Pearl Jam
Daddy didn't give attention
Oh, to the fact
That mommy didn't care
King Jeremy the Wicked
Oh, ruled his world
Peak Chart Position
  • peaked at No. 70 on the Billboard Hot 100 Airplay chart in 1993
  • peaked at No. 5 on the Billboard Mainstream Rock chart in 1992
  • peaked at No. 5 on the Billboard Modern Rock Tracks chart in 1992
  • peaked at No. 15 on the UK Singles chart in 1992
  • the song was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame
  • from Pearl Jam's debut studio album, Ten (1991)
  • Pearl Jam:
         Eddie Vedder - vocals
         Mike McCready - lead guitar
         Stone Gossard - rhythm guitar
         Jeff Ament - bass guitar
         Dave Krusen - drums
  • written by Eddie Vedder (lyrics), Jeff Ament (music)
  • the inspiration for "Jeremy" came from a newspaper article Vedder read about a 15-year-old boy named Jeremy Wade Delle from Richardson, Texas who shot himself in front of his teacher and English class on January 8, 1991
  • produced by Rick Parashar, Pearl Jam
  • mixed by Brendan O'Brien
  • recorded at London Bridge Studios, Seattle, Washington
  • the music video, directed by Mark Pellington, was awarded four MTV Video Music Awards, including Best Video of the Year
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