Rape Me

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"Rape Me"
Single by Nirvana
from the album In Utero
A-side"All Apologies"
B-side"Moist Vagina"
Released6 December 1993
FormatCD, 7" single, 12" single, cassette
RecordedFebruary 1993 at Pachyderm Studios in Cannon Falls, Minnesota
GenreGrunge
Length2:49
LabelDGC
Songwriter(s)Kurt Cobain
Producer(s)Steve Albini
Nirvana singles chronology
"Heart-Shaped Box"
(1993)
"Rape Me"
(1993)
"Pennyroyal Tea"
(1994)
"Heart-Shaped Box"
(1993)
"All Apologies/Rape Me"
(1993)
"Pennyroyal Tea"
(1994)
In Utero track listing
13 tracks
  1. "Serve the Servants"
  2. "Scentless Apprentice"
  3. "Heart-Shaped Box"
  4. "Rape Me"
  5. "Frances Farmer Will Have Her Revenge on Seattle"
  6. "Dumb"
  7. "Very Ape"
  8. "Milk It"
  9. "Pennyroyal Tea"
  10. "Radio Friendly Unit Shifter"
  11. "tourette's"
  12. "All Apologies"
  13. "Gallons of Rubbing Alcohol Flow Through the Strip"

"Rape Me" is a song by the American grunge band, Nirvana. It was the second single from their last album, In Utero. But there was much controversy about the song, so the single was a double-A-side single. The other song was "All Apologies."

Controversy[change | change source]

There was much controversy about the title of the song. Although many people were shocked about it, Kurt Cobain, the writer of the song, said that the song is about a man who rapes a woman. He is sent to prison for it, and he is raped there. There was a music video that was planned to be made. It was going to be set in a women's prison. However, Nirvana needed a break from the controversy and did not make it.

Chart positions[change | change source]

Year Single Music Chart Chart Position
1993 Rape Me Hawaiian Island Charts No. 3
1994 Rape Me Slovakian Airplay Charts No. 16
1993 All Apologies/Rape Me Official French Singles Charts No. 20
1993 All Apologies/Rape Me Official New Zealand Singles Charts No. 20
1993 All Apologies/Rape Me Official Irish Singles Chart No. 20
1993 All Apologies/Rape Me Official UK Singles Charts No. 32
1993 All Apologies/Rape Me Official Australian Singles Charts No. 58
1993 All Apologies/Rape Me Brasil Hot 100 No. 94