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PPL reveals most-played Nirvana songs for Kurt Cobain’s 50th birthday

By | Published on Monday 20 February 2017


Collecting society PPL has compiled a list of the most played Nirvana songs on UK TV and radio to mark what would have been frontman Kurt Cobain’s 50th birthday today. And I think we can all agree that’s what he would have wanted.

“Kurt Cobain was one of the most visionary figures in music in the late 1980s and early 1990s”, says PPL’s Head Of Music Reporting Services Tim Silver. “He inspired countless young people all over the world to start learning an instrument and to have the confidence to begin writing their own music. On what would have been his 50th birthday, we are delighted to be able to honour him with a chart of the 20 most-played Nirvana songs on radio and TV. There are a lot of their best-known tracks in there but also one or two curveballs as well”.

Curveballs, you say? Well let’s have a look at this list:

1. Smells Like Teen Spirit
2. Come As You Are
3. Lithium
4. Heart-Shaped Box
5. In Bloom
6. The Man Who Sold The World (MTV Unplugged)
7. All Apologies
8. About A Girl
9. Aneurysm
10. On A Plan
11. Drain You
12. Stay Away
13. Breed
14. Love Buzz
15. Serve The Servants
16. Lounge Act
17. Something In The Way
18. Molly’s Lips
19. Dumb
20. Territorial Pissings