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R.E.M.

Radio Free Europe

Alternative Rock
  • Rock
  • Alternative
  • Pop
  • Space
  • Punk
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1981
  • 2011
  • 1981
  • 1983
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  • 1991

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“Radio Free Europe” is a song by American alternative rock band R.E.M. “Radio Free Europe” was released as R.E.M.‘s debut single on the short-lived independent record label Hib-Tone in 1981. The song features “what were to become the trademark unintelligible lyrics which have distinguished R.E.M.‘s work ever since.“ The single received critical acclaim, and its success earned the band a record deal with I.R.S. Records. R.E.M. re-recorded the song for its 1983 debut album Murmur and a live performance at Larry’s Hideaway, Toronto, Canada, from July 9, 1983 was released on the 2008 Deluxe Edition reissue of that album. The re-recording for I.R.S. became the group’s first charting single, peaking at number 78 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart. The song is ranked number 379... Read on...

Song lines: ♪ Calling all in transit, calling all in transit ... Keep me out of country in the word ... Radio free Europe, radio free Europe

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This song is listed #379 on Rolling Stone Magazine’s 500 Greatest Songs of All Time.

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Most votes come from United States, Argentina, France, Canada, Czech Republic, Colombia, Turkey, Greece, United Kingdom, and Germany.

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