Nirvana - Sappy.
I remember first hearing this song on the No Alternative alternative rock compilation.
I was twelve years old when it came out, and this song was the hidden track (it was then called “Verse Chorus Verse”). This was before computers were really prevalent and hidden tracks made you feel like you were in some sort of secret club. After all, the only way you would find out about a hidden track was from a friend, the guy at the record store, or discovering it on your own accidently.
Discovering this track was special because I bought the album for the Bob Mould (of Hüsker Dü) song and only realized when it came on that this was a new song from Nirvana, a band I worshipped at the time.
Another favorite hidden track is from the Stone Temple Pilots album Purple, which was a parody of hidden tracks. The album listed eleven songs but had a picture of a cake on the back that read “Twelve Gracious Melodies.” The song sucks (and isn’t even by the band, it’s by a lounge singer), but it was a funny gag.
Anyway, listen to this Nirvana song because it kicks ass.