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Man on the Moon

R.E.M. - Man on the Moon
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Based on 42 ratings
1992 Ratings: #20
Liked by 4 people
November 21, 1992 / Release Date
Single / Format
Warner Bros. / Label
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⚠️TW: loss, depression, anorexia, s*****e⚠️

This song prevented me from taking my own life last winter. I had lost a family member to alcoholism, some close friends suddenly and permanently stopped talking to me for no reason, and I was incessantly bullied for being an autistic person in an “inclusive” school where no one appreciates individuality. It was hell, and I felt like the world would be better without me. I discovered this song while on a field trip, and I cried. I ... read more


It's weird how I find this one of the most beautiful songs ever made despite it being about this comedian I know nothing about. That guitar alongside that playful melancholy, I just can't help but get teary-eyed listening to it. That hook simply speaks to me, the vocals, that sensation only R.E.M. songs get me to feel.

I can't believe they put a man on the moon.


They put a man on the moon!

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Track List

  1. Man on the Moon (Edit)
  2. Turn You Inside Out
  3. Arms of Love

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Added on: May 10, 2020