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(Nassau, The Bahamas)
Posted: Mar 27, 2018 11:07

Fantastic song, strange video to accompany it!
(700 miles north of Paradise)
Posted: Jan 29, 2018 15:22

Another impressive showcase of the FLAC lossless files with this track.  I've heard this song a hundred times, maybe more, and boy....I don't think I ever really noticed the hand claps in this song.  Kinda neat how a familiar song can become interesting again when you notice something (kinda how I heard Pink Floyd over the many years.)

Kudos again, BillG!  PEACE and Long Live RP!!

(Mihara, nestled in a cove on the SetoNaiKai, Japan)
Posted: Sep 02, 2017 13:57

Fantastic, evocative song! Always makes me recall our Morning Lift-Op Meetings at A-Basin, Spring of '91, when this broke upon the scene in a huge way on the radio and MTV. We used to love to sing, That's me in the SPOT... LIGHT before making some tasty turns.
Posted: May 03, 2017 5:44

Apparently the music video for this song was banned in Ireland because of the idea that “losing my religion” had an actual religious connotation. It doesn't, in the region where R.E.M. comes from, it is merely an expression that means “losing one's temper”.
Posted: Mar 03, 2017 2:00

Still makes me cry.  Had just listened to this back in 94 when I heard my best friend had committed suicide.  Not the fault of the track, which I love, but the words give me such sad shivers.
Posted: Jun 27, 2016 2:41

REM have a lot of great music but this song for some reason is my favourite.  Never get tired of this.

(Another SW)
Posted: Jan 19, 2016 21:52

 Byronape wrote:

May you be touched by His Noodly Appendage...


Got the T shirt.
Posted: Dec 19, 2015 13:00

One of the songs I love hearing 5 times a year. Soul baring, honest, brave. And you can sing along to it. No downside!
(Ulm Germany)
Posted: Apr 12, 2015 5:33

(Corvallis, Oregon)
Posted: Mar 11, 2015 14:16

 The_Walrus wrote:
Doesn't age well, and played far too often.

I hate this song. Unfortunately for me, I listen to RP so much my login expires and by the time I can find the password, it has moved on so I can't hit the PSD button in time.  Maybe the fact you can't get it out of your head has been the misguided reason for popularity.
Posted: Mar 11, 2015 13:55

 The_Walrus wrote:
Doesn't age well, and played far too often.

Absurd. I suppose the mandolin dates it as an early-90s song?
Nah, it's a classic by any normal measure. 
Posted: Mar 11, 2015 13:52

 lemmoth wrote:

The_Walrus wrote:
Doesn't age well, and played far too often.

Great songs, played once or twice a week are not played to often.   
Great songs are great songs. I grew up on this album and this band. I might not seek this song out more than a couple times a year, but it will always bring a smile to my face when it shows up.
Posted: Dec 07, 2014 11:49

 The_Walrus wrote:
Doesn't age well, and played far too often.

Great songs, played once or twice a week are not played to often.   
(Los Angeles)
Posted: Jun 05, 2014 18:22

The narrative around this song is that it was a surprise hit. That it doesn't have a chorus and a mandolin is the main instrument. But it WAS the first single from this much-anticipated album for a major label, so several folks must have thought it was going to be a HUGE hit. And it was.
Posted: May 27, 2014 18:34

Love this groovy song... this is an excellent article from yesterday—

REM's Mike Mills: 'To expose yourself, warts and all, was very daunting'


REM … "We never did things as we were supposed to do," says Mike Mills (left).

Posted: Apr 03, 2014 23:55

Doesn't age well, and played far too often.
Posted: Feb 24, 2014 0:51

I'm here being saved from my first ever double 1 in years of RP listening.  That is a really great button.  How can you stay upset when you can change to the next tune.
Posted: Jan 30, 2014 12:54

I think I've heard Bill play this version, as well. It's amazing what a difference a key makes. 


But as much as I love so much of what REM has released through the years, I reluctantly agree with the people who say they're tired hearing it. It's good, but not their best work and it got sooooooooo much airplay in the 90s. 
Posted: Dec 16, 2013 17:09

Geez,these guys are so awful. it's one of the major reasons I can't leave RP on at night anymore.



(Bend, OR)
Posted: Jul 25, 2013 13:18

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