Hootie & The Blowfish – “Losing My Religion” (R.E.M. Cover)

Hootie & The Blowfish, widely recognized as the biggest band to ever come out of South Carolina, have just surprise released a cover of R.E.M.’s 1991 hit “Losing My Religion”. The track was released exclusively to Amazon music.

“When we were cutting our teeth as a band, almost every night fans would hear us on stage covering @REM,” Hootie says on Instagram. “#LosingMyReligion is a song that when you first listen to it, you can feel the struggle, the back-and-forth. We’re releasing it as a cover with @AmazonMusic because it’s as thrilling to people today as it was years ago!”

Hootie & The Blowfish’s breakout debut album Cracked Rear View was released in July of 1994. Read about how it holds up to modern ears here.

Listen to Hootie’s cover of “Losing My Religion” by R.E.M. below.

Chris Huber

Chris Huber is the Founder & Editor of Extra Chill. He started this blog in 2011 as a freshman at the College of Charleston, where he earned a B.A. in Creative Writing in 2015. Still residing in Charleston, Chris now runs Extra Chill full time while moonlighting as a sailing charter captain on Folly Beach. His roles include the management of the blog itself, the team, web development, and event curation. Things have changed a lot around here since our humble beginnings as a college blog. Head on over to our about page to unravel the full story of Extra Chill.

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