"Smells Like Teen Spirit" was the song that broke Nirvana and ushered in a new era of music. "I was trying to write the ultimate pop song," Kurt Cobain told us in 1993. "I was basically trying to rip off the Pixies … It was such a clichéd riff. It was so close to a Boston riff or ‘Louie, Louie.’"
"Smells Like Teen Spirit" was released 22 years ago today. See where it lands on our list of the greatest songs of all time.