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Readers Poll: The Best Pearl Jam Songs of All Time

Selections include 'Alive,' 'Given To Fly' and 'Better Man'

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10. 'Elderly Woman Behind the Counter in a Small Town'

Nearly every song on Pearl Jam's debut LP Ten had a one word title, so when writing songs for the follow-up Eddie Vedder wanted to write something with an extremely long title – giving the world "Elderly Woman Behind the Counter in a Small Town." The song is about a woman stuck in a small town (surprise!) who catches a glimpse of an old boyfriend while working in a diner. It's a regular part of the group's setlist, and it always leads to a nice sing-along moment for the crowd. 

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