Track of the Day: 'Smells Like Teen Spirit' by Paul Anka

Editor’s Note: This article previously appeared in a different format as part of The Atlantic’s Notes section, retired in 2021.

A grunge rock anthem gets the swing jazz treatment, courtesy of reader Jim:

Paul Anka covered “Smells Like Teen Spirit,” and I actually like it better than the original—no kidding. He captures the vibe but absolutely does it in his own style.

Especially the “entertain us” lyric. For more Anka covers, check out the whole album Rock Swings.

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