You Know You're Right

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Template:Single infobox "You Know You're Right" is the last song by Nirvana to be officially released. It was first performed by the band in public in late 1993, and was recorded in a studio in January 1994. As it was a work-in-progress, the song never had completed lyrics. Cobain's widow Courtney Love performed the song with her band Hole on MTV Unplugged with slightly modified lyrics as "You've Got No Right".

For years after Kurt Cobain's death it was available only as a bootlegged recording of the live version. In 2002, after much wrangling between Cobain's widow, Courtney Love, and the surviving band members, Dave Grohl and Krist Novoselic it was released on the Nirvana "best-of" album. A month before the release, a bootleg of the studio version surfaced on the internet via MP3. Some radio stations played this, and were sent Cease and desist letters asking them to stop, until the song was officially released as a promo.

Aside from a few guitar and vocal overdubs, the entirety of "You Know You're Right" was recorded in one take. Highlighted by Cobain's distinct vocal style and raw, stripped-down guitar work, Novoselic's droning bass, and Grohl's dynamic drumming, "You Know You're Right" gave a final glimpse into a sound and a generation inspired by Neil Young's epithet, "It's better to burn out than to fade away".

Chart positions

2002  You Know You're Right    Mainstream Rock Tracks      No. 1
2002  You Know You're Right    Modern Rock Tracks          No. 1
2002  You Know You're Right    The Billboard Hot 100       No. 45
Nirvana
Kurt Cobain | Dave Grohl | Krist Novoselic
Chad Channing | Dale Crover | Jason Everman | Pat Smear
Discography
Bleach | Blew | Nevermind | Hormoaning | Incesticide | In Utero
MTV Unplugged in New York | From the Muddy Banks of the Wishkah | Nirvana | With the Lights Out
Popular Songs
"Smells Like Teen Spirit" | "About a Girl" | "All Apologies" | "Aneurysm" | "Come As You Are" | "Drain You" | "Dumb" | "Heart-Shaped Box" | "In Bloom" | "Lithium" | "Love Buzz" | "Milk It" | "On a Plain" | "Pennyroyal Tea" | "Polly" | "Rape Me" | "Sliver" | "Something In The Way" | "You Know You're Right"
Other Related Articles
Grunge music | Generation X | Courtney Love | Heavier Than Heaven | Kurt & Courtney | Tom Grant

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