5. 'Drain You'
Nirvana wrote many of the songs on Nevermind before they began recording the album, but "Drain You" was written on the spot at Sound City Studios during the sessions. Cobain never revealed who inspired the love song, but it was written just three months after he met Courtney Love. Kurt frequently stated it was one of his favorite Nirvana songs, and they played it at basically every show in their final three years. "I think there are so many other songs that I've written that are as good [as 'Smells Like Teen Spirit']," Cobain told Rolling Stone in 1993. "Like 'Drain You.' I love the lyrics, and I never get tired of playing it. Maybe if it was as big as 'Teen Spirit,' I wouldn't like it as much."