Mind Your Manners (Pearl Jam song)

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"Mind Your Manners"
Single by Pearl Jam
from the album Lightning Bolt
Released July 11, 2013 (2013-07-11)
Format Digital download
Genre Alternative rock, punk rock[1]
Length 2:38
Label Monkeywrench
Writer(s) Eddie Vedder, Mike McCready[2]
Producer(s) Brendan O'Brien
Pearl Jam singles chronology
"Mind Your Manners"
Music video
"Mind Your Manners" on YouTube

"Mind Your Manners" is a song by the American alternative rock band Pearl Jam. It was released on July 11, 2013 as a digital download as the lead single from their tenth studio album Lightning Bolt.[3][4] Writing for the The Globe and Mail, Brad Wheeler said the song was "lean, swift and punishing".[5] Pearl Jam guitarist Mike McCready said "It's my attempt to try to make a really hard edge-type Dead Kennedys-sounding song".[1][6] Singer Eddie Vedder's lyrics criticize organized religion, which Vedder considers hypocritical for their intolerance and "so many of the things which have come out of those organizations– like the abuse of children and then its cover-up."[7]

The song was played live for the first time at their show in London, Ontario on July 16, 2013.[8][9] The video for the song directed by Danny Clinch was released on August 23, 2013.[10][11] Bassist Jeff Ament brought fellow Missoula, Montana resident Andy Smetanka to do the animation for the video.[12]


Chart (2013) Peak
Australia (ARIA)[13] 54
Belgium (Ultratip Flanders)[14] 64
Canada (Canadian Hot 100)[15] 55
Ireland (IRMA)[16] 74
Netherlands (Single Top 100)[17] 69
US Hot Rock Songs (Billboard)[18] 17
US Alternative Songs (Billboard)[19] 12
US Rock Digital Songs (Billboard)[20] 14
US Mainstream Rock (Billboard)[21] 2
US Rock Airplay[22] 6

Release history[edit]

Country Date Format Label
United States July 11, 2013[23] Digital download Monkeywrench


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  4. ^ Trust, Gary (2013-07-15). "Chart Highlights: Justin Timberlake Tops Adult Pop Songs; Pearl Jam Returns". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved 2013-07-16. 
  5. ^ Wheeler, Brad (2013-07-16). "Pearl Jam's new track is lean, swift and punishing". The Globe and Mail (Toronto). Retrieved 2013-07-17. 
  6. ^ Letkemann, Jessica (2013-10-14). "Pearl Jam, 'Lightning Bolt': Track-By-Track Review With Band Commentary". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved 2013-10-14. 
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  8. ^ Cashmere, Paul (2013-07-17). "Pearl Jam Reactivate In Canada". Noise11. Retrieved 2013-07-17. 
  9. ^ McGovern, Kyle (2013-07-17). "Pearl Jam Play Frantic 'Mind Your Manners' for the First Time". Spin. Retrieved 2013-07-17. 
  10. ^ "Pearl Jam 'Mind Your Manners' Video: It's Evolution, Baby". Huffington Post. 2013-08-23. Retrieved 2013-08-23. 
  11. ^ "Pearl Jam Unleashes 'Mind Your Manners' Video". Billboard. 2013-08-23. Retrieved 2013-08-23. 
  12. ^ Pearl Jam's new video features a major Missoula connection (aside from Jeff Ament), Missoula Independent
  13. ^ "Chartifacts". Australian Recording Industry Association. Archived from the original on 2013-07-23. Retrieved 2013-07-23. 
  14. ^ "Ultratop.be – Pearl Jam – Mind Your Manners" (in Dutch). Ultratip. Retrieved 2013-08-25.
  15. ^ "Pearl Jam Chart History. Canadian Hot 100". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Archived from the original on 2013-07-28. Retrieved 2013-08-03. 
  16. ^ "Chart Track". Irish Singles Chart. Retrieved 2013-07-28.
  17. ^ "Dutchcharts.nl – Pearl Jam – Mind Your Manners" (in Dutch). Single Top 100. Retrieved 2013-07-28.
  18. ^ "Pearl Jam Chart History. Hot Rock Songs". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved 2013-08-03. 
  19. ^ "Pearl Jam Chart History. Alternative Songs". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved 2013-08-03. 
  20. ^ "Pearl Jam Chart History. Rock Digital Songs". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved 2013-08-03. 
  21. ^ "Pearl Jam - Chart history | Billboard". billboard.com. Retrieved 2014-06-13. 
  22. ^ "Pearl Jam Chart History. Rock Airplay". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved 2013-08-03. 
  23. ^ "Mind Your Manners: Pearl Jam: MP3 Downloads". Amazon.com. Retrieved 2013-09-18.