1. Black

From their debut album “Ten”, “Black” is a deeply emotional ballad that delves into the pain and heartache of a lost relationship. Eddie Vedder’s poignant vocals combined with the melancholic guitar riffs make this song one of the most memorable in their collection.

2. Alive

Also from “Ten”, “Alive” serves as an anthem about overcoming adversity and trauma. The track became a massive hit and stands out as one of the band’s most recognizable tunes.

3. Jeremy

“Jeremy” is inspired by a tragic true story and quickly became one of Pearl Jam’s most iconic songs, especially due to its compelling music video. The social themes and emotional depth of the song have made it timeless.

4. Yellow Ledbetter

Even though it wasn’t part of a studio album, “Yellow Ledbetter” is among the band’s most cherished tracks. The enigmatic lyrics coupled with the ambient guitar work have made it a fan favorite and a live show staple.

5. Even Flow

Also hailing from “Ten”, “Even Flow” tackles the harsh reality of homelessness, providing a gritty yet melodic contrast to the rest of the album.

6. Better Man

“Better Man” delves into the intricacies of relationships and the struggle to leave an unhappy circumstance. It’s one of Pearl Jam’s most evocative tracks.

7. Daughter

From the album “Vs.”, “Daughter” touches upon the strained relationship between a daughter and her parents, addressing themes of misunderstandings and generational gaps.

8. Elderly Woman Behind the Counter in a Small Town

This acoustic track narrates the story of an older woman looking back on her life with a mix of nostalgia and regret.

9. Rearviewmirror

From the album “Vs.”, “Rearviewmirror” is an intense journey exploring the desire to escape troubles and the past.

10. Just Breathe

This serene and introspective track from the “Backspacer” album speaks to the simple beauty of love and the importance of cherishing the moments we have.