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List Rules Vote for your favorite Nirvana songs, not just singles and hits.

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.

The list you're viewing is made up of different songs like “Smells Like Teen Spirit” and “Come as You Are.” If the order of this list bothers you, then stand up and take control by creating your own version and re-ranking it. Simply click the "Rerank List" button and you can put the songs in whatever order you like.

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brandon31577 added Lithium Orange & Blue

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Smells Like Teen Spirit is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Nirvana Songs

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Come as You Are Nevermind

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Heart-Shaped Box In Utero

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All Apologies In Utero

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About a Girl Bleach

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Dumb In Utero

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brandon31577 added You Know You re Right

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In Bloom Nevermind

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James Ferguson added Rape Me In Utero

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Drain You Nevermind

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Aneurysm is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Nirvana Songs
Elenel added Aneurysm

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Polly Nevermind

The Best Songs on Nirvana's Album Nevermind

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brandon31577 added Lake of Fire

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Love Buzz Bleach

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On a Plain Nevermind

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Lounge Act Nevermind

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Blew is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Nirvana Songs
Blew Bleach

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Pennyroyal Tea In Utero

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Plateau is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Nirvana Songs
Dustin Moore added Plateau

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Floyd the Barber Bleach, Nevermind

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School Bleach, In Utero

15 Crazy But True Stories About Nirvana

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Very Ape In Utero

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Scoff Bleach

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tourette's is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Nirvana Songs
Tourette’s In Utero

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Mr. Moustache Bleach

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Stay Away Nevermind

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Big Cheese Bleach

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Paper Cuts Bleach

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Swap Meet Bleach

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James Ferguson added Spank Thru Live At Reading

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James Ferguson added Old Age With The Lights Out

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Aero Zeppelin is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Nirvana Songs

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Downer Bleach

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Ella DeStephano added Marigold Heart Shaped Box, With the Lights Out, In Utero (deluxe)

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Waif Me In Utero

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Guest_43cc350e-4750-411f-857d-b5b34f580346 added Here She Comes Now White Light/White Heat, The Verve/MGM Albums

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Sifting Bleach