Iconic Courtney Love Songs

5 Times Courtney Love’s Musicianship Blew Us Away

1. “Celebrity Skin”

If anyone can make an I-hate-being-famous song cool, it’s Courtney Love. And by the time this song was written and released (in 1998), Love had moved far beyond “Kurt Cobain’s Wife” and into a stardom of her own. She had co-starred in the critically-acclaimed film The People vs. Larry Flynt, won awards for said role and even released a custom Squire guitar to boot. Inspired by both her experience with fame and several literary influences, such as Shakespeare and Eugene O’Neill, “Celebrity Skin” was much more pop than punk and Hole’s one and only single to reach number one on the Billboard charts.

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