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"Heart-Shaped Box"
Single by Nirvana
from the album In Utero
B-side "Milk It", "Marigold"
Released August 23, 1993
Recorded February of 1993
Genre Grunge
Length 4:39
Label DGC
Writer(s) Kurt Cobain
Producer Steve Albini

"Heart-Shaped Box" is a song by the American grunge band Nirvana. It was written by lead singer and guitarist Kurt Cobain. It was released on August 23, 1993 as the first single from their third studio album In Utero.

Cobain's wife Courtney Love thought the song was about her, although it was actually written about children with cancer.[1]


  1. Cross, Charles R. Heavier than Heaven: A Biography of Kurt Cobain, p.281