R.E.M.'s "It's the End of the World as We Know It," a YouTube mashup. (VIDEO)

R.E.M.'s "It's the End of the World as We Know It," a YouTube Mashup

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Sept. 22 2011 12:23 PM

That's Great, It Starts With An Earthquake ...

Watch R.E.M. fans try not to mangle the lyrics to the band's most challenging song.

Noting that "all things must end," R.E.M. announced its breakup after 31 years. As fans process the end of the band, Slate V offers this mash-up of YouTube covers of one of R.E.M.'s greatest hits.

After you've watched this, watch our YouTube tributes to Michael Jackson and Catcher in the Rye.

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