Nirvana's Smells Like Teen Spirit tops NME 500 Greatest Songs of All Time list
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Nirvana's Smells Like Teen Spirit tops NME 500 Greatest Songs of All Time list




In the latest issue of NME the storied publication counts down the '500 Greatest Songs of All Time' with Nirvana's 'Smells Like Teen Spirit' being awarded the top spot.

The 1991 track, the lead single released from the band's second album 'Nevermind' was the track that launch the grunge legends into the mainstream consciousness and was lauded all over at the time. By 1993 Kurt Cobain however found the track to be 'too slick' and avoided performing it from that point on.

Coming in a close second was Joy Divison's 'Love Will Tear Us Apart', the 1979 classic released just seven months before frontman  Ian Curtis' suicide in May 1980.

Rounding out the top five are (in descending order) Donna Summer's'I Feel Love',
The Smiths' 'How Soon is Now?' and Last Night by The Strokes

The list was complied from a poll of NME journalists and contributors past and present. For those who like to play judge at home all five of the tracks mentioned are presented below.

Watch: Nirvana Smells Like Teen Spirit


Watch: Joy Division Love Will Tear Us Apart


Watch Donna Summer I Feel Love


Watch The Smiths How Soon is Now


Watch The Strokes Last Nite

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