500 Greatest Songs of All Time
Writer: Beck Hansen
Producer: Karl Stephenson
Released: 1993, Bong Load
24 weeks; No. 10
In 1992, 22-year-old Beck Hansen was scraping by as a video-store clerk while performing bizarro folk songs at L.A. coffeehouses. After friends offered to record some songs, Beck cut "Loser" in his producer's kitchen. It became the centerpiece of an album (1994's Mellow Gold) that cost $200 to make.
Appears on: Mellow Gold (Geffen)
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