r.e.m. Archive

16 Dec 2019

Did U2’s ‘Levitate’ Rip Off R.E.M.’s ‘Hope’? Song Plagiarism

In 1998, R.E.M. released Up, their first album without drummer Bill Berry. On the album was an electronic track called “Hope” that had a memorable riff featured throughout the song.  Here’s a snippet of the song: ? Two
26 Sep 2018

70 Songs That Didn’t Make the Hot 100 – Part 4

Lots of songs about girls on this installment of songs that didn’t make the Hot 100. I thought songs about girls were all men wrote about. “Cynical Girl” – Marshall Crenshaw (1982). Poor Marshall Crenshaw. Blessed with
25 Jul 2018

100 Songs That Didn’t Make the Top 40 – Part 4

Oh good, I get to bellyache about the lack of support for the Cure and R.E.M. again. “Rain In The Summertime” – The Alarm – #71 (1987). The Alarm was supposed to be the next U2, having