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Shiny Happy People (3:43)


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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.
  • <3
  • Mike why are you wearing a baseball cap.
  • I know Michael Stipe hates this, but I love it. Brings back some fond memories, personally :)
  • HAPPINESS!!!! :o) :o)
  • Yes he used to have hair and the best songs came out of that period {I think}.
  • Michael Stipe...WITH HAIR?!
  • A Great feel good song.....
  • Very happy song! :D
  • but lol, dat thing in the very beginning!..
  • shiny hippy people
  • ;3
  • Furry happy monsters is good
  • I love how most of the people in this shoutbox represent exactly what this song is satirizing.
  • Don't know why REM hated this song so much, pleasant change from their usual whiny crap. Maybe that's why.
  • Great vocals by Kate Pierson
  • R-r-r-r-r-rock Lobster!!! Oh wait.
  • Like your comments...
  • This is so sarcastic.
  • The title and chorus are based on a Chinese propaganda poster. The slogan "Shiny happy people holding hands" is used ironically after the killings in Tiananmen Square. Good tune.
  • REM
  • this song makes me want to get up and dance, and i'm a 47 year old white male with no rhythm. ahh... the power of music!!
  • hmm---handful of great songs before bill berry's illness---the first four albums are full of great songs before the second phase of r.e.m.s fame
  • <3
  • Just a great song
  • Because silly doesn't mean bad.
  • @sambattye: what is wrong with poppy and silly song?
  • this song is about people on Prozac.
  • I feel like I should hate this 'cos it's so poppy and silly, but man this song is catchy!
  • makes me wanna puke
  • A superb feel good track ..oh and king fahtah pull you head down from up your ass...
  • @King Fahtah. What are you talking about? Prior to Bill Berry's aneurysm, R.E.M. had a handful of great songs! Love these guys!
  • Nossa!!! Ouvia direto no trabalho na década de 90.
  • I take this song seriously. It is their only great song
  • This song isn't meant to be serious, it just makes me happy
  • My daughter's now 30. reminds me of her as a kid loving this one!
  • FUCKING AMASOME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! <3
  • !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  • This sounds more like a satire than a cheesy song, I actually like it
  • This song and the video are so cheesy, but I love it.
  • It's such a shame that this song started off as pro-whaling propaganda... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M2IoH7zgVs4 shame on you R.E.M.
  • what a nice song [2]
  • •*¨*•.¸¸❤¸¸.•*¨*•


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