View Full Version : R.E.M. breaks up - What was their best song?

The Prophet
Sep 21st, 2011, 09:28 PM
One of the greatest American rock bands in history have called it quits after more than three decades together. :sad: What was their best tune?

Sep 21st, 2011, 09:30 PM
"Talk About the Passion."

Sep 21st, 2011, 10:33 PM

Sep 21st, 2011, 10:56 PM
The One I Love

Sep 21st, 2011, 11:05 PM
Drive + The One I Love.

Sep 21st, 2011, 11:17 PM
Stand, Everybody Hurts, Shiny Happy Peoeple and then End Of The World :bounce:

Sep 21st, 2011, 11:34 PM
I love this band! :sad:
Night Swimming or What's The Frequency, Kenneth?

King Halep
Sep 22nd, 2011, 12:50 AM
this band is good! Man on the Moon, Nightswimming, Find the River, Near Wild Heaven

Lord Choc Ice
Sep 22nd, 2011, 02:35 AM
"The One I Love".

I like "Stand" too. They weren't too bad :). Not a fan of "Everybody Hurts" and "Losing My Religion".

Sep 22nd, 2011, 02:43 AM
"The end of the world as we know it" and I like "Imitation of life" too.

Sep 22nd, 2011, 02:46 AM
Losing My Religion


Sep 22nd, 2011, 08:10 AM
i feel bad for saying this, but: it was about time, they just didn't make interesting music anymore :shrug:

my favourites:
1. the one i love
2. orange crush
3. drive

my most hated one:
1. everybody hurts

King Halep
Sep 22nd, 2011, 12:16 PM
"The One I Love".

I like "Stand" too. They weren't too bad :). Not a fan of "Everybody Hurts" and "Losing My Religion".

Yes, well said.


They had a lot of great stuff but also a few excruciating moments

Sep 22nd, 2011, 12:20 PM
I also have to go with 'The One I Love'. Don't get why it's not in OP.

King Halep
Sep 22nd, 2011, 12:37 PM
Funny he didnt put Ignoreland either, maybe because its trashing the republican party

Super Dave
Sep 22nd, 2011, 12:50 PM

Sep 22nd, 2011, 03:02 PM
Everybody Hurts

Sep 22nd, 2011, 03:14 PM
So many. Apparently the one I listen to most is "Near Wild Heaven." Mills on vocals :o

Sep 22nd, 2011, 03:16 PM
Saw them live in Paris and in London around 1984 and 1985. Great band. When Bill Berry left, i knew that the band was to going to split one day. Peter Buck lives in Seattle, Mick Mills in Georgia and Michaël Stipe close to the stars.

I will never forget 1st time i listened "Radio free Europe".

Sep 22nd, 2011, 03:18 PM
I love their songs.:sad: For me, Everybody Hurts is the best!

Sep 22nd, 2011, 03:28 PM
Only heard of Everybody Hurts when some group of people covered it for the Haiti incident.

Sep 22nd, 2011, 04:46 PM
I just read the news on Rolling Stone website :sobbing: One of my favourite bands. So many great records and songs its really hard to pick one. RIP R.E.M.

Sep 22nd, 2011, 07:21 PM
Damn I loved this band :sad: but it's true they were done long time ago.

My faves:
Nightswimming, E-bow the letter, Drive and The one I love

and I can't stand Everybody hurts

Sep 22nd, 2011, 07:41 PM
Not a fan of "Everybody Hurts" and "Losing My Religion".

Same here

The Prophet
Sep 22nd, 2011, 08:46 PM
Funny he didnt put Ignoreland either, maybe because its trashing the republican party

Jesus, grow up. :rolleyes:

The One I Love is a bad oversight on my part. Strange Currencies, Drive, The Sidewinder Sleeps Tonite and Orange Crush also could have been included, but there wasn't room. :shrug:

Sep 22nd, 2011, 09:08 PM
"Losing My Religion", "Man on the Moon" and "It's the End of the World as We Know It (And I Feel Fine)" are my favorites :shrug:

Sep 22nd, 2011, 09:09 PM
Great band, glad I got to see them live before they called it a day.

Many great songs but "Drive" and "The One I Love" stands out a bit for me:)

Sep 22nd, 2011, 09:52 PM
'Nightswimming' is a standout song.

Le Tenisse
Sep 23rd, 2011, 03:52 AM
What happens to me its that i end up liking more unknown songs rather than hits. In this case, Welcome to the Occupation (classic REM guitar effect) , I Don't Sleep, I Dream (the pianno, beyond haunting) and 9-9.
But probably the two albums i like best are Monster (the delayed guitars for me are hypnotic there) and the riffs in Life´s rich Pageant( specially Begin the Begin and What If We Give It Away).
Buck still is one of my fav guitar players. I don´t know exactly what it is, but he just plays different than anyone else. Has a signature only of his own.

Le Tenisse
Sep 24th, 2011, 04:05 PM
Oh..and Exhuming McCarthy also.

Sep 24th, 2011, 05:33 PM
i like plenty of their songs, it's difficult to decide. i guess "nightswimming" stands out as a song, "drive" as well but more for the video and i used to practice playing bass guitar to "orange crush", so it deserves a mention. but then so do many other songs.

i don't think it's a bad thing if a great rock band breaks up, r.e.m. could have done it even earlier.

Sep 24th, 2011, 08:06 PM
Man on the moon

Sep 25th, 2011, 10:05 AM
"Bad day" or end of the "Perfect Circle". "Perfect Circle" was written by Bill Berry : premonitor

Sep 25th, 2011, 10:25 AM
"Drive" is definitely their best song :cool:

Sep 30th, 2011, 12:40 AM
New Adventures in Hi-Fi is a great, underrated CD.

"Nightswimming" and "Man on the Moon" are also faves.

It is too difficult for me to pick a single best song. They have too many great ones (not including Shiny Happy People, Stand, or Crush with Eyeliner).