R.E.M. released “It’s the End of the World As We Know It (And I Feel Fine)” on November 16, 1987. It reached #69 on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 and #39 on the U.K. Singles Charts on its re-release in 1991. The song is similar in melody to “P.S.A. (Public Service Announcement)”. P.S.A. was later released as a single in 2003 as “Bad Day.” The song is in the tradition Bb Dylan’s “Subterranean Homesick Blues.”
“It’s the End of the World As We Know It (And I Feel Fine)” 4’04
James Herbert directed this music video, which features a young skateboarder exploring an old house and holding up what he finds.
I remember MTV playing this music video a lot. I ended up buying the Eponymous from the CBS Columbia House Music Club on CD and including the song on mix tapes for the car. I still don’t know all of the words
What are your memories of “It’s the End of the World as We Know It (And I Feel Fine)” by R.E.M.?