Best Pearl Jam Songs

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The Top Ten

1 Black 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!

Deserves to be the number 1 Pearl Jam song on this list. None better.

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2 Alive Alive

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 Hate To Say This,P.J. is Underrated Artist Ever.The Opening Riff Of Alive Is Just Classic.Write Simple,Catchy Songs Unlike Other Who Burn Out Play Same Arpeggios For Thirty Years.I Could See Why The Haters.

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3 Even Flow Even 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.

Now this song is defiantly well recognized, it will go down in rock history

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4 Jeremy Jeremy

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.

Why has this been sitting in 4th for like a year?

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5 Better Man Better 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.

I love this song. "period"

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6 Yellow Ledbetter Yellow 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

The intro is amazing

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7 Rearviewmirror Rearviewmirror

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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8 Daughter Daughter

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.

This song has so much value to me

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9 Corduroy Corduroy

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

Hands down favorite pearl jam song. I have dozens of other songs that fight for a spots in the top ten but this easily stands above them all, on record and live.

I think it goes without saying that this is the best Pearl Jam song

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10 Last Kiss Last 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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The Newcomers

? Why Go Why 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.

This is one of my top five Pearl jam songs, along with Jeremy, Black, Even flow and Alive

Top 10 must be.

Great song on a great album

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? State of Love and Trust State 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

This features such a great vocal performance from Eddie and just males you happy

It takes me to a place filled with excitement

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The Contenders

11 Release Release

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!

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.

This song is a sum up of all Pearl Jam songs...awesome song.

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12 Immortality Immortality

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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13 Given to Fly Given 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.

A masterpiece. its such an inspiration song

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14 Once Once

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

The best Pearl Jam song ever! It has it all.

Most underrated song of all time

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15 Elderly Woman Behind the Counter in a Small Town Elderly 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

Tells a great story that makes you think

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16 Nothingman Nothingman

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.

We've all Benin there!

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17 Just 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..

This song is beautiful and just makes me happy

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18 Animal Animal

Incredible live. Ridiculous energy. Not as epic as Alive but so energetic and great to head bang and just generally go wild to! Potentially my favourite Pearl Jam track! Needs to be in the top 10!

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

19 Garden Garden

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"

I really appreciate the "screw off" attitude of this song. Sure, it's about death, but there's nothing more insanely badass than telling god off and walking into death knowing that you may not have an afterlife.

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

Most underrated PJ song in my opinion, my #1, should be no lower than #5

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20 Porch Porch

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!

One of the best Pearl Jam songs ever..

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