14 Pearl Jam Love Songs & Party Hits for a Rock/Grunge Playlist

Finding the right Peal Jam songs for your wedding can be difficult. Besides “Just Breathe” and Future Days” by Pearl Jam and “Without You” by Eddie Vedder, you have to get a little creative.

Enjoy my list of Pearl Jam wedding songs to incorporate into your playlist.

pearl jam wedding songs

Seattle band Pearl Jam was formed by former band members of Soundgarden, Mother Love Bone, and individual musicians. Their first studio album, Ten, was released in 1991 amid the Grunde movement.

Lead singer Eddie Vetter also released two solo albums, Into The Wild Soundtrack (2007) and Ukulele Songs (2011). I included some of his solo songs as relevant wedding songs.

Pearl Jam is considered one of the most influential bands from the 1990s and still relevant today.

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Pearl Jam Wedding Songs List

Just Breathe
Released in 2009 on the album Backspacer

Most Meaningful Lyrics:

I don’t want to hurt
There’s so much in this world
To make me believe
Stay with me

Future Days
Released in 2013 on the album Lightning Bolt

Most Meaningful Lyrics:

I believe
And I believe ’cause I can see
Our future days
Days of you and me

Amongst the Waves
Released in 2009 on the album Backspacer

Most Meaningful Lyrics:

Love ain’t love until you feel it
Up riding high amongst the waves
I can feel like I
Have a soul that has been saved

Wishlist
Released in 1998 on the album Yield

Most Meaningful Lyrics:

I wish I was the pedal brake that you depended on
I wish I was the verb ‘to trust’ and never let you down

You Are
Released in 2002 on the album Riot Act

Most Meaningful Lyrics:

Love is a tower, of strength to me
I am the shoreline, but you’re the sea

Thin Air
Released in 2000 on the album Binaural

Most Meaningful Lyrics:

It’s not in my past to presume
Love can keep on moving in both directions
How to be happy and true
Is the quest we’re taking on together

Better Man
(instrumental cover by Vitamin String Quartet)
Released in 2003 on the album The String Quartet Tribute to Pearl Jam

Most Meaningful Lyrics:

She lies and says she still loves him, can’t find a better man
She dreams in color, she dreams in red, can’t find a better man

Yellow Ledbetter
Released in the B-side of Jeremy

Most Meaningful Lyrics:

On a weekend I wanna wish it all away, yeah
And they called and I said that I’ll go
And I said that I’ll call out again

Throw Your Arms Around Me
Released in 2003 on the album 2/23/03 – Perth, Australia

Most Meaningful Lyrics:

I will squeeze the life right out of you
I will make you laugh, I’ll make you cry
And we may never forget it

Eddie Vetter’s Solo Wedding Hits

Rise
Released in 2007 on the album Into the Wild Soundtrack

Most Meaningful Lyrics:

Gonna rise up
Find my direction magnetically
Gonna rise up
Throw down my ace in the hole

Without You
Released in 2011 on the album Ukulele Songs

Most Meaningful Lyrics:

For every wish upon a star
That goes unanswered in the dark
There is a dream I’ve dreamt about you

Hard Sun
Released in 2007 on the album Into the Wild Soundtrack

Most Meaningful Lyrics:

When I go to cross that river
She is comfort by my side
When I try to understand
She just opens up her eyes

Tip

Put on your headphones and play a KISS wedding playlist.

Tonight You Belong to Me – Eddie Vedder & Neil Finn
Released in 2013 on the album Crucible – The Songs of Hunters & Collectors

Most Meaningful Lyrics:

Although we’re apart
You are a part of my heart
But tonight
You belong to me

Longing To Belong
Released in 2011 on the album Ukulele Songs

Most Meaningful Lyrics:

I may be dreaming but I’m
Longing to belong
To you

Pearl Jam’s wedding songs fit perfectly into a Pearl Jam super fans’ wedding playlist. The songs also can be loved by anyone who doesn’t even know who Pearl Jam is before your wedding.

Pearl Jam Highest-Charting Singles – Mainstream Rock Chart

  • #1 Daughter, 1993
  • #1 Better Man, 1995
  • #1 Given to Fly, 1997
  • #2 I Got Id, 1995
  • #2 World Wide Suicide, 2006
  • #2 Mind Your Manners, 2013
  • #3 Even Flow, 1992
  • #3 Black, 1993
  • #3 Go, 1993
  • #3 Dissident, 1994
  • #3 Nothing as It Seems, 2000
  • #4 Superblood Wolfmoon, 2020
  • #5 Jeremy, 1992
  • #5 Who You Are, 1996
  • #5 Last Kiss, 1999
  • #5 Brother, 2009
  • #5 Sirens, 2013

If you have a Pearl Jam song that would fit perfectly into any wedding, not on our list, be sure to comment on the song below.

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