Favorite Jane’s Addiction Single – Readers Poll
Jane’s Addiction have enjoyed a storied career that’s featured a wealth of great music. In a very short span from the late ’80s through the early ’90s, they had a string of solid tracks from the ‘Nothing’s Shocking’ and ‘Ritual de lo Habitual’ albums. Then, over the past decade, they’ve reunited twice to record new albums. This Readers Poll asks Jane’s Addiction fans to let us know what official single from their catalog is your favorite.
Following the release of their live album (aka ‘XXX’) in 1987, the band released its first proper studio album in 1988 with ‘Nothing’s Shocking.’ The disc gave us the Caribbean-flavored ‘Jane Says’ and the crushingly atmospheric tracks ‘Mountain Song’ and ‘Ocean Size,’ both of which showed off Perry Farrell‘s unique voice and a mountain of sound delivered by guitarist Dave Navarro, bassist Eric Avery and drummer Stephen Perkins.
‘Ritual de lo Habitual’ followed in 1990, and the momentum continued. The catchy single ‘Stop’ and the breakthrough commercial success of ‘Been Caught Stealing’ really catapulted the band. The album also featured such fan favorites as ‘Three Days’ and ‘Classic Girl.’
After a nasty split, the band’s first reunion resulted in a 1997 tour and live album ‘Kettle Whistle’ that spawned the single, ‘So What!.’ From there, several more years passed until the band decided to try new material with Chris Chaney taking over for Avery on the ‘Strays’ album. The 2003 effort yielded the singles ‘Just Because’ and ‘True Nature.’
Another split followed until the band were rewarded by NME with a lifetime achievement honor. This time Avery agreed to return, but his stint with the band only lasted through their live reunion shows. Attempts to work together in the studio didn’t pan out for Avery, and TV on the Radio’s Dave Sitek actually recorded on the band’s 2011 collection, ‘The Great Escape Artist.’ That disc spawned the singles ‘End to the Lies,’ ‘Irresistible Force’ and ‘Underground.’
There you have it — some of Jane’s Addiction’s greatest material. We know Jane’s Addiction have great deep cuts on their albums, but for the purposes of this poll we’re limiting it to just the singles. Let your voice be heard and vote for your favorite Jane’s Addiction single in the Readers Poll below: