Nirvana's 'Something In The Way' explodes in popularity after release of 'The Batman'

music news 17/03/2022

One of Nirvana's lesser-known songs has seen a massive surge in streams since 'The Batman' movie dropped earlier this month.  

'Something In The Way', a deep cut from the iconic 1991 album 'Nevermind', appears twice in the new DC flick starring old mate Robert Pattinson from 'Twilight' as the Caped Crusader. 

The track first caught the attention of Batman fans when it featured in the movie's 2020 trailer, leading it to debut on the Billboard charts for the first time ever

Once the film was out, 'Something In The Way' was streamed 3.1million times in the US in the first four days alone - that's a whopping 734% increase on the approx 372,000 streams the song got in the four days prior. 

Batman director Matt Reeves said he chucked on Nevermind when he was writing the first act of the script, adding that 'Something In The Way' inspired him to take the character in a new, Kurt Cobain-inspired direction

"That’s when it came to me that, rather than make Bruce Wayne the playboy version we've seen before, there's another version who had gone through a great tragedy and become a recluse," he told Empire

Of course, the YouTube page for Nirvana's MTV Unplugged performance of the song is now riddled with comments from movie-goers who are still buzzing about it. 

"This song + Bruce driving on his motorcycle in the night = absolute chills," one comment read. 

"I was not expecting this on The Batman. It was amazing," said another. 

Meanwhile, diehard Nirvana fans were waiting to welcome the young'uns who might have just been introduced to the band in 2022. 

"If you're someone who's never listened to much Nirvana and just found this because of The Batman, welcome, and congratulations, you've just stumbled upon one of the most prolific bands in rock history and the artistry of one of the most fascinating, talented and tragic figures in rock," one user wrote.