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"Shiny Happy People" is a song by the band R.E.M.. The song appeared on their 1991 album Out of Time and was released as a single in the same year. The song features guest vocals by Kate Pierson of the B-52's, who also has a prominent role in the song's music video. It peaked at #10 on the Billboard Hot 100, the fourth and, to date, last R.E.M. single to reach the top 10 on the… read more

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  • This is a song that REALLY makes me happy. :)
  • The '90s was the last era to truly do irony well...awesome satirical video, laughs guaranteed for all!
  • It takes me back to the summer of 1991! It is - as we say in Sweden - "sönderspelad" though... (Which roughly means it's been so overplayed it's become "broken".)
  • awesome and catchy track & video. i remember i had a serious crush on kate pierson after first watching :)
  • I remember, when I was little, my mom had a DVD (video tape? I don't remember) with the music video of this song and she'd play it on the TV for me when I'd come home from school. It always made me happy after rough days. Listening to it now brings back so many good memories.
  • I really like REM, make a song of great quality
  • When i was a child my Mother sent me to some weird Christian art and crafts group throughout the summer and for goodness knows what reason we had to sit in the pews of the church in the morning - which had a large pull down screen for projecting videos on - and they'd play this song. EVERY MORNING. I feel like this can't be real and it's some sort of disturbing pseudo memory. I still love the song though.
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  • Mike why are you wearing a baseball cap.

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