Nirvana is one of the most influential bands that created a revolution in the 90's. During the early 80's and 90's most bands used to compose music about love and hatred. This band tried to get out of the trend by sarcastically making songs that looks meaningless but have very deep meanings and successfully came out of the flow and created a revolution which made a great change in the music industry. Although this band didn't last long due to suicide of Kurt Cobain but during their reign they created songs that still influences the teen generation. Here is a list of their top ten revolutionary songs.
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The most popular and revolutionary song made by nirvana hits the hottest song in the list. Kurt Cobain dedicated this song to the teens of his generation. the lyrics doesn't look so meaningful but have deeper meanings. He expressed his opinions how the young generation are avoiding their responsibilities and getting into drugs and parties which leads them towards destruction. This song made the band so popular that Kurt started hating this song and started performing it less in Nirvana concerts. Yet it is the most popular song of Nirvana which made it ranked the top song in the list.
This is originally a David Brownie song which Kurt found matches his personality and decided to cover the song in the MTV unplugged session. This song is emphasizes a character who sold his soul to the world or we can say his world. Since Kurt Cobain was dealing with bipolar disorderliness he decided to express his feelings through this song.
Kurt Cobain and his band potentially described how a person should be true about his personality and let others know about their true elf instead of hiding behind the mask of another personality. it also ironically inflicts the bad intention of a person. Kurt stated in an interview that "The lines in the song are really contradictory. One after another they are kind of a rebuttal to each line. It’s kind of confusing I guess. It’s just about people and what they are expected to act like." This was supposed to be the signature song of their album second album "Nevermind" but it was overshadowed by the song " Smells Like Teen Spirit" Yet it's a great song and made its rank to the 4th in the list.
Kurt Cobain was always against violation towards woman that he strongly decided to write a song about it. This song is a controversial sarcastic song which states how a rape victim accepts his/her fate and how the rapist accepts his punishment. Basically it states that karma hits you back and you can't do anything about it.This song influenced the female society and created a revolution of woman who were afraid but later spoke against their violation.
This is the last song the Kurt Cobain performed before he committed suicide. This lyrics of this song have some controversial meanings. Based on all the research we can come to a conclusion that this song questions the faith of a wife or maybe a lover. He also emphasizes the depth of his love in the verse "In the pines, in the pines Where the sun don't ever shine I would shiver the whole night through" where he said he can wait for his loved ones in the coffin buried in the graveyard(The line "in the pines" is referred as coffin) He also gave some hints about his suicide in a verse: "His head was found in a driving wheel But his body never was found" As he shoot himself in the head with a shotgun. This song gained a lot of popularity and won many awards.
This song is the perfect description about having manic depression and bipolar disorder. What is it called when you are happy and also sad at the same time? How does it feel to be a religious person and also an atheist at the same time? Many people suffers from such disorder and depression and this song describes the whole situation of that person and about manic depression.
"Something in the way" is a song that Kurt wrote about the time period when he was homeless and had to live underneath a bridge. He described emotionally how a homeless person lives his day and how a homeless person feels.
I feel like this is the only song of Nirvana which doesn't have any deep meanings. Kurt apologized to his Wife Courtney and their Child Frances Bean Cobain for his behavior. The melody of this song is too good to rank it 7th in the list.
This is the last song of Nirvana in a studio before Kurt's suicide. It was later released in 2002 which again a huge popularity. Kurt Cobain was not happy with so much popularity of Nirvana and he was depressed about it.This song points the fact celebrities are normal people just like us and they need their personal time too. So he was outraged and sarcastically wrote this song.
We all know Kurt suffered from severe depression and bipolar disorder. This song is his answer to the question everyone asked him "Are You Okay?" This song represent the feelings of those persons suffering from depression. Depression is a severe problem and sometimes there are no reasons to be depressed about. It's very painful to those depressive persons when someone asks if he is okay and this song describes how he is. This track is not so popular but due to it's deep meaning it made it's rank in the top ten list.
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