Monday, March 9, 2015

Pearl Jam Just Stole Our Idea!


Pearl Jam has just announced their own Pearl Jam March Madness.  Although theirs does include a price pack drawing for those who correctly choose the winner, we maintain the Red Mosquito hosts #TheRealPearlJamMarchMadness.  The real question is, how does their choice of 64 songs measure up to the fans?

As you know, The Real Pearl Jam March Madness starts in February with every Pearl Jam song known.  Then the fans whittle it down to a winner.  So, how does the fan chosen 64 songs compare to Pearl Jam's chosen 64?

First, what songs were chosen by Pearl Jam, but got voted out in earlier rounds of The Real Pearl Jam March Madness?

  • Why Go
  • Once
  • Deep
  • Garden
  • Glorified G
  • Dissident
  • Who You Are
  • Wishlist
  • Light Years
  • Nothing As It Seems
  • The End
  • The Fixer
  • Speed of Sound
  • Just Breathe
  • Amongst the Waves
  • Supersonic
  • Force of Nature
  • Future Days
  • My Father's Son
  • Lightning Bolt
  • Yellow Moon
  • Getaway
  • Swallowed Whole
  • Let the Records Play
  • Sleeping By Myself
  • Sirens
  • Last Kiss

A little PRAMG-heavy if you ask the fans of Red Mosquito.  Now lets see a list of songs that Pearl Jam fans chose, but Pearl Jam thought should not make the list.

  • Last Exit
  • Tremor Christ
  • In My Tree
  • Present Tense
  • Sometimes
  • Brain of J
  • All Those Yesterdays
  • Low Light
  • No Way
  • Faithfull
  • All Those Yesterdays
  • Insignificance
  • Grievance
  • Of The Girl
  • You Are
  • Marker in the Sand
  • Severed Hand
  • Unemployable
  • Army Reserve
  • Parachutes
  • I Got Shit
  • Long Road
  • Hard to Imagine
  • Strangest Tribe
  • Cold Confession
  • Breath
  • Of the Earth
What does this mean?  Hell, I don't know.  Fans obviously enjoy Yield and Pearl Jam a lot more than the band thinks they do.  Or maybe the band thinks more highly of Backspacer and Lightning Bolt than their base.  Is the band forging a path toward new fans?  Are existing fans stuck in the past?

Maybe you should just vote in The Real Pearl Jam March Madness, enter the contest in The Fake Pearl Jam March Madness, and just enjoy some tunes.

3 comments:

  1. The fine print of the PJ-sanctioned March Madness bracket says the song selection and seeding is based on the number of plays on Spotify, which probably says more about how people accessed Backspacer and Lightning Bolt more than anything else.

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