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Smells Like Teen Spirit is probably Nirvana's most famous and recognizable song, released on their album "Nevermind" in 1991. It's got that great iconic intro riff that almost every guitar player learns at some point in their playing career. It's basically just power chords and dead notes, and is a really good example of how you can keep a groove going with rhythmic elements without adding to the melodic cluster of sound. Aside from that there's just two single notes that you play before going back into the riff, making this a really good song for beginners to get under theirs fingers and practice playing in the pocket.