March R.E.M. Madness (Round 4 - The Big 8) [Closed]

Part 4 of this thread (rules are available there).

Sadly, my personal favorite, Nightswimming, bit the dust. But I have to go with the will of the people, even when they’re wrong.

Interestingly, only one of the final 8 songs left is from their post-I.R.S. years. This makes me happy. Here’s the final eight:

A
Radio Free Europe VS. What’s The Frequency, Kenneth?
Pilgrimage VS. Driver 8

B
(Don’t Go Back To) Rockville VS. Fall On Me
Feeling Gravitys Pull VS. It’s The End Of The World As We Know It (And I Feel Fine)

This round will close on Sunday, March 21 at 3:00pm.

A
Radio Free Europe
Pilgrimage

B
Fall On Me
Feeling Gravitys Pull

A
Radio Free Europe
B
Fall On Me
Feeling Gravitys Pull

A
Radio Free Europe
Pilgrimage <-----GOD this one’s close.

B
Fall On Me
Feeling Gravitys Pull
. . .I still think there should be at least ONE song from Automatic on here, as I personally think every song on that album (except “Everybody Hurts”) is better than “What’s the Frequency, Kenneth?” . . ::grumbles::

A
Radio Free Europe
Pilgrimage

B
Fall On Me
It’s The End Of The World As We Know It (And I Feel Fine)

Radio Free Europe
Pilgrimage

(Don’t Go Back To) Rockville
It’s The End Of The World As We Know It (And I Feel Fine)

And yeah, “Nightswimming” is an excellent song (though I prefer “Sweetness Follows” from the same album). But ITEotWaWKI is an excellent song and an iconic anthem. “Nightswimming” losing to “Stand” or “Shiny Happy People” would be painful; a quiet, intimate, not-that-well-known song losing to the first song most people think of when you say “R.E.M.” isn’t unexpected.

First **Stand ** was elimated, and now Bad Day? What’s this world coming to?
A
What’s The Frequency, Kenneth?
Pilgrimage

B
(Don’t Go Back To) Rockville
It’s The End Of The World As We Know It (And I Feel Fine)

A
Radio Free Europe
Driver 8

B
Fall On Me
Feeling Gravitys Pull

(Looks like I’m just cancelling out all of anyrose’s votes. Heh.)

A
What’s The Frequency, Kenneth?
B

It’s The End Of The World As We Know It (And I Feel Fine)
Still only voting in pairs that I know.

A
Radio Free Europe
Pilgrimage

B
(Don’t Go Back To) Rockville
Feeling Gravitys Pull

A
Radio Free Europe
Driver 8

B
Fall On Me
Feeling Gravitys Pull

A
Radio Free Europe
Driver 8

B
Fall On Me
It’s The End Of The World As We Know It (And I Feel Fine)

I vote with a heavy heart, now that that greatest of all songs (Nightswimming) is out:

A
Radio Free Europe

B

It’s The End Of The World As We Know It (And I Feel Fine)

A
Radio Free Europe
Pilgrimage

B
(Don’t Go Back To) Rockville
It’s The End Of The World As We Know It (And I Feel Fine)

A
Radio Free Europe
Pilgrimage

B
(Don’t Go Back To) Rockville
Feeling Gravitys Pull

A
Radio Free Europe (Hib-Tone version on Eponymous, not the one that was on Murmur)
Driver 8

B
Fall On Me
Feeling Gravitys Pull (I love how you got the punctuation right here - none!)

A
Radio Free Europe
Driver 8

B
(Don’t Go Back To) Rockville
It’s The End Of The World As We Know It (And I Feel Fine)

A
What’s The Frequency, Kenneth?
Driver 8

B
(Don’t Go Back To) Rockville
It’s The End Of The World As We Know It (And I Feel Fine)

Damn, sorry I missed the last round. Maybe my Nightswimming vote would have helped :slight_smile:

A
Radio Free Europe
Driver 8

B
Fall On Me
Feeling Gravitys Pull

Arriving late to the contest…

A
Radio Free Europe
Driver 8

B
(Don’t Go Back to) Rockville
Feeling Gravitys Pull