3. Nirvana's "Smells Like Teen Spirit" Losing For Best Rock Song

Year: 1993

Nirvana's groundbreaking classic lost to Eric Clapton's "Layla," which was an amazing song—back in 1970 when it was first released. Nirvana's "Teen Spirit" represented the sound of the grunge movement, which was exploding in 1993. (And the song still knocks today, by the way). Eric Clapton's "Unplugged" version of "Layla" was a soundtrack for suburban soccer moms. #EpicFail.