This is another Mental Floss list. There’s one big omission in my opinion–and this is it.
Nirvana’s first-ever release on Sub Pop was “Love Buzz” in 1988.
But it wasn’t an original. It’s a cover of a 1969 track by a Dutch group called Shocking Blue.
How did Kurt discover such an obscure song? He was most likely led there by Shocking Blue’s big hit which also came out in 1969. It, too, has been covered a million times, most famously by Bananarama and all those lady shaver commercials.