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March 13th, 2005

Next single...? @ 12:08 pm

jayelde:
So...here in Australia...radio stations (well, the two I commonly listen to) are starting to flog both Crumbs From You Table and City of Blinding Lights...both seem to be getting serious and equal airspace. Is one of these songs going to be the next single from HTDAAB? Personally...these 2 songs are both in my top 3 favourite tracks from the album (Original of The Species being the 3rd...for me). So I would love to see either of these two songs as a single...but are we again going to be sick of the radio airplay by the time the song hits the shops?

You know...whoever makes the CD single release time decisions over at the U2 camp really sucks. It they wanna sell a CD...then don't release the song to radio stations a month before hand! Down here in Oz...both Vertigo and SYCMIOYO were both flogged to death by radio stations for over a month before the single hit the shops....so by that time...everyone was pretty much sick of the song...and the singles struggled to sell. I love singles...and will always buy them purely for any B-sides on offer...but I just think they need to rework their marketing.
 
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From:intotheheart
Date:March 13th, 2005 01:23 am (UTC)
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Hm, the second single in Canada was All Because of You (third single is supposed to be SYCMIOYO), so I would guess that one... but I'm not sure.
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From:jayelde
Date:March 13th, 2005 01:28 am (UTC)
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I get the feeling All Because of You will only ever be an North American release...which was just rushed out up there because the radio stations picked up on it and decided to play it lots. I doub't it will ever make single status down here...especially with other songs already pushing in front now.
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From:arcmorality
Date:March 13th, 2005 01:23 am (UTC)

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Its supposed to be COBL to celebrate 25 years since the first single on Island Records. With a reworked tick tock being the b-side.
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From:jayelde
Date:March 13th, 2005 01:26 am (UTC)
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Great to hear. Seriously love COBL.

Reworked Tick Tock? Nice! (if it's a rework...and not just another club "remix")
From:proops
Date:March 13th, 2005 02:38 am (UTC)
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ugh i hope its not crumbs from your table, that's my least favorite track off htdaab... i personally hope its city of blinding lights, love and peace or else, miracle drug, or a man and a woman... haha i just named most of the album whoops. great album though - make them all singles.
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From:canadanne
Date:March 13th, 2005 03:39 am (UTC)
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I'm expecting and hoping for it to be COBL, that would make a great single. I just hope they don't chop it up too badly (it's a bit *long* for a single). I can think of a few places where they could shorten it slightly without too much of an adverse effect, so I hope that's where it'll happen.
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From:jayelde
Date:March 13th, 2005 07:09 am (UTC)
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Yes...it is long...and is always sad to see such a great song cut. But then again...it's another version to collect.
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From:mtheu2nut
Date:March 13th, 2005 03:58 am (UTC)
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I've been starting to hear COBL on the radio in Los Angeles some.
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From:axver
Date:March 13th, 2005 04:05 am (UTC)
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I know someone who has confirmed that COBL is indeed the next single in Australia and they believe worldwide.

As I only heard that off someone else, take that for what it's worth.
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From:jayelde
Date:March 13th, 2005 07:07 am (UTC)
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So...how much is it worth? $3.49??

heh.


Anyways. COBL. It would be nice.
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From:axver
Date:March 13th, 2005 09:45 am (UTC)
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$1721! Send your money to me without delay!

Apparently a radio edit has been made that isn't so impressive ... don't know if that's gone to stations yet or not, especially as I don't listen to the radio at all. I was in a friend's car today and learnt why - my ears were in agony for much of the ride, and changing stations didn't help.
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From:jayelde
Date:March 13th, 2005 10:05 am (UTC)
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Ummm...do you accept VISA? I might need to write you an IOU.

Yeah...radio sucks. And it sucks more when you can't afford better...therefore have to make do with radio. *sigh* oh well. :P
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From:axver
Date:March 14th, 2005 01:32 am (UTC)
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I accept all forms of payment as long as I receive the money. Woohoo, money! More U2 shows!

I never ever listen to the radio of my own free will any more. I always play my own music through my computer because then I know I'm getting stuff I like without annoying DJs or ads. Radio's totally redundant as far as I'm concerned.
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From:boog0r
Date:March 13th, 2005 04:08 am (UTC)
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In N. America, from BEFORE the album came out, i expected City of Blinding Light to be the first single. The fact that it has yet to come out as a single tells me that Bono has been smoking crack.
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From:jayelde
Date:March 13th, 2005 07:06 am (UTC)
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hahaha.

I think it's more that Bono hasn't been around. He's been busy saving the world and fixing up his CV for the World Bank job. The important decisions have slipped past him!
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From:finyda
Date:March 13th, 2005 05:04 am (UTC)
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Agreed, I love U2 but every single time I turn on the Radio its either Sometimes or Vertigo.

Its exactly like that Hoobastank thing all over again, I don't know if it was only in Sydney but they bloody played that song every two minutes. So it started from thinking 'hey this is not a bad song' to 'I hate this, can't they find something new to play?'

So I know what you mean about those singles, yeah I agree. Someone should reconsider their marketing strategies.
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From:jayelde
Date:March 13th, 2005 07:04 am (UTC)
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Thankfully Vertigo seems to have disappeared from the airwaves down here in Melbourne...so I'm not so sick of it anymore and can once again enjoy listening to it.

I hear you with Hoobastank...same happened in Melbourne...Reason was on the radio every time you turned it on. I loved that song...and maybe still would if I was a Hoobastank fan...but now I struggle to listen to it.

But...that's how commercial radio works...a set playlist on rotation. I don't understand why no one realises that strategy doesn't work!
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From:skateccm99
Date:March 13th, 2005 09:04 pm (UTC)
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Vertigo is definetly overplayed in Boston. All Because of You is on sometimes, but now I can't even listen to Vertigo. The radio stations ruined it before the CD came out. My favorites on the CD (I LOVE the whole thing) have to be Love and Peace, All Because of You, City of Blinding Lights, Crumbs From Your Table, and Yahweh. I am so mad because there are now 6 shows in Boston and I can't even get a cheap ticket becuase they are sold up and now like $500. It is crazy.
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From:jayelde
Date:March 13th, 2005 11:32 pm (UTC)
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Yeah...Vertigo has clearly suffered from being overplayed. Shame. But then again...same thing happened with Beautiful Day on the release of ATYCLB...the song was on the radio EVERY 5 minutes...on EVERY station! But there's something about that song...it's a little...err...sweeter...always easy to listen to.


Well...be thankful they're at least coming to your town! Still no mention of them touring Australia yet! U2 haven't been down here since Popmart 1998! If they do come down here...we'll be lucky if there's 6 - 10 shows throughout the entire country!
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From:rockingthemike
Date:March 14th, 2005 01:21 am (UTC)
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Aussie radio has a habit of flogging songs long before they are suppose to be played as well. Kylie's "Giving You Up" was getting rotation in mid-December, and the single isn't due out until the end of this month.

I wouldn't necessarily point figures at U2 for poor marketing...
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From:rockingthemike
Date:March 14th, 2005 02:04 pm (UTC)

I really need to learn to proofread

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Fingers, not figures. *sigh*

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