Lighter fare …

Because Pearl Jam is playing at Wrigley Field this Summer, and because Chicago Cubs President of Baseball Operations Theo Epstein loves Pearl Jam, the latter’s Twitter account shot out the following picture yesterday:

favorite pearl jam songs

This is, of course, cool on many levels. What I’d like to point out is the casually eclectic mix of favorites Epstein has. It’s not just a list of radio songs – ‘Jeremy,’ ‘Better Man,’ ‘Yellow Ledbetter,’ and ‘Corduroy’ are among the notable omissions – but there are some of the bigger ones on there (‘Daughter,’ ‘Black,’ ‘Alive’). Huge plaudits to Theo for including five of my favorites – ‘Smile,’ ‘Release,’ ‘Off He Goes,’ ‘Low Light,’ and the best of the best, ‘Nothingman.’ And I can only assume Theo would have included ‘Elderly Woman Behind the Counter in a Small Town’ if it would have fit on the Old Scoreboard.

If I had to throw in some more of my own, they would undoubtedly include ‘I Got ID,’ ‘Immortality,’ ‘Given to Fly’ … I could go on. Man, Pearl Jam has a lot of good songs.

(Note the Easter Egg nod in the “Batter” section.)

  • Katie

    So Theo has a flaw finally.

    • ChicagoCubsTalk

      >.< pearl jam…

  • Tommy

    i cant believe Even Flow is not on that list

    • Eric S

      THANK YOU TOMMY! I was waiting for someone to ask where EVEN FLOW was!

  • Talmadge East

    Hard to leave ‘Indifference’ off.

  • Rich

    No “State of Love and Trust”?…Great live song when they played it in the early 90’s, good memories, hard to believe that was 20 years ago!

    • craig

      How about Immortality..

  • Keith

    Immortality was actually a tune by hovercraft .a vedder side project,

    • Brett

      … but it’s on Vitalogy?

      • mr. mac

        Yeah, what? I saw Hovercraft, and Eddie just played drums. It was not very Pearl jam-ish.

  • Keith

    The fixer!

    • ferrets_bueller

      That song is horrible! Actually, that entire album is pretty damn bad.

  • Lou

    Where’s Last Exit from Vitalogy?

  • Chad78

    I agree theo has a great list. I can’t wait for this show. I know a lot of people won’t agree but I got a soft spot for yield. I bought that album the day before driving to Atlanta from Decatur Illinois when I was 19 years old to go to school to be a locomotive engineer my current job to this day I’m 34 now and will never forget that drive. My next wish would be a my morning jacket show at wrigley!

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  • hardtop

    i cant believe anyone can rattle of 25 songs from pearl jam. especially because it was all downhill after 10.

    • TWC

      If you want to hear my top 25 Pearl Jam songs, play Ten two-and-a-half times.

  • Christian