Best Pearl Jam Songs

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The Top Ten

1
Black
"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!
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2Alive
I like it the best. Jeremy is second. Look up alive on SNL and you will see the most amazing video ever.

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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 ...
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3Even 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.
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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.
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5Better Man
This song is a pure delight.. Eddies lyrics and the two parts of the song (starting easy and then evolving in the second part) that add the needed rising of tention on what the lyrics are all about... Its perefect connection between music and lyrics.. And if you see them live in interpration... This is what PJ are all about!

larisalesnik

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.
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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.
The Guitar in this one rules.

Pure perfection. Sounds like eddies drunk whenever he sings this, haha
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7Last 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
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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.

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9Daughter
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.
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10Corduroy
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 its 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
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The Contenders

11State of Love and Trust
Best grunge song ever...
The UNPLUGGED Mtv version fills you with joy
Just listen to this song in accoustic version on mtv unplugged and then vote for this.
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12Release
The best ever... Haunting melody... Amazing words... A million times ain't enuf to appreciate this track
This song stands above the rest of Pearl Jam's work. The goosebumps experienced listening to this song are unreal.
Tears, smiles, anger, oh... And the joy, simply one of the greatest songs ever - it has every emotion... Amplified!
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13Just 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... Its a good song and definitely deserves to be in the top ten..
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14Immortality
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.
Love this song helps me heal
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15Once

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

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16Animal

Top ten worthy. Great song. Possibly the best live PJ song, besides Alive and Evenflow.

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17Garden
Garden is the most underrated song of all time
it is so beautiful so good that I would compare it to 'black'.
A must hear for everyone as this is pearl jam's classic
Really shows why pearl jam are pioneers of the seattle grunge scene. Lyrically and every other aspect of the song is beautifully rendered. Classic.

"I will walk with my hands... Bound"
In my opinio garden is the best pearl jam song ever, because its a great song and shows why eddy vedders voice is so great, you are right in saying it is the most underrated song by pearl jam and oceans and elderly women behind the counter in a small town should be way higher
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18Elderly 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.
My absolutely favorite Pearl Jam. It makes you reflect on life and reliaze how far or not you have come.
Lyrics are absolutley amazing, should be top 10 at least.
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19Indifference

Every time I hear this song, It reminds me of KURT COBAIN... He was eddie's friend. The two legendary musicians of Grunge music... It's really an amazing song... Smooth, melodious and full of pureness.. The lyrics is also outstanding... In one word AWESOME!

Sheer magic! It makes you realize that in a world where the news is dominated by war and violence, you shouldn't get numb and look the other way. Besides getting the message across it's a wonderful atmospheric song.

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20Nothingman
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.
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21Given 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!
Whenever I crave an emotional escape I listen to this song. Its powerful and beautiful.
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22Sirens
Favorite new song. So much emotion and soul.
This so called "Power Ballad" isn't very Pearl Jam but it is mellow and mature. I absolutely love this song! Just have a sook at the lyrics people. This deserves to be in the top 10.
This is the best Pearl Jam song, it doesn't matter that it doesn't fit their style or whatever, this is the best song they ever made.
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23Sad

This song certanly deseves to be top 5 at least I meant its way better than last kiss with and epic riff equal to even flow

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24Porch
Completely rocking and under appreciated song on an incredible album.
Needs to be higher in the list. So much energy in this song! The best part is the end
Why isn't this song in the top ten? What? They play it at almost every concert its so epic!
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25Breath
Ten is a great album, but it never gets credit for fantastic bonus tracks like Breath.
One of a song!

mohamedhassan

I can't belive this song is't in the top 10-15
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26The Fixer
great song! it should be at the top 5 minimum! my favorite pearl jam song! great lyrics and the guitar sounds just awesome!
Love this song. Reminds me a lot of the old times!
Looks like an australian music I like a lot!
"Full of energy " fantastic guitar work and vocals. Best Perl Jam Song ever!
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27Oceans
Love love love this song. Their mtv unplugged performance is sublime
Just love his voice at beginning of the song!
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29Do the Evolution
Deserves to be in the top 10 for sure
This song was the one which made me a fan of PJ, still love it an the video rocks! I'd like Pearl Jam to make more songs as revelious as this one!
Like an evolutionary biologist, I love this song!
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30Grievance
Will forever be my favorite song."for every tool they lend us
A loss of independence
I pledge my grievance to the flag
Cause you don't give blood then take it back again"
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31Off He Goes
Great melody and nostalgic mood creator of a song...
Just listen to it
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33Why 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.
Top 10 must be.
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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35Glorified G
The most underrated Pearl Jam song, this song has everything:
Awesome lyrics
Awesome Riff
Awesome Vocals

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36Rats
Best song ever. The lyrics is perfect and overall, well wow!
Should be higher on the list, definitely.
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37Brain of J.

Awesome riff full of energy! This song deserves a higher position! It gives me chills just playing it

How is this song not #1? The chorus is amazing! I listened to this song almost 20 times the first day I heard it.

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38Go
Absolute monster of an opening song. The drums are about as savage as they get. I can't believe this song is so low on the list. Perfect opening track for Vs.
Beast of an opening song. Gets the heart racing. Brings back memories of when I first listened to Vs.
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39Not for You

Favorite song of the moment... Tomorrow it'll be Parting Ways ;)

"All that's sacred comes from youth! "

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41Dissident
Best lead ever! I can't believe this isn't in the top 10 much less the top 20. This also makes it the most underrated Pearl Jam song of all time.
Come on: "She had to turn around" and then mcreedy goes in and absolutely dominates.
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42Wishlist
3 chords and awesome lyrics. Simple yet powerful.
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43The End
Are you kidding me! I have been listening to this song for days and I love it. Having listened to all the top 10 I must say it deserves top 3 spot...
This is the first song of pearl jam's that I came across! It was so amazing I'm in love with the band now!
It's like -AWESOME! What the heck's it doing down at 34?
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44I Am Mine
Beautiful Song, one of the best lyrics.. Deserves to be in top 5
Best song. Or the unrated, of you guess
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46Unthought Known
This song definitely enters top five for me.
Great songs.
AWESOME lyrics.
The Lyrics, The Rising Sensation Rhythm, The drum beat, And Eddie Vedder's voice in this song. For me this is definitely Top 1.
Such an inspiring song!
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47World Wide Suicide
Can't believe it's so down! Very powerful great song..!
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48Nothing As It Seems

Definitely my favorite PJ song! This deservers to be on the top 3 at least!

Dark and beautifully recorded... A hidden classic

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49Light Years
Best song here
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50In Hiding
Come on guys the best song from their best album. This is the song that my brain plays when there is no music in the room
Yeah, totally underrated. Needs to be much higher than #56!
This song brings me pure joy, its the best dong on yield. Deserves at least top 20 status.
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52Footsteps
There can be no more passionate song
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53Smile

A good grunge example. Catchy riffs, good solo, 'I miss you alreddie-hee-hea' part makes you sing.

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55Man of the Hour
Such a beautiful song. I'm surprised it wasn't mentioned yet.
Very underrated song. A sad song that moves me every time. Goodbye for now.
Should be much higher up the list
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56Green Disease
I love the lyrics of this song!
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57Amongst the Waves
Amazing song, my personal favorite.
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58Gone
Great song from pearl jam again.great vocal, great music7
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59I Got ID
Some of the deepest lyrics out of any of their songs. You can feel the pain in Eddie's voice. Its "Id" NOT "ID". "Id" is the Freudian term that describes the part of the brain that controls our subconscious desires.
This song should be #1
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60Crazy Mary
This song is just so emotional..
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61Faithful Listen to sample

62Love Boat Captain

So powerful in a gentle subtle way, just like a woman

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63Mind Your Manners
An absolutely awesome, fast pace punk song, such a good comeback for the band!
How come this is so low in the ranking.. :O
This Top 10 needs an actualization
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64Come Back
It is definitely underrated. I imagine this song as black after 10 years - it has evolved with the band. They are not so "agressive" as they used to be when younger. True wisdom comes with years, and this song is just that.
In my opinion the greatest lyrics Eddie has ever written besides black, when you hear this live, you can feel true emotion, true love. It s about someone you loved who is not here anymore, just want them to come back. "From wherever you are, ohh come back" Just beatiful
I don't want to judge where this song should put into the chart list, what I can say according to melody and music, it's just touched my soul, just a tribute for addicted lovers.
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67Other Side
My favorite song ¡¡¡
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68W.M.A.

The lyrics in this song are alone worthy of a top ten place, let alone the music I think this is when pearl jam were at there best the whole sound of the album is so unique - he won the lottery by being born - ed at his best and dave abruzzees also

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69Force of Nature
Best song I ever heard in my life
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70Marker In the Sand

Beutiful song. It deserves a better position!

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71Spin the Black Circle
How can it be so down its so funny and good guitart riffs
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72Brother
The Beat of this song is just incredible!
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75Deep
Deep is perhaps the most unknown Ten track, but it is empowering and Eddie Vedder shows some serious range in Deep.
How is this #72? This song is classic!
I can see Eddie flailing around stage every time it listen to it.
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76Present Tense
Best pj song ever.
This song is so beautiful and amazing! Hugely underrated and should be higher. This song has a lot of meannig that only Pearl Jam can convey in such artistry wy.
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79Baba O'Riley
The Who composed it jerks.
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80You Are
Huh, no top ten, I love this one
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81Fatal

Amazing and underrated, one of the best!

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82Hail, Hail
Hail, Hail is an upbeat, catchy song that shouldn't be forgotten.
Not a top 10 by any means, but sitting currently at 76? Nah, nah, nah... Gots to be higher than that-
Great lyrics, deserves more recognition.
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83Parting Ways
Certainly a heart touching song, best song after they evolved
'there's a fear they will soon be parting away'
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88Hold On
Tim Cappello's favourite Pearl Jam track is the word on the street
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89Tremor Christ
Most underrated PJ track by far
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90Future Days
This song is so beautiful! I keep listening to it over and over again...
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92Infallible Listen to sample

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96Sonic Reducer
This isn't a PJ song
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97Breath and a Scream Listen to sample

98Soldier of Love
Love this song, "oh baby lay down your arms. "
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99Low Light
One of their most beautiful songs.
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100Hold Me

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