5 Song Pearl Jam EP for My Mom - Suggestions? (Update: Songs Included)

LukinFanLukinFan Florida Posts: 27,593
edited July 14 in The Porch
So, long story short, about 15 or so years ago I was driving my mom somewhere and I had a live PJ boot on (I think it was a show from the 2000 tour). She said, "Who is this? This guy cannot sing." I was shocked and laughed, then told her it was PJ and Eddie Vedder was singing.

I brought this up to her recently, and she actually remembers saying it. I told her that I wanted to change her mind on the band (and Ed's voice). I told her that I was going to make her a 5 song CD, and she agreed to listen and give it a chance.

She listens to mostly NPR (back in her youth, she loved the early Beatles - not the older "raunchy" stuff, as she puts it (yeah, I know).

So, what songs would you suggest?

She's a fan of the original "Last Kiss" so I'm going to put that on there, but what else? I prefer the other four songs to be originals.

7/14 Update...

Here's what I went with:

1. Tonight You Belong to Me
2. Just Breathe
3. Longing to Belong
4. Future Days
5. Society
6. Last Kiss

If I was going to include, Last Kiss, then I could stick to just five. She came into town this weekend, so I gave her the CD.

I'll report back on her thoughts on the songs, and if her opinion of Ed's voice changes or not.

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  • andyfarrimondandyfarrimond Posts: 1,774
    edited July 10
    Small Town
    Just Breathe
    Black
    Indifference or Faithful
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  • Gern BlanstenGern Blansten Your Mom'sPosts: 8,496
    Blood x 5
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  • pearljammr78pearljammr78 Posts: 264
    Black
    Daughter
    Just Breathe
    Betterman 

    the hits are what seem to work for non faithful 
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  • Present Tense
    Hard to Imagine
    Just Breathe
    Release
  • HesCalledDyerHesCalledDyer MarylandPosts: 14,553
    I think Betterman would be good.  It's a good tune for Eddie's vocals, got that pop song value, and I've never met a woman that doesn't like Betterman.  Indifference would be great to showcase his voice, but not sure if that's the style of song you're looking for.  Hard to Imagine would be a good one vocally, go with the Chicago Cab version.  Something like Light Years, Thin Air, Just Breathe, U, Down might be decent choices.
  • Spiritual_ChaosSpiritual_Chaos Posts: 14,388
    edited July 10
    Just Breathe
    Betterman
    Sirens
    Last Kiss
    Future Days

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  • tschavtschav Posts: 1,573
    Not that far off from other's ideas so far...

    Release
    Betterman
    Inside Job
    Thin Air
    Hard to Imagine
    (Bonus) Arc

    Side note, last time my dad listened to Vedder's voice Hunger Strike was on the radio. Halfway through the song he blurted out (way out of character for him) "Calm down and get some damn food already!" Not a commentary about his vocal skills, but hilarious nonetheless.
  • PJNBPJNB New BrunswickPosts: 4,687
    All Those Yesterdays
    Hard To Imagine
    Present Tense
    Black
    Release 
    PJ
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  • drakeheuer14drakeheuer14 Posts: 2,488
    Thin Air 
    Release 
    All or None 
    Nothingman

    Final one might be a little out there for this case, but I think Marker in the Sand is a great and neutral song for most. 
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  • pearljammr78pearljammr78 Posts: 264
    Oooooh. Nothingman. Good call. 
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  • pjhawkspjhawks Posts: 9,568
    Black
    Sirens
    Just Breathe
    Better Man
    RearViewMirror (for the uptempo rock)
  • darwinstheorydarwinstheory LaPorte, INPosts: 2,984
    It seems like some of the slower songs might be better. Once she learns how this man can sing like a mofo, you can make another sample disc with songs that are a bit heavier. This will show her the range with which he can sing.

    I would also consider putting a studio version and a live version on each disc. Let her hear how great the live versions are too. 

    Off He Goes
    Last Kiss
    Future Days
    Man of the Hour 
    Comeback 

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  • pearljammr78pearljammr78 Posts: 264
    It seems like some of the slower songs might be better. Once she learns how this man can sing like a mofo, you can make another sample disc with songs that are a bit heavier. This will show her the range with which he can sing.

    I would also consider putting a studio version and a live version on each disc. Let her hear how great the live versions are too. 

    Off He Goes
    Last Kiss
    Future Days
    Man of the Hour 
    Comeback 

    Great choices even though I can’t stand Last Kiss. 
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  • LukinFanLukinFan Florida Posts: 27,593
    Thanks everyone for the suggestions. Damn it’s hard to narrow it down to only 5 songs. 
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  • PSUS2HPSUS2H Posts: 1,585
    Just give her Ed's solo stuff. 
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  • My mom always loved Last Kiss, even though it was a cover.

    Coincidentally, Better Man was probably the one she needed to hear the most.
  • tempo_n_groovetempo_n_groove Posts: 18,996
    All those Yesterdays

    That would be good in there.
  • rummyrummy Ontario, CanadaPosts: 2,895
    Go with the "down side" hits...
    Black
    Daughter
    Small Town
    Better Man
    Last Kiss (since she likes that song)
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  • darwinstheorydarwinstheory LaPorte, INPosts: 2,984
    I think you should trick your mom first. Give her 5 songs (1 from each group below)

    Kid Rock
    Nickleback 
    Limp Bizkit
    Creed
    -Insert your choice here


    If she likes the CD, tease here then give her the real one. If she dislikes it, smile, hug her, tell her you love her and she's the best mom ever! In either case, promptly destroy said CD and simply deny it ever existed. 
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  • eeriepadaveeeriepadave West Chester, PAPosts: 30,863
    Lukin :lol: (unless you do slow version)
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  • willbarclaywillbarclay Ottawa, Canada Posts: 2,916
    Man of the hour should do it 
  • pearljammr78pearljammr78 Posts: 264
    Man of the hour should do it 
    Great call
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  • pledgeagrievancepledgeagrievance Posts: 1,479
    Daughter
    Just Breathe
    Footsteps
    Off He Goes 
  • F Me In The BrainF Me In The Brain this knows everybody from other commetsPosts: 16,490
    Black (unplugged)
    Daughter
    In My Tree
    Arc, live
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  • pearljammr78pearljammr78 Posts: 264
    Off he goes. Classic. God damn these guys have a lot of great songs. 
    Peace,Love and Pearl Jam.
  • LukinFanLukinFan Florida Posts: 27,593
    Any Ed solo song suggestions for the CD? I wanted to put either something from the Uke album or ITW.
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  • F Me In The BrainF Me In The Brain this knows everybody from other commetsPosts: 16,490
    From his live stuff I love Society,
    Sleepless Nights and Falling Slowly when he duets.

    The love he receives is the love that is saved
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  • dankinddankind I am not your foot. Posts: 13,774
    "Long Nights"
    I SAW PEARL JAM
  • ed243421ed243421 Posts: 6,110
    “You are”
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