Aftermath (R.E.M. song)

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R.E.M. - Aftermath.jpg
Single by R.E.M.
from the album Around the Sun
Released November 29, 2004
Format CD
Genre Alternative rock
Length 3:53
Label Warner Bros.
Writer(s) Peter Buck, Mike Mills, Michael Stipe
Producer(s) Pat McCarthy, R.E.M.
R.E.M. singles chronology
"Leaving New York"
"Electron Blue"

"Aftermath" is a song by American alternative rock band R.E.M. It was released as the second single from their thirteenth studio album Around the Sun on November 29, 2004.

Upon release, "Aftermath" peaked at number forty-one on the UK Singles Chart. The single also charted in the Netherlands and Sweden, peaking at numbers 44 and 59 respectively. Its music video, directed by Blue Leach and Peter Care, was filmed in several different locations, including the Hyatt Regency Hotel in San Francisco and the London Eye.

Track listing[edit]

  • CD1 single
  1. "Aftermath"
  2. "High Speed Train" (live in Athens, GA – rehearsals, 2004)
  • CD2 single
  1. "Aftermath"
  2. "So Fast, So Numb" (live in Athens, GA – rehearsals, 2004)
  3. "All the Right Friends" (live in Athens, GA – rehearsals, 2004)


Chart (2004) Peak
Netherlands (Single Top 100)[1] 44
Sweden (Sverigetopplistan)[2] 59
UK Singles (Official Charts Company)[3] 41
US AAA (R&R)[4] 12


  1. ^ " – R.E.M. – Aftermath" (in Dutch). Single Top 100. Retrieved May 24, 2013.
  2. ^ " – R.E.M. – Aftermath". Singles Top 100. Retrieved May 24, 2013.
  3. ^ "Archive Chart: 2004-12-11" UK Singles Chart. Retrieved May 24, 2013.
  4. ^ "RADIO and RECORDS MAGAZINE - R+R music and radio industry journal". Retrieved 2017-03-17. 

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