NIRVANA's "Smells Like Teen Spirit" Inches Closer To 1 Billion YouTube Views
Nirvana's music video for "Smells Like Teen Spirit," the track that pretty much launched the three-piece grunge band into the stratosphere, is set to accomplish a huge milestone very soon!
The music video for the Nevermind single currently has over 993 million views on YouTube and it won't be long until it joins the elite "1 Billion Club."
Singapore or Australia 1992. pic.twitter.com/FFqMPV6et9— Nirvana (@Nirvana) July 15, 2016
Shot in August 1991, the rowdy and riotous MV features Kurt Cobain, Krist Novocelic, and Dave Grohl performing the grunge classic. It also marked Samuel Bayer's directorial debut who would go on to direct videos for Ozzy Osbourne, David Bowie, Green Day, and My Chemical Romance.
The album achieved unprecedented success the same year and sold over 30 million copies worldwide. It would also signal a change of guard in the rock scene with more grunge acts soon emerging. Check out the iconic music video for "Smells Like Teen Spirit" here:
Previously, Guns N' Roses achieved the feat with "Sweet Child O' Mine" which became the first '80s music video to reach 1 billion views on the video streaming site.