Britain’s Q Magazine recently named “Smells Like Teen Spirit” the best song of the last twenty years. A recent ABC News story reads:
In its November issue, which celebrates Q’s 20th anniversary, the publication set out to identify the top 20 singles of the past two decades. Their picks range from pop sensations like Britney Spears’ ” … Baby, One More Time,” and Outkast’s “Hey Ya” to The Prodigy’s punk/techno mix “The Firestarter” and Guns N’ Roses’ hard-edged rock ballad, “Sweet Child O’ Mine.”
“The thing about ‘Smells Like Teen Spirit,’ it was a watershed moment in rock music. It changed everything,” said Q magazine deputy editor Gareth Grundy of the iconic Nirvana hit. “It put heavy music back on the map in the early 90’s, really, that combination of punk-rock anger and the heavy Black Sabbath 70’s metal. It was something new. Sulky kids everywhere loved Nirvana and continue to do so.”
Read the complete story here.
I was never a Nirvana fan. I remember this song coming out when I was in high school and watching the video while at All-State Orchestra. Best song of the last 20 years? Certainly not for me.