Best Songs From Nirvana's Nevermind

Nevermind is the second studio album by the American rock band Nirvana, released on September 24, 1991. Produced by Butch Vig, Nevermind was the group's first release on DGC Records. Frontman Kurt Cobain sought to make music outside the restrictive confines of the Seattle grunge scene, drawing influence from groups such as the Pixies and their use of song volume dynamics.

Despite low commercial expectations by the band and its record label, Nevermind became a surprise success in late 1991, largely due to the popularity of its first single, "Smells Like Teen Spirit". By January 1992, it had replaced Michael Jackson's album Dangerous at number one on the Billboard charts. The Recording Industry Association of America has certified the album Diamond (over 10 million copies shipped), and the album has sold over 30 million copies worldwide.[1][2] Nevermind was responsible for bringing alternative rock to a large mainstream audience, and critics subsequently regard it as one of the best rock albums of all time.

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1Smells Like Teen Spirit

Eh don't get Me wrong This is a great song but kinda overplayed a tad and keep in mind I own everything related to nirvana so don't think I'm bashing them

This is a pretty unnecessary list. I mean nobody even really acknowledges it's existence.

One of the most influential songs of the 90s. Also has a great riff!

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Real hard to rank. But lithium from me

The distortion in the chorus drives me crazy

3Come As You Are

This song is not only the best from the album, but their best song in general. It's more dark and less cheesy than Smells Like Teen Spirit. - IronSabbathPriest

4In Bloom

First it deserves to be first, second Smells Like Teen Spirit deserves to be less overrated, because it's a beautiful song, but not the best one!

Just simply the best song on here, but Territorial Pissings is a close second - deangelo.gracey.39

5Drain You

Arguably The Most Underrated Nirvana Song Breed Has The Best Chorus And Best Live Presence - FettiMC

This song and on a plain are my favorites from this record

7Lounge Act

Great bass, great guitar, great melody, great drums, easily best song on my favorite album of all time, an underrated masterpiece

Why is this not number one is one of Nirvana's best songs it kicks ass

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8Something In The WayV1 Comment
9Territorial Pissings

Territorial Pissings is so upbeat and Dave Grohl's drumming is dynamic. Nevermind is one of the only albums where every song was worth buying the album. I agree with this list except Something In The Way I think is too high, and On A Plain and Territorial Pissings are too low. There isn't a single "bad" song on the album though!

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Honestly, I think In Utero is a way better album, but Polly here made me think that is belonged in In Utero due to the lyrics in the song being very clever.

It's clever, has a great riff, and is really good in general. It should have been the song that everyone obsessed about instead of its more "catchy" opponents.

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11On a Plain

I'll start this off without any words

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12Stay Away

Stay away is the rawest song on the album. You can feel the frustration and emotion, something you can't do with any other song, besides breed. Stay away and on a plain are the two best songs on nevermind

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13Endless, Nameless

Ok You Clearly don't know ANYTHING about Death Metal death metal is morbid angel nirvana is grunge the only reason this song give a slight metal vibe is because of kurts genuine Frustration trying to make lithium

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14About a Girl
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