Song of the Day: Nirvana – “Smells Like Teen Spirit”

Yeah, you’ve heard this song to the point of exhaustion, but we can’t not have it as Song of the Day on the 25th anniversary of its release as a single. It really needs no introduction other than to say it simply changed everything. Coincidentally, given the fact they have a new album out this month, you can thank the Pixies for this one. “I was trying to write the ultimate pop song,” Kurt Cobain told Rolling Stone in 1994. “I was basically trying to rip off the Pixies. I have to admit it. When I heard the Pixies for the first time, I connected with that band so heavily that I should have been in that band—or at least a Pixies cover band. We used their sense of dynamics, being soft and quiet and then loud and hard.”

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