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"World Wide Suicide" is a song by Pearl Jam, written by vocalist Eddie
Vedder. Released on March 14, 2006, as the first single from the band's eighth
studio album, Pearl Jam (2006), the song topped the Billboard Alternative Songs
chart, where it spent a total of three weeks at number one - the band's first
number one single of any sort in eight years. The song was named number 11 in
Rolling Stone's "The 100 Best Songs of the Year" for 2006. Featuring a raw sound
closer to the band's earlier material, the lyrics depict anger against the war
in Iraq, criticizing the US government in a subtle manner. On April 15, 2006,
"World Wide Suicide" was premiered live on Saturday Night Live. This marked
Pearl Jam's first appearance on Saturday Night Live since 1994.
"Life Wasted", featuring lyrics written by Eddie Vedder and music written by
guitarist Stone Gossard, was released on August 28, 2006, as the second single
from the self-titled album. The song peaked at number 10 on the Billboard Modern
Rock Tracks chart. On Pearl Jam, "Life Wasted" is reprised as a modified version
on the album's tenth track, "Wasted Reprise".
• 7" Vinyl
Side A: World Wide Suicide
Side B: Life Wasted