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"Heart-Shaped Box"
Single by Nirvana
from the album In Utero
B-side"Milk It", "Marigold"
ReleasedAugust 23, 1993
RecordedFebruary of 1993
Writer(s)Kurt Cobain
ProducerSteve 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