R.E.M. fans were left thinking that a reunion might be about to happen this morning, Friday 17th. That’s after the iconic band’s name began to trend like wildfire across social media. While it may have led to new hopes that the since retired band could once more return as Bill Berry, Peter Buck, Mike Mills and frontman Michael Stipe, sadly, the truth was somewhat of a let down for avid fans.
It soon became clear that the band have the same name with a song taken from Ariana Grande’s record ‘Sweetener‘. The pop singers’ own set of fans had actually made the namesake trend online after they started talking about how good they thought Grande’s tune was. Damn you internet!
For R.E.M fans, the stark truth proved to be an upsetting disappointment. One fan remarked “Saw R.E.M. was trending and was sure it was something to do with a reunion, but then I found out it was actually because of a new Ariana Grande song called “R.E.M.” I’m not gonna lie, I’m a little annoyed”.
Another fan remarked, “saw that R.E.M was trending and got excited about a reunion. It’s a bloody song on a new Ariana Grande album or something..”
I saw R.E.M. was trending. Got super excited that there might be a R.E.M. reunion of some sort. Instead its just a shitty Ariana Grande song… 😭
— Charlie Kane (@CharliePKane) August 17, 2018
Saw REM trending and thought, “Whoa! Really? Maybe new music from one of my favorite bands?????!!!!”
Then looked at why it was trending. pic.twitter.com/Fk7rIlWuLN
— Han Solo Rally Monkey (@jjnado) August 17, 2018
Saw R.E.M is trending and got my hopes up for a reunion.. but nope.. pic.twitter.com/Hcr3dQTsqf
— Nick. (@NickSChandler) August 17, 2018
R.E.M. trending. “Yay, reunion!”, think thousands of Stipe-ists. Nope, it’s just an Ariana Grande song.
— Simon Price (@simon_price01) August 17, 2018
I still have enough optimism that when R.E.M. is a trending topic at 2 am on Friday morning, I first go to a wildly optimistic place before going to a place of dread before checking and realizing it has nothing to do with the band.
— Matthew Leach (@MatthewHLeach) August 17, 2018
— David Wild (@Wildaboutmusic) August 17, 2018
Saw R.E.M. was trending and was sure it was something to do with a reunion, but then I found out it was actually because of a new Ariana Grande song called “R.E.M.” I’m not gonna lie, I’m a little annoyed.
— Will Harris (@NonStopPop) August 17, 2018
R.E.M is trending and I popped right out of bed and thought REUNION…NEW ALBUM…TOUR!!!! What a letdown 🙁
— Let’s Go Yankees! (@jasonh444) August 17, 2018
— Andrew McClure (@darkrock17) August 17, 2018
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