Win an R.E.M. singles vinyl box


We have a superb R.E.M. vinyl box set to give away to one lucky SDE reader…

Our friends over at Udiscover music have kindly donated a copy of 7IN-83-88, the vinyl box issued last December. This desirable set contains 11 seven-inch singles that accurately recreate the releases of the band’s original I.R.S. era.

How to Enter:
This competition is open to all until noon GMT/UTC on Friday 20 March 2015. To be in with a chance of winning please follow the instructions below:

  • 1. Subscribe to the free SDE weekly newsletter – click here.
  • 2. Leave a comment – tell us your favourite I.R.S. era REM track?

If you already receive the newsletter, then please just leave a comment. The winner will be picked at random and announced via the newsletter on Sunday 22 March 2015. Good luck!

409 responses to Win an R.E.M. singles vinyl box

  1. Jonathan says:

    Fall on Me is the song where I fell in love with R.E.M.

  2. François Néreau says:

    “Feeling Gravity Pull”

  3. Eduardo says:

    The one I love. But they have so many good songs…

  4. Dmitry says:

    Fall On Me, i guess…

  5. Kai says:

    so. central rain

  6. Tom Morrison says:

    Fall on me

  7. Suzy says:

    Fall On Me

  8. Alison Johnson says:

    Orange Crush

  9. Dave Simpson says:

    Fall on Me

  10. Allan says:

    Everybody Hurts

  11. Jane Middleton says:

    Losing my religion

  12. Jackie ONeill says:

    Fall On Me.

  13. Stuart Dunlop says:

    Pretty Persuasion.

  14. Diego Imperatore says:

    Fall on me…. ❤️

  15. Cathryn bowen says:

    Fall on me

  16. Matthew Reid says:

    Has to be These Days

  17. James Uden says:

    Driver 8

  18. Alan Boyd says:

    The One I love reminds me of when I first met the wife!

  19. Craig Brooks says:

    Talk about the passion

  20. Paul Cailes says:

    Disturbance At The Heron House

  21. Neil Findlay says:

    It’s the End of the World as We Know It (And I Feel Fine)

  22. Jean Christophe DERRIEN says:


  23. jim stewart says:

    gardening at night!

  24. Adrian Zubia says:

    Voice of Harold

  25. billy j says:

    the one i love

  26. craig chisholm says:

    Radio Free Europe

  27. John Matthews says:

    Can’t Get There From Here

  28. Andrew Hindley says:

    “It’s the End of the World as We Know It (And I Feel Fine)”

  29. Leanne Rae says:

    The One I love


  30. kronning says:

    Radio Free Europe still rocks and I still don’t know the lyrics.

  31. Frances Grasby says:

    Fall On Me

  32. Dan Caldon says:

    Radio Free Europe

  33. Rob Stirk says:


  34. D McNicol says:

    Fall on Me – great song

  35. leanne weir says:

    Fall On Me.

  36. andre says:

    orange crush ! i like it i love it i adore it !

  37. Lee Robertson says:

    Would still have to be End of The World from Document 1st Album I heard

  38. tom says:

    Fall On Me

  39. Dean says:

    My fave is “It’s the End of the World As We Know It (And I Feel Fine)”

  40. Steve Hallam says:

    It’s about time I won something – anything!!!

  41. James says:

    ‘The One I Love’ – Stipe’s lyrics move on from the ambiguous to the downright dark. And don’t you love all those idiots who dedicate the song to their loved one without actually listening to the words?!!

  42. jermaine jagger says:

    Fall on me!!

  43. william says:

    One of my favorite songs is not truly one that they wrote, but a cover of one. DREAM (ALL I HAVE TO DO IS DREAM) One of the first songs I heard from them.

  44. Lori Mckillop says:

    Shiny happy people <3

  45. FALL ON ME!!!! Buy the sky and sell the sky
    And tell the sky, and tell the sky!! GReat!

  46. Pierre says:

    It’s the end of the world

  47. Ken says:

    Don’t Go Back To Rockville

  48. Jose says:

    The one I love, good memories ;-)

  49. Jens Iwarson says:

    My pick is Fall On Me

  50. Leo says:

    I was in junior high when my friends and I first heard REM. First song, and still a go to, is Carnival of Sorts.

  51. k walsh says:

    The one I love – could listen to that all day

  52. Alan says:

    Fall on me.

  53. Ben says:

    Sitting Still.

  54. Talk About the Passion – coming from a French area, we all knew “combien”, but couldn’t tell if he was singing that, or “count me in”.

  55. Paulo says:

    Superman, always my favourite.

  56. sofie says:

    Hard to choose really, but if I had to choose one: Fall on me

  57. Alexey says:

    The One I Love!

  58. Sylvain says:

    Probably “Orange Crush”, first time I saw them live was on that tour!

  59. WAYNE KLEIN says:

    Probably my favorite is the original Hiptone version of “Radio Free Europe” as it was the first time I had heard the band back in 1981 (if memory serves).

  60. David Camilleri says:

    Superman! Love this track!

  61. Liz B says:

    It’s the End of the World As We Know It – I used to live near Cleveland OH, and the local alternative rock station WENZ 107.9 started off by playing this non-stop for 24hrs. I’d moved back to the UK when the station was replaced by something less brilliant – apparently they signed off by playing it again, it really was The End….

  62. Steve says:

    Ages of You (b-side of Wendell Gee). Not very well known, but instrumentally and lyrically (where the musical/tonal quality of the words was more important than the straight denotations) the epitome of the I.R.S. years.

  63. David Reeves says:

    No contest – Fall on Me

  64. steve anderson says:


  65. Anja says:

    “Can’t get there from here” … so true ….

  66. Kai says:

    “World Leader Pretend”, great lyrics, great cello

  67. F van der Scheer says:

    Pop Song ’89

  68. Helen Belton says:

    Fall on me, amazing song :)

  69. K.c. Teis says:

    Fall On Me.

  70. Andy says:

    It’s The End Of The World As We Know It (And I Feel Fine) – very catchy tune – gets in your head!

  71. alan says:

    orange crush

  72. Gonzalo says:

    One of the best bands of all times, IRS era simply superb

  73. JDM says:

    The Flowers of Guatemala.

  74. Eric says:

    P.S. Didn’t I alert you to this release? Does that count for anything? ;)

  75. Eric says:

    Favorite track of the I.R.S. era? That would be “Laughing” from _Murmur_ — the playing of Berry, Buck and Mills is so beautifully separated and each is so virtuosic. It sounds otherworldly but still also sounds like it could be played in your basement.

  76. Jo Carroll says:

    It’s The End Of The World As We Know It (And I Feel Fine)…is an all time classic!

  77. karl says:

    white tornado is my favourite in the era

  78. eddie says:

    Hard choice between two tunes I’m afraid.
    It’ll be either Stumble (as the Chronic Town was my first introduction at the time) or She Just Wants To be (for more – very – private reasons. love that tune to bits…)

  79. Christian says:

    It’s The End Of The World As We Know It (And I Feel Fine)

  80. Simon says:

    Orange Crush

  81. Alan says:

    Wendell Gee. Totally floored when I first heard this on (i’m sure) Janice Long’s evening show, and umpteen years later this track still does it for me.

  82. Joeri says:

    That would be “The one I love”.

  83. richard scholfield says:

    Perfect Circle

  84. Jessica says:

    Fall on me!

  85. Steve says:

    Finest worksong.

    Following them since murmur.

  86. Andrew Aston says:

    1. Orange Crush
    2. Fall On Me
    3. Don’t Go Back To Rockville

  87. Cataldo Torelli says:

    The one I love. It brings me great memories!

  88. Urs says:

    “The One I Love”, definitely!

  89. Jon Little says:

    I was late to the party so bought a compilation. Perfect Circle brought tears to my eyes it was so beautiful.

  90. Cyd dawe says:

    It’s been a bad day

  91. Barry Whiting says:

    “Driver 8″……this week anyway.

  92. todd says:

    Oddfellows Local 151

  93. Kegan Simons says:

    Gardening At Night

  94. Kegan Simons says:

    My all-time fav: Nightswimming.

  95. So many great tracks, but since I have to pick just one, I must go with “Driver 8,” since it’s the best.

  96. alex cook says:

    Talk about the passion is my favourite

  97. Will Cullen says:

    My favourite tune of REMs altogether is I Believe. Love the banjo opening to it and it’s so totally catchy. Of course REM is quite good at a catchy tune!

  98. Stephen says:

    Disturbance at the Heron House is to me the perfect R.E.M. song, a good balance between their past and hinting at what was to come, a song on the cusp.

  99. Jurg says:

    that’s a tough one: maybe “Everybody Hurts” today, may be another one tomorrow ;-)

    • Jurg says:

      sorry, it said IRS years: so maybe “(Don’t Go Back To) Rockville” (because you always come back to your first love…)

  100. Richard Lord says:

    The One I Love
    Reminds me of being at University

  101. Iain Ward says:

    The one I love

  102. Alan Baldock says:

    The One I Love

  103. Mark Rainbow says:

    Perfect Circle, it’s a great melody that just does it for me.

  104. ALFREDO says:

    MAN ON THE MOON. But it’s so difficult to choose

  105. stuart allen says:

    the one i love

  106. Has to be one from Lifes Rich Pageant, but it’s not easy to choose… I’ll go with the incredible earworm “I Believe”.

  107. RM says:

    Losing My Religion-Part of my music growing up & my adult growing up to be honest!

  108. plasket says:

    I’m gonna go the “weird choice” route and say “Voice of Harold”

  109. TJA says:


  110. Tom Baines says:

    fave is FALL ON ME.

  111. Emanuele says:

    Fall On Me!!!

  112. Helen says:

    E-Bow the Letter, Patti Smith… :)

  113. chee wai says:

    It had to be ‘Driver 8’ because it reminds me of life in simpler times.

  114. Joe says:


  115. Rich says:

    Fall On Me

  116. Jeff says:

    IRS years single, would have to be “Superman”. Great track!

  117. Sanur Rasid says:

    Losing my Religion

  118. Jon says:

    My favourite has to be Night Swimming, perfect song, just wish we had the climate to enjoy some night swimming!

  119. william says:

    ‘Can’t Get There From Here’. First REM song I ever heard. On a school trip.

  120. Roberto says:

    Old man kensey

  121. Alan says:


  122. Duane says:

    The One I Love

  123. Mike Defresne says:

    Harborcoat, IRS era is the best REM era. So many great tunes and reinvented covers.

  124. Aimee Swift says:

    fall on me x

  125. Ricardo Sardo says:

    One of those finest moments would be “Hyena”, from the excelent “Lifes Rich Pageant”.

  126. Neil Molyneux says:

    Fall On Me is my favourite

  127. Todd Brown says:

    I’ll be looking forward to hearing from you on the 22nd!

  128. Nic Adamou says:

    Has to be Orange Crush. Most certainly stood the test of time

  129. Kate Marsden says:

    My favourite is ” Time after Time ” Brilliant

  130. Craig says:

    Fall on Me :)x

  131. J. Moore says:

    My favorite track from this period is “Gardening at Night (Different Vocal Mix),” off 1988’s Eponymous.

  132. Hassni says:

    Welcome to the Occupation.

  133. Peter Hewitt says:

    From this era probably Fall on Me is the track I remember most

  134. Trood says:

    Everybody Hurts – depressing but inspiring (don’t give up, everybody hurts)!

  135. Suzanne says:

    Everybody hurts.

  136. Steve says:

    Don’t go back to Rockville for me – my favourite song of REM and not just the IRS years.

  137. Kevin says:

    Fall on me ;-)

  138. Sven says:

    I love “The one I love”

  139. Tomek says:

    “Pretty Persuation”. Dynamic, melodic, perfect.

  140. Matt says:

    Perfect Circle (by a short head from many others …).

  141. Rob M says:

    Whats The Frequency Kenneth?

  142. SteveW says:

    It’s The End Of The World As We Know It

  143. Mike williams says:

    Finest work song

  144. Peter says:

    It’s The End Of The World As We Know It (And I Feel Fine)

  145. Matthias Hafemann says:

    Driver 8

  146. Robert Boon says:

    Definitely Fall on me, The track that made me discover R.E.M. and made me a huge fan ever since

  147. George Corner says:

    Has to be Finest Worksong

  148. S Edwards says:

    mine is The one i love

  149. Sheila Sloan says:

    Fall on Me

  150. Paul H says:

    Fall on Me

  151. Chris Mooar says:

    Life and How to Live it.

  152. gerard says:

    Fall On Me

  153. Rd says:

    So. Central Rain from Reckoning

  154. Scott Walliss says:

    Fall on Me

  155. Nigel Croft says:

    I moved to the States in 1988. One record that was all over the local Boston station, WFNX was Finest Worksong. Will always be remembered as a song that helped me ‘adjust’ and hey I’m still here…..

  156. Kev Taylor says:

    The One I Love – what a way to be introduced to such a great band.

  157. Joey says:

    Wow! Very nice vinyl box set!

  158. Tim Kwiat says:

    Fall On Me is my favorite. The harmonies are spiritual, and the chorus is hypnotic. Brings me close to tears on almost every listen. One of my all-time favorites by anyone!!!

  159. FM says:

    Fall on Me

  160. Curtis Gibson says:

    Has to be Fall on Me :)

  161. Swan Swan H…
    what noisy cats are we..

  162. Edu says:

    Fall On Me.

  163. Hugh says:

    They were all great, but I submit Oddfellows Local 151. In a pre-wiki world, I could imagine they were singing about the Oddfellows’ fortress* of a building overlooking the Thames River (the one in Connecticut, rhymes with aims.) It was a senior citizens home, and therefore a potential source for pearls of wisdom.

    * It may well have doubled as a fortress, as that entire stretch of river has been gearing up for Benedict Arnold’s Second Coming for the last two centuries.

  164. Gill Gaffney says:

    I am Superman – love it!

  165. glenn hutton says:

    Everybody Hurts – iconic…

  166. Richard says:

    Time after time etc. from Finest Worksong 12″.

  167. Ray judson says:

    Driver 8 for me!!

  168. Christopher Allan says:

    Finest Worksong

  169. David Maxwell-McNulty says:

    The One I Love

  170. Andrew Leach says:

    Driver 8

  171. Jeff says:

    These Days!

  172. Paul says:

    Finest Worksong, for sure!

  173. Julie Booth says:

    It’s The End Of The World As We Know It (And I Feel Fine)

  174. Paul Wilson says:

    Finest Worksong.

  175. Thiago says:

    Fall on Me

  176. james says:

    Wow!!! Nice job Paul. Thanks for the opportunity

  177. Christopher says:


  178. Greg says:

    The first time I heard REM was Radio Free Europe and it is still my favorite. Must be a time and place thing.

  179. maxine new says:

    Everybody Hurts!

  180. Angela Paull says:

    The One I Love – awesome song

  181. Chris Lancaster says:

    Tough choice, but Perfect Circle for me.

  182. PAC says:

    The One I Love..

  183. Madj says:

    It’s The End Of The World As We Know It (And I Feel Fine)

    Even the title is great (love titles with brackets)!

  184. Joe says:

    Radio Free Europe!!

  185. Jim says:

    Finest Worksong!

  186. Rob says:

    Fall on me :-)

  187. sylvia says:


  188. Ron says:

    Don’t go back to Rockville

  189. Chris Pitt says:

    It has to be: Its the end of the World as we know (and i feel fine)

  190. Yoshiaki says:

    Chronic Town is still one of my favorite.

  191. Matthew Sinclair says:

    Has to be Finest Worksong.

  192. Justin Isbell says:

    Wendell Gee…a great introduction to a great band.

  193. John Madden says:

    Fall on me

  194. Peter van noort says:

    The one i love

  195. james rowlands says:

    Everybody Hurts

  196. Corycm says:

    Gotta go all the way back for my favorite I.R.S.-era: Carnival of Sorts (Box Cars)

  197. Gavin says:

    Has to be perfect circle from murmur

  198. Rachel says:

    everybody hurts

  199. YOLANDA DAVIS says:

    Everybody Hurts is one of my all-time favourite’s.

  200. Matt S says:

    Driver 8

  201. Bob G says:

    Begin the Begin

  202. Nigel Hollingsworth says:

    It’s The End of the World as we know it(And I Feel Fine )

  203. Mat says:

    Radio free Europe is a classic!

  204. Mari Sutherland says:

    Losing my Religion from out of Time

  205. Andy Wedge says:

    Mate says to me, ‘Ere, Wedge, you’ll like this’ and played me ‘It’s The End Of The World As We Know It (And I Feel Fine)’. He was right. I did and it’s THE song that got me hooked on REM.

  206. Chris says:

    Perfect Circle

  207. Geoff says:

    Has to be Cuyahoga from LRP.

  208. Brian says:

    The One I Love

  209. Michael says:


  210. Ralph MacGillivray says:

    Eek! How do I choose? Put Reckoning in CD player. Press random play
    7 Chinese Bros


  211. Martin says:

    If I really have to choose, it’s “Fall On Me”. But please don’t make me choose.

  212. nick y says:

    pretty persuasion. a classic

  213. neil c pickford says:

    The One I Love and its dark lyrics. What kind of ballad relishes in the use of “fire!”. Moody , broody and damn great.

  214. cristina says:

    Mine is “So Central Rain”. Never get tired of it

  215. martin craig says:

    Orange Crush

  216. Steven says:

    The first R.E.M. song I ever heard was ‘Don’t Go Back To Rockville’ from “Reckoning”, so that’s the one.

    File Under Water

  217. Roger Harris says:

    This one goes out to the one I love

  218. Barry says:

    The One I Love is a classic.

  219. PC says:

    Perfect Circle

  220. Marcus D says:

    It’s The End Of The World…

  221. esalter says:

    IRS era best song ‘finest worksong’.

  222. Orig80'saddict says:

    Definetly “End of the World As We Know It”.

  223. Brendan Mooney says:

    The One I Love

  224. Sean says:

    Radio Free Europe – watching them live in Dublin in the mid 1980’s

  225. Adam S says:

    The One I Love!!!

  226. Paul Hum says:

    ‘Cuyahoga’ from Lifes Rich Pageant is my favourite song by R.E.M.

  227. Iain McCarthy says:

    I’ll also go for ‘Harborcoat’….great backing vocals from Mike Mills!

  228. Yossi Barak says:

    It’s the end of the world as we know it (and I feel fine)

  229. JL says:


  230. Raquel Garcia says:

    dont go back to rockville… i have a bootleg of a gig with natalie merchant singing with them. :)

  231. Chris Brown says:

    I’m kind of in a ‘Harborcoat’ mood today.

  232. Dan says:

    So. Central Rain (I’m Sorry) is my favorite from the album “Reckoning” but Fall On Me from Life’s Rich Pageant is a close second.

  233. Giorgio says:

    I pick up The One I Love… and I’m keepin’ my fingers crossed :)

  234. Anthony says:

    Too many to choose from but I will say Driver 8.

  235. Heinz says:

    “The One I Love”

  236. Tony Pye says:

    The end of the world as we know it

  237. William Keats says:

    “Driver 8” is easily my favorite.

  238. Mark says:

    Don’t Go Back To Rockville is very hard to beat.

  239. radiojazzz says:

    it has to be a tie between Driver 8 and The One I Love

  240. Max says:

    ‘The One I Love’ because of the girl I first heard this from and who I later married.

  241. Brendan V. says:

    Radio Free Europe

  242. Vegard E says:

    The One I Love

  243. Jan says:

    Wendell Gee

  244. graeme ewan says:


  245. Marco Menini says:

    Driver 8

  246. Simon says:

    Gotta be Don’t Go Back to Rockville.

  247. eric slangen says:

    Orange chrush!! YES

  248. Georgios says:

    Fall on me

  249. Raj says:

    Fall on me

  250. Ronnie Carroll says:

    Talk about the passion

  251. Thomas Braun says:

    (Don’t Go Back To) Rockville was the first song i heard.

  252. Michael says:

    Life And How To Live It!

  253. Thomas A. says:

    It’s the end of the world as we know it (and I feel fine) – Great Song!

  254. John says:

    Hard to choose but probably So. Central Rain. Particularly the the acoustic version that comes in at the end of Time After Time, Etc. (live) from the Finest Worksong single.

  255. thefxc says:

    The ‘Time After Time/Red Rain/So. Central Rain’ acoustic medley from the Finest Worksong 12″. Was a fan before; with this track they became a favorite

  256. Vy says:

    Looks sweet!!

  257. Yoshi says:

    Orange Crush is the best for me!!

  258. Helene says:

    My 1st song that I heard from R.E.M. was South Central Rain and it is still my favorite

  259. Andreas Murmann says:

    Of coure – The One I Love. Memories, memories ;-D

  260. Paddyberger says:

    Hi, fave IRS era track (out of many) has to be “(Don’t Go Back To) Rockville”.

  261. James Gooch says:

    First I heard was the Chronic Town EP. Still partial to Murmur and Lifes Rich Pageant. Fall On Me is superb.

  262. dudemeister says:

    Got to be Don’t Go Back to Rockville – competition closes 2 days before my 50th birthday, what a lovely present this would be!!!!

  263. Runicen says:

    Some awesome answers for this one. I’ve enjoyed just reading the stories.

    I have to go with Begin the Begin off of Life’s Rich Pageant.

    Out of Time was my first REM album (cassette, naturally), but LRP was the first IRS album I owned. My aunt gave it to me as a birthday gift and that opening riff and those drums just kicked my adolescent brain something fierce! It wins by a landslide because it kicked open the doors to their back catalog in a HUGE way.

  264. Axel says:

    The One I Love …..IT WAS FIIIIIIIIIIRE!!!!!

  265. Michelle Gill says:


  266. andykent says:

    They are all my favourites how can you choose.
    So this is just a lucky dip. So. Central Rain.

  267. Keith says:

    Can’t Get There From Here

  268. gary c says:

    Wendell Gee!
    I won the 7 inch single on a radio phone in competition back in the day. All the other singles I received where rubbish, except a 7 inch of Hangin On A String by Loose Ends.

  269. Travis says:

    So. Central Rain!

  270. Tony Dagnall says:

    Fall On Me.

  271. Saar Freedman says:

    Fall On Me

  272. Ian says:

    It has to be Radio Free Europe.

  273. GHB says:

    It’s The End Of The World As We Know It (And I Feel Fine) for me – surreal stream-of-consciouness lyrics around a catchy chorus. Brilliant.

  274. Atti says:

    Simple: Gardening at Night

  275. Don says:

    “Fall on Me”–excellent!

  276. Andrew says:

    My fave was always Crazy – the Pylon cover. Michael’s voice in this is amazing!!

  277. claudio says:

    …never win …maybe now it’s time!!!

  278. Nathan says:

    (Don’t Go Back To) Rockville is my fave

  279. Gary says:

    Their live version of King of Birds always blows me away. But favourite song that’s too tough. But for today let’s say it’s KoB.

  280. Diego says:

    This one goes out to “the one I love”…

  281. Alan says:

    Radio Free Europe for me too.

  282. Ben Williams says:

    The One I Love!

  283. Barry crell says:

    Disturbance at the Heron House

  284. Michael Burns says:

    Tough choice! Carnival of Sorts (Box Cars) is a special one for me though.

  285. Paul Cantin says:

    Perfect Circle from Murmur. Still takes my breath away.

  286. Emmanuel says:

    Fall on me

  287. Eelco says:

    It’a the end of the world aa we know it (and I feel fine)

  288. Andy says:

    Has to be Finest Worksong…

  289. Larry Large says:

    Losing my Religion

  290. Paul Wren says:

    Driver 8

  291. Eugene says:

    Exhuming McCarthy

  292. Gareth says:

    I’m rare in that I mostly prefer REM after Bill left (‘Up’ is their best album for me) but the best track from the IRS years is ‘Perfect Circle’.

  293. ALANBOWERS says:

    The One I love.

  294. Jay Coyle says:

    Carnival of Sorts (Box Cars) is the one that hooked me and keeps me coming back.

  295. Michael Galvan says:

    It’s the End of the World as we know it… still very apt!

  296. Bleddyn Williams says:

    Fall on me

  297. Boaz Halachmi says:

    The one I love is… ;-)

  298. Ken M says:

    Murmur was such an incredible album. When everyone else was listening to M.J’s Thriller, I was spreading the word about R.E.M.
    Moral Kiosk would be in my top 25 songs of all time.

  299. Sergei K says:

    Many to choose from. Driver 8

  300. Brendan says:

    The correct answer is “Cuyahoga”.

  301. Jon says:

    Everybody Hurts

  302. andrew says:


  303. Johannes says:

    Finest Worksong

  304. Alex Staszko says:

    gotta be
    So central rain

  305. Frederic Noyes says:

    So central rain
    and/or Fall On Me

  306. Ryan says:

    So many good songs from that period in time. I’m gonna go with Wolves Lower.

  307. Adam says:

    The one I love is my favourite.

  308. Darren says:

    I really do love the alt- indie rock sound of Radio Free Europe :)

  309. David says:

    So. Central Rain for me

  310. dominic says:

    We didn’t start the fire by Billy jo….. oh hang on, i mean It’s The End Of The World As We Know It (And I Feel Fine)

  311. KevinK says:

    I’ll have to choose It’s the End Of the World As We Know It … though the Time After Time Live medley is pretty good too!

  312. John Ireland says:

    Swan Swan H. Stupendous when they played it in Edinburgh on the “Green” tour.

  313. Ingvar says:

    Orange Crush!

  314. William McGlinchey says:

    For me now it is Orange Crush. I remember being at their Balloch gig down Loch Lomond and whilst playing the One I Love, somebody threw a pint on stage (good throw considering the distance!) and it landed right next to Scott McCaughey and he was furious!!! So much so he stopped playing and Stipe had to calm him down and request the crowd calm it or they might walk off…the crowd stopped but who knows if they would have walked off? Great gig though and REM were on top form. So that song has always been a favourite but that personal story from a gig I was at just compounds it, ha!

  315. Ira says:

    Fall On Me

  316. Greg Viner says:

    Catapult off Murmur

  317. foe says:


  318. Hélder Cardoso says:

    The one I love

  319. Michael says:

    So. Central Rain, I think.

  320. Bill Cannon says:

    Fall On ME!

  321. kashmir68 says:

    Talk About The Passion – Love at first in the first listening !

  322. CHRIS KOTSIRIS says:

    Am I the only one that adores Welcome to the Occupation?

  323. The whole of the Document album is a personal favourite, so for me, I choose Finest Worksong

  324. cHristian Brinkmann says:

    The One I Love & Perfect Circle. Can’t really say which one is better

  325. Michel D. says:

    “Fall on Me” is THE track for me!!

  326. yoav says:

    I been in only one show during monster tour…it was bad…but this band changed my life….especially the mandoline years

  327. frattonlad says:

    No question. Superman.

    It was the song that opened R.E.M. up to me after I borrowed the Pageant album from the local library on cassette!

  328. I love Talk About The Passion

  329. wendy procter says:

    Losing my religion

  330. Dave Ale says:

    Changes all the time, but for now: “Disturbance At The Heron House”.

  331. Dave West says:

    Tough one but i’d go with ‘Gardening at night’

  332. Javier says:

    Need their songs as I need to breathe…

  333. Brenez Alain says:

    Driving 3 hours to Cologne in the early 90’s to see them live at a free outdoor concert, only to find out that the place was full when getting there. Eventually saw the concert on a big screen just outside the main square.

  334. Phil says:

    These Days

  335. Jaysen says:

    Feeling Gravitys Pull

    (If I had to pick just ONE…
    Can I change my mind yet?)

  336. Eddie says:

    Got to be ‘ It’s The End Of the World As We Know It (And I Feel Fine)
    Brilliant and uplifting!!

  337. Trevor Baker says:

    The one I love

  338. Phillip says:


  339. renato says:

    It’s The End Of The World As We Know It (And I Feel Fine)

  340. Graeme says:

    Perfect Circle.

  341. Gerd says:

    The one i love!

  342. johnny says:

    Begin the Begin…. But it’s so difficult to choose : )

  343. Julian Hancock says:

    Mmm. Superman, at least it is today.

  344. bob peel says:

    Radio free Europe

  345. Cyril says:

    Let’s say… “Driver 8”

  346. Craig Smith says:

    Pretty Persuasion.

  347. richie says:

    I have loved this band since Murmer and the first song I heard was `Radio Free Europe`, that`s still my favourite.

  348. Jimi Fletcher says:

    At the moment it’s got to be ‘These Days’ from Life’s Rich Pageant – that rush into the chorus is stupidly exciting!

  349. Philip says:

    FINEST WORKSONG always did it for me. Hope I win, it will give me an excuse to buy a turntable!!!

  350. Barry Page says:

    Fall on Me

  351. Gerard says:

    It changes daily, but today I’ll say Harborcoat

  352. Brett says:


  353. Martin says:

    Swan, Swan H

  354. Andrea says:

    Fall On Me

  355. Dale says:

    It would have to be The One I Love.

  356. dave says:

    the one i love. thanks in advance very nice it is too.

  357. Peter says:

    The One I Love!

  358. Daniel says:

    I love It’s the End of the World as We Know It (And I Feel Fine)

  359. Darren Briscoe says:

    Oh…and Fall On Me gets my vote.

  360. Neville says:

    The one I love would be my favourite.

  361. Darren Briscoe says:

    Another competition I wont win…but its fun trying!

  362. Leemer says:

    I’ve been a fan for sometime now. First I heard was So. Central Rain when Reckoning came out.

  363. hard to pick one in such an extensive catalog.
    It was between fall on me and talk about the passion, and finally I pick Fall on me. Such a beautiful melody and vocal harmonies, awesome tune.

  364. Haze says:

    Great band, great box..

  365. Alan Kading says:

    “Talk About The Passion”

  366. lee sharp says:

    Fall on me

  367. wolf says:

    hmm.. maybe So. Central Rain

  368. darren says:

    Fall On Me – great song.

  369. dave says:

    it has to be – the one I love. I remember buying this cd single when it came out

  370. Charles Kellogg says:

    Fall On Me, it had more passion and resonance than anything I had heard as a wee lad living in a decade where a song like We Built This City could top the charts. It never gets old.

  371. Sean Wylie says:

    Driver 8 has to be my favorite!

  372. Tape says:

    That’s a tough one. I feel like my favorite R.E.M. shifts back and forth between 5-6 songs depending on, well, who knows what. Last week it was “So. Central Rain” but I think right now it’s “Feeling Gravitys Pull”.

  373. Ilia says:

    Wendel Gee

  374. Mark says:

    The One I Love. Pop masterpiece.

  375. Fabio says:

    I love the “i am superman” era!

  376. dave butterfield says:

    finest work song. ..though so me again next week and it could be Fall on me

  377. Jukka says:

    So. Central Rain is my favorite.

  378. Stuart Russell says:

    Don’t Go Back to Rockville

  379. Sami says:

    So many great ones to choose from, but I must go with “Everybody Hurts”.

  380. Joe Maryon-Inwood says:

    The cover of Strange on Document. Don’t know why, I normally don’t like remakes but this one hooked me.

  381. Fabio says:

    These Days!

  382. Stuart Fraser says:

    Got to be “Fall On Me”. Always loved it and was totally blown away by the unplugged version.

  383. Michael says:

    Favourite track – Driver 8 from “Fables..”

  384. Bård Hodneland says:

    Finest Worksong.

  385. Edd Stark says:

    It’s The End Of The World As We Know It (And I Feel Fine). First song of theirs I heard.

  386. Foxee says:

    ‘Orange Crush’ does it for me every time – it’s the template for a perfect REM track in guitar and vocal arrangements and just conjures images of 1970’s ‘gumshoe’ movies like The Long Goodbye………..

  387. Neil says:

    My first favourite R.E.M. single would have to be Driver 8

  388. Brady Curtis says:

    i have always loved Feeling Gravity’s Pull and Wendell Gee. so many great tracks to choose from.

  389. Jez says:

    Fall On Me

  390. John says:

    Finest Worksong.

  391. Andrea says:

    The one I love.

  392. Gordon says:

    Nice prize….I was a tad obsessed with R.E.M back in the 80’s (I’m better now – although I’d love to get my paws on this for old times sake).

  393. Lee Taylor says:

    This is tough. I’ll go with “Perfect Circle” from Murmur.

  394. Gert says:

    The first song by R.E.M. I heard as a young guy was So. Central Rain. Good memories.

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