Hollow Man (song)

"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.[2] The single was released in the UK on June 2, 2008. The song peaked at number 7 on Billboard magazine's Triple A chart.

"Hollow Man"
Single by R.E.M.
from the album Accelerate
  • "Horse to Water" (Live)
  • "Indian Summer"
ReleasedJune 2, 2008
LabelWarner Bros.
R.E.M. singles chronology
"Supernatural Superserious"
"Hollow Man"
"Man-Sized Wreath"

Track listing

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

  • 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

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
Belgium (Ultratip Flanders)[3] 11
UK Singles (Official Charts Company)[4] 200
US Adult Alternative Songs (Billboard)[5] 7


  1. Singh, Amrit. "Premature Evaluation: R.E.M. – Accelerate". Stereogum. Retrieved 18 October 2018.
  2. "Hollow Man video premier".
  3. "Ultratop.be – R.E.M. – Hollow Man" (in Dutch). Ultratip. Retrieved January 9, 2018.
  4. Zywietz, Tobias. "Chart Log UK: The Rabble Army – RZA". Zobbel.de. Retrieved December 26, 2012.
  5. "R.E.M. Chart History (Adult Alternative Songs)". Billboard. Retrieved May 25, 2013.