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September 18th, 2005

Sunday Bloody Sunday @ 10:46 am

I'm currently feelin: nostalgic nostalgic
I'm currently hearin: U2 - Sunday Bloody Sunday

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Date:September 18th, 2005 06:29 pm (UTC)
1) What do you think of this song and the importance it plays to U2 being who they are today?
I think that between Live Aid (Live8 was a 2005 thing), Red Rocks, and the massive rotation it got on the radio, this song helped propel U2 into a wider public consciousness, particularly in the US. The Live Aid performance is particularly responsible for bringing the boys to everyone's attention, but I wouldn't say that SBS was the song that pushed U2 over the top that day...that honour goes to "Bad." After Live Aid, "Bad" was what everyone was talking about (and what Madonna was wearing, but we were kids, so you know...).

2a) Where did you first hear this song (and if you say Live8 where else)?
I heard it on the radio. I was just getting into U2 at the time, and I liked this song a lot, particularly the bridge. I would listen to it and jump around a lot...the political message was over my head (I was nine).

2b) Has anyone heard this song live and in person?
At any number of the U2 shows I've been to.

3) Where do you rank this song against all other U2 songs?
Oh man. I hate ranking U2 songs! Definitely in the Top 10...not so sure about the Top 5.

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?) How do you make this song personal to you or what connections do you have with this song, if any?

This song seems very appropo to our time in a number of contexts. "How long must we sing this song" seems to be the constant question of the last 22 years.
Date:September 18th, 2005 07:07 pm (UTC)
I can totally relate. I hate ranking U2 songs, too! What are the emotions of the band and the audience like when the drums begin to play and Bono begins to sing this song?

"How long must we sing this song"

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