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R.E.M. — Everybody Hurts
Album: Automatic For The People
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Released: 1992
Length: 5:10
Plays (last 30 days): 1
When your day is long
And the night, the night is yours alone
When you're sure you've had enough
Of this life, well hang on

Don't let yourself go
'Cause everybody cries
And everybody hurts sometimes

Sometimes everything is wrong
Now it's time to sing along
When your day is night alone ''(Hold on, hold on)''
If you feel like letting go ''(Hold on)''
If you think you've had too much
Of this life, well hang on

Everybody hurts
Take comfort in your friends
Everybody hurts
Don't throw your hand, oh no

Don't throw your hand
If you feel like you're alone
No, no, no, you are not alone

If you're on your own in this life
The days and nights are long
When you think you've had too much of this life to hang on

Well, everybody hurts sometimes
Everybody cries
Everybody hurts sometimes
And everybody hurts sometimes

So hold on, hold on
Hold on, hold on, hold on, hold on, hold on, hold on
Everybody hurts
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Wow!  Have y'all listened to this song?  The lyrics, instrumental arrangement, and combo plate of the members of REM are quite beautiful and meaningful to me. 
 Daub wrote:
I HATE THIS SONG!
 
THANKS FOR SHARING!
Everybody's {ears} hurt.
The minute you hear that info and then the voice of Michael Stipe....you know who you're listening to!!......Great number!!
 Daub wrote:
I HATE THIS SONG!
 

Disagree.  But fortunately for you, you can hit the "next song" and you will be OK.  ;)
I HATE THIS SONG!
 (anonymous) wrote:
song obviously strikes emotions in listeners, those who want to turn it off and call it, um, too sappy. then those, like me, who think that Michael Stipe is doing his share to help, even lift the spirits of one soul. hey, don't laugh at people's pain.-J
 

Sometimes I think thats what the Internet is here for
I've always liked the comments section on RP. The things people write can be entertaining, informative, amusing and every now and then they make me pay closer attention to the lyrics. The comments for Everybody Hurts are a case in point.  Thank you fellow RP listeners.
Always loved this song.  Made me cry today thinking about my mom who passed away 3 years ago yesterday.  
 Karhu wrote:
Thank you for showing us this post. How wonderful!


EdEastridge wrote:
I must concur. Thank you.
 
Thanks to both of you...  miss her so much...  love this song...

Ann Lucas passed away February 6, 2012, at University of Utah Medical Center, at age 55 due to a subdural hematoma, which required surgery. She was put on life support, but after three days without signs of improvement, her family made the difficult decision to discontinue life support and donate her organs on the 6th.

Ann was born on Oct. 12, 1956, in Twin Falls, Idaho, to Buss and Dorothy Stepp, who encouraged her to follow her dreams. One dream was to become a published author, which she achieved in 2010 with her novel "Life-Dance". She also wrote fan fiction for the television show "La Femme Nikita".

Ann was also a freelance correspondent for the "Elko Independent" newspaper and had a recurring column called "Shaking the Tree", as well as writing articles for "Elko Daily Free Press".


"...gimme your hands...cause you're wonderful..."
 Kaisersosay wrote:
Cynaera wrote:
Story:  When I lived in Salem, I had some beautiful cats. One of them was Dude - he was a big herkin' orange cat, gentle and a little bit stupid, and I loved him ridiculously.  I remember I had the radio on, and this song was playing.  It was two days after my mother died, and I couldn't do any more than what I was doing. I was holding Dude in my arms, and he was a limp, purring bundle of love as I swayed to the beat of the song. Dude reached up and patted my cheek as if to comfort me, and he took my tears into his fur. He didn't bail, he didn't freak. He was there for me when no one else was there. My mom was gone, and I shared my grief with Dude, and with R.E.M.

Dude died a couple of months after that, and I played this song in his memory.

Lesson:  Life is too short. Don't nurture hatred - embrace love. Don't see the bad - hunt for the good. And never give up.
Just reposting to remind again,,,,,hate really does not work. Good words from a good person.
 


 
Thank you for sharing your beautiful story. It was received gently. Wishing you well.
 kingart wrote:
I used to hate hate hate this audio turd when it came on FM. Arrggghhhhhhhharraghgggahhhhh!  Shoot me the f now and get it over with! Flip the fucking station!  Get it off!  Manic depressive self-involved cooties!   

Now I can tolerate it, or even like it. 
The music is upbeat in its own way. 
Funny how tastes change, or at least adjust. 
But even now, if I heard it more than, say, twice a week.... Arrggghhhhhhhharraghgggahhhhh! 

 
Kinda like a fresh pair of loafers, painful at first, but comfy over time.
I used to hate hate hate this audio turd when it came on FM. Arrggghhhhhhhharraghgggahhhhh!  Shoot me the f now and get it over with! Flip the fucking station!  Get it off!  Manic depressive self-involved cooties!   

Now I can tolerate it, or even like it. 
The music is upbeat in its own way. 
Funny how tastes change, or at least adjust. 
But even now, if I heard it more than, say, twice a week.... Arrggghhhhhhhharraghgggahhhhh! 
The lyrics are pure American sentimental clap-trap but, dammit, the beautiful melody, along with the ache in Stipe's vocal, clinches me.  Actually not much different from the hippie dream hogwash that John Lennon married up to Imagine, one of his best melodies; he, being a Brit, should have known better, but in the end most rock stars of European descent, be they English, Irish, or otherwise, end up becoming Americans themselves - and the worst kind at that, i.e. rich, smug, finger-pointers who are more than happy to take the U.S. tax break.
One of the Great Songs of the Ninties
Cynaera wrote:
Story:  When I lived in Salem, I had some beautiful cats. One of them was Dude - he was a big herkin' orange cat, gentle and a little bit stupid, and I loved him ridiculously.  I remember I had the radio on, and this song was playing.  It was two days after my mother died, and I couldn't do any more than what I was doing. I was holding Dude in my arms, and he was a limp, purring bundle of love as I swayed to the beat of the song. Dude reached up and patted my cheek as if to comfort me, and he took my tears into his fur. He didn't bail, he didn't freak. He was there for me when no one else was there. My mom was gone, and I shared my grief with Dude, and with R.E.M.

Dude died a couple of months after that, and I played this song in his memory.

Lesson:  Life is too short. Don't nurture hatred - embrace love. Don't see the bad - hunt for the good. And never give up.
Just reposting to remind again,,,,,hate really does not work. Good words from a good person.
 

 
 Krispian wrote:
Everybody hurts — when this piece of sh*t is playing on the radio


joelbb wrote:

Could not have said it better.

 
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hear, hear! 
 Krispian wrote:
Everybody hurts — when this piece of sh*t is playing on the radio

 
Could not have said it better.
 Skydog wrote:
REM, the Eagles, I can't tell the difference
I'll give this one a 2 

 
Apparently you haven't listened to much from either band. I don't hear much similarities.
Whine on, R.E.M.  It gets a 2
 EdEastridge wrote:

I must concur. Thank you.

 
What a great story!!
REM, the Eagles, I can't tell the difference
I'll give this one a 2 
 Lazarus wrote:
Cynaera wrote:
Story:  When I lived in Salem, I had some beautiful cats. One of them was Dude - he was a big herkin' orange cat, gentle and a little bit stupid, and I loved him ridiculously.  I remember I had the radio on, and this song was playing.  It was two days after my mother died, and I couldn't do any more than what I was doing. I was holding Dude in my arms, and he was a limp, purring bundle of love as I swayed to the beat of the song. Dude reached up and patted my cheek as if to comfort me, and he took my tears into his fur. He didn't bail, he didn't freak. He was there for me when no one else was there. My mom was gone, and I shared my grief with Dude, and with R.E.M.

Dude died a couple of months after that, and I played this song in his memory.

Lesson:  Life is too short. Don't nurture hatred - embrace love. Don't see the bad - hunt for the good. And never give up.


Everybody in my mushrooming multitude of galactic presidential campaigns loves this song...  we be dancing like bowlegged gypsy muleskinners...  we miss you so very much, Cynaera...  time flies when we're having fun...

  
Karhu wrote:

Thank you for showing us this post. How wonderful!

 
I must concur. Thank you.
 Lazarus wrote:
Cynaera wrote:
Story:  When I lived in Salem, I had some beautiful cats. One of them was Dude - he was a big herkin' orange cat, gentle and a little bit stupid, and I loved him ridiculously.  I remember I had the radio on, and this song was playing.  It was two days after my mother died, and I couldn't do any more than what I was doing. I was holding Dude in my arms, and he was a limp, purring bundle of love as I swayed to the beat of the song. Dude reached up and patted my cheek as if to comfort me, and he took my tears into his fur. He didn't bail, he didn't freak. He was there for me when no one else was there. My mom was gone, and I shared my grief with Dude, and with R.E.M.

Dude died a couple of months after that, and I played this song in his memory.

Lesson:  Life is too short. Don't nurture hatred - embrace love. Don't see the bad - hunt for the good. And never give up.


Everybody in my mushrooming multitude of galactic presidential campaigns loves this song...  we be dancing like bowlegged gypsy muleskinners...  we miss you so very much, Cynaera...  time flies when we're having fun...

 
Thank you for showing us this post. How wonderful!
Thank you Lazarus, for bumping that awesome post.
Cynaera wrote:
Story:  When I lived in Salem, I had some beautiful cats. One of them was Dude - he was a big herkin' orange cat, gentle and a little bit stupid, and I loved him ridiculously.  I remember I had the radio on, and this song was playing.  It was two days after my mother died, and I couldn't do any more than what I was doing. I was holding Dude in my arms, and he was a limp, purring bundle of love as I swayed to the beat of the song. Dude reached up and patted my cheek as if to comfort me, and he took my tears into his fur. He didn't bail, he didn't freak. He was there for me when no one else was there. My mom was gone, and I shared my grief with Dude, and with R.E.M.

Dude died a couple of months after that, and I played this song in his memory.

Lesson:  Life is too short. Don't nurture hatred - embrace love. Don't see the bad - hunt for the good. And never give up.

Everybody in my mushrooming multitude of galactic presidential campaigns loves this song...  we be dancing like bowlegged gypsy muleskinners...  we miss you so very much, Cynaera...  time flies when we're having fun...
I'm sorry, please forgive me, but when I hear this song, all I can think of is Dwight Shrute.
I used to loathe this song. 
REM has been so overplayed on FM that even anything decent by them was annoying at the first note.
This is a soulful song.
Not rainy day, busted-love music, though. Unless one likes to self-inflict the melancholy.  
 Valentint wrote:
Is this night dedicated to David?  3 songs from rp drop my tears down. .. love from France and sleep well, here it's 11.30 pm and I'm hurry to go tomorrow, a better day, dry and peaceful, hope 
Valentin  

 
Yes - Bill seems to be very successfully and discreetly blending in little tribute songs for us to honor and process the passing of the late - brilliant - David Bowie.  Thanks Bill!  He is a tremendous loss to the world.
Is this night dedicated to David?  3 songs from rp drop my tears down. .. love from France and sleep well, here it's 11.30 pm and I'm hurry to go tomorrow, a better day, dry and peaceful, hope 
Valentin  
I loved R.E.M. when this came out, but this was one of the first songs that made me think that they had jumped the shark.
 ench wrote:
Wow, I was not expecting this level of vitriol on an REM song... Apparently I didn't get the memo about Michael Stipe kicking puppies. I know they aren't everyone's cup of tea, and I respect that, but it's not really worth getting this worked up about. I mean, everybody hurts sometimes right?
 
Well, it appears to be only the written commentary which has the most negative things to say, ratings-wise the song is presently at 7.6.
Just in the right moment! πŸ™€πŸ˜ΏπŸ˜–πŸ˜ΌπŸ˜Έ
 Steely_D wrote:
This is horrible. Mostly because it's a bland, lame, emo ripoff of "Five Years" and many other things that are much much better.

It is not about whether or not someone hurts. It's about the quality of the songwriting to convey that feeling.

Am I angry that they went from Best Band in America (REM period) to annoying crapfest (WB years)? Absolutely. If you start by sucking, no one expects much. When you start by ruling... 

 

Looks like we have found a point of total agreement, couldn't have said it better myself! You nailed it!{#Cheers}
Wow, I was not expecting this level of vitriol on an REM song... Apparently I didn't get the memo about Michael Stipe kicking puppies. I know they aren't everyone's cup of tea, and I respect that, but it's not really worth getting this worked up about. I mean, everybody hurts sometimes right?
This is horrible. Mostly because it's a bland, lame, emo ripoff of "Five Years" and many other things that are much much better.

It is not about whether or not someone hurts. It's about the quality of the songwriting to convey that feeling.

Am I angry that they went from Best Band in America (REM period) to annoying crapfest (WB years)? Absolutely. If you start by sucking, no one expects much. When you start by ruling... 
Michael Stipe should be held criminally libel for turning his crap loose on society.
Everybody in my homeless camps be hurting while hunting...  we love this song more than raisins...
 kingart wrote:
I once hated this song with a passion. A downer, melancholy, lost in feelings. Worst of all, like many of REM's tracks, it was way overplayed on classic rock dreck radio. 
Now I like it.  I like REM more, too.
See what RP and years away from the earlocks of brain dead spin cycle FM pollution can do for one's appreciation? 

 
Oddly, I feel just the opposite.  While I don't hate it, I would be okay with never hearing it again.
I once hated this song with a passion. A downer, melancholy, lost in feelings. Worst of all, like many of REM's tracks, it was way overplayed on classic rock dreck radio. 
Now I like it.  I like REM more, too.
See what RP and years away from the earlocks of brain dead spin cycle FM pollution can do for one's appreciation? 
It fills me with joy to see how many people think this song is Barfo, I didn't think there were that many people that have never been sad or down at least once in there lives.
 coloradojohn wrote:
The funny and tremendous thing about this album is that at the time we knew it was good, and later we realized that every song on it was miles deep and wow how many bands pulled that off, and hats off to them because it still mightily stirs the vital energies!

  This album is miles above anything they did before and after, and it all has to do with the production (seamless) and song selection.  They were on the top of their game when they did this.  You REM haters out there seem to not get it.
Everybody hurts -- when this piece of sh*t is playing on the radio
 trissi wrote:
One of the worst songs in modern history.

 

I could not agree more!{#Yes}
 schayler wrote:
My only "Sucko Barfo" rating on RP.  REM's second worst song after "Shiny Happy People."
 

Shiny is actually ok, just overplayed. I would substitute with Losing My Religion as second and put this piece o' crap as 1st.{#Eek}
 schayler wrote:
My only "Sucko Barfo" rating on RP.  REM's second worst song after "Shiny Happy People."
 
EXACTLY!
When my Mom died in 2005, I couldn't cry for days. I was just numb. I got in the car to drive somewhere and turned on the radio and this song was just coming on. Sat in the car and bawled like a baby.

Hug yo mommas people.
My only "Sucko Barfo" rating on RP.  REM's second worst song after "Shiny Happy People."

absolutely marvelous song...  love this whole album...
 
One of the worst songs in modern history.

Everybody in my church loves this song...
 
I have this cd, but its overplayed for me!
 Funny, I played this for my wife when it first came out, and she said the same thing. Sometimes sad is good, though.

velocette wrote:
Not like this song.

Not like REM.

Boring melody. Boring lyrics. Aside from that, it's absolutely effing marvelous.
 


Not like this song.

Not like REM.

Boring melody. Boring lyrics. Aside from that, it's absolutely effing marvelous.
 matude wrote:
Best album ever. Each and every track is a timeless classic. Masterpiece. 
 
I agree...  love this song, and this whole album...

 
Best album ever. Each and every track is a timeless classic. Masterpiece. 
thanks Bill and Bill
I'd hurt too if my nose got smashed up like that (even if it was smashed into a head as beautiful as that)

 
zenmumu wrote:
nice song in a nice movie...

when a man loves a woman
 


The funny and tremendous thing about this album is that at the time we knew it was good, and later we realized that every song on it was miles deep and wow how many bands pulled that off, and hats off to them because it still mightily stirs the vital energies!

Everybody Hurts... including myself when I listen to this song {#Fever}




Everybody in my hotel room loves this song...

 
One more reason to miss REM!
Oh this is a good time to shut down and go home for the weekend.
 Netto wrote:
Not like R.E.M, but this song nice.
 

This is a really great song...  it is from a fantastic album...  you should check it out...  I love this song...




Not like R.E.M, but this song nice.
Yes they do.
not in my book bronorb wrote:            nice photograph below


Only about 34 of your 246 "stars" are women!
What's up with that?

 

nice song in a nice movie...

when a man loves a woman
South Lebanon -96-97, brings back this crazy memories..
Yes, we all do... sometimes.
Relevant your question and very well observed. I also like to know the answer...

bronorb wrote:


Only about 34 of your 246 "stars" are women!
What's up with that?

 


 calypsus_1 wrote:

The Big Board :updated: by ~egotisticaltwit
Presley  ©2008-2010 ~egotisticaltwit

This is basically an updated inflated version of the Way To Be Star collage. As with that, the bigger the person is, the more important they are (not in every case though, as some are smaller or bigger to take up the right amount of space.) The other thing with it is if the person is dead they are in black and white, and if they are alive they are in color. It's mostly alphabetical, but not exactly. Everyone on the collage represents someone or something (in some cases many things) that I really like or love. My main goal was to put as many people as possible without using anyone twice.
~egotisticaltwit
 

Only about 34 of your 246 "stars" are women!
What's up with that?

A song for everybody to really think and listen while it's playing.


perfect...

 

i really needed this song today... thank you so much!!!!

The Big Board :updated: by ~egotisticaltwit
Presley  ©2008-2010 ~egotisticaltwit

This is basically an updated inflated version of the Way To Be Star collage. As with that, the bigger the person is, the more important they are (not in every case though, as some are smaller or bigger to take up the right amount of space.) The other thing with it is if the person is dead they are in black and white, and if they are alive they are in color. It's mostly alphabetical, but not exactly. Everyone on the collage represents someone or something (in some cases many things) that I really like or love. My main goal was to put as many people as possible without using anyone twice.

Here's the rundown of who is featured:

1. Charlie Chaplin as Adenoid Hynkel (representing Chaplin and "The Great Dictator") NOT HITLER!
2. Agent M (representing Tsunami Bomb)
3. Edward Norton as Alan Isaacman (representing Norton and "The People vs Larry Flynt")
4. Alec Baldwin as Jack Donaghy (representing 30 Rock)
5. Tim Robbins as Andy Dufresne (representing Robbins and "The Shawshank Redemption")
6. Anthony Keidis (representing the Red Hot Chili Peppers)
7. Geoge Clooney as Danny Ocean (representing "Ocean's 11")
8. Albert Wesker (representing the Resident Evil videogames)
9. Bruce Campbell as Ash (representing the "Evil Dead" movies)
10. Matt Damon puppet (representing "Team America: World Police")
11. Michael Keaton as Batman (representing Tim Burton's "Batman")
12. Baloo the Bear (representing "Jungle Book")
13. Beck
14. Bob Dylan
15. Ben Gibbard (representing Death Cab for Cutie and the Postal Service)
16. Seth Rogan as Ben Stone (representing Rogan and "Knocked Up")
17. Bernard Sumner (representing New Order)
18. Beth Gibbons (representing Portishead)
19. David Carradine as Bill (representing the "Kill Bill" movies)
20. Bill Hicks
21. Josh Brolin as Dr. William Block (representing Brolin and "Grindhouse")
22. Bill Maher
23. Billy Corgan (representing Smashing Pumpkins)
24. Billy Joe Armstrong (representing Green Day)
25. Barack Obama
26. Birthday Cat (representing "The Upright Citizens Brigade")
27. Blag Dahlia (representing the Dwarves)
28. Sasha Baron Cohen as Borat (representing Cohen and "Borat")
29. Brandon Flowers (representing the Killers)
30. Brian Aubert (representing the Silversun Pickups)
31. Paul Rudd as Brian Fantana (representing Rudd and "Anchorman")
32. Brian Molko (representing Placebo)
33. Jason Lee as Brodie Bruce (representing Lee and "Mallrats")
34. Bryan Ferry (representing Roxy Music)
35. Russell Crowe as Bud White (representing "LA Confidential")
36. Butters (representing "South Park")
37. James Dean as Cal Trask (representing Dean as an icon and "East of Eden")
38. William Shatner as Captain James T. Kirk (representing the original "Star Trek" series as well as the films.)
39. Michelle Pfeiffer as Catwoman (representing Catwoman)
40. Jessica Makinson as Carly (representing "Halfway Home")
41. Carah Faye Charnow (representing Shiny Toy Guns)
42. Marlon Brando as Colonel Kurtz (representing "Apocalypse Now")
43. Michael Cera as George Michael Bluth (representing Cera and "Arrested Development")
44. Nell Campbell as Columbia (representing "Rocky Horror Picture Show")
45. Conor Oberst (representing Bright Eyes)
46. Michael Biehn as Corporal Dwayne Hicks (representing Biehn and "Aliens")
47. Mickey Rourke as Marv (representing "Sin City")
48. Damien Rice
49. Dana Carvey as the Church Lady (representing Saturday Night Live)
50. Danger Mouse (representing Gnarls Barkley)
51. Dave Chappelle (representing "Chappelle's Show")
52. Dave Grohl (representing Foo Fighters)
53. Robert De Niro as Travis Bickle (representing De Niro and "Taxi Driver")
54. David Bowie
55. David Byrne (representing Talking Heads)
56. David Cross (representing "Mr. Show")
57. Darth Vader (representing the "Star Wars" Trilogy)
58. David Johanson (representing the New York Dolls)
59. Ben Stiller as Derek Zoolander (representing "Zoolander")
60. Jack Black as Dewey Finn (representing "School of Rock")
61. Dolores O'Riodan (representing the Cranberries)
62. John C. McGinley as Doctor Perry Cox (representing "Scrubs")
63. Leslie Nielsen as Doctor Rumack (representing "Airplane!")
64. Phillip Seymour Hoffman as Truman Capote (representing Hoffman and "Capote")
65. Dom Joly (representing "Trigger Happy TV")
66. Clive Owen as Theo Faron (representing Owen and "Children of Men")
67. Eddie Argos (representing Art Brut)
68. Bob Hoskins as Eddie Valiant (representing "Who Framed Roger Rabbit?")
69. Eddie Vedder (representing Pearl Jam)
70. Johnny Depp as Captain Jack Sparrow (representing Depp and "Pirates of the Caribbean: the Curse of the Black Pearl")
71. Elvis Presley
72. Tom Cruise as Les Grossman (representing "Tropic Thunder")
73. Emily Haines (representing herself, Metric, and Broken Social Scene)
74. Emily Wynne-Hughes (representing Go Betty Go)
75. Jeff Bridges as The Dude (representing "The Big Lebowski")
76. Fiona Apple
77. Fat Mike (representing NOFX)
78. Frank Black with UKULELE! (representing the Pixies and the ukulele)
79. Dennis Hopper as Frank Booth (representing "Blue Velvet")
80. Steve Carell as Frank Ginsberg (representing Carell and "Little Miss Sunshine")
81. Frank Sinatra
82. Freddie Mercury (representing Queen)
83. Gena Olivier (representing Midnight Movies)
84. George Carlin
85. George Harrison
86. Greg Graffin (representing himself and Bad Religion)
87. Gordon Gano (representing Violent Femmes)
88. Alan Rickman as Hans Gruber (representing Rickman and "Die Hard")
89. Will Farrell as Harold Crick (representing Farrell and "Stranger Than Fiction")
90. Burgess Meredith as Henry Bemis (representing Meredith and "The Twilight Zone" original series)
91. Jeffery Combs as Herbert West (representing "Re-Animator")
92. Fred Gwynne as Herman Munster (representing "The Munsters")
93. Damon Wayans as Homey D. Clown (representing "In Living Color")
94. Howard Devoto (representing the Buzzcocks and Magazine)
95. Ian Curtis (representing Joy Division and "Control")
96. Harrison Ford as Indiana Jones (representing Ford and the "Indiana Jones" film series)
97. Mandy Patinkin as Inigo Montoya (representing "The Princess Bride")
98. Marty Feldman as Igor (representing "Young Frankenstein" and all Mel Brooks films)
99. Jack Skelington (representing "Nightmare Before Christmas")
100. Jack Nicholson as Jack Torrance (representing Nicholson, "The Shining" and Stanley Kubrick films as well as Stephen King novels)
101. Jack White (representing the White Stripes and the Raconteurs)
102. James Carville
103. Jello Biafra (representing himself and Dead Kennedys)
104. Jenny Lewis (representing herself and Rilo Kiley)
105. Jigsaw's Doll (representing "Saw")
106. Kevin Costner as Jim Garrison (representing Costner and the film "JFK")
107. Jim Morrison (representing The Doors)
108. Jim Gaffigan
109. John Krasinski as Jim Halpert dressed as Dwight Schrute (representing "The Office")
110. Sean Connery as Jim Malone (representing Connery, "The Untouchables", as well as YTMND.com)
111. Jimi Hendrix
112. Tom Hanks as Jimmy Dugan (representing Hanks and "A League of Their Own")
113. Jimmy Pop (representing the Bloodhound Gang)
114. Jim Reid (representing The Jesus and Mary Chain)
115. Joe Montana (representing football and the San Francisco 49ers)
116. Joey Ramone (representing The Ramones)
117. John Candy as Del Griffith (representing Candy and "Planes, Trains and Automobiles")
118. John Cleese (representing himself and "Monty Python")
119. Joe Strummer (representing The Clash)
120. John Fitzgerald Kennedy
121. John Lennon
122. John McEnroe (representing men's tennis)
123. John Wooden (representing UCLA)
124. Johnny Lyndon (representing Sex Pistols)
125. Johnny Marr (representing The Smiths)
126. Jon Fratelli (representing The Fratellis)
127. Jon Stewart (representing "The Daily Show")
128. Heath Ledger as the Joker (representing "The Dark Knight")
129. Juliette Beavan (representing 8mm)
130. Justine Frischman (representing Elastica)
131. Samuel L. Jackson as Jules Winnfield (representing Jackson, and "Pulp Fiction")
132. Karen O (representing Yeah Yeah Yeahs)
133. Mark McKinney as the Headcrusher (representing "Kids in the Hall")
134. Kevin Spacey as Kaiser Soze (representing Spacey and "The Usual Suspects")
135. Kele Okereke (representing Bloc Party)
136. Kelli Dayton (representing Sneaker Pimps)
137. Alfred Kinsey (representing sexual awareness as well as the film "Kinsey")
138. Klaus Nomi
139. KT Tunstall
140. Kurt Cobain (representing Nirvana)
141. Kristeen Young
142. Larry Bird (representing basketball)
143. Larry Flynt (representing free speech)
144. Layne Staley (representing Alice in Chains)
145. Orlando Bloom as Legolas (representing the "Lord of the Rings" Trilogy)
146. Lenny Bruce (representing himself as well as the film "Lenny")
147. Guy Pierce as Leonard Shelby (representing Pierce and "Memento")
148. Lewis Black (representing "Root of All Evil")
149. Gene Hackman as Lex Luthor (representing the movie "Superman")
150. Thomas Lennon as Lieutenant Jim Dangle (representing "Reno 911!")
151. Liessje Sadenius (representing Hooverphonic)
152. Lily Allen
153. Liz Enthusiasm (representing Freezepop)
154. John Kusack as Lloyd Dobler (representing Kusack and "Say Anything"
155. Lou Reed (representing himself and Velvet Underground)
156. Lovefoxxx (representing Cansei de Ser Sexy)
157. Kurt Russell as MacReady (representing "The Thing")
158. Magneto (representing X-Men)
159. Mandy Moore (representing "Saved")
160. Marc Bolan (representing T.Rex)
161. Maria Sharapova (representing women's tennis)
162. Mark Oliver Everett (representing himself and Eels)
163. Mark Ronson
164. Tommy Lee Jones as Marshall Sam Gerard (representing "The Fugitive")
165. Matt Berninger (representing The National)
166. Maura Davis (representing Denali)
167. Christopher Mintz-Plasse as McLovin (representing "Superbad")
168. Michael Moore (representing documentaries)
169. Michael Myers (representing the original "Halloween")
170. Michael Stipe (representing R.E.M.)
171. Michelangelo's David (representing Michelangelo and renaissance art)
172. Miki Berenyi (representing Lush)
173. Stephen Root as Milton Waddams (representing "Office Space")
174. Monique Powell (representing Save Ferris)
175. Michael Madsen as Mr. Blonde (representing Madsen and "Reservoir Dogs")
176. Moby
177. Marilyn Monroe (representing Monroe as an icon and "The Seven Year Itch")
178. Morrissey
179. Natalie Portman
180. Natalie Wood (representing "Rebel Without a Cause")
181. Natasha Khan (representing Bat for Lashes)
182. Steve Martin as Navin R. Johnson (representing Martin and "The Jerk")
183. Neil Tennant (representing Pet Shop Boys)
184. Nico
185. Nina Gordon (representing Veruca Salt)
186. Christopher Walken as Nick Chevotarevich (representing Walken and "The Deer Hunter")
187. Noel Gallagher (representing Oasis)
188. Oscar Wilde (representing British Literature)
189. Patton Oswalt
190. Paul McCartney (representing the Beatles)
191. Paul Weller (representing the Jam)
192. Penn Jillette (representing Penn & Teller)
193. Bill Murray as Phil Connors (representing Murray and "Groundhog Day")
194. Poe
195. Polly Jean Harvey
196. Robert Shaw as Quint (representing "Jaws")
197. Ralph Wiggum (representing "The Simpsons")
198. Peter Billingsley as Ralphie Parker (representing "A Christmas Story")
199. Jeff Anderson as Randal Graves (representing "Clerks I & II" and the animated series)
200. Ethan Suplee as Randy Hickey (representing "My Name is Earl")
201. Rebecca Sealfon (representing "Cheap Seats")
202. Ricky Wilson (representing the Kaiser Chiefs)
203. Frank Gorshin as The Riddler (representing the original "Batman" series)
204. Rivers Cuomo (representing Weezer)
205. Robert Plant (representing Led Zeppelin)
206. Robert Smith (representing the Cure)
207. Roberto Clemente (representing baseball)
208. Roger Waters (representing Pink Floyd)
209. Roxy Epoxy (representing the Epoxies)
210. Rutger Hauer as Roy Batty (representing "Blade Runner")
211. Roy Orbison
212. Sabina Sciubba (representing the Brazilian Girls)
213. Sarah Chalke as 2nd Becky Connor (representing Chalke and "Roseanne")
214. Simon Pegg as Shaun (representing Pegg and "Shaun of the Dead")
215. Shirley Manson (representing Garbage)
216. John Lithgow as Dick Solomon (representing "3rd Rock from the Sun")
217. Al Pacino as Lt. Colonel Frank Slade (representing Pacino and "Scent of a Woman")
218. Sophie Moone (representing adult entertainment)
219. Robert Patrick as T-1000 (representing Terminator 2)
220. Thom Yorke (representing Radiohead)
221. Tim Armstrong (representing Rancid, Operation Ivy, and Transplants)
222. Henry David Thoreau (representing American Literature)
223. Toad (representing Mario Kart, and every other Super Mario videogame)
224. Tom Verlaine (representing Television)
225. Joe Pesci as Tommy Devito (representing Pesci and "Goodfellas")
226. Robert Downey Jr. as Tony Stark (representing "Iron Man")
227. Tony Wilson (representing Factory Records and Manchester music in general)
228. Vince Vaughn as Trent Walker (representing Vaughn and "Swingers")
229. Trevor Moore (representing "The Whitest Kids U Know")
230. Brad Pitt as Tyler Durden (representing "Fight Club")
231. Hugo Weaving as V (representing "V for Vendetta")
232. Tim Curry as Wadsworth the Butler (representing Curry and the film "Clue")
233. Christina Ricci as Wednesday Addams (representing "The Addams Family" movies)
234. Dave Gahan (representing Depeche Mode)
235. Cary Elwes as Robin Hood (representing Elwes and "Robin Hood: Men in Tights")
236. Win Butler (representing Arcade Fire)
237. George C. Scott as General George S. Patton (representing Scott and "Patton")
238. Janet Gaynor as the Wife (representing "Sunrise: A Song of Two Humans")
239. Zooey Deschanel (representing herself as an actress and the band She & Him)
240/241. Glen Hansard and Marketa Irglova (representing Swell Season and "Once")
242. Gene Wilder as Willy Wonka (representing Wilder and "Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory")
243. John Hurt as Winston Smith (representing Hurt, "1984" and George Orwell)
244. Jim Carrey as Ace Ventura (representing Carrey and "Ace Ventura: Pet Detective")
245. Predator (representing "Predator")
246. Tony Kornheiser (representing "Pardon the Interruption")

~egotisticaltwit

I was staying at a b&b in ireland a few years back and I had borrowed a guitar from one of the sons of the proprietor, i was playing many songs which somehow ended up into this song.  I sang and played the whole song, a bit heartbroke from being away from my friends and family.  When I was done, I exited my room and walked downstairs, and the family was all sitting in the living room listening to me play. 

They all loved everybody hurts immensly.  From the parents to the children, it had touched them all in a way............it was a bummer when I had to tell them that I didn't write it.....

it is a powerful song whether you like it or not...........................




This song squeezes my gizzards...  love it...

 
 RobK wrote:

Hey everyone, did you know Sweden rocks? Well yah, it ROCKS! No matter where you go in Sweden, it's so cool! I mean it rocks! Swedes, too. They're so cool! Guess they can't help it! What am I talking about! And why am I screaming! I can't stop!
 
Of course they rock! This is the home of OPETH, one of the greatest heavy metal bands of all time. And the best of the present time. So good in fact, that Steven Wilson wrote lyrics to their songs, produced Damnation, a very mellow heavy metal album.

So, hell yeah, Sweden Rocks. So does Opeth. And maybe someday Bill Goldsmith will have the balls to play some Opeth! Whatta ya say Billy Boy, gonna rock it with some Swedish Rock?{#Bananajam}{#Drummer}{#Fire}

Story:  When I lived in Salem, I had some beautiful cats. One of them was Dude - he was a big herkin' orange cat, gentle and a little bit stupid, and I loved him ridiculously.  I remember I had the radio on, and this song was playing.  It was two days after my mother died, and I couldn't do any more than what I was doing. I was holding Dude in my arms, and he was a limp, purring bundle of love as I swayed to the beat of the song. Dude reached up and patted my cheek as if to comfort me, and he took my tears into his fur. He didn't bail, he didn't freak. He was there for me when no one else was there. My mom was gone, and I shared my grief with Dude, and with R.E.M.

Dude died a couple of months after that, and I played this song in his memory.

Lesson:  Life is too short. Don't nurture hatred - embrace love. Don't see the bad - hunt for the good. And never give up.
 calypsus_1 wrote:

Michael Stipe WIP by ~xiaocaca
©2006-2010 ~xiaocaca

Michael Stipe, who (I think) is the frontman of the band R.E.M.
 
Beautiful sketch.

Michael Stipe Caricature by *YngveMartinussen
Yngve Martinussen  ©2009-2010 *YngveMartinussen

Here's a try for a caricature of Michael Stipe, singer in the band R.E.M for those who don't know it :) One of my favorite bands.

Not overly caricaturized, but still good practice :)

Painted from scratch in Photoshop with a Wacom Cintiq. Reference used. About 5-6 hours spent.



 Toke wrote:
If you have ever had a really bad trauma in your life this will (from experience) help to ease the pain.
 
I don't think that's true in every case. This song doesn't help me at all.

 nagsheadlocal wrote:
I always get the feeling that the band got together one evening and said: "Let's put out the worst possible tripe and see if the fanboys will buy it. You know, the kind of joke that Lennon would do."

And they were right . . .
 
I'm a big R.E.M. fan and I agree with this. This song is deliberately dumbed-down. There is no other explanation.


Lyrics I very much needed to hear at this time. Every little bit helps when you're down in the dark.

 nagsheadlocal wrote:
I always get the feeling that the band got together one evening and said: "Let's put out the worst possible tripe and see if the fanboys will buy it. You know, the kind of joke that Lennon would do."

And they were right . . .
 
I think I'll turn the volume on this tripe way up.

I always get the feeling that the band got together one evening and said: "Let's put out the worst possible tripe and see if the fanboys will buy it. You know, the kind of joke that Lennon would do."

And they were right . . .
{#Group-hug} Love It!


absolutely fantastic...  love it...


Exellent track from a classical album!!  8—-9

If you have ever had a really bad trauma in your life this will (from experience) help to ease the pain.
Hm, *mute*.  I put this in the same category as Pearl Jam's Black. I think I like the song but just CANNOT listen to it one more time.
This was a great release by REM, and great song!
 Atlantis wrote:
Uggh!  A serious contender for worst song ever.  Twee, dull with trite lyrics.  What could be worse?
 

I think your comments are spot on!{#Clap}
 christofish wrote:
Day after REM recorded this song, their long long downhill slide began. this was the peak.
 

Last really good album they released was Document in 1987; they peaked way before this piece of crap!{#Puke} And before everyone jumps on me; is there a better place than to put opinions about a song than in song comments? ..........Didn't think so!{#Moon}
You listening, brother?  I love you and miss you so much, man!

One of their best for sure.
I like this song, but dangit do I not need to be listening to it right now!  Bill seems to have found my number the last several days...


love it...


Day after REM recorded this song, their long long downhill slide began. this was the peak.


Considering the Georgia Theatre, where R.E.M. used to play, has burned down, this song is very apropos at the moment...




This is a fantastic song...  it is profound, and the music and melody are soooo good for the ears...


{#Propeller}

I'm sick of hearing  that tiresome song.




Great song by a great band...  love it...


BORING, BORING, BORING.
la la la la la laaaaa 
{#Roflol}
 boober wrote:

Your comments!

 
Great answer {#Clap}
 Atlantis wrote:
Uggh!  A serious contender for worst song ever.  Twee, dull with trite lyrics.  What could be worse?
 
Your comments!

MIchael Stipe surely conveys hurt in this song — so real. And so true.
I know that this is a REALLY sad song, but it reminds me of a very happy time in my life. Oh the irony.
Everybody hurts... when they play this $#@ing song!


Those first two chords are D and G... the middle eight cords are E minor and A... great song...


 rtwingo wrote:


Shiny happy people. A very very SAD song...
 
I Wanna Rock by Twisted Sister.

Uggh!  A serious contender for worst song ever.  Twee, dull with trite lyrics.  What could be worse?
 stewliscious wrote:


99 red balloons?
 

Shiny happy people. A very very SAD song...
 sunny_day wrote:

Which one is the 1st? Now I am curious...


If she says this is second saddest, let's see . . . maybe Don McLean's "Vincent" or Sarah McLachlan's "Angel" for the saddest.  What others?  Maybe Elton John's "Father & Son."  Wait, I know . . . "Sylvia's Mother" from Dr. Hook!

Sylvia's mother says Sylvia's hurryin', she's takin' the 9:00 train
And Sylvia's mother says, "take your umbrella, cuz Sylvie it's startin' to rain."
And Sylvia's mother says "thank you for calling, and sir, won't you call back again."
And the operator says forty cents more
for the next...
three...
minutes...
pleeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeze
     {#Cry}


 sunny_day wrote:


Which one is the 1st? Now I am curious...

 

99 red balloons?
cjdevlin wrote:
My wife says this is the second saddest song ever written. I give it a 10.
Which one is the 1st? Now I am curious...