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R.E.M.

What's The Frequency, Kenneth?

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“Man on the Moon” is a song by the American alternative rock band R.E.M., released as the second single from its 1992 album Automatic for the People. The song makes numerous references to the performer Andy Kaufman, including his Elvis impersonation and work with wrestlers Fred Blassie and Jerry Lawler. The song was released as a single in 1993. The title, video, and lyrics are a reference to the conspiracy theory that the American moon landing was faked. There have also been rumors that Andy Kaufman faked his death. The lyrics make no direct reference to this or a connection between the two, but they do imply that Kaufman should not be seen as having “nothing up his sleeve.“ The song gave its name to a 1999 film based on Kaufman’s life, Man on the Moon, and was used in the... Read on...

Song lines: ♪ I couldn't understand ... You wore a shirt of violent green, uh-huh ... I never understood the frequency, uh-huh

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Popular in Rock (See Charts): Bohemian Rhapsody, Stairway To Heaven, Beat It, Wish You Were Here, Give In To Me, Wherever You Will Go, Stigmatized, Nothing's Changed, Hotel California, and Nothing Else Matters.

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