Aftermath (R.E.M. song)


"Aftermath" is a song by American alternative rock band R.E.M. It was released as the second single from their 13th studio album, Around the Sun (2004), on November 29, 2004.

"Aftermath"
Single by R.E.M.
from the album Around the Sun
ReleasedNovember 29, 2004 (2004-11-29)
Length3:53
LabelWarner Bros.
Songwriter(s)
Producer(s)
R.E.M. singles chronology
"Leaving New York"
(2004)
"Aftermath"
(2004)
"Electron Blue"
(2005)

Upon it release, "Aftermath" peaked at number 41 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


  1. "Aftermath" – 3:53
  2. "High Speed Train" (live in Athens, GA – rehearsals, 2004) – 4:59
  1. "Aftermath"
  2. "So Fast, So Numb" (live in Athens, GA – rehearsals, 2004)
  3. "All the Right Friends" (live in Athens, GA – rehearsals, 2004)

Charts


Chart (2004) Peak
position
Germany (Official German Charts)[3] 78
Netherlands (Single Top 100)[4] 44
Sweden (Sverigetopplistan)[5] 59
UK Singles (OCC)[6] 41
US Adult Alternative Songs (Billboard)[7] 15

Release history


Region Date Format(s) Label(s) Ref(s).
United Kingdom November 29, 2004 (2004-11-29) CD Warner Bros. [8][9]
United States December 6, 2004 (2004-12-06) Triple A radio [10]

References


  1. Aftermath (UK CD1 liner notes). R.E.M. Warner Bros. Records. 2004. W658CD1, 5439 16145 2.CS1 maint: others in cite AV media (notes) (link)
  2. Aftermath (UK CD2 liner notes). R.E.M. Warner Bros. Records. 2004. W658CD2, 9362 42770 2.CS1 maint: others in cite AV media (notes) (link)
  3. "Offiziellecharts.de – R.E.M. – Aftermath" (in German). GfK Entertainment Charts.
  4. "Dutchcharts.nl – R.E.M. – Aftermath" (in Dutch). Single Top 100. Retrieved May 24, 2013.
  5. "Swedishcharts.com – R.E.M. – Aftermath". Singles Top 100. Retrieved May 24, 2013.
  6. "Official Singles Chart Top 100". Official Charts Company. Retrieved May 24, 2013.
  7. "R.E.M. Chart History (Adult Alternative Songs)". Billboard. Retrieved January 9, 2018.
  8. "Aftermath [2 Track CD]". Amazon. Retrieved June 20, 2021.
  9. "Aftermath [Cd2]". Amazon. Retrieved June 20, 2021.
  10. "Going for Adds" (PDF). Radio & Records. No. 1584. December 3, 2004. p. 21. Retrieved June 20, 2021.