This is my list, my favorite songs by Nirvana. Nirvana has been one of my favorite bands since I was about 11. Maybe earlier, I don’t know. One of my memories takes me back to 1991 maybe. I was making a trip to my dad’s house, my parents divorced when I was young. I have three step brothers and the closest to my age always kept me up on new music. When I last saw him, we were rockin’ out to some Guns n’ Roses and different Glam Metal bands. When I brought my tapes, yeah cassette tapes, he showed me something new. Not Nirvana, it was Pearl Jam and he explained the “Seattle Sound” to me. I was fucking blown away by Pearl Jam. He talked about a few other bands he heard about and the one that stuck out to me was Nirvana. So we went to the mall and I bought Nirvana’s album, Nevermind. I thought I was blown away by Pearl Jam…fuck Pearl Jam. When “Smells Like Teen Spirit” started, holy fucking shit…
Well, actually I do like Pearl Jam, but Nirvana was like nothing I had heard before. Their sound may have been a part of the “Seattle Sound”, but it was its own voice. There has never, ever been a band like Nirvana.
I would like to present my 10 favorite Nirvana songs, my top 10. Not all of these songs are original Nirvana songs, but these are all preformed by Nirvana.
10. Frances Farmer Will Have Her Revenge on Seattle
9. All Apologies
8. Heart-Shaped Box
5. Drain You
4. Pennyroyal Tea
3. Smells Like Teen Spirit
2. Come As You Are
1. The Man Who Sold the World
Yep, any day, any time, I can hear these songs. I was heart-broken with the news of Cobain’s “suicide”, yes quotes. I was nearly 14 when I heard the news. I would love to image what this world and the music would be like if he hadn’t died.