I was introduced to R.E.M. quite a few years ago during a spinning class! “It’s the end of the world (as we know it)” was the final song of the class and, as R.E.M. were clearly winding down to the end of the song, we were told to sprint … and hold the sprint until the very end. I soon found out that this song had a rather lengthy ending!
Below are two links. First is a live performance which I included because of the interactions with (and participation by) the audience.
The second link is so that you can follow the lyrics much better! This has to be one of the best uptempo/uplifting songs regardless of the title. Enjoy!