Song of the Week: 2/26-3/2

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Song of the Week: 2/26-3/2

Ivy Schick, Staff Writer

This week’s Genre:

90’s Grunge!

This week’s pick!…….

“Smells like Teen Spirit”

Cobain came up with the song’s title when his friend Kathleen Hanna, at the time the lead singer of the riot grrrl band Bikini Kill, wrote “Kurt Smells Like Teen Spirit” on his wall. Hanna meant that Cobain smelled like the deodorant Teen Spirit, which his then-girlfriend Tobi Vail wore.

“Smells Like Teen Spirit” received many critical plaudits, including winning two MTV Video Music Awards for its music video, which was in heavy rotation on music television. The song was dubbed an “anthem for apathetic kids” of Generation X, but the band grew uncomfortable with the success and attention it received as a result. In the years since Kurt Cobain’s death, listeners and critics have continued to praise “Smells Like Teen Spirit” as one of the greatest songs in the history of rock music.

The lyrics and the official music video can be found in the links below:

Smells like Teen Spirit Lyrics

Smells like Teen Spirit (Youtube)

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