So here's the super tracklist you guys came up with, along with the winning percentages each song got:
|1.||Where The Streets Have No Name||43.2%|
|2.||Pride (In The Name Of Love)||24.7%|
|5.||Running To Stand Still||24.6%|
|6.||In A Little While||21.1%|
|9.||Pride (In The Name Of Love) (live)||26.3%|
|10.||Ultra Violet (Light My Way)||22.5%|
|12.||Love Is Blindness||45.8%|
Honestly, do you really need *two* versions of Pride in there? ;p
As you can see, Bad and Mysterious Ways were the only tracks that got half - or slightly more - of the total votes. The biggest landslide victory was Mysterious Ways, scoring 73 more than its nearest rival Crumbs From Your Table. By contrast, the narrowest victory was the live version of Pride scoring only 2 more votes than its nearest rival One Tree Hill.
Here's the full list of victory margins and runners-up:
|Where The Streets...||57 votes more than||Beautiful Day|
|Pride||11 votes more than||I Still Haven't Found...|
|One||16 votes more than||With Or Without You|
|Walk On||20 votes more than||Until The End Of The World|
|Running To Stand Still||10 votes more than||City Of Blinding Lights|
|In A Little While||8 votes more than||So Cruel|
|Bad||65 votes more than||The Fly|
|Mysterious Ways||73 votes more than||Crumbs From Your Table|
|Pride (live)||2 votes more than||One Tree Hill|
|Ultra Violet||8 votes more than||"40"|
|Acrobat||41 votes more than||Please|
|Love Is Blindness||55 votes more than||The Ground Beneath Her Feet|
Number of winning tracks on each album...
Achtung Baby: 5 (One, MW, UV, Acrobat, LIB)
The Joshua Tree: 2 (Streets, RTSS)
The Unforgettable Fire: 2 (Pride, Bad)
All That You Can't Leave Behind: 2 (Walk On, IALW)
Rattle And Hum: 1 (Pride live)
It's kind of interesting to look at which albums you personally voted for each time. Mine went Zooropa, Pop, Achtung, Zooropa, HTDAAB, Achtung, HTDAAB, Boy, Joshua Tree, Achtung, Achtung, Achtung. I guess that's not a bad representation of my U2 preferences!
Top 10 highest scorers of the series:
1. Mysterious Ways - 97
2. Bad - 90
3. Love Is Blindness - 87
4. Acrobat - 82
5. Where The Streets Have No Name - 79
6. One - 69
7. Walk On - 55
8. With Or Without You - 53 <~~ the highest scoring non-winner
9. Pride (live) - 50
10. Running To Stand Still - 49
And the least voted-for tracks in these polls?
4th Of July - 0
All Along The Watchtower - 0
Fire - 0
The Ocean - 0
Another Time, Another Place - 1
Freedom For My People - 1
Scarlet - 1
Into The Heart - 1
Is That All? - 1
With A Shout - 1
Quite shocked at a couple of those!
There's only one thing left to do now, and that's to decide the best of the best. Your 12 winning tracks go head-to-head in competition for the title of Best Track Anything On A U2 Album! It'll be interesting to see how these tracks end up getting ranked against one another.
So without further ado, the FINAL poll of the series...
Which song's the best?