Best Pearl Jam Songs

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1Black

"Now I hold the broken glass, of what was everything"... Amazing. So deep, and emotional, and REAL. Makes me feel alive every time I hear it. I wish they had more songs like this.

Black is by far the most emotionally powerful song I have heard. It touches your soul and your emotions flows with the beats and vocals. This song becomes the integral part of my feelings, like it is being played within my head, my head moves uncontrollably with the beats and eyes remains closed. Truly magical!

the most beautiful lyrics ever written: I know someday you'll have a beautiful life, I know you'll be a sun in somebody else's sky, but why Why, why can't it be, can't it be mine
truly heartbraking!

Lyrics at its best...

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2Even Flow

has everything a song needs: nice vocal part, guitar, bass, nice drum beat... GOD! EVEN FLOW!

great riff and amazing vocal from Eddie - sharm7064

This is the true Grunge Song From Pearl Jam How on earth is this not no one

Plus if any song was going to be ahead of this one then why is it Black? Last Kiss is the only song that could be better than Even Flow.

Definitely their best song.

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3Alive

I like it the best. Jeremy is second. Look up alive on SNL and you will see the most amazing video ever. - 2234

Eddie vedder words are speaking to my soul, I become shiver when I hear this song.

best pearl jam song ..should be at the no. 1 position ...

I'm still alive!

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4Jeremy

This song never grows old for me. I first heard this when I was a child from my brothers. I envy their music generation. I just wish for the kids today to appreciate it too..

this is one of the greatest songs ever written - Marcopwnzatdrums

I think this is their second best song all time behind Even Flow. The only reason is vote for Jeremy is because I thought it might go higher. Still though, even if people might disagree with the order, the top 4 song here are Pearl Jam's best song. These song are all on one album, is just unbelievable.
This is a side note but I am proud to share my birthday with Eddy Vedder. December 23 is awesome.

Even flow is good but this has to be 1

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5Better Man

this song is really good - it is about abusive relationships - idolangelx13

This song means the world to me. Can't express it really. Listening to it right now with tears in my eyes.

This is one of the greatest songs ever written. The rhythm is just magical. This song set the tone for rock in late 90s and early 00s.

The song that got me into them.

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6Yellow Ledbetter

The whole song is just fun. Can't believe how mainstream this list is too thank god black is #1 or I'd wanna hunt the author down.

Pure perfection. Sounds like eddies drunk whenever he sings this, haha

Their best song in my opinion. Always helps me when I'm feeling down. To me just singing along to this masterpiece seems to bring out a force that's pulling me up and back on my feet again after I've taken an ugly fall.

So underrated, I guess all the "radio" fans would have never heard it, amazing song, Mike's guitar on this is awesome

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7Daughter

Classic Pearl Jam in everyway. Its hard to make a list of the ten best anything, but I'm glad to see that many of their best songs are represented on this list.

Incredible vocals, great guitar part, really goes to show how amazing Pearl Jam was. Inspiration from this song is tremendous.

Fantastic tune, one of my favorite entrances of any song (the drumming in the beginning). Always sill be my favorite.

Incredible song.

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8Rearviewmirror

The best songs by Pearl Jam are the songs done well live, and "Rearviewmirror" translates well on stage. It's brimming with energy and progresses to an awesome climax. Works well live, even more so than "Given to Fly".

I can't relate to any song as much as I can this one, as iv'e lived through the pain of childhood abuse. This beautifully captures exactly how I feel and the build up in this song, is the best out of any song - ever! Towards the end it sounds like it's going to explode. Pearl Jam's #1 in my opinion.

So much emotion and energy on this song. Starts out with an amazingly catchy riff, then builds to a climax with Eddie Vedder's vocals on this song being one of his best ever. - NorwegianWood

Amazing ending

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9Corduroy

Ooh... Such a good song, really its fantastic I think the best from vitalogy and one of the best from Pearl Jam, the intro, the verse and chorus are fantastic, great works in the guitar and the lyrics are awesome... Corduroy its full of energy, the first time I heard it I thought it would be special and it this, excellent song long live Pearl Jam!

:-O! Can't believe that this song is SO bloody low in the list.. When it's so loaded with meaningful lyrics and originality! This 1 deserves being in the top 5

Shocking position for a song that should easily make the top 5

Best live song

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10Release

This song stands above the rest of Pearl Jam's work. The goosebumps experienced listening to this song are unreal.

An astonishing, beautiful album closer to Ten. Despite all the brilliance elsewhere on the album, and all the much-more-famous songs, this the pinnacle. A heartbreaking exploration of Eddie's feelings for his dead father, and one of the most beautiful pieces of music in rock history.

Tears, smiles, anger, oh... And the joy, simply one of the greatest songs ever - it has every emotion... Amplified!

It provides what it advertises.

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The Contenders

11Last Kiss

sweet blue love song :) this is dope

A truly bittersweet memory that shows PJ can be as intelligent as anything out there and touches the soul unlike much of the new crap being force-fed to us. Last Kiss is as real as it gets.

You can just hear the pain... The lyrics are sweet and innocent and the whole band just plays this masterpiece perfectly

This song truly touches my soul and could make a grown man cry.

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12State of Love and Trust

Listen to the MTV Unplugged version of this, and then argue that this isn't the best Pearl Jam song. Vedder's vocals are top class, and the instrumental is extremely underrated

The UNPLUGGED Mtv version fills you with joy

It takes me to a place filled with excitement

Um... This is good!

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13Immortality

I am very much enjoying this song when;
1. I need time alone
2. I feel like a chill out.
3. I feel like listening to an awesome song.

The instrumentals of this song are amazing. Pearl Jam for me is a perfect mix of protrusive messages and imminent shivers down your spine. This song is just the epitome of just that. - kmanns

"A truant finds home and a wish to hold on to
But saw the trapdoor in the sun, immortality, " Some of the most amazing lyrics ever.

Amazingly deep with super haunting guitar solo. Pure genius for sure

This one took me a while to get into, but now it's one of my favorites. - Songsta41

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14Once

It is an amazing song. Beautiful bass and guitar lines, the drummer plays very strong, Eddy is a real Front man

This song deserves a higher ranking. an amazing start to a great album, filled with emotion

"ONCE! Upon a time..."
This song is so powerful in the chorus! It should be in the top 10! - paolo95

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15Why Go

How is this song so low on the list? Most remember the more commercial songs from this album, but this song is among their best.

I hear Jeff Ammette's Girlfriend every second I listen to this song! I dono why this song is number 38!?! It must have been in top 10...

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16Just Breathe

How is this not in the top ten?
This song always makes me think of the movie "Into the wild" because of its similarity to the song "Guaranteed"

Why is this song so low? It's one of their best songs! Even Willie Nelson made a cover of it. The lyrics are amazing, this, Jeremy and Black are my favourite PJ songs!

23? Oh come on people... It's a good song and definitely deserves to be in the top ten..

On of their best songs of all time no doubt

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17Elderly Woman Behind the Counter In a Small Town

Very deep voice by the greatest singer of all time-Eddie vedder. He really brings power to a very dull song. A masterpiece.

Should be in the top ten. It is one you just want to sing along with. Great lyrics.

Love to sing to this song, especially live

A really underrated song

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18Given to Fly

The energy in this song is contagious. Just one of the those songs that makes you want to move. I could listen to this song, and this song only forever.

Its such an inspiring song that lifts you every time you hear it. The ways Vedder builds slowly up to the chorus then lets it all go... Gets to me every time.

Amazing song!

Can't believe not in the top ten, powerful song. Yield is an amazing album.

This must be at least in the top 10

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19Nothingman

I am surprised this song is not listed in top tens! Deserves its place right up there.

Deserves to be in the top 10 at least.
Great song, Vedder proves again why he's one of the better singers.

I can listen to this song everyday.it never gets old for me.

The number one. Such a beautiful song

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20Leash

So happy. I definitely thought this was going to be lower. This, in my opinion, is the best song off of Vs. It has energy, good wah-wah effects. And Eddie is so energetic in this great 90's grunge song from the best band in the world.

One of the most energetic songs from pearl jam. Eddie's vocals are excelent here, it feels like he transmits the teenage spirit, the spirit of the youth. Makes you wanna jump, mosh and scream out loud!
Drop the leash, we are young!

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