4. 'Come As You Are'
Kurt Cobain was a huge Pixies fan, and he often fell back on their patented "loud-quiet-loud" songwriting method. "I'm getting so tired of that formula," Cobain told Rolling Stone in 1993. "We've mastered that." It was rarely used better than on "Come As You Are," the second single from Nevermind. Radio embraced the track in a huge way, and it helped the group become one of the biggest bands on the planet. The Unplugged rendition is particularly powerful, and the repeated refrain of "I don't have a gun" remains chilling.