Stand - R.E.M.
StandGreen rock 80s alternative rock alternative REM
"Stand" is a song by R.E.M. released as the second single from Green in 1989. The song quickly rose up the charts, peaking at #6 on the Billboard Hot 100, becoming R.E.M.'s second top 10 hit in the United States, also reaching #1 on the Mainstream Rock and Modern Rock Tracks charts. The song reached #48 on the UK Singles Charts. The song reached #16 in Canada. "Weird Al" Yankovic parodied "Stand" for his 1989 album, UHF, as "Spam". Stand was used as the opening theme to the early 1990s Fox comedy, Get a Life, starring Chris Elliott. The song was placed on R.E.M.'s Warner Bros. Records "best of" album In Time - The Best of R.E.M. 1988-2003 in 2003. The song is an example of "truck driver's gear change", as the last two rounds of the chorus are each one whole step higher than the one previous
R.E.M. (an acronym for Rapid Eye Movement) was an American rock band from Athens, Georgia, that was formed in 1980 by drummer Bill Berry, guitarist Peter Buck, bassist/backing vocalist Mike Mills, and lead vocalist Michael Stipe. One of the first alternative rock bands, R.E.M. was noted for Buck's ringing, arpeggiated guitar style, Stipe's distinctive vocal quality and obscure lyrics, Mills' melodic basslines and backing vocals, and Berry's tight, economical style of drumming. Show more ...
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