Mind Your Manners (Pearl Jam song)

"Mind Your Manners"
Single by Pearl Jam
from the album Lightning Bolt
Released July 11, 2013 (2013-07-11)
Format Digital download
Genre Punk rock[1]
Length 2:38
Label Monkeywrench
Writer(s) Eddie Vedder, Mike McCready[2]
Producer(s) Brendan O'Brien
Pearl Jam singles chronology
"Mind Your Manners"
Music video
"Mind Your Manners" on YouTube

"Mind Your Manners" is a song by the American alternative rock band Pearl Jam. It was released on July 11, 2013 as a digital download as the lead single from their tenth studio album Lightning Bolt.[3][4] Writing for The Globe and Mail, Brad Wheeler said the song was "lean, swift and punishing".[5] Pearl Jam guitarist Mike McCready said "It's my attempt to try to make a really hard edge-type Dead Kennedys-sounding song".[1][6] Singer Eddie Vedder's lyrics criticize organized religion, which Vedder considers hypocritical for their intolerance and "so many of the things which have come out of those organizations– like the abuse of children and then its cover-up."[7]

The song was played live for the first time at their show in London, Ontario on July 16, 2013.[8][9] The video for the song directed by Danny Clinch was released on August 23, 2013.[10][11] Bassist Jeff Ament brought fellow Missoula, Montana resident Andy Smetanka to do the animation for the video.[12]


Weekly charts

Chart (2013) Peak
Australia (ARIA) 54
Belgium (Ultratip Flanders)[13] 64
Canada (Canadian Hot 100)[14] 55
Ireland (IRMA)[15] 74
Netherlands (Single Top 100)[16] 69
US Hot Rock Songs (Billboard)[17] 17
US Rock Airplay (Billboard)[18] 6
US Alternative Songs (Billboard)[19] 12
US Mainstream Rock (Billboard)[20] 2

Year-end charts

Chart (2013) Position
US Hot Rock Songs (Billboard)[21] 92
US Rock Airplay (Billboard)[22] 31
US Mainstream Rock (Billboard)[23] 29

Release history

Country Date Format Label
United States July 11, 2013[24] Digital download Monkeywrench


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  7. Wynn, Jamie (2013-12-10). "Eddie Vedder". Rip It Up (Hark Entertainment). Retrieved 2014-02-15.
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  11. "Pearl Jam Unleashes 'Mind Your Manners' Video". Billboard. 2013-08-23. Retrieved 2013-08-23.
  12. Pearl Jam's new video features a major Missoula connection (aside from Jeff Ament), Missoula Independent
  13. "Ultratop.be – Pearl Jam – Mind Your Manners" (in Dutch). Ultratip. Retrieved 2013-08-25.
  14. "Pearl Jam – Chart history" Canadian Hot 100 for Pearl Jam. Retrieved August 3, 2013.
  15. "Chart Track: Week 29, 2013". Irish Singles Chart. Retrieved July 28, 2013.
  16. "Dutchcharts.nl – Pearl Jam – Mind Your Manners" (in Dutch). Single Top 100. Retrieved July 28, 2013.
  17. "Pearl Jam – Chart history" Billboard Hot Rock Songs for Pearl Jam. Retrieved August 3, 2013.
  18. "Pearl Jam – Chart history" Billboard Rock Airplay for Pearl Jam. Retrieved August 3, 2013.
  19. "Pearl Jam – Chart history" Billboard Alternative Songs for Pearl Jam. Retrieved August 3, 2013.
  20. "Pearl Jam – Chart history" Billboard Mainstream Rock Songs for Pearl Jam. Retrieved June 13, 2014.
  21. "Hot Rock Songs: Year End 2013". Billboard. Retrieved December 21, 2014.
  22. "Rock Airplay Songs: Year End 2013". Billboard. Retrieved December 21, 2014.
  23. "Mainstream Rock Songs: 2013 (Year-End)". Billboard. Retrieved December 21, 2014. (subscription required (help)).
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