In 2019, the iconic video for Nirvana‘s “Smells Like Teen Spirit” eclipsed the one billion views mark on YouTube. Now, the song has hit another milestone.
The first single from Nevermind, which turns 30 later this year, has achieved the one billion streams milestone on Spotify. This is a rarity for a rock song on the streaming platform, according to this piece from Heavy Consequence. So to celebrate the feat, here’s a foursome of formidable covers of Nirvana’s signature song.
Not long after “Smells Like Teen Spirit” blew up all over the place, alt goddess Tori Amos threw down a decidedly different cover at the 1992 Montreaux Jazz Festival.
I mean, how can you not want to watch 1000 people cover Nirvana?
“Weird Al” Yankovic
OK, technically it’s a parody and not a cover. But it’s Weird Al!
Joan Jett. Fronting Nirvana. Covering “Smells Like Teen Spirit.” Perfection.
And one more for good measure.