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

best

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2 Everybody 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.

There's always a song to sing to someone when there in an awkward position... This is one of them

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3 It'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.

Like if you know all the lyrics like I do!.

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4 Man on the Moon

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".

It�'s a beautiful, beautiful song!

What can I say? I love those yeah-yeah-yeah-yeah. I love that "Hey baby"? I love the chorus that many band would have killed for. I love the guitar solos. I love the quiet part. And I love that repetition of the chorus at the end. EVERYTHING about this song is completely mind-blowing.

Man on the moon is the best song ever other than losing my religon

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5 The 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

Must be in the Top 3 for sure

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6 Drive

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 found this song here last night and started listening to it. It is now my favorite REM song

Their best by far

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7 Nightswimming

This wonderful unique song brings back my childhood - carelessness, innocence, this feeling of security, warmth, lightheartedness, secrets, unconditional trusting,...This song offers the unique chance to bring back this time, its impressions and all the memories when needing them. Just love it!

I already knew the top 5 or so on this list before I really became an R.E.M. fan, but man, this song is what made me a fan. Nightswimming always puts a few tears in my eyes.

Such a beautiful and catchy song with a great vocal performance by stipe. Love it!

My favorite.

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8 Radio 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)It's The End Of The World
4)Everybody Hurts
5)Man On The Moon - MohitYadav

College bar 1985, cute girl to dance with, really? A better song than this? I think not.

Love this song. Its way better than losing my religion.

Excellent song, fantastic rhythm.

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9 Orange 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

Orange crush Great song. It's Better than Losing my religion

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10 What's the Frequency, Kenneth?

Great track based on a unique, bizarre, jarring, and hilarious popular culture event. The music is catchy rock and contains a fun message about the media.

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.

Sounds just how 1994 should

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The Contenders

11 Stand

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!

Super catchy song. Shocked it isn't in the top 5.

A happy song.

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12 Shiny Happy People

Always makes me smile when I hear this song

The backing vocals and harmonies make this my all time favourite

This song makes me happy! I also picture the moves from the music video, which make me laugh

Dreadful guitar performance by Mike Mills
Dreadful vocal performance by Michael Stipe
Dreadful lyrical meaning and fails to be ironic
Shouldn't be on here!

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13 The 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

No way. This should be in the top 10!

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14 Find 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.

I remember hearing that this song was rems final song but I found out that it wasn't it would still make a great farewell song as it is so amazing and it provides such a good message

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

"Hey now, little speedyhead"... How is this song not on top of the list? Come on, you can't be serious. It's so good!

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15 Pretty Persuasion

How can you not like this song?

16 Driver 8

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

I agree that this should be in the top 5 at least. One of their best.

Good guitar, super bass!

Should be number 1 - JCHOW

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17 Fall on Me

Great romantic R.E.M. from their hey day

Encapsulates REM's musical style and political activity.

I think anything is better than Losing my Religion

Great song it's better than losing my religion.

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18 Imitation 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!

This is an incredible song. BY FAR the most UNDERRATED song on this list

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19 E-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.

Best REM song... truly amazing. Patti Smith works perfectly with Michael. Also last album with the original band.

Such an amazing song

The lyrics here are great.

20 Let Me In

The back story to this is sadder than the song itself. The day before Kurt Cobain died he was supposed to be picked up to go to Atlanta for a recording session with Stipe. As the story goes Michael Stipe sent a limo to pick him up. The Driver waited for him and knocked on the door and no one answered. Hence the title let me in.

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1. Find the River
2. Nightswimming
3. Everybody Hurts
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1. Losing My Religion
2. Everybody Hurts
3. Radio Free Europe
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1. Drive
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