Sirens (Pearl Jam song)

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"Sirens"
Single by Pearl Jam
from the album Lightning Bolt
Released September 18, 2013 (2013-09-18)
Format Digital download
Genre Alternative rock
Length 5:41
Label Monkeywrench
Writer(s) Mike McCready, Eddie Vedder
Producer(s) Brendan O'Brien
Pearl Jam singles chronology
"Mind Your Manners"
(2013)
"Sirens"
(2013)
Music video
"Sirens" on YouTube

"Sirens" is a song by the American alternative rock band Pearl Jam. It was released on September 18, 2013 as a digital download as the second single from their tenth studio album Lightning Bolt.[1][2] In its first week of release, the single sold 13,000 downloads in the US.[3] Guitarist Mike McCready said the song was inspired by Roger Waters's The Wall Live Tour, as after attending a concert in 2011 he "wanted to write something that would have a Pink Floyd type feel".[4] The lyrics by singer Eddie Vedder concern his worries on mortality, and what the future reserves for the next generations.[5][6]

Music video[edit]

The music video directed by Danny Clinch was released on September 18, 2013.[7]

Charts[edit]

Chart (2013) Peak
position
Austria (Ö3 Austria Top 40)[8] 63
Belgium (Ultratop 50 Flanders)[9] 21
Belgium (Ultratop 50 Wallonia)[10] 49
Canada (Canadian Hot 100)[11] 31
Croatia (ARC Top 100)[12] 28
Germany (Media Control Charts)[13] 86
Ireland (IRMA)[14] 27
Italy (FIMI)[15] 14
Netherlands (Single Top 100)[16] 42
New Zealand (Recorded Music NZ)[17] 36
Portugal Digital Songs (Billboard)[18] 2
Spain (PROMUSICAE)[19] 28
Switzerland (Schweizer Hitparade)[20] 49
US Billboard Hot 100[21] 76
US Adult Alternative Songs (Billboard)[22] 1
US Adult Pop Songs (Billboard) 34
US Alternative Songs (Billboard)[23] 4
US Hot Rock Songs (Billboard)[24] 11
US Mainstream Rock (Billboard)[25] 6
US Rock Airplay (Billboard)[26] 4

Release history[edit]

Country Date Format Label
United States September 18, 2013[27] Digital download Monkeywrench

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Countdown: World premiere of Sirens, Pearl Jam’s new single". Sirius XM. Retrieved 2013-09-18. 
  2. ^ "Pearl Jam's emotional, gorgeous new single, 'Sirens'". Hitfix. Retrieved 2013-09-18. 
  3. ^ Trust, Gary (2013-09-27). "Chart Moves: Ylvis' 'The Fox' Scampers Up Hot 100, Pearl Jam Ties Alt Rock Record, Luke Bryan Stays Atop Hot Country Songs". Retrieved 2013-09-27. 
  4. ^ Letkemann, Jessica (2013-10-14). "Pearl Jam, 'Lightning Bolt': Track-By-Track Review With Band Commentary". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved 2013-10-14. 
  5. ^ Letkemann, Jessica (October 11, 2013). "Pearl Jam's 'Lightning Bolt': Billboard Cover Story". Billboard. 
  6. ^ Wynn, Jamie (2013-12-10). "Eddie Vedder". Rip It Up (Hark Entertainment). Retrieved 2014-02-15. 
  7. ^ By. "Pearl Jam Release New 'Sirens' Video - Video". Rolling Stone. Retrieved 2013-09-18. 
  8. ^ "Pearl Jam – Sirens – Austriancharts.at" (in German). Ö3 Austria Top 40. Retrieved October 17, 2013.
  9. ^ "Ultratop.be – Pearl Jam – Sirens" (in Dutch). Ultratop 50. Retrieved October 18, 2013.
  10. ^ "Ultratop.be – Pearl Jam – Sirens" (in French). Ultratop 50. Retrieved October 18, 2013.
  11. ^ http://www.billboard.com/artist/328459/pearl-jam/chart?f=793.  Missing or empty |title= (help)
  12. ^ "Croatian Airplay Radio Chart Top 100 - October 28, 2013". HRT.hr. Retrieved October 28, 2013. 
  13. ^ "Pearl Jam – Sirens". Officialcharts.de. GfK Entertainment. Retrieved October 17, 2013.
  14. ^ "Chart Track". Irish Singles Chart.
  15. ^ "Top Digital Download - Classifica settimanale WK 41 (dal 07-10-2013 al 13-10-2013)" (in Italian). Federation of the Italian Music Industry. Archived from the original on October 17, 2013. Retrieved October 17, 2013. 
  16. ^ "Dutchcharts.nl – Pearl Jam – Sirens" (in Dutch). Single Top 100. Retrieved October 4, 2013.
  17. ^ "Charts.org.nz – Pearl Jam – Sirens". Top 40 Singles. Retrieved October 14, 2013.
  18. ^ "Portugal Digital Songs - October 26, 2013". Billboard.com. Archived from the original on October 17, 2013. Retrieved October 17, 2013. 
  19. ^ "Spanishcharts.com – Pearl Jam – Sirens" Canciones Top 50.
  20. ^ "Pearl Jam – Sirens – swisscharts.com". Swiss Singles Chart. Retrieved October 17, 2013.
  21. ^ "Pearl Jam – Chart History: Hot 100". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved June 4, 2014. 
  22. ^ "Pearl Jam – Chart History: Adult Aternative Songs". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved June 4, 2014. 
  23. ^ "Pearl Jam – Chart History: Alternative Songs". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved August 3, 2013. 
  24. ^ "Pearl Jam – Chart History: Hot Rock Songs". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved June 4, 2014. 
  25. ^ "Pearl Jam – Chart History: Mainstream Rock Tracks". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved December 5, 2013. 
  26. ^ "Pearl Jam – Chart History: Rock Airplay". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved June 4, 2014. 
  27. ^ "iTunes - Music - Sirens - Single by Pearl Jam". Itunes.apple.com. Retrieved 2013-09-18.