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Michael Stipe, Stephen Colbert Sum Up 2016 In Cover of 'It’s the End of the World'


Stephen Colbert and Michael Stipe are joined by James Franco to perform a cover of "It's the End of the World" with iconic moments from 2016.

Showing off some major breath control, Colbert and Stipe sing a painfully accurate version of the popular '80s song "It's The End of the World" by R.E.M.

The lyrics to the performance--complete with matching artwork--are comprised of cultural happenings over the course of this year.

Stipe admittedly doesn't contribute much lyrically to the performance, but serves a face that speaks for us all as we take a look back at everything that's happened.

As the song comes to an end they're joined by James Franco and together the trio help give 2016 the send off it oh-so-desperately needs.

You can watch Franco's interview here and Stipe's here.

Check out the performance below:

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