Wanderlust (R.E.M. song)

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R.E.M. - Wanderlust.jpg
Single by R.E.M.
from the album Around the Sun
B-side "The Outsiders"
Released July 11, 2005 (UK)
Format 7", CD
Recorded 2004
Genre Alternative rock
Length 3:03
Label Warner Bros.
W676 / W676CD1 / W676CD2
Songwriter(s) Peter Buck, Mike Mills, and Michael Stipe
Producer(s) Pat McCarthy and R.E.M.
R.E.M. singles chronology
"Electron Blue"
"#9 Dream"
"Electron Blue"
"#9 Dream"

"Wanderlust" is a song by R.E.M. It was released as their fourth and final single from their thirteenth studio album, Around the Sun. The song has a partially compound time signature; 4/4 in the verses and 7/4 in the chorus.

A version of the song, called "Wanderlust (Clayton St. Studio version)", was released as a digital download only and later added in the compilation AthFest 10.

Track listings[edit]

All tracks by Peter Buck, Mike Mills, and Michael Stipe unless otherwise stated.

  • 7" (W676)
    1. "Wanderlust"
    2. "The Outsiders" (feat. Q-Tip)
  • CD 1 (W676CD1)
    1. "Wanderlust"
    2. "Low" (Alternate Version) (Berry, Buck, Mills, Stipe)
  • CD 2 (W676CD2)
    1. "Wanderlust"
    2. "The Outsiders" (Alternate Version)
    3. "Bad Day" (Live Video, Zaragoza, 28.05.05)1
  • Digital Download
    1. "Wanderlust"
    2. "Wanderlust" (Live, Santa Barbara, CA, 14.10.04)


1 Recorded at Recinto Ferial de la Feria de Muestras in Zaragoza, Spain; May 28, 2005.


Chart (2005) Peak
Ireland (IRMA)[1] 48
UK Singles (Official Charts Company)[2] 27


  1. ^ "Chart Track: Week 28, 2005". Irish Singles Chart. Retrieved May 24, 2013.
  2. ^ "Archive Chart: 2005-07-23" UK Singles Chart. Retrieved May 24, 2013.