"Weird Al" Yankovic - Smells Like Nirvana



Music video by "Weird Al" Yankovic performing Smells Like Nirvana. YouTube view counts pre-VEVO: 7,037 (C) 1992 Volcano Entertainment lll, LLC



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Fun Fact: Music videos existed decades before YouTube.
09MurphyM
I am amazed by the number of commentators on this video who didn't know that Nirvana gave Weird Al permission to do this song.
88 And Counting
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ANDREI MIRON
This is still a legendary song(the original)
AlcoholicBeachedWhale
All the Nirvana fans that are triggered are obviously 12-15 year olds who claim they love grunge yet only know Smells Like Teen Spirit, and think Kurt was just a guy who was depressed all the time
Alex .G
Damn this song inspired Nirvana to make \
Arias xd
2:11 Hahahah
AstroG73
one of the best weird al songs. that was just hilarious
Average Lad
Kurt loved this.. so shut up
Beverly Davis
still better than today's music
BlackStarVega
Why am I Just NOW Finding this?!?! *dies laughing*
Bruno van Simon
Even as a parody this is awesome
Bryan Bubock
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Bryn Gardner
God this is hilarious, I could see Kurt cracking up
Burt Gaming
Weird Al is a Walking Meme. XD
Casey Wathen
Honestly? This parody got me into Nirvana as a kid
ChernovFan100
It's scary how well they've re-created the original music video.
Cliff Trainor
I love how Al loves getting personal permission from the original artists like he did for Kurt Cobain and Michael Jackson. He even said these two were the most difficult to track down and he could barely understand anything Cobain said to him so he took it as a yes.
Daniel Haskins
Dude, Nirvana totally parodied this song!!!
DobbysSock
He who is tired of Weird Al, is tired of life.
Donald J. Trump
Kurt stole this song from Al.
DrKate L.
Whenever I get totally sick of being middle-aged, Weird Al is the cure. \nHe reminds me of all the great stuff I would have missed if I was young today instead of in the 70s, 80s & early 90s. (I admit to conveniently forgetting everything that sucked.) The downside is that I'm going to be dead when the millennials are still going strong, but at least the music at my funeral will be way better. \n*Dear Overly Serious YouTube Comment Reader: Insert smiley face or another emoticon here that clarifies my joking tone.
Edward Almond
I clicked on this when my brother told me to listen to smells like teen spirit thought this was the actual song for years
Einis Pro
There's a joke in litterarily every single shot here...
ElFino013
And this was how Nirvana learned they had hit the big time.
Emily Petsche
I’m really looking forward to tomorrow night because \n\n\n\n\n\n\nMy dad is taking us to Place Des Arts to see Weird Al Yankovic live in concert!!!!!!!
Fail_At_GTA
Why are people butthurt about Weird Al making fun of Nirvana?  Quit being major fanboys.  Weird Al personally asked Kurt if he could parody the song.  No, the song wasn't created in 2009 like many people seem to think, that's simply an upload date because if you didn't know, Youtube didn't exist in 1992 when this song was created, but you'd have to do the impossible task of reading the description to solve that mystery.\n\nPlus, you cant deny that Weird Al did a wonderful job of mocking the original song.  I've known the original song since long before I heard Weird Al's version.  Its been around 20 years yet I still cant decipher a word Kurt was saying.  Weird Al portrayed that perfectly with \
Flare
What did I just hear
Grab em by the Covfefe
As Dave said, \
GunsNroses
lol
Hans
It never gets old
Holden Walters
1:56 current weird Al has time machine goes in vid and gets spooked by his old self
IanTheGreat Productions
One of weird Al's best parodys! This is hilarious!
Jared MacDonald
What amazes me is that he got the all the extras in the original video to be in this song!! 😂😂
Jared Richard
I hate when I hear people say oh this is disrespectful to Nirvana. When in reality Cobain loved this song. And they even got all the extras from the original music video. Now that's dedication!
Jason Juneau
I lose it every time he bends the guitar at 1:17
Jordan Broome
weird al is brilliant!! he has such an amazing connection with the culture created through popular music and humor without being tasteless, boring, or just some commercial commodity...he's a very good persona to have through my life and childhood...yes I said \
Jose Jhons
I love that cow and sheep they are such good singers
Judas iscariot Supper star
Weird al is a good reason not to kill myself
Katherine Rozz
i laughed so hard while al was gurgling on water!! 😂😂 i love this parody so much!!! 🤘❤😂
Kiera Vermeal
If I showed my OC this, she would kill me (she loves Nirvana)
Klaas Gersson
This, kids, is what parodies really are.
Konstantin Lessov
This is Al's best parody, hands down.
Kt the Logician
This man is a genius.
Lee MacWilliams
Fun fact: Kurt loved this.
Left Is Best
2:14 on till the janitor with the bass trombone is arguably the best bit 😂😂
Logical Dymentions
crank the volume, ears are bleeding , Seriously
Lone Star
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MCR fan
So me and my friend like nirvana..and hes singing this and im like u know weird al also?\nAnd hes all like yup and we were singing it in class and the teacher looked at us like we were crayy crayy
Mamashmeeky
Really sounds like \
Mark Cadu
Kurt hated this song, this made him love it again
Mark Fulcher
[Verse 1]\nWhat is this song all about\nCan't figure any lyrics out\nHow do the words to it go\nI wish you'd tell me, I don't know\n\n[Pre-Hook]\nDon't know, don't know, don't know, oh no\nDon't know, don't know, don't know\n\n[Hook]\nNow I'm mumblin', and I'm screamin'\nAnd I don't know what I'm singin'\nCrank the volume, ears are bleedin'\nI still don't know what I'm singin'\nWe're so loud and incoherent\nBoy, this oughta bug your parents\nYeah\nHi\n\n[Verse 2]\nIt's so unintelligible\nI just can't get it through my skull\nIt's hard to bargle nawdle zouss???\nWith all these marbles in my mouth\n\n[Pre-Hook]\nDon't know, don't know, don't know, oh no\nDon't know, don't know, don't know\n\n[Hook]\nWell, we don't sound like Madonna\nHere we are now, we're Nirvana\nSing distinctly, we don't wanna\nBuy our album, we're Nirvana\nA garage band from Seattle\nWell, it sure beats raisin' cattle\nYeah\n\n[Solo]\n\n[Verse 3]\nAnd I forgot the next verse\nOh, well, I guess it pays to rehearse\nThe lyric sheet's so hard to find\nWhat are the words? Oh, never mind\n\n[Pre-Hook]\nDon't know, don't know, don't know, oh no\nDon't know, don't know, don't know\n\n[Hook]\nWell, I'm yellin', and we're playin'\nBut I don't know what I'm sayin'\nWhat's the message I'm conveyin'?\nCan you tell me what I'm sayin'?\nSo, have you got some idea?\nDidn't think so, well, I'll see ya\n\n[Outro]\nSayonara, sayonara\nAyonawa, hodinawa\nOdinaya, yodinaya\nYaddayadda, yaaahyaaah\nAyiyaaaaaah
Max Gray - Sheet Music
2:26 I love how the instrument you hear is clearly a trombone but the janitors playing a tuba
May-Jean Powers
He who is tired of weird Al is tired of life himself
Mexican Homer Videos
So true I can't understand any of the words from the original song smells like team spirit
Mi mi
2:40 DUNKED
Michał Małecki
This comment section:\n10% People actually commenting on song\n45% Comments Telling Nirvana fans to stop getting offended \n0% Nirvana fans getting offended \n45% People pointing out people are telling Nirvana fans to stop being offended even tho nobodys getting offended\n\n\n\n\nWelcome To YouTube
Misty Nights
I love \
Mophie Girl
BEST parody ever xD
Nate W
Fun fact, Cobain hasn’t felt like he “made it” until he saw this video. Apparently he was rolling on the ground laughing after seeing this. So, thanks Weird Al. You gave Cobain a sense of fulfillment.
Packie McReary
Could not find one comment from butthurt nirvana fans, but a ton of people telling nirvana fans to not be butthurt.\n..\nWhut
Peter Smernoff
Pure genius. Weird Al's masterpiece.
PinkTiara ToyFairy
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PoopDan
Apparently Kurt Cobain loved this and was incredibly honored to have been parodied by Weird Al.
Potato Joe
this is the greatest video i have ever seen.
Ravenwolf Foxtrack
the cheerleaders and janitor are the same from the actual song video.
Ray Leonardi
OMG I just discovered this today and it's fucking great
Rob DePolo
Im slightly dismayed at how many people here don't understand parody.
STARLORD39
It annoys me that the fans of Nirvana find this disrespectful. This was made before he died and he was so happy So asked if he could do a parody. He even wrote that Al was a musical genius.
Sadness Page75.
When parodies were parodies.
Slim SHADY
Ya, people don't realize Nirvana was all in when weird Al called him to do this parody. Nirvana was just starting out and when weird Al proposed this to Kurt, Kurt knew they made it and it would help them. Dave Grohl and weird Al are great friends and all of Nirvana was very pleased that weird Al chose to do this parody and Kurt loved it.\n\nA lot of young Nirvana fans don't know that Kurt Cobain had a really good sense of humor. He wasn't like the artists nowadays.\n\nI'll give you all another fact. Kurt and Al became friends and in the song, Al did Kurt a favor and advertised for his band, \
Swag Feather
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TARider2
10k butthurt nirvana fans lol
The Amazing World of Andrew
I think you sound more like madonna than nirvana
The Saas Maker
Happy 58th birthday, Alfred!
Then00bhunt3r
Kurt's bargling nawdle zouss in heaven now.
Tony R
This parody is awesome, but the things going on in the backgrounds of the various shots are hilarious.\n\nBass drum labeled \
Trains N' Stuff
1:16 NOW THAT'S A REAL FENDER BENDER. I'll see myself out.
USAFdejavu
Ya'll realize that Kurt Cobain said he felt \
Virtual Wrestling Entertainment
The 10k that disliked this are Nirvana \
Voiidpriince
I love Weird Al, he literally doesn't have to ask permission to make these parodies but he always asks the artists if it's okay and gives them respect.
WAFFLE M0NGER
90% Of people cant tell the difference
William Johnston
This is probably the greatest parody Weird Al ever made. There are so many, but this one just stands out for me. Imagine how many takes this video required. That part where a guy is on fire must have been a difficult shoot. Weird Al is in a league of his own.
Wyld Hawk
lol my mom always said \
Zon Music
It’s hard to bargle nawdle zouss to you too mate
brady50429
Thank God someone makes a video on how trash the lyrics are in the song \nWe need more wierd Al
dazza1008
I really love this - not only are the words incredibly clever (e.g. the reference to the title of the album 'nevermind' ) but the visual jokes that aren't obvious in the song are very funny too! I love it when the video actually adds something new and unexpected to the experience.
drama llama
OK but is nobody gonna point out the kazoos
freezecanberry
I think Nirvana would like it 🤙🏾
huntressvideos
The greatest honour for any singer - to get a Weird Al version.
liquid metal
Better than original.I mean weirder than original.
nude alien
This was recommend to me and I thought this was the real one and I was not displeased
smokeysfc
I lost my shit when he gargled to the tune
summer20105707
I love Nirvana. But this is funny as hell.
tomtom21194
Sing distinctly, we dont wanna!\nBuy our album we're Nirvana
tutsy bassista
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wolfy boy
i like nirvana, but i still found this funny! :)
youdosuck
at 2:55. Tony Hawk is the guy with the shades
вояка страйкбол
Я угарал. Неплохо получиллось. От оригинала не отличить😂😂😂😂