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]

Weekly 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
France (SNEP)[13] 135
Germany (Official German Charts)[14] 86
Ireland (IRMA)[15] 27
Italy (FIMI) 14
Netherlands (Single Top 100)[16] 42
New Zealand (Recorded Music NZ)[17] 36
Portugal Digital Songs (Billboard) 2
Spain (PROMUSICAE)[18] 28
Switzerland (Schweizer Hitparade)[19] 49
US Billboard Hot 100[20] 76
US Hot Rock Songs (Billboard)[21] 11
US Rock Airplay (Billboard)[22] 4
US Adult Alternative Songs (Billboard)[23] 1
US Adult Top 40 (Billboard)[24] 34
US Alternative Songs (Billboard)[25] 4
US Mainstream Rock (Billboard)[26] 6

Year-end charts[edit]

Chart (2013) Position
US Hot Rock Songs (Billboard)[27] 54
US Adult Alternative Songs (Billboard)[28] 46
Chart (2014) Position
US Hot Rock Songs (Billboard)[29] 71
US Rock Airplay (Billboard)[30] 22
US Adult Alternative Songs (Billboard)[31] 30
US Alternative Songs (Billboard)[32] 31
US Mainstream Rock (Billboard)[33] 32

Release history[edit]

Region Date Format Label
United States September 18, 2013[34] Digital download Monkeywrench

References[edit]

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  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. 
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  8. ^ "Austriancharts.at – Pearl Jam – Sirens" (in German). Ö3 Austria Top 40. Retrieved October 17, 2013.
  9. ^ "Ultratop.be – Pearl Jam – Sirens" (in Dutch). Ultratop 50. Retrieved October 18, 2013.
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  12. ^ "Croatian Airplay Radio Chart Top 100 - October 28, 2013". HRT.hr. Retrieved October 28, 2013. 
  13. ^ "Lescharts.com – Pearl Jam – Sirens" (in French). Les classement single. Retrieved September 26, 2014.
  14. ^ "Offiziellecharts.de – Pearl Jam – Sirens". GfK Entertainment Charts. Retrieved October 17, 2013.
  15. ^ "Chart Track: Week 41, 2013". Irish Singles Chart. Retrieved September 26, 2014.
  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. ^ "Spanishcharts.com – Pearl Jam – Sirens" Canciones Top 50. Retrieved September 26, 2014.
  19. ^ "Swisscharts.com – Pearl Jam – Sirens". Swiss Singles Chart. Retrieved October 17, 2013.
  20. ^ "Pearl Jam – Chart history" Billboard Hot 100 for Pearl Jam. Retrieved September 26, 2014.
  21. ^ "Pearl Jam – Chart history" Billboard Hot Rock Songs for Pearl Jam. Retrieved September 26, 2014.
  22. ^ "Pearl Jam – Chart history" Billboard Rock Airplay for Pearl Jam. Retrieved September 26, 2014.
  23. ^ "Pearl Jam – Chart history" Billboard Adult Alternative Songs for Pearl Jam. Retrieved September 26, 2014.
  24. ^ "Pearl Jam – Chart history" Billboard Adult Pop Songs for Pearl Jam. Retrieved September 26, 2014.
  25. ^ "Pearl Jam – Chart history" Billboard Alternative Songs for Pearl Jam. Retrieved September 26, 2014.
  26. ^ "Pearl Jam – Chart history" Billboard Mainstream Rock Songs for Pearl Jam. Retrieved September 26, 2014.
  27. ^ "Hot Rock Songs: Year End 2013". Billboard. Retrieved December 21, 2014. 
  28. ^ "Triple A Songs: 2013 (Year-End)". Billboard. Retrieved May 13, 2014. (subscription required (help)). 
  29. ^ "Hot Rock Songs: Year End 2014". Billboard. Retrieved December 21, 2014. 
  30. ^ "Rock Airplay Songs: Year End 2014". Billboard. Retrieved December 21, 2014. 
  31. ^ "Adult Alternative Songs: Year End 2014". Billboard. Retrieved December 21, 2014. 
  32. ^ "Alternative Songs: Year End 2014". Billboard. Retrieved December 21, 2014. 
  33. ^ "Mainstream Rock Songs: Year End 2014". Billboard. Retrieved December 21, 2014. 
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