True Nirvana fans likes all their albums and songs. This all makes the song a lot weirder and better I think. No song came to represent the gulf between Nirvana and some sections of their newfound audience quite as starkly as Polly, a horrifying depiction of a rape that ended up cited in an actual rape case: its perpetrators sang it to their victim. Music would be so much different... Maybe rock wouldn't be dead. It's just...good. The greatest pop music dance crazes - ranked! Simple as that. When asked to perform an encore at Unplugged, he refused because he didn't feel he could top this song. Giorgio Moroder's 20 greatest songs - ranked! Pennyroyal tea: Ok, do I even have to explain to you why this is one of the songs that should replace Breed in the top ten? But it was meant as a joke, a “ridiculous pop song” recorded in an hour during labelmates Tad’s lunch break. Not including any of their many great covers from leadbelly to the vaselines, the meat puppets or bowie etc. It's such an awesome chill song and it deserves to be higher up on this list, just give it a listen and you will agree. Every Mercury prize-winning album - ranked! This song speaks to me so much. Not to say anything about the melody and his voice. It makes the song the song! I loved every second of the video and song, especially how it goes from all mellow to rocking out or whatever you call it. You can feel that and see that in his eyes, you can hear that in his breath just before the end of the song! The song “School” was released as the fourth track on Nirvana’s 1989 debut album Bleach.Like most of the tracks on Bleach, “School” is light on lyrics and heavy on instrumental music, specifically a kind of groove metal that wouldn’t become incredibly popular until a few years later. The 20 best music documentaries - ranked!The weirdest Brits performances - ranked!Game of Thrones - every episode - ranked!Oscar nominees - the weirdest ever - ranked!Oscar snubs - the 20 greatest ever - ranked!The biggest Rock & Roll Hall of Fame snubs ever - ranked!Super Bowl half-time shows - the 10 greatest - ranked!The best X Factor finalists - ranked!From Niall Horan's toast to Russell Crowe’s jockstrap: celebrity auction items - ranked! This is probably one of the most underrated Nirvana songs ever!Great song!One of my favorite Nirvana songs ever. It's their best song. The unplugged version is even better, and if you like acoustic you will love this. It reminds me of Kurt the most. There’s no getting around the fact the lyrics read like a suicide note – “everything’s my fault” – although there is also a faint suggestion of a happier ending: “In the sun I feel as one.”. The greatest ever female rap tracks - ranked! Don't try to pull some super awful meaning out of it. The last time I heard this song on the radio was way earlier this year and I just memorized the whole song from 13 years ago. Sure there is only 10 words but it is more of a instrumental thing. And he was right. Oscar snubs - the 20 greatest ever - ranked! I fell in love with this song and never heard the song being played on the radio ever again. Get this in the top 10 ASAP! Aneurysm 10. Smells Like Teen Spirit is just overrated by all the fake Nirvana fans who only listened to them on the radio! It should absolutely be in the top 5. The weirdest Brits performances - ranked! Nirvana were always catholic in their choice of covers, but an unexpected, desolate version of traditional folksong In the Pines is the most extraordinary, largely because of Cobain’s vocal, which begins as a faltering mumble and ends up operating at a level of emotional intensity that’s just shy of unbearable. Nirvana is just so universal, these top three songs are absolutely addictive. I just don't believe that this awesome song isn't in the top 10. Today's Top Stories 1 The 14 Best Winter Boots for Under $200. It can't even be explained. This song is still one of Nirvana's best, extremely powerful, and sustained by genius lyrics, This Song tell story of my life. Top 10 Nirvana Songs Characterized by dynamic shifting between chorus parts and verses, the front-man of the band, Kurt Cobain, said that he wanted to combine rock and punk elements to make compositions that would sound grunge with a tinge of rock. The really, really deep cuts. Sal Cinquemani. How many of them do you remember? Can't believe I needed to scroll down the list this far to see it. The list is subject to change. I love this song especially the live at reading version. Kurt Cobain claimed Drain You was the equal of “or better than” Smells Like Teen Spirit, and he had a point: another in his line of slightly warped love songs, it shifts from a sparkling verse to an extended, improvised and faintly psychedelic interlude, by way of squeaky toys and aerosols being sprayed, and ends with one of Cobain’s most startling screams. One of the only songs that genuinely make me smile. VOTE! It’s one and the same, and this is just one of many songs from that album that people still obsess over. The nice thing about a short discography is that the top 20 list is almost sure to have most of your favorites. I've thought for a long time it was kind of annoying, but I went along with it. An early Nirvana song about being trapped in middle-class America, this was a song the band developed during live performances in 1989 when they toured Europe with their Sup Pop labelmates TAD. Love the story where they started "Rape Me" at the VMA's and MTV executives went crazy! Even from the beginning when I hadn't heard all the hype about some of the other songs, this song struck me as being the best of the album right away. This song is one of my favorites and I LOVE smells like teen spirit. Beautiful song which showcased Nirvana's incredible talent exceptionally well, and is still just as memorable, and disturbing today as it was in 1991. It let me escape from what everyone else was listening to, and ...more. Wes Anderson movies - ranked!The Coen brothers’ films - ranked!Stanley Kubrick's best films - ranked! This song was inspired by the novel Perfume by Patrick Suskind, about a man born with an amazing sense of smell but no smell of his own. The dark, sinister lyrics are so deep and thoughtful, and the performance is incredible. From Niall Horan's toast to Russell Crowe’s jockstrap: celebrity auction items - ranked! "You are awesome nirvana! " The highlight of debut album Bleach was a step away from the emotional terrain mined by, say, Nirvana’s Sub Pop labelmates Mudhoney: they tended to deal in hedonism and alienation, but About a Girl was a surprisingly sweet and earnest love song that betrayed Cobain’s love of tuneful-but-rickety British indie pop. Teen spirit was groundbreaking but doesn't really show you what I think he loved to feel. A posthumous remix included on the deluxe version of In Utero reveals its melancholy potency. The song is chilling and kind of creepy, as it was one of the last performances Cobain ever left for the public to hear. It's their first great song (followed closely by blew and school). Yes, Teen Spirit is a good song, but it's garbage compared to some of their other songs. Happy birthday, Kurt. Kurt Cobain rarely talked about this song, but he did say that it was dedicated to his wife, Courtney Love, and daughter, Francis Bean. Readers’ Poll: The 10 Best Nirvana Songs ... We asked our readers to vote on their favorite Nirvana songs. The haunting quality of the production on this song, combined with the brilliant guitar melody supported by the beautifully dark sounding cello parts, in addition to the pain in the lyrics and the incredibly effective extended ending to the song...all of this makes All Apologies not only one of Nirvana's very best songs...I think it is one of the greatest rock songs of all time. What an amazing last performance. Features Best Nirvana Songs: 20 Essential Tracks That Blaze With Teen Spirit. Whenever they did the song live, it was never up to the quality of the studio version, just because it's that diverse and different sounding. Awesome guitar solo, super loud, epic bass part, just everything is so awesome in this! Kurt Cobain during a Nirvana performance in December 1993. Heart Shaped Box5. The best song in nevermind alongside Drain You and Endless Nameless. Most love stories begin with a shy look, a smile, or a simple hello. The furious drumming bashing the room! How could it be so low, and honestly all people who vote for smells like teens spirit could vote for something else, we already know it is their most famous and overplayed song. The unplugged version is my favorite. The 10 best Nirvana songs. Today would have been Kurt Cobain’s 45th birthday. Thrilling, white-knuckle listening. This is a vary underrated song.It is a very good song too. Listen to the MTV start to finish, listen to the chelos and realize he wasn't suicidal, depressed sure but we all are. One of my favorite songs I can't help but sing along to it. Guys come on this is so underrated! I'm also including the songs on Incesticide and anything else I've heard. To the person who doesn't know anything but "Teen Spirit", this sounds like an absolute train wreck of a song, but that is what makes it their best! Beautiful song. And when you're experiencing really good, primal rock n roll, you break into a trance. R.I.P. Kurt Cobain wrote this for his girlfriend at the time, Tracy Marander. In an era when major labels, big budgets and the quest for mainstream success almost invariably blunted an indie band’s power, Nirvana, incredibly, seemed to have been vastly potentiated by the move, honing their sound and their songwriting without losing their individuality. Actors playing nightmarish versions of themselves in cinema - ranked! This is the song that made realize there was more music out there than the mainstream top 40.I'm a 13 year old girl. Go listen to all the songs off of In Utero, Incesticide and Bleach, and then come back and vote for "Radio Friendly Unit Shifter", "Negative Creep", "Dive", "Mexican Seafood", or basically any other track than Come as You Are and SLTS. This is the punkiest song on nevermind. Can everyone stop voting for the overplayed Smells Like Teen Spirit? The pain and suffering he just screams out of his voice! My teacher put on the Smells Like Teen Spirit music video as an example. Polly10. It was performed in Nirvana's Unplugged set in 1993 as the final song from the set. Powerful opening riff and demonstrates that a song can be a simple aka punk! Barry Manilow – all his greatest songs - ranked! It's unbelievable and my personal favorite. I really do! Rape Me is a case in point. 2. The chorus, meanwhile, is the perfect example of Cobain’s ability to conjure a simple but indelible melody. Over the rest of their short career, Kurt Cobain and co would belt out a torrent of classics, Last modified on Wed 3 Jul 2019 08.52 EDT. Overfamiliarity means it is hard to remember what an impact Teen Spirit had on release. Not the most meaningful or deep Nirvana song, but that's the point because it's meant to be tongue in cheek. It's a great song but to be honest its not in my top 10 Nirvana songs. About A Girl is great. It really disappoints me to see people who wear Nirvana merchandise but will only ever listen to Smells Like Teen Spirit. It's CATCHY and I don't understand why it's so scarcely talked about. But Nirvana just NAILS it here! Awesome song this really showed me how great a song writer Kurt really was as well as a good singer also. On a plain, should be higher on this list, but I can't complain... Seattle rules! I'd assumed this would be the chart topper, the song that would make them famous. I agree with 9 out of the ten songs included in the top ten, except for breed, I mean, it just doesn't belong there. What a great song from the last album (unfortunately) of Nirvana! Watch a performance of About a Girl from 1993, Watch the video for Smells Like Teen Spirit, live version from 1992’s Reading festival. From MC5 to Jeff Mills: the greatest Detroit tracks ever - ranked! I choose Something in the way because I can't think of another song by any band that sounds remotely similar and unlike some other Nirvana songs I can listen to it whatever my mood. He just loved to let you know something was in the way of his happiness, and the he sold the world and the he thinks he's dumb and all applolgies and will burn in a lake of fire. It's genuinely very enjoyable to listen and sing along to, which is exactly what Cobain had intended. But something like SLTS can easily be played live, because it's so simple. If that's not good enough the production from Butch Vig is amazing my personal favourite track of nevermind with exception of drain you and lounge act. Come on, there's a violin in the song! I really hate the fist 10 sec. Given what happened to Cobain, there is an understandable tendency to look for angst throughout Nirvana’s catalogue. In Bloom8. This is SUCH A GOOD SONG. Only thing that should be before this is Smells Like Teen Spirit! But lithium is just genius. I love how he drew inspiration from his favorite book to write the lyrics. This lyrics to this song are beautifuly self-aware written to literally mock those who like it. Top 10 Best Nirvana Songs My personal opinion but if you disagree you're wrong. He had clearly never heard the scourging din of Scentless Apprentice, on which Cobain’s agonised screaming of the seemingly innocuous phrase offers a deeply disturbing insight into the singer’s post-fame state of mind. Forget the radio stations, I'll buy another copy of this cd someday and listen to it until my kids will hear it and will think they heard the song before they were even born. 9. Buried. I love this song. Like they have more than 1 good song. Long live rock. About a Girl4. And as much as I hate phony fans who only know this song, I hate fans who dislike this song just because Kurt did equally. The first time when the 3 Nirvana's musicians have been collaborate, and one of the most loved song from Kurt. The thunderous bass echoing the walls! The success of Nevermind made the lyrics of In Bloom seem weirdly and entirely unintentionally prescient: meant as a portrait of Cobain’s friend Dylan Carlson, it ended up sounding like a howl of disgust at the more lumpen elements in Nirvana’s new audience. Are you KIDDING me? A lot of fun to listen to. 10- Hairspray Queen But to be proud that we 10 percent of people could able to understood the meaning of the song. Right? This should be in the top 3, the way the lyrics are constructed and delivered are genius, the clean guitar until the last verse and in between what I guess you could call the chorus is awesome. Thank you. Why is this # 40? This isn't my absolute favorite Nirvana song, but is (in my opinion) there best song. I felt like this song is an underrated one and it deserves to be in #2. This song is unexpectedly low. Even though other Nirvana songs have better lyrics, this will always be my favorite. I praise this song not because it sounds great (which it does) but because to me it represents the pinnacle of Nirvana's witty and intelligent lyrics. And rightly so. How can one not just love this great song. ", So many great songs but of their songs All Apologies gets my vote. This song is definitely the definition of what is Nirvana. Dave Grohl compared it to Bohemian Rhapsody, which is perhaps pushing it a bit. Ok but this is a really, really cool song. In our interview with Sub Pop founder Bruce Pavitt, he explained that this song was "hypnotic," and a stylistic breakthrough for the band. Because many of Nirvana's best non-album songs were outtakes or demos, sometimes there are multiple versions of the songs on this list out there, and worthwhile new mixes continue to come out. There's two songs that deserve to be on the top ten, and those are: 1. I love Smells Like Teen Spirit a lot. And moreover there is no any other musical band in this universe who does give this type of challenging song before and neither it could happen in future. It was one of Kurt's most favorites, and you can really tell when you listen to it. The lyrics are some of Kurt's best, but it's the way that the song somehow builds into the screaming chorus at the middle and end without changing anything until the final second that makes this song Nirvana's best. It shouldn't be first because it's a cover and not one of their most popular but it's my favourite nirvana song with tbe emotion that he puts into it and the sort of creepy way it builds up to his howling scream thing at the end.But I also think the context of the song makes it better. Top 10 Nirvana Tracks: 10 Best Nirvana Songs Ever Unknown. "If You Must," With the Lights Out (2004) Cobain accidentally channels Bob Dylan on this dissonant waltz from their … It isn't even the band's best effort but it still manages to make my top 10. I love this. In Bloom 6. Plus they had come up with one of the all-time great riffs. D-7 9. Smells like Teen Spirit is the most overrated Nirvana song and really doesn't define Nirvana as a grunge band. Miles Davis's 20 greatest albums – ranked! It’s 30 years since the release of the Seattle band’s debut album, Bleach. Well, that's what I thought.Then one day in music class a few months ago we learned about grunge music. Nevermind is a legendary album. 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