Best Nirvana Singles

Nirvana was an American rock band that was formed by singer/guitarist Kurt Cobain and bassist Krist Novoselic in Aberdeen, Washington in 1987. Nirvana went through a succession of drummers, the longest-lasting being Dave Grohl, who joined the band in 1990.

In the late 1980s Nirvana established itself as part of the Seattle grunge scene, releasing its first album Bleach for the independent record label Sub Pop in 1989. The band eventually came to develop a sound that relied on dynamic contrasts, often between quiet verses and loud, heavy choruses. After signing to major label DGC Records, Nirvana found unexpected success with "Smells Like Teen Spirit", the first single from the band's second album Nevermind (1991). Nirvana's sudden success widely popularized alternative rock as a whole, and as the band's frontman Cobain found himself referred to in the media as the "spokesman of a generation", with Nirvana being considered the "flagship band" of Generation X. Nirvana's third studio album In Utero (1993), challenged the group's audience, featuring an abrasive, less-mainstream sound.

Nirvana's brief run ended following the death of Kurt Cobain in 1994, but various posthumous releases have been issued since, overseen by Novoselic, Grohl, and Cobain's widow Courtney Love. Since its debut, the band has sold over 25 million albums in the United States alone, and over 50 million worldwide.

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1Smells Like Teen Spirit

The obvious choice for number one spot! Kurts vocals are just amazing! He can scream perfectly! He has the best grunge voice ever and he proves it in this song. - dragon13304


One of the nirvana's best song ever. Curt's heart-touching vocal and scream shows why they became so famous in such a short time... One can obviously says that the reason is:- Smell like teen spirit and Lithium.

3Come As You Are
4Heart-Shaped Box
5In Bloom
6All Apologies
7Rape Me

Kurt's voice in the last 40 seconds... God, it's beautiful

This was on the mainstream radio? Damn...

8Pennyroyal TeaV1 Comment

By far the best, I mean this is alt rock. - Jimisboy

One of the most powerful songs ever. This is the kind of music Kurt wanted to play!

10SilverV1 Comment

The Contenders

11About a Girl
12You Know You're Right
13Love Buzz

What? This is not even in the list! Anyone appreciates the old nirvana :C

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1. In Bloom
2. Smells Like Teen Spirit
3. Heart-Shaped Box
1. Smells Like Teen Spirit
2. Heart-Shaped Box
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