A Nirvana classic has made its Hot 100 debut after 31 years thanks to ‘The Batman’

“Something in the Way” from ‘Nevermind’ has officially hit the Billboard charts in the year 2022

A Nirvana classic has made its Hot 100 debut after 31 years thanks to 'The Batman'

Published March 22, 2022

Cause and effect continue to be strange: who could have guessed that it would take the omptive film adaptation of Batman for Nirvana’s “Something in the Way” to debut on the Billboard Hot 100 chart?

That’s right, Robert Pattinson’s emo Batman – very much inspired by Kurt Cobain, according to director Matt Reeves – is responsible for bringing 1991 forget it track to Hot 100, 31 years after its first release.

“Something in the Way” got its first Billboard appearance on the Rock Digital Song Sales chart back in August 2020 after its appearance in the first trailer for the film. Now it debuts at No. 46 on the new Hot 100 card dated March 26th.

It marks the fifth Nirvana song to appear on the Hot 100 – and the first since “You Know You’re Right” in 2002. The other three charting cuts also come from forget itapparently: “Smells Like Teen Spirit”, “Come As You Are” and “Lithium.”

Even the tortured hero Pattinson’s enemy Paul Dano’s The Riddler drew inspiration from Nirvana, where Dano revealed that “Something in the Way” was actually mentioned directly in Reeves’ script. “So right there, that song, those words, that chorus became hugely important to me. Nirvana became a part of it [character]. “

Next on the charts: broadcasts from R-Pattz’s on-set, in-costume (cowl and all) ambient electronic music sessions.

Listen to “Something in the Way” below.

As bold as this is, it’s nice to see Nirvana in the press for something other than the infinite forget it baby lawsuit – last we heard, the band’s representation filed to dismiss it, after former baby Spencer Elden filed a modified version in January.

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