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List Rules Vote for your favorite R.E.M. songs, not just singles and hits.

Here's a list of songs by Georgia-based alternative rock band R.E.M. ranked from best to worst by the Ranker community. The band, fronted by singer Michael Stipe and guitarist Peter Buck, paved the way for the alternative rock movement of the '80s and '90s, influencing a diverse list of bands ranging from Hootie & the Blowfish to Nirvana.

R.E.M.'s singles and best-known album tracks are included here, because the real fans know there are other awesome songs to vote on other than the radio hits. Music videos and audio clips are included next to each track name, so if you haven't heard a song you can listen to it right here on this list. If one of your favorite REM songs is missing from this poll, add it to the list so it has a chance to rise to the top.This list contains songs like "Losing My Religion," "Fall on Me," and "Everybody Hurts."

If the order of this list doesn't match your favorites, then fight the system by creating your own version and re-ranking it. Simply click the "Rerank List" button and you can put the songs in whatever order you prefer.

list ordered by

1
62 25
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Fall on Me Lifes Rich Pageant

2
52 19
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Driver 8 Fables of the Reconstruction

3
57 23
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Orange Crush Green

4
76 39
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Losing My Religion Out of Time

5
53 22
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6
65 32
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Man on the Moon Automatic for the People

7
62 30
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8
61 30
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Nightswimming Automatic for the People

9
57 27
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The One I Love Document, Green

10
36 12
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goodvibrations added The Great Beyond Man on the Moon

11
41 17
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Try Not to Breathe Automatic for the People

12
48 23
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The Sidewinder Sleeps Tonite Automatic for the People

13
58 31
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14
41 18
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Find the River Automatic for the People

The Best R.E.M. Albums

15
49 25
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Perfect Circle Murmur, Green

16
44 22
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Electrolite New Adventures in Hi-Fi

17
53 30
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Drive Automatic for the People

18
37 17
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19
61 37
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20
43 23
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Sweetness Follows Automatic for the People

21
51 30
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Everybody Hurts Automatic for the People

The (Male) Singer You Most Wish You Could Sound Like

22
51 30
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So. Central Rain Reckoning

23
33 15
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Country Feedback Out of Time

24
47 28
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25
34 17
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Near Wild Heaven Out of Time

26
24 9
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Maps and Legends Fables of the Reconstruction

27
39 22
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Begin the Begin Lifes Rich Pageant, Green

28
33 18
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21 Musicians Who Are (Supposedly) in the Illuminati

29
28 14
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30
23 10
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Exhuming McCarthy Document, Green

31
33 19
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Pop Song 89 Green

32
45 30
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33
31 18
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E-Bow the Letter New Adventures in Hi-Fi

34
33 20
Pretty Persuasion is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best R.E.M. Songs of All Time
Pretty Persuasion Reckoning

35
33 20
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Finest Worksong Document

The Worst Albums by Great Bands

36
24 12
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Can't Get There From Here Fables of the Reconstruction

37
26 14
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goodvibrations added We All Go Back to Where We Belong

38
19 8
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goodvibrations added Kohoutek Fables of the Reconstruction

39
22 11
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goodvibrations added The Wrong Child Green

40
24 13
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Half a World Away Out of Time

41
47 35
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Shiny Happy People Out of Time

42
35 24
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Stand Green

Famous People Who Died of Capital Punishment

43
36 25
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44
28 18
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Feeling Gravity’s Pull Fables of the Reconstruction

45
29 19
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Texarkana Out of Time

46
30 20
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47
32 22
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48
33 23
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Harborcoat Reckoning

49
17 8
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50
22 13
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Tongue Monster