Song artist 347 - Nirvana

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This page lists the song chart entries of Nirvana.A list of the hit albums by Nirvana is also available. The songs are listed with the most widely successful first.

An American rock band that was formed in 1987. The band consisted of Kurt Cobain, Krist Novoselic and a succession of drummers, the longest lasting being Dave Grohl. Despite the fact that the band ceased to exist in 1994 (with the death of Cobain) it continues to have a major influence.

There was also a British band (formed in 1965) called by exactly the same name. The song Pentecost Hotel was, of course by this Nirvana rather than the more famous one.

# Artist Song Title Year Chart Entries
1 Nirvana Smells Like Teen Spirit 1992 Belgium 1 - Dec 1991 (16 weeks), New Zealand 1 for 1 week - Feb 1992, Spain 1 for 1 week - Apr 1992, nuTsie 1 of 1990s, Sweden 2 - Jan 1992 (7 weeks), Norway 2 - Jan 1992 (10 weeks), Poland 2 - Jan 1992 (21 weeks), Germany 2 - Jan 1992 (4 months), MTV Video of the year 1992 (Nominated), US Platinum (certified by RIAA in Apr 1992), Japan (Tokyo) 3 - Jan 1992 (24 weeks), Holland 3 - Nov 1991 (15 weeks), Acclaimed 4 (1991), Scrobulate 5 of rock, US Billboard 6 - Dec 1991 (19 weeks), Switzerland 6 - Feb 1992 (16 weeks), Europe 6 of the 1990s (1991), POP 6 of 1992, UK 7 - Nov 1991 (12 weeks), Belgium 7 of all time, 7 in 2FM list, Rolling Stone 9, Japan (Osaku) 10 of 1992 (peak 2 26 weeks), France 10 - Dec 1991 (1 week), Austria 11 - Feb 1992 (3 weeks), Vinyl Surrender 12 (1991), Virgin 16, Poland 23 of all time, US CashBox 27 of 1992, DMDB 27 (1991), Brazil 29 of 1992, Italy 29 of 1992, US BB 32 of 1992, ARC 44 of 1992 (peak 4 15 weeks), WXPN 53, France (InfoDisc) 61 of the 1990s (peak 1, 28 weeks, 356k sales estimated, 1992), RIAA 80, US Radio 88 of 1992 (peak 9 5 weeks), Germany 152 of the 1990s (peak 2 14 weeks), TheQ 321, OzNet 900, RYM 3 of 1991, Guardian Rock 85, Global 33 (5 M sold) - 1991, one of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 500
2 Nirvana Come As You Are 1992 Sweden 7 - Mar 1992 (4 weeks), POP 8 of 1992, UK 9 - Mar 1992 (5 weeks), Poland 9 - Jan 1992 (14 weeks), France 10 - Apr 1992 (1 week), Belgium 12 - Mar 1992 (7 weeks), Holland 14 - Mar 1992 (6 weeks), Scrobulate 18 of rock, Switzerland 21 - Mar 1992 (10 weeks), nuTsie 29 of 1990s, US Billboard 32 - Mar 1992 (18 weeks), Poland 53 of all time, Italy 62 of 1992, Japan (Tokyo) 73 - Mar 1992 (3 weeks), US Radio 144 of 1992 (peak 20 2 weeks), Belgium 173 of all time, Rolling Stone 445, Acclaimed 716 (1991), RYM 9 of 1992
3 Nirvana Heart-Shaped Box 1993 MTV Video of the year 1994 (Nominated), UK 5 - Sep 1993 (5 weeks), Sweden 8 - Sep 1993 (4 weeks), Japan (Tokyo) 12 - Oct 1993 (5 weeks), Poland 13 - Sep 1993 (11 weeks), Belgium 18 - Sep 1993 (6 weeks), Holland 32 - Sep 1993 (3 weeks), Scrobulate 50 of favorites, Acclaimed 298 (1993), RYM 1 of 1993
4 Nirvana About a girl 1994 Spain 1 for 1 week - Jan 1995, Poland 3 - Dec 1994 (12 weeks), Sweden 4 - Nov 1994 (12 weeks), Belgium 12 - Nov 1994 (5 weeks), Holland 26 - Nov 1994 (4 weeks), Japan (Tokyo) 44 - Nov 1994 (4 weeks), POP 71 of 1994, Scrobulate 87 of favorite songs, Belgium 236 of all time, Acclaimed 775 (1989), RYM 28 of 1994
5 Nirvana Lithium 1992 Finland 1 for 1 week - Jul 1992, Sweden 4 - Aug 1992 (6 weeks), Poland 9 - Jul 1992 (10 weeks), UK 11 - Jul 1992 (6 weeks), Holland 16 - Aug 1992 (5 weeks), POP 16 of 1992, Belgium 18 - Aug 1992 (5 weeks), US Billboard 64 - Aug 1992 (9 weeks), Scrobulate 73 of rock, Italy 97 of 1992, Belgium 111 of all time, Acclaimed 1045 (1991), RYM 7 of 1992
6 Nirvana All Apologies 1993 Poland 2 - Apr 1994 (15 weeks), POP 23 of 1994, UK 32 - Dec 1993 (5 weeks), Scrobulate 88 of alternative, nuTsie 96 of 1990s, Belgium 184 of all time, Rolling Stone 455, Acclaimed 750 (1993), RYM 2 of 1993
7 Nirvana In Bloom 1992 Sweden 15 - Dec 1992 (4 weeks), Poland 15 - Jan 1993 (8 weeks), UK 28 - Dec 1992 (7 weeks), Scrobulate 93 of 90s, WXPN 114, Rolling Stone 407, Acclaimed 1242 (1991), RYM 23 of 1992
8 Nirvana The Man Who Sold the World 1995 Poland 1 - Mar 1995 (15 weeks), Spain 1 for 1 week - Apr 1995, Belgium 24 - Mar 1995 (1 week), Scrobulate 87 of alternative, WXPN 473
9 Nirvana You know you're right 2002 Japan (Tokyo) 11 - Oct 2002 (13 weeks), Poland 13 - Nov 2002 (8 weeks), US Billboard 45 - Oct 2002 (20 weeks), Acclaimed 2494 (2002), RYM 4 of 2002
10 Nirvana Sliver 1990 Peel list 2 of 1990, Scrobulate 45 of my music, UK 90 - Feb 1991 (1 week), RYM 10 of 1990
11 Nirvana Rape Me 1994 Sweden 13 - Jan 1994 (5 weeks), Belgium 30 - Feb 1994 (1 week), Scrobulate 48 of rock, RYM 2 of 1993
12 Nirvana Aneurysm 1996 Japan (Tokyo) 13 - Oct 1996 (5 weeks), Poland 17 - Oct 1996 (11 weeks)
13 Nirvana Love Buzz 1988 RYM 15 of 1988, Guardian Indie 63
14 Nirvana Rainbow Chaser 1968 UK 34 - May 1968 (6 weeks)
15 Nirvana Pentecost Hotel 1968 Australia Goset 39 - Jan 1968 (1 week)
16 Nirvana Marigold 1993 RYM 1 of 1993
17 Nirvana Penny Royal Tea 1994 RYM 25 of 1994
18 Nirvana I Hate Myself & I Want to Die 1994 RYM 25 of 1994
19 Nirvana Oh the Guilt 1993 RYM 17 of 1993
20 Nirvana Curmudgeon 1992 RYM 7 of 1992
21 Nirvana Been a son 1992 RYM 7 of 1992
22 Nirvana Dive 1990 RYM 10 of 1990
23 Nirvana Drain you unknown Scrobulate 20 of american
24 Nirvana Something in the Way unknown Scrobulate 22 of melancholy
25 Nirvana Lounge Act unknown Scrobulate 37 of amazing
26 Nirvana Where did you sleep last night unknown Scrobulate 41 of favourites
27 Nirvana Jesus Doesn't Want Me for a Sunbeam unknown Scrobulate 58 of acoustic
28 Nirvana Lake of Fire unknown Scrobulate 68 of acoustic
29 Nirvana Oh, Me unknown Scrobulate 75 of melancholy
30 Nirvana Dumb unknown Scrobulate 86 of favorite songs

In addition to the above listed songs Nirvana also contributed to the following entries:

# Artist Song Title Year Chart Entries
1 Jesus Lizard & Nirvana Puss/Oh The Guilt 1993 UK 12 - Mar 1993 (2 weeks)

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3 Feb 2010

wrong Nirvana!

Need to take Pentecost Hotel off, that was a 1960s band that shared the same band name as the 90s band, but not the same band!

You are of course correct. It was the only minor hit for a British band of the 1960s.

Since we keep a complete record of all chart entries we can't just remove the song. So we have added a note to the top of the page that explains the situation.