This straightforward love song was almost omitted from Love's tracklisting, since it was deemed a bad stylistic fit. Released as the album's third single, the catchy tune made #3 on the UK singles chart to become Aztec Camera's biggest hit.
"I didn't really get it," frontman Roddy Frame admitted to Mojo magazine, "until I was being driven down Ladbroke Grove one day and the sun was shining and someone was in a convertible and I heard it blaring out on their radio. It's one of those songs."
"It's the End of the World As We Know It (And I Feel Fine)" was inspired by a dream where Michael Stipe conjured up images of people with the initials L.B.: Lester Bangs, Leonid Breshnev, Lenny Bruce and Leonard Bernstein.
Movie director Michel Gondry played live drums on the Late Registration track, "Diamonds From Sierra Leone." The Eternal Sunshine of The Spotless Mind filmmaker happened to be in the studio on a day when producer Jon Brion was setting up a drum kit