500 Greatest Songs of All Time

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Nirvana, 'All Apologies'

Writer: Kurt Cobain
Producer: Steve Albini
Released: Sept. '93, Geffen
22 weeks; No. 45

Written in the L.A. apartment Cobain shared with Courtney Love, this haunting meditation on remorse was originally produced by punk malcontent Albini, but then R.E.M. producer Scott Litt was brought in to smooth it out — the original had a long stream of feedback on it. Cobain's shredded vocals maintain the punk edge in the hushed MTV Unplugged in New York rendition.

Appears on: In Utero (Geffen)

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