A phrase used to remark on the stupidity of teen, especially high school drama. It is used as a means to put things in perspective, often uttered by an observer of a pointless, fruitless argument that has to do with some aspect of dating.

Etymology: The term was sued in a completely different context by the early 90's grunge band, Nirvana.
Girl 1: "I saw you with my boy at the movies, you whore!"
Girl 2: "He don't like busted girls, bitch. That's why he's on my team now."
Observer: "Damn. Smells like teen spirit..."
Comrade Dave tərəfindən 10 Dekabr 2006
smells like teen spirit is a song by the group nirvana written by the greatest person who every lived, kurt cobain
1967-1994
smells like teen spirit was a song that revolutionalzed grunge music
gina tərəfindən 29 Aprel 2003
A very good but overplayed song by Nirvana that Kurt Cobain claimed was his attempt at making "the ultimate pop song." Inspired heavily by The Pixies, according to Cobain, in fact he called the song a "Pixies rip-off", though the now extremely famous riff is often compared to Boston's "More Than a Feeling". Title was inspired by a friend of his telling him he "smelled like teen spirit." Kurt had no clue that there was a deoderant of that name and took it as though he was teenage-like. Basically the song that killed hair metal music such as Van Halen, Gusn N Roses, Poison, Whitesnake etc. I personally like the song a lot though I must admit the radio stations have killed it by now. "Smells Like Teen Spirit" was chosen by Rolling Stone as the 9th greatest rock song of all time. I suppose influencially, it was up there, virtually inspiring every hard rock band after them, though there are better Nirvana songs. In my opinion, what the song is isa very good part punk, part 70s style hard rock, part Pixies soft-hard effort piece of music that is a lot better than the other trash that was out at the time.
"Smells Like Teen Spirit" destroyed the trash music known as hair metal though unfortunetely ended up influencing tons of bands that sound nothing like Nirvana, such as nu metal and pop punk shitbands.
Ethan Findal tərəfindən 15 Avqust 2005
Nirvana song that symbolizes grunge and, more than any other song, defines 90's music. My personal opinion is that the guitar riff is pretty good, but if you take a look at the lyrics, they are pretty random. The point of the song isn't really the lyrics, though. This is more about the guitars and practicing the style of grunge, which is more apparent in the music video. What it looks like is a stripped-down performance with excited teens in a sweaty gym.
With the lights out/ it's less dangerous/ Here we are now/
Entertain us/ I feel stupid/ and contagious/ Here we are now
Entertain us/ A mulatto/ An albino/ A mosquito/ My Libido/ Yeah

How much more random can you get? Smells Like Teen Spirit isn't really about anything. The title comes (indirectly) from deodorant. Maybe that's what the sweaty fans need when they're jumping around in the poorly ventilated gym. Hey, just a guess.
Mikey Cee tərəfindən 21 Avqust 2007
A perfect example of how an amazing song can be butchered by major overplay. It's still an amazing song, but if you want some good Nirvana music, just sit back and listen to the whole Unplugged Album, Where Did You Sleep Last Night? and All Apologies are simply mesmerizing.
Smells Like Teen Spirit was butchered due to overplay.
Frank K. tərəfindən 05 Avqust 2005
A ok song by the greatest band ever, Nirvana.
It was majorly overplayed and was killed by MTV and pop Radio Stations.

Go listen to Come as you are, Rape Me, You Know You're right, About a Girl, and Silver if you want some good Nirvana songs
Smells like teen spirit is a great example of how a song can be killed.
GOTHORIFIK tərəfindən 22 Dekabr 2003
The most overrated song that has been #1 for almost a decade, always beating out the superior Michael Jackson's Thriller video. Sung by Kurt Cobain, commonly referred to by degenerate youth as "God".
"Smells Like Teen Spirit sucks. Thriller is a better song, and a better music video. You know it, and I know it. So get over it."
-me
Dave tərəfindən 25 Dekabr 2004
Smells Like Teen Spirit was written by Kurt Cobain for his band, Nirvana and is found on the album Nevermind. Kurt got the name when Kathleen Hanna (Bikini Kill, Le Tigre) spray painted "Kurt smells like teen spirit" on the walls of his apartment. She spray painted this because, at the time, Kurt was dating Tobi Vail (Bikini Kill, riot grrrl) and she wore Teen Spirit deoderant, so Hanna said Kurt smelt like her. A parody of the song was later made by Weird Al Yankovic called "Smells Like Nirvana".
Why "Kurt smells like teen spirit"-Kurt fucked Tobi so he smelled like her.
Shit Blah Shit tərəfindən 28 Dekabr 2005

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