SOTD: R.E.M. – Losing My Religion

Song of the day page with complete listing here Background: “Losing My Religion” was released on February 19, 1991 in the United States as the first single from the bands new album ‘Out of Time’. I believe it was the first time Michael Stipe agreed to lip-sync the lyrics in an R.E.M. video. The single hit #4 in America making it R.E.M.’s biggest single to that point. The video, directed by Tarsem Singh,  was brilliant in it’s melodrama setting a new standard for music videos, imho. My take: This is my favorite R.E.M. song. A classic song about unrequited love. Who doesn’t … Continue reading SOTD: R.E.M. – Losing My Religion