Okay, this week...
What U2 songs do you like that you didn't used to?
Is there a song that you disliked for ages and ended up loving? Did you see a song live and it changed your mind? Did a song take on a special meaning for you and you learned to appreciate it? This is pretty open so go for it, I'm interested to know. If there's a U2 track you didn't like or didn't get or just thought was a bit rubbish, and now you think it's pretty damn great, share!
A lot of U2's stuff I've loved after two or three listens (which I don't really count - I'm meaning songs you disliked for a long time). On ...Bomb, there were a couple. Yahweh was one I didn't dislike, but because it's at the end of the album I missed hearing it a lot of the time if I had to go out or whatever, and never really took it in. I ended up just never bothering to listen to it. Even when they played it at the gig I wasn't too fussed. But one day I played it while on the bus and I was struck by its beautiful lyrics. I watched the Chicago DVD and was sad I never paid enough attention at my show because I love the way they do it live. It's one of my faves off the album now, which is a bit of a turnaround.
The other is One Step Closer. I used to skip that ALL the time not because it's slow, because I love so many slow U2 songs, but it always seemed a little dull to me. It wasn't until recently, before I graduated, that I really heard it. The bit about standing at the intersection really resonated with me, since I had no clue what I was going to do with my life, and it just seemed to FIT, y'know? I know it's not about that really, but to me it was, and I like it a lot now. I still don't listen to it often, but that's not because I don't like it, these days.
Oh, also? Please. I know so many people love this, but it took me SO LONG to get to grips with it. I listened to live versions and all, it just never clicked. I can't even put my finger on when I changed my mind, but it was probably something to do with bad news on TV and listening to the Pop album and just getting it, hearing it, properly. I don't know. It's hard to explain!
I probably have more, but I'll hand over to you guys now. :)