Thank you for the music, R.E.M.

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nUq_uTr6OrY[/youtube]I am sad to hear that R.E.M. have dissolved. I like their music a lot, and think it’s a great pity there won’t by any more by the band in this constellation.

The first earworm they gave what Losing My Religion – no wonder, after all it was their big breakthrough hit. It took me ages to identify, however. I heard snatches of it on the radio again and again, but each time missed the announcement of title and artist(s). One day it was played while I was in a boutique. I went up to the salesperson and asked if she know this song. Fortunately she did, and so I was finally able to buy the CD, the first of several by this band.

What is is your favorite R.E.M. CD or song?

- Rike Horstmann

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8 Responses to “Thank you for the music, R.E.M.”

  1. DabneyAAR says:

    That’s tough! I’m very fond of “It’s the end of the world as we know it.”

    I have tons of REM stories in my life. I once went grocery shopping with Michael Stipe in 1984 and my sister has lived in Athens for years.

    One of the greatest songs by Michael Stipe is a duet he did with Chris Martin of Coldplay called “In the Sun.” It is gorgeous.

  2. Rike says:

    I didn’t know about the duet you mention (I get my music mostly by coincidence). I must look it up!

  3. tracega says:

    The first REM song I ever heard was Radio Free Europe, and though other songs have been bigger hits, it’s still the best! :D

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