This is the highest-charting Pearl Jam song in the US. The band generally eschews traditional promotion methods, choosing instead to focus on their music. This song found an audience without Pearl Jam shilling for it, something that was a relief to the band. In a 2000 interview with the Australian version of Rolling Stone
, guitarist Stone Gossard said: "If one of our records takes off, it won't be because we did three videos and were on the cover of Time
and did Oprah
, The View
, and every radio station's Christmas show."
Vedder added: "That was kind of uplifting, or at least it re-instilled some faith that a good song can cut through, even though there's no dancers on stage when we do the song, or video to go with it or anything like that. That helped me feel like all was not lost or something, at least in our world here."
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