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August 17th, 2006

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amerrydeath:
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What's the most obscure U2 song you've heard on the radio (that wasn't part of any U2 special program)? I was just wondering because today I switched the channel and heard the outtro to Love Comes Tumbling on my favorite station and it threw me for a loop! I also recently heard The Fly around midnight, but Love Comes Tumbling?
 
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From:sapphires13
Date:August 18th, 2006 12:00 am (UTC)
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I don't listen to the radio much, but I did manage to catch Daddy's Gonna Pay For Your Crashed Car on XM once. It was slightly surreal.
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From:specialcamper
Date:August 18th, 2006 12:09 am (UTC)
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Running to Stand Still.
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From:signifiers
Date:August 18th, 2006 12:10 am (UTC)
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Well, there was this one time I heard Vertigo on the radio, and that was SO weird. I mean, who would ever think of playing that?!

...Seriously, though, I think it would have to be One Tree Hill. I can't remember when it was, though, but I thought it was extremely strange. I also have some random memory of hearing Party Girl, but that may have been a dream?
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From:dereks_pillow
Date:August 18th, 2006 12:16 am (UTC)
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I heard Edge's version of "Sunday Bloody Sunday" on an Indie Station a few months back, and I was completely shocked! :)
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From:axver
Date:August 18th, 2006 01:00 am (UTC)
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'I also recently heard The Fly around midnight'

I'm kind of confused as to why you mention this, given that the song isn't even remotely obscure - it went #1 in the UK! I'm surprised it isn't on the radio more often.

Probably the most obscure song I've ever heard would be Bad from WAIA. Some of my family has caught Silver And Gold on the radio.
From:amerrydeath
Date:August 18th, 2006 02:20 pm (UTC)
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I had never heard it before, and most people I know around here don't even recognize it as a U2 song. In God's Country surprised me once, but I've heard it more than a few times.

It probably struck me because it was on at an hour when they were playing deeper cuts than usual. I guess it's out of the usual Gloria/SBS/NYD/IWF/Streets/WOWY/Still Haven't Found/Bullet/One/Mysterious Ways, etc. rotation.
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From:cebulka26
Date:August 18th, 2006 01:05 am (UTC)
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Lately this one station has totally gone AWESOME. They play U2 at the most unexpected times, causing me to jump over chairs and tables to TURN IT UP. And not the common songs, either. Like the othe day they played One Tree Hill.
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From:beatlette
Date:August 18th, 2006 01:12 am (UTC)
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it's not so much the song for me, but there was an insane time where every time i changed the dial, there was a u2 song. 5 in a row! WTSHNN, ISHFWILF, Beautiful Day, WOWY, and i think the last one was One. It was the craziest but best 20 minutes i have ever heard on the radio (i caught some songs in the middle).
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From:tinamachina
Date:August 18th, 2006 02:38 am (UTC)
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After 9/11, someone requested U2's cover of "Night and Day", and dedicated it to the rescue workers at the site.
From:proops
Date:August 18th, 2006 02:50 am (UTC)
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i hear the fly often....

i dont listen to the radio at all though
but this one station played like u2 for 2 hours once, it was bomb
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From:mmmmjournal
Date:September 6th, 2006 11:20 pm (UTC)
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It would scare me if they did that on my station. I remember one day when they started playing The Who nonstop for about an hour. I thought it was great because I had tickets to see The Who in a couple of days. By the time they started their 7th or 8th consecutive Who song, I stopped enjoying it and started thinking, "Uh-oh, who died?"


That was the day we lost John Entwistle.
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From:kashmir87
Date:August 18th, 2006 03:49 am (UTC)
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"All I Want Is You" is the most obscure I've heard. Now, you might say that's not too obscure, but a six-and-a-half-minute song played in its entirety on that particular station caused me the biggest shock and surprise.
From:sabneraznik
Date:August 18th, 2006 05:04 am (UTC)
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I heard Promenade once.
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From:tiffiny
Date:August 18th, 2006 12:53 pm (UTC)
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I listen to a classic rock station at work which plays SBS and NYD pretty often (the original version even), but I was surprised to hear them play One Tree Hill and Running to Stand Still one weekend.
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From:ratherbewater
Date:August 18th, 2006 01:34 pm (UTC)
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XM radio plays tons of U2, including rare, live and remixed songs.
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From:canadanne
Date:August 18th, 2006 06:31 pm (UTC)
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Gary Davies used to play some unusual U2 choices when he was at Virgin Radio. I remember hearing Zoo Station once, and the live version of A Sort Of Homecoming from Wide Awake In America (which he said was his favourite U2 song of all time). I also once heard Lemon during one of the Friday night shows - I know that was a single in some parts of the world, but I've certainly never heard it played before or since!
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From:hippiegal22
Date:August 19th, 2006 01:54 pm (UTC)
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'Whose gonna ride your wild horses' on a local pop station.
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From:mmmmjournal
Date:September 6th, 2006 11:17 pm (UTC)
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I heard "Faraway, So Close" on San Diego's classic rock station today. It made my day.

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