r.e.m. Archive

17 Jul 2018

100 Songs That Didn’t Make the Top 40 – Part 1

This is the first in a series of posts that show what a crock of bull Billboard’s Top 40 can be. Granted, since my self-imposed exile from the Hot 100 in the 2000s, I can’t really comment
19 Nov 2016

Out of Time: 25 Years Later

Yesterday, R.E.M. released the 25th anniversary reissue of their breakthrough album, Out of Time. The album went multiplatinum, selling 18 million copies worldwide, and garnered R.E.M. three Grammy awards – two for the single “Losing My Religion.” It’s hard
12 Nov 2016

10 Misheard Lyrics in Famous Songs

There’s a reason this blog is called Hooks and Harmony and not Hooks and Lyrics; my brain is full of misheard lyrics from even my favorite bands. I’ve never paid much attention to lyrics, preferring to focus