Best R.E.M. Singles


The Top Ten

1 Driver 8
2 What's the Frequency, Kenneth?
3 Superman
4 Stand
5 Finest Worksong
6 Man on the Moon
7 Drive
8 Pop Song 89
9 Everybody Hurts
10 It's the End of the World as We Know It

The Contenders

11 Orange Crush
12 Find the River
13 How the West Was Won and Where It Got Us
14 The One I Love
15 Bang and Blame
16 Nightswimming
17 Losing My Religion
18 Electrolite
19 Fall on Me
20 Radio Free Europe
21 At My Most Beautiful
22 Crush with Eyeliner
23 E-Bow the Letter

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

24 Talk About the Passion
25 Get Up
26 The Great Beyond

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. - Lotuscandy

27 Strange Currencies
28 So. Central Rain (I'm Sorry)
29 Imitation of Life
30 Lotus

This one inspired one half of my username. - Lotuscandy

31 Near Wild Heaven

Mike Mills co-wrote the lyrics with Michael Stipe and sings lead vocals (with Michael Stipe on backing vocals). - Lotuscandy

32 Daysleeper
33 Bittersweet Me
34 Radio Song

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

35 (Don't Go Back To) Rockville
36 Cant Get There from Here
37 Suspicion
38 Tongue
39 Wendell Gee
40 Bad Day
41 Leaving New York
42 All the Way to Reno (You're Gonna Be a Star)
43 The Sidewinder Sleeps Tonite
44 Shiny Happy People

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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