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the best ever, so famous and one of the top sounds in music history... with amazing kurt's voice...
Kurt Cobain is like the Greek son Of Orpheus god of music because smells like teen spirit is masterly I don't think anything can even touch this song long live NIRVANA!
I think that its pretty obvious why this song one! If you don't already know, it's cause it TOTALLY ROCKS!
Why only 12% vote for this song? This song IS NirvanaV 223 Comments
Great song. Seriously underrated. By the way, when it's played backwards, ''forever in debt to your priceless advice'' sounds like ''I'm suicidal, for your mistake you have been warned''
Yeah it's a really great song, but it's not underrated in any way possible whatsoever - Gruunge
This is the song that made me aware of Nirvana and download nearly every song I could find. It's quite depressing but somehow, I can listen to it no matter what mood my PMS has bestowed upon me. Nirvana is just so universal, these top three songs are absolutely addictive.
This is one out of my three absolute top-favourite Nirvana songs.
This song has so many possible meanings, same as the music video, and every time I listen to it I think of a new possible meaning, ranging from relationship issues to cancer in children (Which Kurt Cobain has also clarified).
It is so underrated, and this makes me really upset. Yeah, Smells Like Teen Spirit and Come As You Are are amazing songs, but they don't seem to hold so much meaning as Heart-Shaped Box.
RIP Kurt Cobain, you will be forever loved and missed.
Teen spirit is good, but this is nirvanas best. Also, teen spirit is too mainstream.V 94 Comments
Like my favorite Nirvana song! Very deep lyrics as well... "... I'm so ugly, but that's okay cause so are you... "
My favorite, yes, over teen spirit. Most of the people who voted it, haven't listen to many other songs.
"Most of the people who have an individual opinion that just happens to be the same as the most popular opinion, haven't listened to many other songs." - Martin_Canine
My favorite song of all time. The vibe, the lyrics, the instruments, the voice, the everything is fantastic in this song. Don't get me wrong, Teen Spirit is amazing but the thing is I think that the YEAH YEAH is just amazing. Also Kurt commited suicide pretty much of his popularity and Teen Spirit was his most popular so being a hardcore Nirvana fan and Kurt being one of my idols, it seems hard to like. Yet I still love the crap out of that song... But lithium is just genius.
He's singing about the prescription drug that helped him with his bipolar disorder! I can definitely relate because I was on this drug for my bipolar. This is my favorite nirvana song not just because of the lyrics but because it's my favorite tune from nirvana.V 80 Comments
Can everyone stop voting for the overplayed Smells Like Teen Spirit? We all know it's great, but Nirvana have more than just 1 good song. This deserves way more than 9 percent! VOTE!
Here's the problem while Smells like Teen Spirit is overrated this song is also overrated since it's a rip off of a another song (Killing Joke - The Eighties) - christangrant
Well.. Come As You Are is an awesome song! and I love the lyrics..
the guitar riffs are just AWESOME and you can actually feel the songs meaning..
of course Smells Like Teen Spirit is the BEST.. but I would vote for this cause this is epic too!
Smells like teen spirit is overrated! This has such a cool mellow sound
Best song.V 94 Comments
most amazing song I've ever heard; wish I could have heard it live.
Plain Perfection. If only, Kurt Cobain was alive right now there would be hundred's of song's in this list and the entire rock scene would be different.
Every song they made was amazing but this one is my favorite! - falling4usucks
number 1V 49 Comments
Kurt Cobain's restrained voice, coupled with the amazing guitar line, easily makes this song their best. The end sequence for this song is one of the best I've heard.
So many great songs but of their songs All Apologies gets my vote. Not including any of their many great covers from leadbelly to the vaselines, the meat puppets or bowie etc. Kurt you are truly 1 of the greats & it's sad that music hasn't been the same since you've passed. The music you wrote will live on forever! R.I.P. Kurt
The acoustic version on MTV Unplugged in New York is simply amazing, Kurt's vocals are beauty personified and the guitar line is just wow. Great song by a great band. Hats off. - KurdtKobain94
I love the everyone is gay partV 32 Comments
kurt voice sounds amazing on this song!
gives me chills as I listen to each chord along with kurts pain in his voice
Best on this list. WHY IS SMELLS LIKE TEEN SPIRIT ON THE TOP! Even Kurt didn't like that song.
Most underrated song from them and definitely number 1 in my opinion. Pretty chilling that it was their last song before Cobain's suicide. I feel that the top five songs are pretty much overrated and shadow this masterpiece!V 65 Comments
yeah a great song even though it's a cover song originally done by David Bowie Kurt Cobain makes it even better - sUx2Bu
How can one not just love this great song. Kurt is amazing as always, the guitar piece is mesmerizing. Many people say that Smells Like Teen Spirit is overrated, I don't think so. I don't hate any of their songs. But this one's my favorite:
Oh no, not me
We never lost control
You're face to face
With the man who sold the world
These lyrics makes me ecstatic. Nirvana fan for life..
wonderful song, I love it, so calm yet catching, try it, I don't know much about nirvana but this was a top level of its kind
I like this song. The lyrics is great. But hold on. Turns out it was written by David Bowie. It's a covering song. Including Come as you were this is the only song I like of their's. But its not even their's. - zxmV 69 Comments
The Guitar solo that starts from the middle of the song.. that's what I am talking about! - goutkris
My favorite Nirvana song. The unplugged version is even better, and if you like acoustic you will love this. All in all, this song is listed as one of the greatest love songs above Heart Shaped Box, so why is it not above it here?
This should be like 3 or something
About a Girl is definitely the best Nirvana song ever!V 24 Comments
Such an underrated song that I feel is one of their best
Fantastic Sound, Amazing Guitaring, Bashing Vocals, This should be way above!
Listening to it continuously since past 3 days... Can't stop listening to it... On cell on pc nirvana
Love the guitar, love the messageV 54 Comments
Listen to this great early cover by Nirvana. It has a really good riff and also the best solo I've heard from Nirvana but it's not very well known.
Ok, I can understand that some of my favorite songs are not on the top ten, because I like A LOT MORE than 10 nirvana songs. 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. There's two songs that deserve to be on the top ten, and those are: 1. About a Girl: Bleach was characterized as being a "dirty sounding" album, but about a girl is simply the masterpiece in there. It's their first great song (followed closely by blew and school). 2. 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? It's a perfect balance between the rather edgy and sharp sound of Heart Shaped Box and the greatly melodic All Apologies. It's just a perfect song, not my favorite, but one of them; it definitely is one of the 2 songs that deserve to replace breed in the top ten
Goosebumps! One of my fave song... Have a cup of tea guys. This song shows the powerful voice of kurt.. Long live
This song speaks to me so much. I love this. This and Lithium are my favorites.
This is a great songV 5 Comments
"I'm not like them
But I can pretend
The sun is gone,
But I have a light
The day is done,
I'm having fun
I think I'm dumb
Or Maybe just happy
Think I'm just happy"
There is a reason this was in the greatest hits album. Get this in the top 10 ASAP!
This is Nirvana's most beautiful song, both lyrically and musically. Maybe not their best, but definitely my favourite.
The unplugged version is best and to see his face during performance is just... In credible.. You can see the pain in his eyes
Number 14? seriously? it should at least be in the top 5V 34 Comments
Amazing song, starts off slow, and then Kurt's vocals explode; really stirring song
The song is a cover of a folk song made famous by Leadbelly. It was performed in Nirvana's Unplugged set in 1993 as the final song from the set. The song is chilling and kind of creepy, as it was one of the last performances Cobain ever left for the public to hear. The last verse is screamed but not in a bad, aimless way. You can tell there is emotion and angst behind it. And unlike other Nirvana songs, Cobain was actually pleased with the performance himself. When asked to perform an encore at Unplugged, he refused because he didn't feel he could top this song. And he was right. This song is perfect.
This was the epitome of Kurt, his voice, the way the show ended, even he knew it was perfection when MTV wanted to do another take. It was the last time many of us saw Kurt Cobain alive, and it is how we remembered him, and the way I will...
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. The fact that it was the last song of such a legendary show, the fact that it was live and I don't think theyd recorded or performed the song before, the fact that it's a really dark folk song from the mid 1800's and that Cobain killed himself just a few months after he recorded this and I think it was the last new song he performed... This all makes the song a lot weirder and better I think
Not the best, but the part after the 2nd chorus (that with the guitar explosion at the end) is my favorite moment of Nevermind. Kurt said he likes it more than Teen Spirit.
Haha this song is cool. I love all their song but I can listen to this longer than smells like team spirit. Kinda catchy song
Kurt Cobain liked this song more then Teen Spirit for a reason. Don't get me wrong, Heart Shaped Box, Lithium, Come As You are.. All are fantastic songs, but I'll have to say, this is my favorite song by the greatest grunge act there was, is, and ever will be.
My favorite on nevermindV 30 Comments
One of the greatest songs ever! Good intro to a song
'We can plant a house, We can build a tree'
Such great lyrics. Should definitely be in the top 10. The best song in nevermind alongside Drain You and Endless Nameless. R.I.P Kurt Cobain
I think that this song need to be in top 10. this song had good riffs and Kurt sang it very well. its so great listen it. this is my opinion. and this forum its to people give them opinion. am I right?
My favorite Nirvana song! Pumps me up so much! I go crazy every time I hear it! I lose track of time and place when this song plays! Probably my favorite song ever, any band or genre!
Not my favourite Nirvana song but needs to be top 10 from the chorus aloneV 21 Comments
This song is one of my favorites and I LOVE smells like teen spirit. True Nirvana fans likes all their albums and songs.
I just don't believe that this awesome song isn't in the top 10. For me, its the most underrated song of all time. I used to think that Heart Shaped Box is their best song, but when I heard Aneurysm... Damn, I just love this song!
This will always be my favorite Nirvana song! This song is so much better than Smells Like Teen Spirit! Smells Like Teen Spirit is just overrated by all the fake Nirvana fans who only listened to them on the radio!
Play the Live at Reading Festival 1992 version and you'll know why this should be number 1V 19 Comments
Guys PLEASE stop voting for Teen Spirit. It's a great song, we all know it but don't be such a poser and vote for it just because that's the only Cobain song you've ever heard. Try out other songs and you'll realize that Teen spirit's just a little Overrated. Don't you think?
Kurt Cobain's rough voice plays an important in the song's mood
I don't understand why this song is No. 22, this song is my favorite alongside with You know you're right. Please vote this song up, more people need to be aware of this song.
Smells like teen spirit is currently number one. Hmm... looks like we got some posers hereV 52 Comments
Incredible song, sung by Kurt in this soothing voice that gives the song a sort of comforting feel to spooky lyrics. Can't believe I needed to scroll down the list this far to see it.
This is underrated on this website this is a song where kurt actually sat down to write a song and you can hear this from his voice
Having this song at 17 is a crime. Simple as that. Beautiful song which showcased Nirvana's incredible talent exceptionally well, and is still just as memorable, and disturbing today as it was in 1991. Particularly like the Live at Reading version. Long live rock.
Best nirvana song of all time Kirta voice is absolutely mesmerising and conflicts with the dark lyrics, the whole structure and melody of this song is so soothing and beautiful. Extremely underratedV 17 Comments
Crazy Song, but great nevertheless - bhargavsai
Oh come on! This song is way better than territorial pissings and negative creep. I know it's not very famous, but should be at least in top 15...!
I wouldn't say it was the single best ever Nirvana song, but it's up there with You Know You're Right and Scentless Apprentice. Smells like Teen Spirit is the most overrated Nirvana song and really doesn't define Nirvana as a grunge band. Probably not even worthy of the top 20.
Should be top 10, underrated songV 31 Comments
Are you KIDDING me? This may not be the best nirvana song, but it is MUCH better than #25, if any of you are Nirvana fans, then I would suggest you vote for it, and if you don't wanna vote for it, at least LISTEN to it, all it is is Curt Kobain singing grandma take me home'
Not the best song, but it breaks my heart to see, that it is so underestimated by people. This song is still one of Nirvana's best, extremely powerful, and sustained by genius lyrics
Really 'out of this world' song. The guitar riffs, the bass and the lyrics are so very awesome that I listen to this song again and again. Please get it up on the list guys, the is the real Nirvana!
Needs to be higherV 25 Comments
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