Monday, August 22, 2005

Facts About Your Favorite Songs is a great site where you can learn more about your favorite songs.

Did you know that...

For the Nirvana song, "Smells Like Teen Spirit," the line "Here we are now, entertain us" was something Cobain used to say when he entered a party.

Cobain didn't know it when he wrote the song, but Teen Spirit is a brand of deodorant marketed to young girls. Kurt thought Hanna was complimenting him on his rebellious spirit. Sales of Teen Spirit deodorant shot up when this became a hit, even though it is never mentioned in the lyrics.

The girls who played the cheerleaders in the video were originally supposed to be very fat and unattractive (Cobain's idea). The Director did not like this idea, but still allowed the cheerleaders to have "sleeve" tattoos and the symbol for anarchy on their shirts.

At many of their later shows, Nirvana did not play this.

Courtney Love deliberated a long time before allowing this to be used in the 2001 movie Moulin Rouge. Dave Grohl and Krist Novoselic, who along with Love control the Nirvana catalog, claimed Love was trying to get the title role in the movie, which went to Nicole Kidman.

There's so much more about thousands of songs out there. Enjoy!


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