One of Nirvana’s biggest hits, “Smells Like Teen Spirit” was the lead single from their second album, Nevermind. The song’s success and omnipresence in the early ‘90s brought the band.
"Teen Spirit" was a deodorant used by Tobi Vail whom Kurt Cobain went out with at the time. Tobi Vail was a drummer of Bikini Kill, and another member of that band, Kathleen Hanna, wrote "Kurt smells like Teen Spirit" on his bedroom wall in an attempt to say that he had Vail's scent on him.
Smells Like Teen Spirit is a song about teenage freedom and revolution and is as non-conforming as the lyrics themselves. Smells Like Teen Covers. Due its success and importance in 90s pop culture, Teen Spirit remains the most covered Nirvana songs.
Lyrics to 'Smells Like Teen Spirit' by Nirvana: With the lights out it's less dangerous Here we are now, entertain us I feel stupid and contagious Here we are. "Smells Like Teen Spirit" is the epitome of teen angst music, and it accurately portrays the darker portions of the teenage soul. Despite the utter simplicity of the lyrics, the song is .