You Know You're Right (3:38)

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You Know You’re Right is a song by the American rock band Nirvana. It is the first song on their 2002 compilation album, Nirvana, and the last official single to be released by the band.

The song was recorded in January 1994, making it one of the few post-In Utero Kurt Cobain compositions known to exist. For years, it was known from only a bootlegged live version, recorded on October 23, 1993 at the Aragon Ballroom in Chicago, Illinois, and from a performance of the song by Hole (fronted by Cobain’s widow, Courtney Love), performed during the band’s MTV Unplugged set in 1995. A studio version of the song had been recorded at Nirvana’s final session, on January 30, 1994 at Robert Lang Studios in Seattle, Washington, but remained locked away from fans for years following Cobain’s death.

You Know You’re Right was eventually released as a promo single in October 2002, and a Chris Hafner-directed music video was made. The video used various footage of band performances pieced together to give the effect of the song actually being performed, including brief clips of Cobain singing. The song made No. 45 on the Billboard Hot 100 due to moderate airplay. The song charted at #1 on both the Billboard Mainstream and Modern Rock Tracks.


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  • Angel_Blue-

    Sometimes I think this song is about his relationship with Courtney, the lyrics is very suggestive at least. But who can knows what the hell Kurt was thinking anyway...

    25 Jan 11:09pm Reply
  • TheMally98

    Whatever record Nirvana would have put out after In Utero would have been fucking amazing. [1]

    19 Jan 6:38pm Reply
  • Reki27

    I love it♡

    12 Jan 5:07pm Reply
  • Marta-2002

    You know, you're right!

    25 Dec 2014 Reply
  • stgemma

    This song still packs as much emotional punch for me as when I first heard it twelve years ago. Whatever record Nirvana would have put out after In Utero would have been fucking amazing.

    17 Dec 2014 Reply
  • Sarinijha

    23 Nov 2014 Reply
  • LanaDuques

    No thought was put into this I always knew it would come to this...

    30 Sep 2014 Reply
  • LeraCranberry

    This song is very catching, I don't know why)

    29 Sep 2014 Reply
  • Norea-

    Love this song so much! <3

    23 Jul 2014 Reply
  • lordhelmit

    This song really hypnotizes you...

    23 Jul 2014 Reply
  • kstuart12

    Thank you Nirvana!

    4 May 2014 Reply
  • Harmonia-Mundi

    Every song Nirvana recorded was awesome. [2]

    30 Apr 2014 Reply
  • Ivartist

    I believe much of Nirvana's music only gets recognition for its ''catchy-ness", and not for the lyrics, that's too bad, because the lyrics bring the songs to life.

    27 Mar 2014 Reply
  • ricz_dm

    Best Nirvana song ever

    26 Mar 2014 Reply
  • kutsalvodka


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  • xhopeboone

    i'll never get tired of Nirvana's music.Nirvana is so awesome. [2]

    22 Feb 2014 Reply
  • Toocka16


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  • tiiagoantunes


    15 Jan 2014 Reply
  • kurtnirvanakris

    i'll never get tired of Nirvana's music.Nirvana is so awesome.

    10 Jan 2014 Reply
  • kstuart12

    Every song Nirvana recorded was awesome.

    10 Jan 2014 Reply
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