If we were to fast-forward Bob Dylan’s “Subterranean Homesick Blues” and mix in some pop and cymbal, the closest thing you would get is REM’s “It’s the End of the World as We Know It (And I Feel Fine).” I wouldn’t say Dylan was ripped off, but he was clearly an inspiration to the song. Peter Buck (REM’s guitarist) is rumored to have confirmed this, in a quote saying the song by Dylan was the main inspiration for “It’s the End of the World as We Know It (And I Feel Fine)”. It could just be that REM wasn’t a fan of harmonica breaks so they rewrote the song without them and threw a catchy chorus in instead. It’s for you to decide.
What song sounds like Bob Dylan?
It's the End of the World As We Know It sounds like Bob Dylan Subterranean Homesick Blues