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Everybody Hurts
Michael Stipe
Has "Everybody Hurts" helped you deal with depression or heartache? Is this Michael Stipe's best lyric ever?

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This song has the ability to move me more than any other. I cannot imagine anyone failing to be moved by the pathos of the lyrics and the way in which Michael Stipes sings the song - his voice suits it perfectly


Pete Fenelon, York
Mawkish tat, marking Stipe's final step down from era-defining king of Indie to meaningless crooner.

Draco, Runcorn
This is one of the few songs that can get me from happy to a mass of tears in a few seconds. It is hauntingly beautiful and one of the best songs from REM's back catalogue.

Ian Worthing
A true reflection of human emotions and thoughts - it's so easy for us to let go but harder to leave behind evrything we have loved and lived for. One of those songs to bring you back from the need to have been there to understand this.

stuart taylor,peterborough
given the right circumstances,happy,sad or just had a few drinks and get "thinking" this song can move me to tears....not bad for a 45 year old cynic !

William Davis/ Marlow Bucks.
First heard this song in Hospital, very moving, never forgotten.

Nikki from Leeds
This is one of my funeral songs i'm only 23 but i love it so much that if the worst happened at least i'd know i would have a meaningful song played.

Ann from Kitchener
This song is so sad and so uplifting at the same time. The message is deep.

Adam F/ Dublin
This song means so much to so many, it's not hard to see why... its genius

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