Song 6 REM

REM - It's the End of the World as We Know It (And I Feel Fine), 1987

You knew this was coming! In fact the song nearly made it into Cinnamon Toast and the End of the World, but I was caught by a vigilant copy-editor who pointed out, quite rightly, that there was no way it would be playing at a party in June 1987 when Document was only released in the fall of the same year. Curses. But the change turned out to be a good thing - around the time of the Mayan Apocalypse I heard a lot more of this song than I ever wanted to, in fact I was almost sick of it. Too bad. I have such great memories of yelling 'Leo-nard Bern-stein!' at the top of my voice on crowded dance floors in the late 80s. I hope you do too. Watch out for Russian meteorites, and please accept my apologies for not running the original video. REM's recording company has this funny trick of blocking views from other countries, and we can't have that.

 

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