Favorite "#" Songs #5 - "Driver 8"

@teamfreak16 (41181)
Colorado Springs, Colorado
June 13, 2017 2:05pm CST
Whether you like it or not, numbers rule our lives. Hence, my Favorite "#" Songs series, which is simply songs with numbers (numeric, not spelled out) in the title. Even better, @FourWalls is doing this as well. We are at #5: "Driver 8" by R.E.M. R.E.M.'s third album, 1985's Fables of the Reconstruction, explores the folklore and scenery of the southern region of the United States. The second single from that album, "Driver 8," is a perfect example, celebrating the scenery found along train routes in the deep south, specifically the Southern Crescent (now the Amtrak Crescent.) While it was not released in Europe, "Driver 8" did well enough for itself, reaching #22 on Billboard's Mainstream Rock Tracks chart. It's a catchy tune. Peter Buck's guitar riffs are some of alternative rock's finest, and Michael Stipe wasn't mumbling, so you can understand the lyrics and actually get a feel for the rural south. Besides. Who doesn't like songs about trains? (Info verified by Wikipedia)
Music video by R.E.M. performing Driver 8. (P) (C) 2006 Capitol Records, Inc.. All rights reserved. Unauthorized reproduction is a violation of applicable la...
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• United States
13 Jun 17
Again, just what I needed right now Scott.
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@teamfreak16 (41181)
• Colorado Springs, Colorado
13 Jun 17
I seem to have a knack, eh?
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• United States
13 Jun 17
@teamfreak16 Yes thank you Scott
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@JolietJake (51144)
• United States
13 Jun 17
YesyesyesyesyesyesyesyesYES!!!
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@teamfreak16 (41181)
• Colorado Springs, Colorado
13 Jun 17
I thought you might approve!
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@FourWalls (13784)
• United States
13 Jun 17
There's that great song on Chronic Town, "1,000,000." That's not the number song I used by R.E.M. (Yes, we have a match again.)
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@teamfreak16 (41181)
• Colorado Springs, Colorado
13 Jun 17
I just had a feeling.
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@TRBRocks420 (77735)
• Banks, Oregon
13 Jun 17
Good song I haven't heard that one in awhile.
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@teamfreak16 (41181)
• Colorado Springs, Colorado
13 Jun 17
It definitely doesn't get played as much anymore.
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@regboi31 (24)
• Fairfield, California
13 Jun 17
Music Artists
I am also have a thing for trains. My fav song involving numbers is by Feist called 1,2,3,4 she is a Canadian Folk music artist.
@teamfreak16 (41181)
• Colorado Springs, Colorado
13 Jun 17
Oh, yeah, I know of her, but I'm not familiar with the song. Going to go check it out on You Tube.
@amadeo (65992)
• United States
13 Jun 17
I love songs about train.Choo choo boogie,Santa Fe Topeka remember those?
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@teamfreak16 (41181)
• Colorado Springs, Colorado
13 Jun 17
No, but they were probably before my time.
@JohnRoberts (57235)
• Los Angeles, California
13 Jun 17
I felt rapid eye movement listening to a great song.
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@teamfreak16 (41181)
• Colorado Springs, Colorado
13 Jun 17
Yes, but you can't get there from here.
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@Fishmomma (11504)
• United States
13 Jun 17
Good choice and I like songs about trains. It sure helps when you can understand Michael Stipe in this pick.
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@teamfreak16 (41181)
• Colorado Springs, Colorado
13 Jun 17
It does, because early on you had no idea what he was singing about.
• Banks, Oregon
13 Jun 17
Good idea for a new series and a good song
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@teamfreak16 (41181)
• Colorado Springs, Colorado
13 Jun 17
Thank you. It was either this or 80's metal songs.