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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!
Not a big Nirvana fan but this song was hot when it came out. I would say this is what got them started and they are known for.V 247 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.
Easily the greatest
Better than teen spiritV 120 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
It's their best song. - NickelodeonYesAddminNo
I'M NOT GONNA CRACK - MisfireV 92 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
Overplayed Smells Like Teen Spirit. This is easily my favorite Nirvana song and the most musical. - MattAffterburnerV 107 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
This and Heart Shaped Box are the best. - Userguy44V 59 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
All Apologies > Smells Like Teen SpiritV 36 Comments
kurt voice sounds amazing on this song!
It's the best one, you know I'm right
gives me chills as I listen to each chord along with kurts pain in his voiceV 75 Comments
yeah a great song even though it's a cover song originally done by David Bowie Kurt Cobain makes it even better - sUx2Bu
The best my first song I played
Every time I listen to it. It gives me a feeling.
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..
Such an underrated song that I feel is one of their best
Fantastic Sound, Amazing Guitaring, Bashing Vocals, This should be way above!
Really connected with it. Helped me through a tough time.
What if I played this in school? Lol - MisfireV 66 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?
Better than Smells like teen spirit. Am I right? - Userguy44V 28 Comments
I love that weird part in the middle where the guitar kinda sounds like a leaky faucet (I don't know just me? ). - failross
Easily better than Smells Like Teen Spirit. Kurt even hated that song. - Userguy44
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.
This song is my favourite.Amazing riff,voice and scream.V 37 Comments
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
Very Underrated song and album!V 9 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
This song is unexpectedly low. I love that cello part just after "think I'm just happy". 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.V 35 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
Purely AMAZING guitar, and good lyrics. Definitely should be top 3.
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!V 23 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?
MELANCHOLY in its purest form.
This should be WAY hy higher on this list
Kurt Cobain's rough voice plays an important in the song's moodV 55 Comments
Why is this not higher?
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...V 41 Comments
One of my favorite songs of all time. - TheGamingGuy
Best nirvana song
This song is one of my favorites and I LOVE smells like teen spirit. True Nirvana fans likes all their albums and songs.
How isn't this in at least the top 5!? Well, Smells Like Teen Spirit is #1 so I'm not surprised.V 25 Comments
Kurt's distorted voice adds extra intensity, beyond that it has great interchange of the riffs, which by themselves are amazing anyways. The bridge is great also.
Most saddest scene to see Kurt while performing this song. Live in Brazil, where he show off his peepee to the live camera and spitting all the cameras there. WHY KURT WHY? Lol
Quite clearly the best song, no idea why it's at the bottom. Amazingly underrated and amazing drum beat... Love the scream in the chorus.. R.I.P Kurt Cobain
The most underrated nirvana song ever! Great drums beat. Great base guitar. Great chorus with Kurt's screams and after all great lyrics.V 7 Comments
My favorite nirvana song
This song is amazing but it's so underrated
Crazy Song, but great nevertheless - bhargavsai
Better then teen spirit. Criminally underrated.V 37 Comments
Brutal punk Nirvana - MattAffterburner
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!
Their most underrated song, really an awesome track. Absolute powerhouse of a tune.
This song is so awesome, heaps of energy.
it should be at least top 12
And why is Teen spirit at the top? Its not even that great,
most of Nevermind is better than it
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.
4.)About a Girl
2.)Heart Shaped Box
1.)Polly - SandersS16
Polly wants number one
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 voiceV 24 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!
The way Kurt captures the feelings of a child along with the sweet bass line and heavy drums wins it for meV 27 Comments
Amazing. A real grower
Honestly, this is the best nirvans song - Cucboi99
Really underrated! At least Top 20 surely! Listen to this song from their Live and Loud Concert, it's brilliant!
Why is this # 40? The lyrics are awesome & it is very heavy and loud. How can you guys rate this #40.V 5 Comments
School in 54th place. you mad or something? This is the third best song of Nirvana after Lithium and Come as you are (Smells like teen spirit is 4th :))
Pretty amazing song. One of the best opening riffs ever. Not the best of all time, but certainly higher than 42nd place.
23!? This song is so bad ass! Sure there is only 10 words but it is more of a instrumental thing. I love this song especially the live at reading version. If you are a Nirvana fan and you haven't heard this song, I would definitely check it out
Hey this should be in the top ten at least man it explains seattle in itV 8 Comments
What I like about this song is that, although Kurt wrote it in a couple minutes, and only to "fill" the album, there's something about the rhythm and the lyrics that's somehow catchy.
I'm on a plain
I can't complain
Just a fun song:) even kurt said it was just total gibberish. Always underrated with nirvana songs, along with dumb and sappy
I love this song. It isn't even the band's best effort but it still manages to make my top 10. The unplugged version is my favorite.V 4 Comments
This is not in the top ten? What! This song is god dude! Love it! It's way better than a lot of these other songs! Must be put in the top ten dude, must! It's one of there best! Sick rift!
One of my favourite. I really like lyrics of this song. the best beginning of In Utero - lwiaczesc9
THE BEST OPENING SONG ON ANY ALBUM! Enough said.
An amazing opening song for an amazing album. Its basically the anti-Smells Like Teen Spirit, with its loud and exciting verses and its calmer choruses. My favorite Kurt Cobain guitar riff and one of my favorite Kurt Cobain guitar solos, just behind In Bloom and Sappy. Overall my favorite Nirvana song, it is completely underrated.V 11 Comments
Amazing song with very good lyrics. 'To come back as fire to burn all the liars and leave a blanket of ash on the ground'. Just everything in this song sounds so perfect.R.I. P Kurt Cobain
The best Nirvana song my opinion. Deep dark meaningful lyrics, powerful chores, loud distorted guitars, Kurt's haunting voice just makes this song 10x better every time you listen to it.
Wow. People need to start listening to more nirvana, this is definitely my favorite song by them. From lyrics to the melody, just perfectV 9 Comments
Best song ever iv heard
Give this song another listen and enjoy
The greatest song I've ever heard of about a turtle.
I named my pet turtle SappyV 10 Comments
The biggining is the best!
even though songs have better lyrics... this is still the best one for me... just... can people be so deaf? this has to be AT LEAST in the first 15!
Top 8-9 song for me
Fantastic and underrated track
Where the bad folks go when they die
they don't go to heaven where the angels fly
la la la
Definitely top 10,why is it at 31
It's underrated. Should be in top 3. Nothing more to say. UNDERRATED!
Such an awesome song.. Why is it, for God's sake, numer 31? It should be at least top ten. Especially the riff is really good and catchy. As said already, it is amazingly underrated.
Second best song (after Smells Like Teen Spirit). Enough said.V 11 Comments
Ferocious... this is true Nirvana
This is so underrated
DADDY'S LITTLE GIRL AIN'T A GIRL NO MORE!
many people don't know about this one, WHAT'S WRONG WITH THEM! - rock2metal
If your a true Nirvana fan you should know this one! - flippermafatpattyV 9 Comments
One of the best songs and its history which shows the respect and affection Dave has for Kurt makes this even more special
Great song. Really reflects how awesome of a musician Dave is. - MontyPython
The song has a very good (a bit sad) vibe to it that always gets me thinkin'
Super underrated. Love it
Highly underrated, milk it is by far one of Nirvana's top songs. Powerful ass, high energy chorus which gives you that 'feel awesome' feeling. Should be way up there!
I honestly don't really like the majority of Milk it. Sure, the main guitar riff is pretty cool and the lyrics are pretty complicated, but the intro, verses and the guitar solo sound like a beginner is playing them. Don't get me wrong, I love Nirvana, they're my favorite band. But Milk it just sounds like they were milking the time they had to record this song. 3/10
Love dis song! I'm actually listening to it right now!V 6 Comments
Blew on 38th position? Really? This song should be at least on the 15th position, where it's more deserving.
"If you wouldn't mind I would like to blew
If you wouldn't mind I would like to lose
If you wouldn't care I would like to leave
If you wouldn't mind I would like to breathe"
Come on dudes, this song rocks!
Wow 43?! SHAMEFUL! This song embodies Nirvana! M/ Someone using this site to find good Nirvana songs would completely overlook this song with it being buried all the way down here at 43. Come on people! Kurt would be disappointed.
One of the best Nirvana songs and the best from Bleach in my opinion, Kurt's voice is so powerful in this song...
I would go for "Love Buzz", but that's a cover song. Blew is sludgy, hard, heavy, and is a prime example of Nirvana's early years.V 6 Comments
How is this not in the top 10, or 20 even?
Some amazing songs in their discography haven't even got a single vote! I suppose that's testament to how many great songs they had. Still, as great as it is, 'Smells like teen spirit' is their only song that I can't even listen to anymore. Very surprised to see that at no. 1.
This should be number 1. It's really great.
The best Nirvana song along with Aneurysm and Endless NamelessV 2 Comments
Deserves to be in the top 10 at least! This is like Breed 2.0 and rocks just as hard as that song so get this up there immediately!
It should be on the top 10... I think this song is the most powerful song by nirvana.. Very strong.. Very good
I love this song it makes me feel happy. Rip kurt
This song is criminally underratedV 6 Comments
This should be way higher! Amazing song
Really a great song with catchy melody and brilliant chorus.
Really? Give this song a shot,you'll fall in love with it!
You must be kidding me! This song is one of the best songs I've ever heard! There are so many qualities, I can't even dare to pretend that I can list them all. The most obvious are: Kurt's incredible voice, great lyrics (the chorus sounds SO GOOD), and mind blowing guitar... just listen to it!
Yes, I agree. This song IS very good, however, it's not theirs. They covered it from a band they admire called "The Meat Puppets". If it was theirs, I would say it deserves a top 10 spot. The song is very catchy and awesome.
Smarten up kids. This is top 5. If he wrote the list
I can't believe this song is so low. This is my favorite Nirvana song. It's so beautiful! The voice, the guitar, the lyrics. Everything in this song is perfect!
This and Old Age are so underatted! The lyrics to this song totally get me every time I hear it. I'm so glad I found this song because I know this will be played at my funeral
Everyone needs to hear this song!
Yeah this song is really greatV 2 Comments
I feel like this is the one song that Kurt speaks the greatest in, although the words lack the certain punch most of his songs have. I feel the unique status the character is given in the song reflects Kurt's outsider attitude in real life.
This is one of their best songs! It should at least be in the top 20!
This Song > Smell like teen spirit, one of the bests song I've ever heard in my life, Nirvana ROCKS. - rubenescaray
The title itself was this hint by Kurt of committing suicide.I really felt sad for him.. Kurt Cobain rip
Oh my god this is the top song of nirvana..46th you guys kidding me.. Listen to this song man!... Then you'll know the truth of Kurt Cobain...
This one should rate higher, but it's not the most well known.
Not much talk.. just thinking..V 3 Comments
There are songs that deserve to be at top list, Tourette deservers it.
Not a long song but still a very good one. Cobain was a real genius. RIP
This song gets too much hate. - Pony
Its really mad song it must have in top 10V 2 Comments
Found this song through Yelawolf's Marijuana song. Didn't realise it was actually Nirvana's!
Love how he gets so intense in this song. And describes Mary Jane so amusingly.
I like it better than teen spirit. You rock kurt
Better than teen spirit...V 2 Comments
One of the good songs of Nirvana
One of the hardest songs of Nirvana, and one of the best.
(speaking of the Nevermind outtake here, included on With the Lights Out)
I know it was never an official release, but VCV will always hold a candle of emotion that tops all. Something inside Kurt's voice, almost a melancholy, harmonic tone, accentuates this track alongside Dave's cymbal crashes and Krist's smooth bassline. The riff itself, which amps a little in volume and at the wall of distortion kicking in at the chorus, is daresay soothing and definitely enjoyable, if only for the pure simplistic nature of it that brings out the other wonders of the band's sound inside the song.
Overall, this needs to be higher. I highly recommend a listen to anyone whom has not heard it.
This song has COBAİN'S CLEAR VOİCE LİKE THE OTHER NİRVANA SONGS
Sure, I'll admit it's structurally flawed. But it's also a grandiose earworm. And frankly, I'd rather have this stuck in my head than any song on pop radio.
Man, this song should be in the first page. You can enjoy both metal and punk style in this song.
Best nirvana song. Period.
The lyrics, the drums, the voice... And above all, the guitar...
Kurt really shows his guitar skills on this one.
This song is offensively underrated
Why the hell is this song down here!V 5 Comments
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