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A perfect example of how an amazing song can be butchered by major overplay. It's still an amazing song, but if you want some good Nirvana music, just sit back and listen to the whole Unplugged Album, Where Did You Sleep Last Night? and All Apologies are simply mesmerizing.
Smells Like Teen Spirit was butchered due to overplay.
by Frank K. August 05, 2005
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Rock band Nirvana's most popular song, it is also widely considered the song that killed their lead singer/guitarist Kurt Cobain as he felt that its popularity turned him into a sellout.
Dude 1: Play some Nirvana, dude.
Dude 2: How bout Smells Like Teen Spirit
Dude 1: Fuck that it killed Kurt, play Lithium or Sliver
by Jesus Tap-dancing Christ January 11, 2009
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Both MC and Chelsea are wrong. Kathleen Hanna inspired the name of Nirvana's hit song "Smells Like Teen Spirit" by writing "Kurt smells like teen spirit" on one of Kurt Cobain's walls. He thought it meant "the spirit of teens" and didn't know it was a deodorant.
"Here we are now, entertain us"
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smells like teen spirit is a song by the group nirvana written by the greatest person who every lived, kurt cobain
smells like teen spirit was a song that revolutionalzed grunge music
by gina April 29, 2003
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Nirvana song that symbolizes grunge and, more than any other song, defines 90's music. My personal opinion is that the guitar riff is pretty good, but if you take a look at the lyrics, they are pretty random. The point of the song isn't really the lyrics, though. This is more about the guitars and practicing the style of grunge, which is more apparent in the music video. What it looks like is a stripped-down performance with excited teens in a sweaty gym.
With the lights out/ it's less dangerous/ Here we are now/
Entertain us/ I feel stupid/ and contagious/ Here we are now
Entertain us/ A mulatto/ An albino/ A mosquito/ My Libido/ Yeah

How much more random can you get? Smells Like Teen Spirit isn't really about anything. The title comes (indirectly) from deodorant. Maybe that's what the sweaty fans need when they're jumping around in the poorly ventilated gym. Hey, just a guess.
by Mikey Cee August 21, 2007
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