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 Lifeīs rich Pageant( specially Begin the Begin and What If We Give It Away).
Buck still is one of my fav guitar players. I donīt 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).