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lizardking
(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!!


coloradojohn
(Looking up at The Flatirons, Boulder, Colorado)
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.
DrLex
(Belgium)
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”.
hellsgardener
(UK)
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.
Dazzerb
(Ireland)
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.

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

 Byronape wrote:

May you be touched by His Noodly Appendage...

 

 
Got the T shirt.
mobboss
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!
Ginetta
(Ulm Germany)
Posted: Apr 12, 2015 5:33
 

{#Naughty}
martinelle
(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.
TJOpootertoot
(Toronto)
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. 
ench
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.
lemmoth
(NYC)
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.   
jnhashmi
(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.
Lazarus
(Bethany)
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

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


The_Walrus
(England)
Posted: Apr 03, 2014 23:55
 

Doesn't age well, and played far too often.
Sloggydog
(UK)
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.
hencini
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. 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y6KmiIq2-m8

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. 
bokey
(A place with a real Cool Hand)
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.

 

 


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

 Otomi wrote:


Source: http://c.buyoly.com/stella-178-what-if-lg.jpg

 


Proclivities
(Paris of the Piedmont)
Posted: Jul 25, 2013 13:17
 

 itaish wrote:
Is it a coincidence that the release year of this album is not shown? Truly out of time...

 
"...We've traced the call... it's coming from inside the house!"
itaish
(Berkeley, CA)
Posted: Jul 12, 2013 11:30
 

Is it a coincidence that the release year of this album is not shown? Truly out of time...
Otomi
(La orilla de la civilización)
Posted: Jun 23, 2013 16:17
 



Source: http://c.buyoly.com/stella-178-what-if-lg.jpg
Lazarus
(Bethany)
Posted: May 09, 2013 19:14
 


still marvelous...  still love this song soooo much...
 
Lazarus
(Bethany)
Posted: Apr 21, 2013 12:43
 


Everybody in my church be dancing...  love this song...
 
GawgaBoy
(State of Confusion)
Posted: Feb 04, 2013 20:02
 

If you have not seen this, you have to watch.  They auto-tuned this song to a major key... strange !
http://boingboing.net/2013/01/21/rems-losing-my-religion.html
Lazarus
(Bethany)
Posted: Feb 04, 2013 20:00
 


Everybody in my church loves this song...
 
BazH
Posted: Jan 24, 2013 10:39
 

Classic but I don't want to hear it anymore!!
Proclivities
(Paris of the Piedmont)
Posted: Jan 04, 2013 11:53
 

 Blastcat900 wrote:
once a month is indeed enough.. how many times can a guy lose his religion?
come on, just ONCE....
 
I've lost my keys many times, and don't even ask how many times I've lost the remote control for the TV.  My religion...I'm not sure about that; I think it's in a box in the attic...maybe not.
Byronape
("post-capitalist wreckageville")
Posted: Jan 04, 2013 11:52
 

 Poacher wrote:
I am actually finding my religion - Pastafarianism.
 
May you be touched by His Noodly Appendage...

 
wrangler
(swamps of jersey)
Posted: Jan 04, 2013 11:50
 

the doctor, nurses, and mid-wife in the delivery room were playing music as my 2nd little wrangler was preparing for her birth.  low and behold, losing my religion comes on, and sweet little abigail cheyenne came into this beautiful world.  i've always loved this song, but that brought it into a whole new realm.  definitely not just a dream.  unforgettable.  {#Cowboy}


madaxeman
(Scottish west coast)
Posted: Jan 04, 2013 11:48
 

It's a great song but I really don't need to hear it again.
valerie
(Chile)
Posted: Nov 16, 2012 4:39
 

 e_b wrote:


What are you talkign about—this came out in 91'
 
Must have been some other mundane, hum drum, monotone R.E.M song. Sorry for the mistake but it was 20 some years ago. Go Buckeyes!


ziggytrix
(Dallas, TX)
Posted: Nov 15, 2012 14:32
 

i tink i tought i taw a putty tat! {#Tongue}
e_b
(Michigan)
Posted: Oct 15, 2012 7:50
 

 valerie wrote:
I put this on a few ¨mixed tapes¨ for significant others during my high school 80´s. Ahh, the things that seemed so important then. Kinda like this song.
 

What are you talkign about—this came out in 91'
valerie
(Chile)
Posted: Oct 15, 2012 6:06
 

I put this on a few ¨mixed tapes¨ for significant others during my high school 80´s. Ahh, the things that seemed so important then. Kinda like this song.
SquiddlyDiddly
(Brighton, UK)
Posted: Oct 15, 2012 6:05
 

I am actually finding my religion - Pastafarianism.
mdnlsn
Posted: Oct 02, 2012 15:28
 

 GuiltyFeat wrote:
Still great, but it might be better if I didn't hear it again for about 30 years.
 
There are many better R.E.M. songs that are more off the beaten path. I can hear this on top 40 radio anytime, but RP is great for digging into the deeper cuts. Dig, Bill, dig!
GuiltyFeat
(Ra'anana)
Posted: Aug 13, 2012 5:26
 

Still great, but it might be better if I didn't hear it again for about 30 years.
dasfeuer
(Berlin)
Posted: Jul 31, 2012 10:16
 

Sorry, I Hate this song.
(former member)
(hotel in Las Vegas)
Posted: Jul 31, 2012 10:14
 



We be dancing...  love it...



 
vanmas
(Leiden, Netherlands)
Posted: May 29, 2012 2:26
 

Too much airplay for this song here in the Netherlands... Can't hear this anymore!
Thanks Bill for adding the PSD button!
colt4x5
(scrambling.)
Posted: May 10, 2012 8:05
 

Ugh. TGFTMB.
(Thank god for the mute button.) 
Sloggydog
(UK)
Posted: May 10, 2012 8:04
 

 sirdroseph wrote:


Thank you, I don't know why that simple concept is so hard for some to understand.{#Rolleyes}
 
Probably because for me a truly great song like this doesn't diminish after loads of plays and a song that does in my view wasn't truly great - a similarly simple point of view.  If I have voted 10 (and I have very often) it is not for how I used to feel about a song but how I feel about it now.  To get to a point where I didn't want to hear this I would have to be locked in a room with the sort of knob that puts a cd single on repeat and leaves it playing for a long, long, time.
sirdroseph
(Yes)
Posted: Apr 27, 2012 8:55
 

 Byronape wrote:

Ummm...  I think you might be missing the point.  Even the best song on the planet gets old when played too much.  While it doesn't get any less good in a technical sense, the joy of listening to it is sucked out of it.  While the pleasure the song brings to hear and how good it is really are different things, I think it's fair to assume that the poster doesn't mean to say that the song is bad because they hear it all the time, but instead they don't want to hear it anymore because they no longer enjoy it.  
 

Thank you, I don't know why that simple concept is so hard for some to understand.{#Rolleyes}
Blastcat900
Posted: Mar 26, 2012 15:21
 

once a month is indeed enough.. how many times can a guy lose his religion?
come on, just ONCE....
Byronape
("post-capitalist wreckageville")
Posted: Mar 07, 2012 22:05
 

 lemmoth wrote:

This sentiment - frequently posted here on the RP boards - is complete and utter nonsense.

...

A song is not any less good just because you've heard it alot. it just can't be.

 
Ummm...  I think you might be missing the point.  Even the best song on the planet gets old when played too much.  While it doesn't get any less good in a technical sense, the joy of listening to it is sucked out of it.  While the pleasure the song brings to hear and how good it is really are different things, I think it's fair to assume that the poster doesn't mean to say that the song is bad because they hear it all the time, but instead they don't want to hear it anymore because they no longer enjoy it.  
(former member)
(hotel in Las Vegas)
Posted: Mar 07, 2012 22:00
 



marvelous...  love this song soooo much...

 
(former member)
(hotel in Las Vegas)
Posted: Feb 23, 2012 23:00
 



This song is soooo good it puts a spring in my step this winter night...

 
HazzeSwede
(Vinyl Land)
Posted: Feb 05, 2012 5:34
 

Never had a religion to loose,however today I gained one !
I now belong to the church of..A Good Song Is Always A Good Song. {#Yes}
lemmoth
(NYC)
Posted: Jan 04, 2012 10:51
 

 albatross wrote:
Once a good song, by over playing, has not helped it hold up over time; a cliche. 
 
This sentiment - frequently posted here on the RP boards - is complete and utter nonsense.

The quality of a song should have absolutely no relation to how much or how little it has been played on terrestial or internet radio, MTV or VHI, or used in commercials or movies - even for the individual personal perspective - which is of course subjective.

Lets distinguish the more passive activity of radio listening - whether terrestial or internet - with the more active effort of programming your Ipod or whatever musical delivery device you may be using. I can see how in a more active mode, one of the reasons for not choosing to listen to a song you feel is "good" at a given moment may be that you may prefer to listen to another "good" song  that they haven't heard as often.

Whereas the passive radio experience-is one where you will listen to the full range of choices provided by the DJ - and when a "good" song comes on you should just enjoy it.  If you truly believe a song is "not good" then i can understand turning the radio off.

A song is not any less good just because you've heard it alot. it just can't be.