“Where Did You Sleep Last Night?” – Nirvana

This is a cover of Leadbelly’s version of “In the Pines,” a folk song that dates back to the 1870s. In “Coal Miner’s Daughter,” the 1980 biopic about Loretta Lynn with Sissy Spacek, Lynn sings a version of this song as a lullaby to quiet her baby sister. This cover is arguably Nirvana’s finest hour and like Johnny Cash’s cover of “Hurt,” if this doesn’t make the hairs on the back of your neck stand up, you’re not human.

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