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List of the top Nirvana songs, as voted on by fans like you. Led by rock icon Kurt Cobain, Nirvana was one of the best-loved (not to mention critically-adored) bands of the ‘90s. In releasing one of the greatest albums ever, Nevermind, perhaps no one else did more to bring alternative rock into the limelight and make grunge a household word. All of Nirvana’s radio staples are here, but true fans know there are plenty of classic album cuts and rarities that are worthy of your votes.

Music videos and audio videos are included next to each track name, so if you haven't heard a song you can listen to it right here on this page. Is one of your favorite Nirvana songs missing from this poll? Add it to the list so it has a chance to rise to the top.

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416 136
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In Utero

2
337 92
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Bleach

3
411 111
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Nevermind

4
343 75
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In Utero

5
372 98
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In Utero

6
103 4
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Chorversa added Sliver single/ Incesticide

7
371 130
Smells Like Teen Spirit is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Nirvana Songs

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326 95
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brandon31577 added Orange & Blue

9
341 102
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10
266 83
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James Ferguson added In Utero

11
238 63
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12
113 7
Where Did You Sleep Last Night is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Nirvana Songs
Chorversa added MTV Unplugged in New York

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298 109
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Nevermind

14
101 7
Sappy is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Nirvana Songs
Chorversa added No Alternative

15
153 49
Aneurysm is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Nirvana Songs
Elenel added

16
75 5
The Man Who Sold the World is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Nirvana Songs
Chorversa added MTV Unplugged in New York

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186 72
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Nevermind

18
227 103
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Nevermind

19
170 78
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154 58
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Bleach

21
166 85
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Nevermind

22
160 68
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23
62 5
I Hate Myself and Want to Die is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Nirvana Songs
Chorversa added The Beavis & Butt-Head Experience

24
157 88
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114 43
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Bleach, Nevermind