Hollow Man (song)

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"Hollow Man"
R.E.M. - Hollow Man.jpg
Single by R.E.M.
from the album Accelerate
B-side "Horse to Water" (Live)
"Indian Summer"
Released June 2, 2008
Format CD, digital download
Recorded 2007
Genre Alternative rock
Length 2:39
Label Warner Bros.
Writer(s) Peter Buck, Mike Mills and Michael Stipe
Producer(s) Jacknife Lee and R.E.M.
R.E.M. singles chronology
"Supernatural Superserious"
"Hollow Man"
"Man-Sized Wreath"

"Hollow Man" is the fourth track and second single from R.E.M.'s fourteenth album Accelerate. The music video was created by Crush Inc., a graphic-design and production studio based in Toronto, and posted on the band's website on April 23, 2008.[1] The single was released in the UK on June 2, 2008. The song peaked at number 7 on Billboard magazine's Triple A chart.

Track listing[edit]

CD single (UK, W804CD1)
  1. "Hollow Man" – 2:42
  2. "Horse to Water" (Live in Vancouver) – 2:38

The CD cover shows a typical Nokia mobile phone interface.

Canceled release[edit]

  • This three-track single was scheduled as a CD single in Germany but was subsequently canceled. The B-side "Indian Summer" is however available through download stores. Some three-track copies of the CD single were released as promotional copies. These are extremely rare and were not available in stores.
  1. "Hollow Man" – 2:42
  2. "Horse to Water" (Live in Vancouver) – 2:38
  3. "Indian Summer" – 5:01


Music video[edit]

The music video for the song features a four-frame animated figure overlaid on top of the footage. At Hollowman.tv, the band have encouraged fans to print off copies of the character and photograph it themselves to insert on the video projected behind their live performances of the song.


Chart (2008) Peak
UK Singles Chart[2] 200
US Adult Alternative Songs (Billboard)[3] 7


  1. ^ "Hollow Man video premier". 
  2. ^ Zywietz, Tobias. "Chart Log UK: The Rabble Army – RZA". Zobbel.de. Retrieved December 26, 2012. 
  3. ^ "R.E.M. – Chart History: Adult Alternative Songs". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved May 25, 2013. 

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