R.E.M.'s "It’s the End of the World as We Know It" Returns to Charts Amid Pandemic

March 16, 2020
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Coronavirus may have ushered in the end of the world--but R.E.M. fans are feeling fine. NME reports that the band's 1987 single, "It's the End of the World as We Know It," has re-entered the Top 100 on iTunes after a global pandemic was declared by the World Health Organization last week. The track reached as high as #65 over the weekend.