Best R.E.M. Songs

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The Top Ten

1
Losing My Religion
Nice song really
Amazing, awesome
Must listen to this song at least once
that's me in the corner
Result of simple but perfect work... AWESOME

Nadeem777

Best song this song is better then any other REM song and that's a fact

xjrp11x

[Newest]My favorite song of all time, by any band. Appropriate that it's #1 here too. Absolutely inspired.

2Everybody Hurts
Love this song... Reminds me of my dad. He always loved this song RIP dad x
I love this song - it is simply one of the best songs out there from any band, not just REM. It reminds you that life is hard for everyone, and sometimes we need to remember that.

This song was brought out the same day that my dad commit suicide and its just a lovely song.
[Newest]My favorite song by REM. I'll never grow tired of listening to it

3It's the End of the World As We Know It
Amazing Song first brought my eyes to R.E.M. It should be higher but I am glad if any song is beating it it's losing my religion
Even if you don't know all the lyrics, you should still love it. But, you love it more if you know all the lyrics.
Love it until the world ends.
[Newest]I discern this a great song when I first listened to it.

4Man on the Moon
It´s a beautiful, beautiful song!
I'm glad "The One I Love" is near the top, it's great. But Man on the Moon is by far my favorite. It was hearing this and "It's the End of the World As We Know It" on the radio that got me into the band, and now I own their Greatest Hits record from the IRS years, which has some fantastic lesser known songs on their. If you haven't already heard it, give "So. Central Rain" a listen. It has that same fire as "The One I Love", with the same delicate swagger as "Losing My Religion".
This is such a motivational songs. Beautiful songs like this come from deep within the heart. Maybe not as good as loosing my religion, but I'm voting this up because I think it should be second.
[Newest]See you in heaven if you make the list, yeah yeah yeah yeah.

Great song, great lyrics. We miss you, REM!

5The One I Love
This song is really good should be in top 3 please vote this song up great tune and guitar bass drumming is just the beat love this one been listing to this song near everyday
This song should be number 5, 6, 7, 8 or 9 please vote this one up great guitar and tune its got a great beat it has such feeling love this song so much great guitar bass drum and singing all round good tune you would be crazy not to vote this song up

mneilan

Love this song should be number 7, 8 or 9 really good great singing guitar drums and bass vote this one up really catchy and a good tune vote this song up it's good
[newest]
Love this song, first listened to it on a record player in my basement with my mom. When my brother went into basic training for the army, he wrote me a letter how it was his favorite song to sing. This song is so special to me

6Drive
I adore this song, superb guitar riff and a edgy lyrics from Stipe. A very memorable opener to Automatic For The People
Definitely the best R.E.M. song ever. This song should be #1.
I lived in Athens, GA from '89-'99. It was common to see members of the band, esp. Stipe, out and about downtown or in a bar. I also used to eat at Weaver D's Soul Food, where the owner's catch phrase was "automatic for the people." Good times.

Blue_Devereaux


7Nightswimming
Such a beautiful and catchy song with a great vocal performance by stipe. Love it!
Not only the best R.E.M. song, but one of my favourite songs of all time.
I love this song. It's made it into many mixed tapes over the years!
[Newest]My favourite song of all time!

8Orange Crush
Orange Crush is the best REM song at least one of my favorites. It came at the time of the first Gulf was and made me think of my husband at the time overseas and now it reminds me of my son who is in the Army and been to Iraq.
Absolutely the Best! It is filled with energy and originality. Artisan Musicians to be Sure!
my favorite. its so catchy
[Newest]Acid, beautiful, catchy as hell, never leaves your brain. A total classic from a great album.

9Radio Free Europe
How on the earth this song can be on this position.
Even rolling stone magazine has put this song in their greatest songs list
Greatest REM songs are as follows-

1)Losing My Religion
2)RADIO FREE EUROPE
3)Its The End Of The World
4)Everybody Hurts
5)Man On The Moon

MohitYadav

This should be in the top two with Rockville!
College bar 1985, cute girl to dance with, really? A better song than this? I think not.

10The Great Beyond
This is so incredible, the lyrics. The message. The just all around incredble is one of the things that keeps me going in life!
Lyrics are just amazing, "pushing an elephant up the stairs" that part is enough

This song must be in top 10
Beautiful lyrics and song! Just listen

The Contenders

11Shiny Happy People
It should be higher regarding to the melody and the sarcastic lyric.
Always makes me smile when I hear this song
One of the saddest songs by R.E.M.
Lots of people don't seem to get the message.

12Supernatural Superserious
It may be new, but it is so badass

crazyeyes56

Amazinhg song, powerful, awesome lyrics and music. It is surely one of the best songs of this wonderful band
Right from that raw intro the song blisters along like a happy runaway train. They're enjoying themselves on this. Irresistable!

13Find the River
Joint with Man on the Moon, this song gets my vote for being largely unknown outside of R.E. M's own fanbase. What a gorgeous song with such fantastic imagery.
Somewhat overlooked, but it really is such a nice song. Of course, REM is amazing so they have lots of nice songs, but this one is really special
Got to be one of REM's best songs...

14Stand
This one should be in the top ten. Its really catchy with unique lyrics and almost has a message
This should really be in the top ten. Pure brilliance!
Number 1 of R.E. M - the best album "Green"

guvadela


15Bad Day
Another great REM song...
Makes my days good...

16Imitation of Life
this is by far "the greatest thing since bread came sliced", not making top ten is an absurdity, not making first place is blasphemy
I want the greatest song, the greatest song since bread came sliced to at least be in the top ten... This was the absolute last song by REM that got any radio play whatsoever, and happens to be one of the best.
This song is just beautiful and amazing. Should definitely be the the very first place!

17E-Bow the Letter
I don't understand why this song is so far down the list? Please do yourself a favour, and listen to this song again, by yourself in a quiet place. Patti Smith's solo will give you goosebumps.
Such an amazing song

18Leaving New York
Reminds me of the love of my life. So yes, HUGE sentimental value and an equally haunting tune.
Love this melancholic song. Favorite line: "It's easier to leave than to be left behind"

19What's the Frequency, Kenneth?
This was really to hard to choose, so many good REM songs, but this has 1 of the best opening REM riffs, just raw guitar, awesome into to an awesome song
One of the few times, REM changed pace enough to just plain rock. A slight departure from their usual mood and tempo, but one of their best.
Why isn't this in the top ten why is everybody hurts in the top ten oh my god people.

20World Leader Pretend
I am listening to their music for nearly 30 years. And this song is my absolute favourite REM-Song.
This is actually my favorite R.E.M. song. Very underrated.

21Daysleeper
Very nice song some good lines in there

The best chorus. So good.

22At My Most Beautiful
I could listen to this song 8000 times and never get tired of it. Great song

CrowdedChisel

R. E. M. nailed a love song. Who'd'a thought?

23Electrolite
Beautiful song, never get tired of listening to it.

24Leave
Whoever voted for this one - well done. I already put Supernatural... but this would be my second choice. The siren is awesome on it and gives the track a panicky feeling. Brilliant.

25Fall On Me
Great romantic R.E.M. from their hey day

26You Are the Everything
REM are my all time favourite band. This is the first REM song I ever heard and I'd have to say it's still my favourite. I love to listen to it whilst driving late at night. They have at least a 100 great songs.
This is my number 1 REM song and REM are my favourite band. I love to listen to it whilst driving alone at night

27Let Me In

28Pretty Persuasion

29Life and How to Live It

30King of Birds

31Uberlin
So much emotions in that song. Definitely my favorite.
The first song I heard by them, and still my favourite
The best for me.. Love it..

32I've Been High

33Can't Get There From Here

34Finest Worksong

35Turn You Inside-Out
The guitar, the vocals, the drums, everything is amazing.

36Driver 8
Very catchy Riff, just a flat out awesome song, this should be in the top 5 at least.

37The Sidewinder Sleeps Tonite
Remember this one from my teenage years. Never really understood what it meant, but loved it just the same.
Needs to be much higher love this song
Great song I agree should be higher on the list
[Newest]Amazing, despite not knowing what he was singing the first hundred times I listened to it

38Swan Swan H

39How the West Was Won and Where It Got Us

40Country Feedback
One of the best R.E.M. song, my favorite one, associating great music with incredible lyrics, simply fantastic.
I love the guitar solo on the version from R.E.M. 's Road Movie sound track.
Not just REM's best, one of the best songs ever written.

41She Just Wants to Be

42Strange Currencies
One of their best songs and yet nobody every seems to talk about.

43Superman
A classic of alternative cool. Paradramtic and textured in tone, mood and ambiance. A yearning between youth and adulthood and all of the grey abysses between.
college music at its finest

44Aftermath

45I Believe

46Welcome to the Occupation

47Final Straw
Simplicity on an acoustic guitar but the song says so much...

48Bang and Blame

49(Don't Go Back To) Rockville
Awesome song, kept me awake during a long journey

50Sweetness Follows
This is an incredibly underrated song.

5111th Untitled Song

52Crush With Eyeliner
Thurston moore plays on this, enough said!

53King of Comedy

54The Boy In the Well
Good song. Probably my favorite.

THEMASTER


55The Worst Joke Ever

56Diminished

57Walk Unafraid

58All the Way to Reno

59Monty Got a Raw Deal
Why is this at 65? The guitar, the vocals... Top 3.

Toraqi


60Pop Song 89

61South Central Rain
Great song! Early REM rules!

62Exhuming McCarthy

63Me In Honey

64Disappear
Good album, good song

65Gardening at Night
One of their first songs, one of their most influencial songs, one of their most simple and relaxing songs and in my opinion one of their best songs!

66Try Not to Breathe
Back vocal is killing it!

67Falls To Climb

68All The Right Friends

69Little America

70So Fast, So Numb
Brill song from a great album, brings back a lot of memorie

71Radio Song

72The Outsiders

73Walk It Back

74Tongue

75Why Not Smile
Genius lyrics and amazing sound

76These Days
This has to be the realest and most original song they have ever made. The message it carries make it stand out from all their great songs

77Star 69

78Star Me Kitten

79Parakeet

80Saturn Return
Off on its own

81Letter Never Sent

82High Speed Train

83Sing for the Submarine

84Man-Sized Wreath

85Selling the Drama

86Begin the Begin

87The Wrong Child

88Laughing
Great catchy song from the first album that deserves a place on this list!

89Pilgrimage

90The Ascent of Man
Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah

91Around the Sun

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This list was created 6 years, 178 days ago and has been voted on over 2,000 times. This top ten list has been remixed 15 times and has been blogged about 1 times.

Updated Sunday, November 23, 2014


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