Annie (canadanne) wrote in u2,

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Track-by-track comparisons: summary, stats and a Final Poll Of Doom!

Unsurprisingly, the winner of yesterday's poll was Love Is Blindness, by quite a long way. There wasn't much in it between the other four!

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%
4.Walk On27.8%
5.Running To Stand Still24.6%
6.In A Little While21.1%
8.Mysterious Ways50.5%
9.Pride (In The Name Of Love) (live)26.3%
10.  Ultra Violet (Light My Way)22.5%
11.  Acrobat40.8%
12.  Love Is Blindness45.8%

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...

Poll #585528 Champion of Champions

Which song's the best?

Where The Streets Have No Name
Pride (In The Name Of Love)
Walk On
Running To Stand Still
In A Little While
Mysterious Ways
Pride (In The Name Of Love) (live)
Ultra Violet (Light My Way)
Love Is Blindness
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