Sirens (Pearl Jam song)

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"Sirens"
Pearl Jam Sirens.jpg
Single by Pearl Jam
from the album Lightning Bolt
Released September 18, 2013 (2013-09-18)
Format Digital download
Length 5:41
Label Monkeywrench
Songwriter(s) Mike McCready, Eddie Vedder
Producer(s) Brendan O'Brien
Pearl Jam singles chronology
"Mind Your Manners"
(2013)
"Sirens"
(2013)
"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.
  10. ^ "Ultratop.be – Pearl Jam – Sirens" (in French). 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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