This 1992 hit by R.E.M. awas written as an homage to comedian Andy Kaufman.
The lyrics include references to his Kaufman unusual comedy stunts including Elvis impersonation and work with wrestlers Fred Blassie and Jerry Lawler.
How does the title Man on The Moon apply to a song about a late comedian? Well some critics claim that singer Michael Stipe’s lyrics invoke the conspiracy theories surrounding the moon landing as an indirect nod to the persistent rumors that Kaufman faked his own death.