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April 17th, 2006

U2's 'One' Voted Britain's Favorite Lyric @ 12:21 pm

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LONDON - The Irish band U2 has given Britain its favorite song lyric, according to a survey released Monday.

The line "One life, with each other, sisters, brothers" from the 1992 song "One" topped a poll conducted by music channel VH1.

Runner-up was the downbeat "So you go and you stand on your own, and you leave on your own, and you go home, and you cry, and you want to die" from The Smiths' "How Soon is Now."

A line from Nirvana's "Smells Like Teen Spirit" — "I feel stupid and contagious, here we are now, entertain us" — came third. Bob Marley's "Redemption Song" and Coldplay's "Yellow" took fourth and fifth places.

The top 10 was a mix of the affirmative and the acerbic, ranging from Robbie Williams' uplifting "Angels" — "And through it all she offers me protection, a lot of love and affection, whether I'm right or wrong" — to Radiohead's sour "Creep."

More than 13,000 people participated in the poll on the station's Web site, choosing from a list of 100 lyrics selected by music industry figures.
 
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From:oddangel
Date:April 17th, 2006 05:12 pm (UTC)
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I'm glad they singled out one specific lyric from that song. After all, taken as a whole "One" is not the happiest song in the world: "We're one, but we're not the same / We hurt each other then we do it again...."

I think there was an interview with Edge where he said he can't believe all the folks who tell him that they choose that song to be played at their weddings. To paraphrase, his response was along the lines of: "Listen to the words! It's not that kind of song!"
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From:rockingthemike
Date:April 17th, 2006 05:23 pm (UTC)
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Just like Dido's "Don't Leave Home" -- it's about cocaine addiction, yet everyone mistakens it for a love song.
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From:arcmorality
Date:April 17th, 2006 05:31 pm (UTC)
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Tho to be fair most of her songs drive everybody onto the verge of drugs anyways!!!
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From:rockstarsex
Date:April 17th, 2006 05:40 pm (UTC)
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Hey man, Dido is awesome!
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From:rockingthemike
Date:April 17th, 2006 06:04 pm (UTC)
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:( I quite like her music.
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From:canadanne
Date:April 17th, 2006 07:13 pm (UTC)

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I was going to post about this story too (BBC link)... is it just me, or is that actually the LEAST imaginative line in an otherwise lyrically excellent song?? Very weird choice!!
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From:kashmir87
Date:April 17th, 2006 07:35 pm (UTC)
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Exactly my thoughts. I find the lyrics great, but certainly not because of the line they chose.
From:8linepoem
Date:April 17th, 2006 07:34 pm (UTC)
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they should have had "the only baggage you can bring is all that you can't leave behind" from "Walk On" instead.
From:sabneraznik
Date:April 17th, 2006 11:36 pm (UTC)
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This is great!! One is great!!

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