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August 4th, 2006

Showdown Friday @ 09:14 am

zoostation:
I'm currently hearin: Don McLean - American Pie

U2 has a Holy Trinity. The soundscape of Streets, the spiritualism of Still Haven't Found and the heartbreakingly popular With Or Without You.
The question is, which one is a better song? You cannot take live versions of this song into account. Even though all three are even better live, there'd always be one clear winner. ;)

Poll #785569 The U2 Holy Trinity

Pick one (ALBUM VERSION ONLY. No voting based on live performances because...well, duh)

Where The Streets Have No Name
56(37.8%)
I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For
24(16.2%)
With Or Without You
68(45.9%)
 
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From:zoostation
Date:August 4th, 2006 04:22 pm (UTC)
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I love that icon to death.
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From:corianderstem
Date:August 4th, 2006 07:03 pm (UTC)
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Can I get an AMEN!?
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From:boriel
Date:August 5th, 2006 01:21 am (UTC)
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AMEN!
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From:la_vation
Date:August 4th, 2006 01:41 pm (UTC)

One

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I think that the studio version of One was voted the best song in a Q poll. Aretha Franklin with Respect was #2.

There's nothing like Streets live on any given night but the other two songs have had moments.
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From:venusloon
Date:August 4th, 2006 01:45 pm (UTC)
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wow, i can't believe still haven't found is last!
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From:la_vation
Date:August 4th, 2006 01:45 pm (UTC)
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From:fiveandfour
Date:August 4th, 2006 03:43 pm (UTC)
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What fresh hell is this, zoostation? You want me to make a Sophie's Choice from among these 3 songs?

Oh very well...but you must know my response only represents this moment's opinion. 5 minutes from now it'd be different.

Grrr! I hate having to choose from these 3!
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From:zoostation
Date:August 4th, 2006 04:21 pm (UTC)
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:points and laughs:
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From:canadanne
Date:August 4th, 2006 03:49 pm (UTC)
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I found that fairly easy. All three are great songs with their own amazing moments, but basing it solely on the album versions, surely the eternal gorgeousness of WOWY wins hands down. It's a total classic, and no other song sounds anything like it.
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From:zoostation
Date:August 4th, 2006 04:21 pm (UTC)

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I completely agree.
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From:fagerstrom
Date:August 4th, 2006 06:16 pm (UTC)

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I agree 100%
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From:hbpen
Date:August 4th, 2006 03:51 pm (UTC)
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VERY tough choice, but I went with WOWY.
From:amerrydeath
Date:August 4th, 2006 05:17 pm (UTC)
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WOWY might be one of my very favorite songs... but there is NOTHING, absolutely NOTHING like Streets.
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From:fluidwhispers
Date:August 4th, 2006 05:49 pm (UTC)
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I completely agree with you. :)
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From:fulpakru
Date:August 4th, 2006 05:58 pm (UTC)
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agreed!
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From:the_load_out
Date:August 4th, 2006 05:30 pm (UTC)
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Of those three, my favorite is With Or Without You.
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From:fluidwhispers
Date:August 4th, 2006 05:48 pm (UTC)
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Oh, you're mean. You're just mean!

Ugh....I'mma have to listen to all of these fresh to decide...

Okay, okay, I have it. Streets. Because the intro with it's gospel feel already makes me uplifted, and then Edge's transistion from 6/8 to 4/4 is amazingly original and gorgeous on the ears. And the ending too, how it switches back. Then the lyrics are simple, but they work. They're very poetic, and I just love how in the chorus Bono says "We're still building, then burning down love." What a cool mental image.

But WOWY is a close second with it's failure to climax and overall eeriness. I like the lyrics better, overall. And ISHFWILF is my favorite song of the bunch.

So yes, Streets is the best song musically, definitely, and then the lyrics are really good. It's the complete package moreso than the other two. But not by much, okay?

I still think you're mean.
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From:zoostation
Date:August 4th, 2006 07:18 pm (UTC)
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Don't you know it's my goal to make everyone hate me by the end of 2006? ;)
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From:fluidwhispers
Date:August 5th, 2006 04:33 am (UTC)
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No, I had no idea. You're doing a good job so far. ;)
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From:tiffiny
Date:August 4th, 2006 09:52 pm (UTC)
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With or Without You. I've always thought Still Haven't Found... was overrated, not bad, but not spectacular, either. Streets is amazing, but I had to choose.
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From:missb25
Date:August 4th, 2006 11:18 pm (UTC)
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This was very hard. But if I'm going by album version only, then I have to say WOWY. But if we were talking about live versions, then I would say Streets.
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From:boriel
Date:August 5th, 2006 01:22 am (UTC)
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i agree totally with this
From:8linepoem
Date:August 5th, 2006 04:37 am (UTC)
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is anybody else having absolutely no problem picking "Streets"?

i love "With or Without You" but i don't think it compares to the other two, personally.
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From:rockingthemike
Date:August 7th, 2006 12:20 am (UTC)
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"With Or Without You". I don't know what it is, but that song manages to rip my heart out and yet still give me hope all in roughly five minutes. And Bono's lyrics for that song are borderline genious.

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