R.E.M. “It’s the End of the World as We Know It (And I Feel Fine) TOPICS:It's the End of the World as We Know ItR.E.M. resonanciagrafica [CC BY-SA 2.0], via Wikimedia Commons The song was released on the R.E.M. album Document in 1987. It was also released as a single in November 1987. It reached number 69 on the Billboard Hot 100 Chart. We hope you enjoy the song.