Imitation of Life (3:56)

Cover of In Time: The Best of R.E.M. 1988-2003

From In Time: The Best of R.E.M. 1988-2003 and 75 other releases

“Imitation of Life” is a song by R.E.M., the first single released from their twelfth album, Reveal in 2001. The song peaked at #83 on the Billboard Hot 100 (but reached #22 on the U.S. Modern Rock list). It was the lowest chart of a lead single from an R.E.M. album in the U.S. since “Fall on Me” from Lifes Rich Pageant in 1986. It reached #6 on the UK Singles Charts, making it the eighth top 10 for the band in Britain. In Japan, the song became R.E.M.’s first number one single in the country.


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