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R.E.M. was an American rock band from Athens, Georgia, formed in 1980 by lead singer Michael Stipe, guitarist Peter Buck, bassist Mike Mills, and drummer Bill Berry. One of the first popular alternative rock bands, R.E.M. gained early attention due to Buck's ringing, arpeggiated guitar style and Stipe's unclear vocals. R.E.M. released their first single, "Radio Free Europe", in 1981 on the independent record label Hib-Tone. The single was followed by the Chronic Town EP in 1982, the band's first release on I.R.S. Records. In 1983, the group released its critically acclaimed debut album, Murmur, and built its reputation over the next few years through subsequent releases, constant touring, and the support of college radio. Following years of underground success, R.E.M. achieved a mainstream hit in 1987 with the single "The One I Love". The group signed to Warner Bros. Records in 1988, and began to espouse political and environmental concerns while playing large arenas worldwide. Wikipedia

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2001 Groundwork -
1992 The Tonight Show with Jay Leno Musical Guest
1991 Losing My Religion -
2014 R.E.M. by MTV -
2014 Miss You -
1999 Man on the Moon -
1994 Blood Ties: The Life and Work of Sally Mann -
1988 Talk About the Passion -
2008 Spain... on the Road Again -
2015 Cites 2.0 -
2014 Blended -


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1 Losing My Religion 1991
2 Everybody Hurts 1992
3 Man On The Moon 1992
4 Shiny Happy People 1991
5 Imitation Of Life 2001
6 Nightswimming 1992
7 Orange Crush 1988
8 The Sidewinder Sleeps Tonite 1992
9 The One I Love 1987
10 Drive 1992
* Approximate (assumes song was released same year as the album it was first released on)

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