R.E.M.‘s ‘It’s the End of the World as We Know It (And I Feel Fine)’ has re-entered the chart amid growing global concern over the coronavirus outbreak.
Released in 1987, the hit track sees frontman Michael Stipe express his anxiety over various world-changing events and dangers. Throughout the song, he references hurricanes, earthquakes, low-flying planes and more with a stream of consciousness delivery.
As the coronavirus continues to worsen globally, the song has now re-entered the Top 100 on the US iTunes chart as of Friday, March 13.
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