Music Video Theater: R.E.M. – “Everybody Hurts”

What does Michael Stipe do when he’s stuck in heavy traffic?  He gets out of his car, walks out to stroll around to the other cars, and inspires everyone to get out and walk away – typical stuff for an R.E.M. music video.

The song is powerful and so is the video.  The video sends a heartfelt message about dealing with the serious struggles of life, but it still has that R.E.M. touch that keeps the video from being cheesy.

 

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