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R.E.M. discography

The discography of R.E.M., an Athens, Georgia-based alternative rock band, consists of fourteen studio albums, nine compilation albums, one extended play (EP), and sixty-four singles. This list does not include material recorded by R.E.M. band members with Automatic Baby, The Baseball Project, Hindu Love Gods, The Minus 5 or Tuatara.

This page lists albums, singles and compilations by the band R.E.M., alongside their chart positions, release date (United States), and sales achievements in the U.S. and United Kingdom.

Studio albums

Year Album details Peak chart positions Certifications
US
UK
CAN
AUS
NOR
SWI
NLD
AUT
SWE
FRA
NZ
GER
BEL
1983 Murmur

36
1984 Reckoning

27 91
1985 Fables of the Reconstruction

28 35 30
1986 Lifes Rich Pageant

21 43 29 73 17
1987 Document

10 28 12 47
1988 Green

12 27 14 13 21
1991 Out of Time

1 1 1 4 4 3 29 1 7 80 21 19
1992 Automatic for the People

2 1 3 2 4 3 2 3 7 135 15 2
1994 Monster

1 1 1 2 2 1 1 1 1 1 2 26
1996 New Adventures in Hi-Fi

2 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 6 1 1 1
1998 Up

3 2 2 5 1 7 16 1 2 9 8 1 4
2001 Reveal

6 1 4 5 1 1 7 1 2 4 10 1 2
2004 Around the Sun

13 1 7 6 1 1 7 1 1 9 12 1 5
2008 Accelerate

2 1 1 13 1 1 2 2 7 17 5 2 1
"—" denotes albums that were released but did not chart, or albums not released in a particular territory.

EPs

Year EP details Comments
1982 Chronic Town

Debut release on I.R.S. Records. Later included as part of the CD edition of Dead Letter Office.

Live albums

Year Chart Statistics
2007

Compilation albums

Year Chart Statistics
1987

1988

1989

1991

1993

1994

1997

2003

2006

denotes compilation was released by I.R.S. Records out-of-contract

Soundtracks

Year Chart Statistics
1991

1997

1999

1999

Singles

Year Single Australia Canada Ireland UK U.S. Hot 100 U.S. Main. Rock U.S. Mod. Rock Album
1981 "Radio Free Europe" (Hib-Tone) Non-album release
1983 "Radio Free Europe" (Murmur) 78 25 Murmur
"Talk About the Passion"
1984 "So. Central Rain (I'm Sorry)" 85 Reckoning
"(Don't Go Back To) Rockville"
1985 "Cant Get There From Here" 91 110 14 Fables of the Reconstruction
"Driver 8" 22
"Wendell Gee" 91
1986 "Fall on Me" 94 5 Lifes Rich Pageant
"Superman" 17
1987 "Ages of You" 39 Dead Letter Office
"The One I Love" 11 5 16 9 2 Document
"It's the End of the World as We Know It (And I Feel Fine)" 22 39 69 16
1988 "Finest Worksong" 50 28
"Orange Crush" 15 21 28 1 1 Green
"Stand" 6 17 48 6 1 1
1989 "Pop Song 89" 94 86 14 16
"Get Up"
"Turn You Inside-Out" 7 10
1991 "Losing My Religion" 11 6 5 19 4 1 1 Out of Time
"Shiny Happy People" 19 5 2 6 10 8 3
"Near Wild Heaven" 3 27
"Radio Song" 5 28
"Texarkana" 7 4
1992 "Drive" 34 7 4 11 28 2 1 Automatic for the People
"First We Take Manhattan" 11 I'm Your Fan: The Songs Of Leonard Cohen
"Ignoreland"

43 4 5 Automatic for the People
1993 "Man on the Moon" 39 4 17 18 30 4 2
"The Sidewinder Sleeps Tonite" 60 13 17 28 24
"Everybody Hurts" 6 8 6 7 29 21
"Nightswimming" 71 18 27
"Find the River" 54
"Photograph" 9 Born to Choose
1994 "What's the Frequency, Kenneth?" 24 2 8 9 21 2 1 Monster
"Bang and Blame" 29 1 14 15 19 3 1
1995 "Star 69" 73 15 8
"Strange Currencies" 14 26 9 47 8 14
"Crush with Eyeliner" 28 21 23 113 20 33
"Tongue" (UK-only release) 12 13
1996 "E-Bow the Letter" 23 6 8 4 49 15 2 New Adventures In Hi-Fi
"Bittersweet Me" 6 20 19 46 7 6
1997 "Electrolite" 24 29 96
"How the West Was Won and Where It Got Us"
"The Wake-Up Bomb" 51 30
1998 "Daysleeper" 5 15 6 57 30 18 Up
"Lotus" 32 26 31 31
1999 "At My Most Beautiful" 28 10
"Suspicion"
"The Great Beyond" 25 16 6 3 57 33 11 Man on the Moon OST
2001 "Imitation of Life" 32 12 6 83 22 Reveal
"All the Way to Reno (You're Gonna Be a Star)" 24
"I'll Take the Rain" 44
2003 "Bad Day" 22 11 8 In Time: The Best of R.E.M.
2004 "Animal" 93
30 33
"Leaving New York" 14 5 Around the Sun
"Aftermath" 41
2005 "Electron Blue" - 26
"Wanderlust" 27
2007 "#9 Dream" 101 Instant Karma: The Amnesty International Campaign to Save Darfur
2008 "Supernatural Superserious" 50 54 85 36 21 Accelerate
"Hollow Man" 200
"Man-Sized Wreath"

Music videos

Year Title Director
1982 "Wolves, Lower" Jonathan Dayton and Valerie Faris
1983 "Radio Free Europe" Arthur Pierson
1984 "So. Central Rain" Howard Libov
Left of Reckoning James Herbert
1985 "Cant Get There from Here" Michael Stipe, Rick Aguar
"Driver 8" Michael Stipe, James Herbert
"Life and How to Live It" James Herbert
"Feeling Gravitys Pull"
1986 "Fall on Me" Michael Stipe
1987 "The One I Love" Robert Longo
1988 "It's the End of the World as We Know It (And I Feel Fine)" James Herbert
"Finest Worksong" Michael Stipe
"Talk About the Passion" Jem Cohen
"Orange Crush" Matt Mahurin
1989 "Stand" Katherine Dieckmann
"Turn You Inside-Out James Herbert
"Pop Song 89" Michael Stipe
"Get Up" Eric Darnell
1991 "Losing My Religion" Tarsem Singh
"Shiny Happy People" Katherine Dieckmann
"Near Wild Heaven" Jeff Preiss
"Radio Song" Peter Care
"Love Is All Around" (live on MTV Unplugged) Milton Lage
"Losing My Religion" (live on The Late Show) ?
"Low" James Herbert
"Belong" (live) Jem Cohen
"Half a World Away" Jim McKay
"Country Feedback" Jem Cohen
1992 "Drive" Peter Care
"Man on the Moon" Peter Care
1993 "The Sidewinder Sleeps Tonite" Kevin Kerslake
"Everybody Hurts" Jake Scott
"Nightswimming" Jem Cohen
"Find the River" Jodi Wille
1994 "What's the Frequency, Kenneth?" Peter Care
"Bang and Blame" Randy Skinner
"Crush with Eyeliner" Spike Jonze
"Strange Currencies" Mark Romanek
1995 "Star 69" Jonathan Dayton and Valerie Faris
"Tongue"
1996 "E-Bow the Letter" Jem Cohen
"Bittersweet Me" Dominic DeJoseph
"Electrolite" Peter Care, Spike Jonze
1997 "How the West Was Won and Where It Got Us" Lance Bangs
"New Test Leper" Lance Bangs and Dominic DeJoseph
1998 "Daysleeper" The Snorri Brothers
"Lotus" Stéphane Sednaoui
1999 "At My Most Beautiful" Nigel Dick
"Suspicion" Nick Wickham
"The Great Beyond" Liz Friedlander
2001 "Imitation of Life" Garth Jennings
"All the Way to Reno (You're Gonna Be a Star)" Michael Moore
"I'll Take the Rain" David Weir
2003 "Bad Day" Tim Hope
2004 "Leaving New York Peter Care
"Aftermath"
2008 "Supernatural Superserious" Vincent Moon
"Living Well Is the Best Revenge
"Hollow Man" CRUSH, Inc.
"Man-Sized Wreath"

Internet-only releases

Christmas Fan Club singles

Every Christmas since 1988 R.E.M. have rewarded members of their official fan club with special, exclusive singles. Here are all the songs to have featured in each of those packages:

References

  • Buckley, David. R.E.M.: Fiction: An Alternative Biography. Virgin, 2002. ISBN 1-85227-927-3
  • Gray, Marcus. It Crawled from the South: An R.E.M. Companion. Da Capo, 1997. Second edition. ISBN 0-306-80751-3

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