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What are some popular Pearl Jam songs?

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Some of the most popular songs by the rock band Pearl Jam are "Even Flow," "Alive," "Black," "Better Man" and "Jeremy." The band's highest-charting hit is "Last Kiss," which was released in 1999.

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The Seattle band's debut album, "Ten," spawned some of its most iconic songs, such as "Even Flow," "Black," "Alive" and "Jeremy," and helped pave the way for the grunge rock movement that overtook the popular music charts in the early 1990s. These songs were guitar-driven and sounded unpolished when compared to the synth-driven pop songs that dominated much of the popular music of the 1980s.

The band's biggest hit, "Last Kiss," does not appear on any studio album, but was instead released as a fan club-only Christmas single in 1999 and later re-released on a benefit album. The song was originally recorded by J. Frank Wilson and The Cavaliers in 1964. Eddie Vedder, Pearl Jam's lead singer, came across the song, loved it and added it to the band's set list during their 1998 tour. The fan club release proved to be so popular and gained so much airplay in spite of its officially unreleased status that the band later re-recorded it for the album "No Boundaries: A Benefit for the Kosovar Refugees." All profits from the single have gone to that cause.

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