Music History: Smeel Like Teen Spirit
"Smells Like Teen Spirit" is the first track and lead single from the Nirvana's 1991 breakthrough album Nevermind. Written by Kurt Cobain, Krist Novoselic, and Dave Grohl and produced by Butch Vig, "Smells Like Teen Spirit" is commonly regarded as the song that brought alternative rock and grunge music to prominence worldwide, and served as an anthem for Generation X.
The band's first and biggest hit, "Smells Like Teen Spirit" reached #1 on charts around the world in 1991. "Teen Spirit" reached #6 on the Billboard Hot 100, and it topped the magazine's Modern Rock Tracks chart.