Updated Jan 31, 2013 - 10:02 am
Lost 80s at 4: R.E.M. tops alternative charts
As R.E.M.'s Michael Stipe describes it, the band was throwing all these cheesy 60s songs at him and he said, "I'll raise you and see you one. And I wrote the most inane lyrics that I could possibly write."
The song he wrote was "Stand" and on this date in 1989 it was the No. 1 alternative song in the US.
Steve Douglas, Afternoon Host