Rape Me

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"Rape Me"
Single by Nirvana
from the album In Utero
A-side"All Apologies" (double A-side)
B-side"Moist Vagina"
Released6 December 1993
RecordedFebruary 1993
StudioPachyderm Studios in Cannon Falls, Minnesota
GenreGrunge
Length2:49
LabelDGC
Songwriter(s)Kurt Cobain
Producer(s)Steve Albini
Nirvana singles chronology
"Heart-Shaped Box"
(1993)
"All Apologies" / "Rape Me"
(1993)
"All Apologies (unplugged)"
(1994)
Music video
"Rape Me" at YouTube

"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