Best Pearl Jam Songs


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21 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!

How is this so low it is one of their best faced paced songs and needs to be in the top 10

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22 Indifference

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.

Incredibly powerful

23 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..

The guitar, the voice...a masterpiece

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24 Sad

Pearl Jam never should have rejected this song from Binaural. Even though it didn't really fit the style of the album, this song does not deserve to be a B-side. - Songsta41

This is hands down the best Pearl Jam song - Insignificance

What is this song doing down here?

Top 10 for sure, very underrated

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25 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.

Energetic and emotional song!

26 Brain 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. - InPillForm

27 Insignificance

It got it all.

28 Grievance

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"

29 Oceans

First song I heard of pearl jam, I listened to a lot of their other songs since, but to me, this one is still the best

Love love love this song. Their mtv unplugged performance is sublime

MTV unplugged version is amazing, short but great

Second best after black (mtv unplugged)

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30 Breath

The best version is on their greatest hits albums and it is truly awesome. The most underrated pearl jam track.

Ten is a great album, but it never gets credit for fantastic bonus tracks like Breath.

Cool instrumental


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31 Rival

Most underrated Pearl Jam song!

32 Go

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.

All of their songs are good. One cannot simply choose one.

Extremley energetic fast pace rocker! Love this track

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33 Off He Goes

Am I the only one who notices that Justin Bieber's Somebody to Love is based on (whether it was intentional or not) the tune after the second chorus of this song? - Songsta41

Great melody and nostalgic mood creator of a song...

Talk about underrated, this is a beautiful song

Superb track, very underrated.

34 Do 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!

This was the very song that got me in to Pearl Jam, this should be at least in the top ten

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35 Life Wasted

Why the hell is it so low! Listen to the words. Jesus!

The lyrics are so perfect...

C’mom guys, should be WAAY higher!

36 Rats

This is a goofy song, not Ina very good way, more cringe worthy, does not belong on any best of list.

Best bass line in history. I would like Eddie to be more aggressive on this one - Insignificance

Should be higher on the list, definitely.

Best Pearl Jam chorus in my opinion from far far..

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37 Inside Job

This is such a perfect song, that only gets better as it goes on. - Songsta41

38 Dissident

Come on people! 44... 44? I've always loved PJ but this is their first song that I couldn't stop listening to. McCready's ability to express despair with that weeping guitar lead is on display here and really what drives this song. Love the riff during the verse too. Perfectly compliments Vedder's tone. Kind of masks the seriousness of what's about to go down. I imagine that's how the dissident probably felt before he was turned over. Elated and unaware until he gets slammed with crushing despair realizing the one he loves most has betrayed him.

This is the only Pearl Jam song I've ever done Karaoke to. As a matter of fact, it's only the second song I've ever done Karaoke to. And, I remember when I was singing it, there were two people in the audience, a guy and a girl, not together, that were singing along, but singing heartedly and I felt connected to them. Like we were only 3 people in the bar that had ever really experienced Pearl Jam's best song ever.

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.

Top 10 Pearl Jam song. Come on.

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39 Not for You

Ridiculously great song. One of my all time favorites.

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

"All that's sacred comes from youth! "

Not the best, not the worst. still good.

It's for me

40 World Wide Suicide

Man, this should at the very least be in the top 20. I just rediscovered this song recently and I can't get enough of it! - sivart

Can�'t believe it's so down! Very powerful great song..!

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