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9. Alice in Chains - 'Nutshell'
Like many songs on this list, the 1994 Alice in Chains classic "Nutshell" took on a new meaning after the singer Layne Staley died tragically at a young age. When you listen to this song today, it's impossible not to think about his death, and lines like "I'd feel better dead" are positively chilling. This ballad was never a single and it sounds unlike their famous works from this period, but it touched a nerve with fans and remains one of their most popular tunes. Alice in Chains play it at most every show, and it's a wonderful tribute to the spirit and resolve of Staley.