Nirvana's 'Smells Like Teen Spirit' Named Greatest Song of All Time By NME

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Nirvana's 'Smells Like Teen Spirit' Named Greatest Song of All Time By NME
Nirvana's classic "Smells Like Teen Spirit" was officially named the greatest song of all time by NME magazine.

The magazine's past and present journalists worked together to compile a massive Top 500 list soon to be made available online in full.

"Lauded as 'a shock to the system' by NME's reviewer at the time, when it was released as a single it reached Number Seven in the UK charts. Nirvana frontman Kurt Cobain quickly grew tired of the track," the article reads, pointing at Kurt's 1993 statement: "I can see it's a good record from a commercial point of view but it's too slick for my tastes."

Back in October 2013, NME dubbed the Smiths' "The Queen Is Dead" the greatest album of all time. Full list of greatest songs is already available in the magazine's digital edition, check out the Top 5 below and share your thoughts in the comments.

NME's Top 5 Greatest Songs of All Time

5. "Last Nite," The Strokes
4. "How Soon Is Now?," The Smiths
3. "I Feel Love," Donna Summer
2. "Love Will Tear Us Apart," Joy Division
1. "Smells Like Teen Spirit," Nirvana
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