Losing My Religion
1991 song by R.E.M.
"Losing My Religion" is a 1991 rock song from R.E.M.. The song became R.E.M.'s highest charting song for the United States. It hit #4 on Billboard Hot 100. It was nominated for several Grammy Awards. It won two.
|"Losing My Religion"|
|Song by R.E.M.|
|from the album Out of Time|
|Released||February 19, 1991|
|Studio||Bearsville, Woodstock, New York, United States; John Keane Studios, Athens, Georgia, United States (recording); Soundscape Studios, Atlanta, Georgia, United States (strings)|
|Songwriter(s)||Bill Berry, Peter Buck, Mike Mills, Michael Stipe|
|Producer(s)||Scott Litt and R.E.M.|
|R.E.M. singles chronology|
The song was released on February 19, 1991.
R.E.M. guitarist Peter Buck wrote the riff and chorus to the song on a mandolin while learning to play it. Buck had just bought the instrument and was recording the music as he practiced. Buck said that "when I listened back to it the next day, there was a bunch of stuff that was really just me learning how to play mandolin, and then there's what became 'Losing My Religion', and then a whole bunch more of me learning to play the mandolin."
- Black, Johnny. Reveal: The Story of R.E.M. Backbeat Books, 2004. ISBN 978-0-87930-776-9
- ↑ Black, p. 177