Eddie Vedder Performs This Tom Petty Song For The Oscars

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You have to be made of stone if this doesn’t hit you right in the feels. On March 4 Sunday night during the 90th Annual Academy Awards, almost every single Hollywood celebrity found their jaw on the floor after the stunning performance of Pearl Jam’s Eddie Vedder.

For the “In Memoriam” segment, Vedder performed a moving version of Tom Petty’s 1999 classic “Room at the Top” with nothing but his guitar and a backing pianist. And it was one of the most beautiful and unforgettable moments at the Oscars. Tom Petty, who pass away last October, wasn’t part of the montage – Chuck Berry was the only musician who was featured.

Jennifer Gardner introduced the segment saying:

“Every storyteller knows that there is no joy without sorrow. Tonight, as we celebrate the achievements of our collaborators, we also mourn the loss of those who brought joy and awareness through their passion for the movies. The work they left us, as Academy Award winner Audrey Hepburn said so beautifully, ‘Gives pleasure, creates beauty, awakens our conscience, arouses our compassion, and perhaps most importantly, gives millions a moment of respite in our violent world. Though no longer in our midst, their contributions endure. And now, we remember their lives and their impact on motion pictures with a song from an inspirational artist we lost this past year.”

It was a touching tribute indeed.