Best Pearl Jam Songs

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21 Leash

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!

22 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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23 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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24 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

25 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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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

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

MTV unplugged version is amazing, short but great

Just love his voice at beginning of the song!

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

Sirens

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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 Sirens

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.

Are you kidding? No. 25? This song deserves to be in the top 10 at least. a thing of pure beauty and unbelievable emotion and passion. Just blows you away each time.

This song showcases Eddie Vedder's voice; like a fine wine, it gets better with age.
The song is an absolute masterpiece, and I cannot understand why it is so low on the list.

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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 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.

36 Life Wasted

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

The lyrics are so perfect...

37 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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38 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

39 Inside Job

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

40 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.

This song needs to be a top 15 song. I don't get it. Its even a radio hit.

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