Wanderlust (R.E.M. song)

"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, and peaked at number 27 in the United Kingdom (becoming their last of thirty-one top 40 hits there), and number 48 in Ireland. The song has a partially compound time signature; 4/4 in the verses and 7/4 in the chorus.

Single by R.E.M.
from the album Around the Sun
B-side"The Outsiders"
ReleasedJuly 11, 2005
GenreAlternative rock
LabelWarner Bros.
R.E.M. singles chronology
"Electron Blue"
"#9 Dream"

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

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

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

Digital download

  1. "Wanderlust"
  2. "Wanderlust" (Live, Santa Barbara, CA, 14.10.04)


Chart (2005) Peak
Ireland (IRMA)[1] 48
UK Singles (OCC)[2] 27