Top Ten Nirvana Songs That Are More Meaningful Than ‘Smells Like Teen Spirit’

The opening track and lead single, “Smells Like Teen Spirit,” seemingly single-handedly kicked off the alternative revolution that dominated the ’90s and still holds an influence on modern rock years after frontman Kurt Cobain‘s 1994 suicide.
And while their career was brief �" three studio albums, an outtakes-and-rarities compilation and the MTV Unplugged record between 1989 and 1994 �" the Seattle band’s catalog has a lot more depth than you would think. It certainly goes beyond “Smells Like Teen Spirit,” the song that made Nirvana a household name. Here’s a list of 10 songs that (in my humble opinion) are better and more meaningful than that hit.

The Top Ten

1 Heart-Shaped Box
2 In Bloom
3 Drain You

This Song Was Actually A B-Side - FettiMC

4 Sliver
5 The Man Who Sold The World

As much as I love this song, it shouldn't be on the list since it's a cover. - Gruunge

6 Negative Creep
7 On a Plain

This song doesn't have any meaning either, I heard from somewhere it was written in a few minutes.

8 Verse Chorus Verse / Sappy
9 (New Wave) Polly
10 Radio Friendly Unit Shifter

The Contenders

11 You Know You're Right
12 Breed
13 Something In the Way
14 All Apologies
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