“Superman” is a 1969 song by the Texas band The Clique, made more famous in 1986 when it was recorded by R.E.M.
It was written by Mitchell Bottler and Gary Zekley and originally released as the first single off of The Clique’s first album for White Whale Records.
R.E.M. recorded it for their fourth album, Lifes Rich Pageant. It was released as a single and received a fair amount of radio play, but did not chart on the main U.S. singles chart, though it did reach #17 on Billboard magazine‘s Mainstream Rock Tracks chart