Man On the Moon Album was released by an American alternative rock band R.E.M. It was released as the second single from their 1992 album. Lead singer Michael Stipe wrote its lyrics, and the music by drummer Bill Berry and guitarist Peter Buck, and credited to the whole band.
The song’s best thing is that it was well-received by critics and peaked at number 30 on the US Billboard Hot 100, number 18 on the UK Singles Chart, and number one in Iceland. It remains one of R.E.M.’s most popular songs. It was included in the compilations In Time: The Best of R.E.M. 1988–2003 and Part Lies, Part Heart, Part Truth, Part Garbage 1982–2011.
The first track from the album to be released as a single was “Day ‘n’ Nite,” which was a commercial success. It debuted at number 88 and peaked at number five on the US Billboard Hot 100,
After that, it became Cudi’s highest charting song on that chart. Reaching its highest peak at number two on both the United Kingdom and Belgium charts, “Day ‘n’ Nite” also found its peak positions within the top ten on the French singles charts, as well as charting in the top twenty positions on Irish, German and Australian charts.
More than that It was certified platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) for paid digital downloads of more than one million copies in the United States in July 2009.
Although Cudi was grateful for the opportunity to make a video for “Day ‘n’ Nite” and enjoyed the overall concept for it, he was disappointed that a majority of his ideas were ignored and cut out of the video. When he saw the video for the first time, he claims he provided feedback for it, but was ignored. After that, he announced his plans to release “Sky Might Fall”, as Man on the Moon: The End of Day’s second single, “Make Her Say” was instead chosen.
More singles including “Make Her Say” was less successful on the music charts, with its highest peak position being at number 18 on the Belgium Singles Chart. They had shot their scenes on opposite coasts of the United States; Common and Cudi were filmed in New York City while West was filmed in Los Angeles. The third and last single to be released from Man on the Moon: The End of Day was “Pursuit of Happiness” on January 25, 2010. “Pursuit of Happiness” managed to chart at number 59 on the Billboard Hot 100.
Unlike other songs, it does not tell a conventional story and may instead be seen as a collection of cultural references, images, and ideas.