"(Don't Go Back To) Rockville" was the second and final single released by R.E.M. from their second studio album Reckoning. The song failed to chart on either the Billboard Hot 100 or the UK Singles Charts.
The song was written by Mike Mills as a plea to his then girlfriend, Ingrid Schorr, not to return to her hometown of Rockville, Maryland. Peter Buck has stated that the song was originally performed in a punk/thrash style, and… read more