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BY THE NUMBERS: Nirvana’s 'Nevermind'

Nirvana’s landmark album Nevermind was as ground-breaking as it was successful.

If you needed further proof, here’s the album “By The Numbers.” 

  • Age/Date Released: 25 (September 24, 1991)
  • Number of Producers: 1 (Butch Vig, who also notably produced Smashing Pumpkins’ Gish and Siamese Dream.)
  • Number of Tracks: 12
  1. “Smells Like Teen Spirit”
  2. “In Bloom”
  3. “Come As You Are”
  4. “Breed”
  5. “Lithium”
  6. “Polly”
  7. “Territorial Pissings”
  8. “Drain You”
  9. “Lounge Act”
  10. “Stay Away”
  11. “On A Plain”
  12. “Something In The Way”
  • Number Of Singles/Music Videos: 4
    • “Smells Like Teen Spirit”
    • “Come As You Are”
    • “Lithium”
    • “In Bloom”

Nirvana - Smells Like Teen Spirit

Music video by Nirvana performing Smells Like Teen Spirit. (C) 1991 Geffen Records

Nirvana - Come As You Are

Music video by Nirvana performing Come As You Are. (C) 1992 Geffen Records

Nirvana - Lithium

Music video by Nirvana performing Lithium. (C) 1992 Geffen Records

Nirvana - In Bloom

Music video by Nirvana performing In Bloom. (C) 1992 Geffen Records

 

  • Highest Billboard 200 Album Chart Position: 1
  • Weeks on the Billboard 200 Album Chart: 252
  • Highest Billboard Singles Chart Positions:
    • “Smells Like Teen Spirit”
    • “Come As You Are”
      • Hot 100: 32
      • Mainstream Rock: 3
      • Modern/Alternative: 3
    • “Lithium”
      • Hot 100: 64
      • Mainstream Rock: 16
      • Modern/Alternative: 25
    • “In Bloom”
      • Mainstream Rock: 5


Erica Banas is a rock/classic rock blogger that loves the smell of old vinyl in the morning.