Best R.E.M. SinglesJCHOW
The Top Ten
Featuring Patti Smith, which was a major influence for them.
I was lucky enough to see them live twice in 1999 (yes, I'm that old), including one show in Paris where Patti Smith was the opening guest. I can't find the right adjectives to describe it, but one thing is for sure, I will never forget (and her voice gave me goose bumps). - Lotuscandy
Written specifically for the 1999 film Man on the Moon (which I recommand too), it was released as a single to support the movie's soundtrack album. - LotuscandyUListen to Sample
This one inspired one half of my username. - LotuscandyUListen to Sample
Mike Mills co-wrote the lyrics with Michael Stipe and sings lead vocals (with Michael Stipe on backing vocals). - LotuscandyUListen to Sample
The song sample is wrong (it's a french band).
The samples for Suspicion, Tongue and Bad Day are wrong too. I reported the errors.
Edit: Nice, the errors were corrected and the samples are now ok. - Lotuscandy
Featuring Kate Pierson (from The B-52's), whom I also like very much, fun song, but definitely not their best. I don't understand why Country Feedback wasn't released as a single.
Despite the song's success, band members were ambivalent about being known for a pop song that lacked gravitas. "It's a fruity pop song written for children. It just is what it is", Stipe told the BBC's Andrew Marr in 2016. "If there was one song that was sent into outer space to represent R.E.M. for the rest of time, I would not want it to be Shiny Happy People".
I think I prefer the version they performed on Sesame Street (Furry Happy Monsters)! - Lotuscandy
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