Nirvana
Smells Like Teen Spirit





Release Year: 1991

Rankings:
All-Time
#2 / 1990s #1 / 1991 #1


Best of All-time Lists, Best of Decade Lists, etc.
1,001 Songs You Must Hear Before You Die, and 10,001 You Must Download (2015 Update) 1-1001
Blender (USA) - Standout Tracks from the 500 CDs You Must Own (2003) No Order
Blender (USA) - Top 500 Songs of the 80s-00s (2005) 5
Bruce Pollock (USA) - The 7,500 Most Important Songs of 1944-2000 (2005) No Order
Consequence of Sound (USA) - Ranking: Every Alternative Rock No. 1 Hit, from Worst to Best (2016, updated 2017) 3
Consequence of Sound (USA) - The 100 Greatest Songs of All Time (2012) 11
Dave Marsh (USA) - Postscript (102 Songs) to The Heart of Rock & Soul (1998) No Order
Entertainment Weekly (USA) - The Must List: Best Single Each Year 1990-2014 (2015) No Order
Gary Pig Gold (Canada) - The 40 Most Influental Records of the 20th Century (1999) No Order
Grammy Hall of Fame Albums and Songs (USA) No Order
Life (USA) - 40 Years of Rock & Roll, 5 Songs for Each Year 1952-91 (Updated 1995) No Order
Michaelangelo Matos (USA) - Top 100 Singles of the 1990s (2001) 1
NPR (USA) - The 300 Most Important American Records of the 20th Century (1999) No Order
Nathan Brackett (USA) - Legendary Rock Songs (2011) No Order
Paul Williams (USA) - Rock and Roll: The 100 Best Singles of All Time (1993) No Order
Pause & Play (USA) - 10 Songs of the 90's (2003) No Order
Pause & Play (USA) - Songs Inducted into a Time Capsule, One Track at Each Week No Order
Pitchfork (USA) - The Pitchfork 500 (2008) No Order
Pitchfork (USA) - Top 200 (+ 400 "See Also") Tracks of the 1990s (2010) 13
PopMatters (USA) - The 100 Best Songs Since Johnny Rotten Roared (2003) 1
Popdose (USA) - 100 (+21) Favorite Singles of the Last 50 Years (2008) 3
RIAA and NEA (USA) - 365 Songs of the Century (2001) 80
Rikky Rooksby (USA) - Inside 100 Classic Rock Tracks (2001) No Order
Rob Sheffield, Rolling Stone (USA) - 50 Best Songs of the Nineties (2016) 1
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame (USA) - 500 Songs That Shaped Rock (1995) No Order
Rolling Stone & MTV (USA) - The 100 Greatest Pop Songs Since the Beatles (2000) 3
Rolling Stone (USA) - 40 Songs That Changed the World (2007) No Order
Rolling Stone (USA) - All 102 Nirvana Songs Ranked (2014) 1
Rolling Stone (USA) - The 500 Greatest Songs of All Time (2004) 9
Rolling Stone (USA) - The 500 Greatest Songs of All Time (Updated 2010) 9
San Antonio Express-News (USA) - Rock 'n' roll timeline (2004) No Order
SiriusXM Lithium (USA) - Top 100 Songs of the '90s (2017) 5
Slant (USA) - The 100 Best Singles of the 90s (2011) 1
Spectrum Culture (USA) - 100 Best Songs of the '90s (2017) 4
Spin (USA) - Nominations For the Best Songs of the Last 25 Years (2010) No Order
SportsAlcohol.com (USA) - The 90 Best Songs of the '90s (2015) 1
Steve Sullivan (USA) - Encyclopedia of Great Popular Song Recordings Volumes 1-4 (2013, 2017) 1-20
TIME (USA) - The All-Time 100 Songs (2011) No Order
The Boston Phoenix (USA) - The 90 Best Songs of the 90s (1999) No Order
Time Magazine (USA) - A Song A Decade (1950s-1990s) No Order
Time-Life (USA) - Rock & Roll: The Stories Behind the Songs (2017) No Order
TimeOut (USA) - 1000 Songs to Change Your Life (2008) No Order
Treble (USA) - The Top 100 Singles of the '90s (2007) 39
VH1 (USA) - The 100 Greatest Songs from the Past 25 Years (2003) 1
VH1 (USA) - The 100 Greatest Songs of All Time (2000) 41
WZLX (USA) - 1,007 Greatest Songs of All Time (2015) 15
Woxy.com (USA) - Modern Rock 500 Songs of All Time (combined rank 1989-2009) 2
2FM (Ireland) - Top 100 Singles of All Time (2003) 7
BBC (UK) - Pop on Trial, Top 50 Songs from the 1990s (2008) No Order
BBC Radio 6 Music (UK) - Alternative Jukebox: 500 Extraordinary Tracks That Tell the Story of Alternative Music (2014) No Order
Colin Larkin (UK) - The All-Time Top 100 Singles (2000) 34
Dave Thompson (UK) - 1000 Songs that Rock Your World (2011) 112
Elspeth Beidas (UK) - 10,000 Things You Need to Know: The Big Book of Lists [100 Songs] (2016) No Order
Gary Mulholland (UK) - This Is Uncool: The 500 Best Singles Since Punk Rock (2002) No Order
Guardian (UK) - A history of modern music (2011) No Order
HarperCollins GEM (UK) - Single of the Year 1949-99 (1999) No Order
Kerrang (UK) - 666 Songs You Must Own: The Ultimate Playlist (2004) 1
Kerrang! (UK) - 100 Greatest Singles of All Time (2002) 1
Mark Ellingham (USA) - The Rough Guide Book of Playlists: 5,000 Songs You Must Download (2007) No Order
Metal Hammer (UK) - The 100 Best Metal Songs of the '90s (2017) 10
Mojo (UK) - The 100 Greatest Singles of All Time (1997) 9
Mojo (UK) - The 100 Greatest Songs of All Time (2000) 94
Mojo (UK) - The 100 Records That Changed the World (2007) 27
NME (UK) - Classic Singles (magazine feature 2006-2007) No Order
NME (UK) - The 100 Best Songs of NME's Lifetime (2012) 24
NME (UK) - The 100 Best Songs of the 1990s (2012) 2
NME (UK) - The 500 Greatest Songs of All Time (2014) 1
NME (UK) - The Top 100 Singles of All Time (2002) 2
Neil McCormick, The Telegraph (UK) - The 100 Greatest Songs of All Time (2015) 95
Paul Morley (UK) - Words and Music, 210 Greatest Pop Singles of All Time (2003) No Order
Q (UK) - 100 Songs That Changed the World (2003) 5
Q (UK) - The 1001 Best Songs Ever (2003) No Order
Q (UK) - The 1010 Songs You Must Own (2004) No Order
Q (UK) - The 50 Most Exciting Tunes Ever (2002) 5
Q (UK) - The Ultimate Music Collection (2005) No Order
Q (UK) - Top 20 Singles from 1980-2004 (2004) 2
Q (UK) - Top 20 Tracks from the Lifetime of Q (1986-2006) 1
Sean Egan (USA) - The Little Black Book of Music: Key Songs (2007) No Order
Sean O'Hagan, The Observer (UK) - Fifty Years of Pop (2004) No Order
Select (UK) - 16 Singles of the 90s (1999) No Order
The Definitive Illustrated Encyclopedia of Rock: Classic Recordings (2008) No Order
The Sunday Times (UK) - 100 Songs to Love (2014) No Order
TimeOut London (UK) - 50 Best '90s Songs (2015) 1
Uncut (UK) - Nirvana's 20 Greatest Songs (2004) 1
Uncut (UK) - The 100 Greatest Singles from the Post-Punk Era (2001) 2
XFM (UK) - The Top 1000 Songs of All Time (2010) No Order
Nils Hansson, Dagens Nyheter (Sweden) - The 48 Best Rock Songs (1998) 10
Panorama (Norway) - The 30 Best Singles of the Year 1970-98 (1999) 1
3FM (The Netherlands) - 3 voor 12: 312 Essentials (2013) No Order
Berlin Media (Germany) - The 100 Best Singles of All Time (1998) 14
Hartbeat! (Germany) - Top 100 Singles by 15 Critics (1997) 225
Laut (Germany) - The 30 Best Nirvana Songs (2014) 5
Musikexpress (Germany) - Die 75 Einflussreichsten Platten Aller Zeiten [The 75 Most Influential Records of All Time] (2012) No Order
Musikexpress (Germany) - The 50 Best Songs of the 1990s (2010) 1
Musikexpress (Germany) - The 700 Best Songs of All Time (2014) 7
Neon (Germany) - Die 222 besten Songs aller Zeiten [The 222 Best Songs of All Time] (2008) No Order
Philipp Holstein, RP Online (Germany) - Top 100 Songs of All Time (2015) 12
Rolling Stone (Germany) - The 50 Best Songs of the 1990s (2010) No Order
Rolling Stone (Germany) - The 500 Best Songs of All Time (2004) 5
Rolling Stone (Germany) - The Best Singles of 5 Decades (1997) No Order
Zounds (Germany) - The Top 30 Songs of All Time + Top 10 by Decade (1992) 12
Denis Labbé (France) - Les 100 indispensables du metal a telecharger [100 Indispensable Metal Songs to Download] (2008) No Order
Fréderic Platzer (France) - Le top 100 du rock [Top 100 Rock Songs] (2013) No Order
Gilles Verlant and Thomas Caussé (France) - 3000 Rock Classics (2009, update 2013) No Order
Hervé Bourhis (France) - Le Petit Livre Rock: The Juke Box Singles 1950-2012 No Order
Jocelyn Manchek (France) - Pop Rock Playlist: 2000 titres pour votre lecteur mp3 [2,000 Songs for Your MP3 Player] (2008) No Order
Les Inrockuptibles (France) - 1000 Indispensable Songs (2006) No Order
Technikart (France) - Top 20 Songs per Year 1991-2011 (2012) 7
Zicabloc (France) - Top 100 Meillures Chansons de Tous le Temps [Top 100 Songs of All Time] (2015) 2
El Pais (Spain) - 100 Musicians Choose 100 Songs That Changed Their Lives (2009) 7
Rock de Lux (Spain) - The 100 Best Songs from 1990 to 1998 (1999) 2
Rock de Lux (Spain) - The Top 100 Songs from 1984-1993 (1993) 100
Rocks Musiczine (Spain) - The 100 Best Rock Songs in History (1995) 3
Rolling Stone (Spain) - The 33 Best Songs of the '90s (2014) 7
Max (Australia) - The Top 1000 Greatest Songs of All Time (2013) 17
Peter Holmes, The Sun-Herald (Australia) - 100 Best Songs of All Time (2003) 31
Radio Hauraki (New Zealand) - Top 300 Songs of the '90s (2017) 1
STM Entertainment (Australia) - The 50 Best Songs Ever (2007) 10
Toby Creswell (Australia) - 1001 Songs (2005) No Order
Toby Creswell (Australia) - Rockwiz Decades: The Greatest Songs of Our Time (2015) No Order
Music Colony Bi-Weekly (China?) - The 10 Best Singles of the 90s (1999) 4
Ezio Guaitamacchi (Italy) - Mille canzoni che ci hanno cambiato la vita [1,000 Songs That Changed Our Lives] (2009) No Order
Jam (Italy) - 100 Songs to Understand Rock (2004) No Order
Luca Sofri (Italy) - Playlist: 2978 canzoni di cui non potete fare a meno [2,978 Songs You Can't Live Without] (2008) No Order
Massimo Cotto (Italy) - We Will Rock You: 709 Canzoni [709 Songs] (2009) No Order
Mauro Ronconi (Italy) - The Best Song from the 200 Best Albums (1998) No Order
Mucchio Selvaggio (Italy) - 17 Critics and Their Top 50 Songs (2002) 12
Rumore (Italy) - Top 300 Songs of All Time (2017) 35
Giannis Petridis (Greece) - 2004 of the Best Songs of the Century (2003) No Order
Rolling Stone (Argentina) - The 10 Best Songs of the 1990s (2010) 1
End of Year Lists
Eye Weekly Canadian Critics Poll - Singles of the Year 1
Rolling Stone (USA) - Singles of the Year 2
Village Voice (USA) - Singles of the Year 1
Melody Maker (UK) - Singles of the Year 4
NME (UK) - Singles of the Year 7
Rumba (Finland) - Tracks of the Year 2
Spex (Germany) - Singles of the Year 5
Rock de Lux (Spain) - Songs of the Year 45