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July 26th, 2003

a semi-poll... @ 11:29 pm

ecchinkgrl:
I'm currently hearin: u2 - ultraviolet (light my way)

note: there's another related poll posted soon after this, so you might want to answer that instead

just curious to see what people think...you know how a lot of songs can be categorized by the kind of effect it has on you? well, i'm just curious to know...

U2's best "falling head over heels in love with someone" song:
U2's best anarchist, "fight the power" song:
U2's best old-timer's song:
U2's best wide-eyed dreamer's song:
U2's most cynical song:
U2's most depressing song:
U2's most surreal song:
U2's most musically driven song (even if the lyrics don't do it for you):
U2's most lyrically driven song (even though the music's not mind-blowing):
U2's most somber song:
U2's most uplifting song:
U2's most danceable song:
U2's most gospel-infused song:
U2's most emotionally intense song:
 
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From:pseudobatman
Date:July 26th, 2003 09:10 pm (UTC)
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Good idea! Thought I certainly can't answer all of them.

U2's best "falling head over heels in love with someone" song: One
U2's best anarchist, "fight the power" song: Sunday Bloody Sunday
U2's best wide-eyed dreamer's song: I Still Haven't Found WHat I'm Looking For
U2's most cynical song: Sunday Bloody Sunday
U2's most depressing song: Electrical Storm
U2's most surreal song (in that larger than life way): don't know about larger than life, but I always thought Discotheque was weird...
U2's most lyrically driven song (even though the music's not mind-blowing): Pride
U2's most somber song: With Or Without You
U2's most uplifting song: Beautiful Day
U2's most danceable song: Mysterious Ways
U2's most gospel-infused song: Stuck In A Moment You Can't Get out Of
U2's most emotionally intense song: Sunday Bloody Sunday

-BW
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From:_serendipity
Date:July 26th, 2003 09:20 pm (UTC)
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In my humble opinion (oh, and I only used A-sides - with B-sides, the list may be endless):

U2's best "falling head over heels in love with someone" song: All I Want is You
U2's best anarchist, "fight the power" song: Sunday Bloody Sunday (especially the version in R&H)
U2's best old-timer's song: ? Do you mean best older song? If you do - October
U2's best wide-eyed dreamer's song: Peace on Earth, Where the Streets Have No Name (less wide-eyed, more dreamer)
U2's most cynical song: Bullet the Blue Sky, Until The End of the World
U2's most depressing song: So Cruel
U2's most surreal song (in that larger than life way): Pride, With or Without You
U2's most musically driven song (even if the lyrics don't do it for you): The Refugee (the percussion KILLS me)
U2's most lyrically driven song (even though the music's not mind-blowing): Ultraviolet (and the music IS mind-blowing), Do You Feel Loved
U2's most somber song: Mothers of the Disappeared
U2's most uplifting song: The First Time
U2's most danceable song: Mysterious Ways
U2's most gospel-infused song: I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For
U2's most emotionally intense song: Love is Blindness, Running to Stand Still, All I Want is You, With or Without You

(great idea!)
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From:_serendipity
Date:July 26th, 2003 09:59 pm (UTC)

wow, I'm dumb

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I would like to add "Bad" to my answers for:

U2's most surreal song (in that larger than life way):
and
U2's most emotionally intense song:
oh, and
U2's most uplifting song:
(^ for me, at least)
From:ex_satellite451
Date:July 26th, 2003 09:40 pm (UTC)
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U2's best "falling head over heels in love with someone" song: Beautiful Day
U2's best anarchist, "fight the power" song: Sunday Bloody Sunday
U2's best old-timer's song: Gloria
U2's best wide-eyed dreamer's song: Walk On
U2's most cynical song: Bullet The Blue Sky
U2's most depressing song: One
U2's most surreal song: The Fly
U2's most musically driven song (even if the lyrics don't do it for you): Desire (it's the guitar and harmonica)
U2's most lyrically driven song (even though the music's not mind-blowing): Pride
U2's most somber song: With Or Without You
U2's most uplifting song: Beautiful Day
U2's most danceable song: Discotheque
U2's most gospel-infused song: I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For
U2's most emotionally intense song: Sunday Bloody Sunday


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From:jayelde
Date:July 26th, 2003 09:41 pm (UTC)
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Oooo...I like this! I should think long and hard about it...hmmm...but no time for that now! So I'll just go off the top of my head...

U2's best "falling head over heels in love with someone" song: The Sweetest Thing
U2's best anarchist, "fight the power" song: Bullet The Blue Sky
U2's best old-timer's song: Love Rescue Me
U2's best wide-eyed dreamer's song: Pride
U2's most cynical song: Until The End of the World
U2's most depressing song: Stay (Faraway, So Close), Bad
U2's most surreal song: Lemon
U2's most musically driven song (even if the lyrics don't do it for you): Where The Streets Have No Name
U2's most lyrically driven song (even though the music's not mind-blowing): The Fly
U2's most somber song: With or Without You, Bad
U2's most uplifting song: Beautiful Day
U2's most danceable song: Mysterious Ways
U2's most gospel-infused song: I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For, 40
U2's most emotionally intense song: I Will Follow
From:indeegirl
Date:July 26th, 2003 09:43 pm (UTC)
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i'll think of answers to the questions later, but i wanted to say that your icon rocks the casbah.

xbrittanyx
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From:jayelde
Date:July 26th, 2003 09:47 pm (UTC)
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"...rocks the casbah"??

heh. err...thanks (...I think)! :o)
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From:roads_outgrown
Date:July 26th, 2003 10:13 pm (UTC)
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Clash reference.
From:indeegirl
Date:July 27th, 2003 05:03 pm (UTC)
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indeed it is ^_^

xx
From:indeegirl
Date:July 27th, 2003 05:04 pm (UTC)
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i could have said that it rocks my socks, but i don't quite think that's proper.

at any rate, you icon = v nice.

xx
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From:jayelde
Date:July 27th, 2003 05:36 pm (UTC)
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haha. right. cheers.

When I was making that icon...it was sorta a mistake. I was trying to get another shot with my webcam...but got that one by accident...then I just thought "oh, that will do". heh. :P
From:_words_unspoken
Date:July 26th, 2003 09:43 pm (UTC)
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again, great idea with this, and I can't answer all of them either, but I'll give a few a shot:

U2's best "falling head over heels in love with someone" song: Sweetest Thing
U2's best anarchist, "fight the power" song: Sunday Bloody Sunday
U2's best wide-eyed dreamer's song: Still Haven't Found
U2's most cynical song: Bullet the Blue Sky
U2's most depressing song: If God Would Send His Angels
U2's most somber song: Mothers of the Disappeared
U2's most uplifting song: New York (haha at least from a New Yorker's POV)
U2's most danceable song: MOFO baby!
U2's most emotionally intense song: With or Without You (for me at least)


From:_words_unspoken
Date:July 26th, 2003 09:45 pm (UTC)
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oh, and also uplifting: Walk On
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From:izzybeth
Date:July 26th, 2003 10:01 pm (UTC)
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U2's best "falling head over heels in love with someone" song: Two Hearts Beat As One
U2's best anarchist, "fight the power" song: Silver And Gold
U2's best old-timer's song: don't understand this one.
U2's best wide-eyed dreamer's song: The Ocean
U2's most cynical song: Bullet The Blue Sky (live)
U2's most depressing song: Wake Up Dead Man
U2's most surreal song: Hold Me Thrill Me Kiss Me Kill Me
U2's most musically driven song (even if the lyrics don't do it for you): Alex Descends Into Hell For A Bottle Of Milk
U2's most lyrically driven song (even though the music's not mind-blowing): In A Little While
U2's most somber song: MLK
U2's most uplifting song: "40"
U2's most danceable song: Discothèque
U2's most gospel-infused song: I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For (duh)
U2's most emotionally intense song: Where The Streets Have No Name (live)
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From:boomtownrat
Date:July 26th, 2003 10:53 pm (UTC)
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U2's best "falling head over heels in love with someone" song: Walk to the Water
U2's best anarchist, "fight the power" song: Seconds
U2's best old-timer's song: I don't understand what this means. If you mean best of their early material, then Out Of Control.
U2's best wide-eyed dreamer's song: The Ocean or Into the Heart
U2's most cynical song: Dirty Day
U2's most depressing song: Tomorrow
U2's most surreal song (in that larger than life way): Elvis Presley and America
U2's most musically driven song (even if the lyrics don't do it for you): Gone, but I love the lyrics.
U2's most lyrically driven song (even though the music's not mind-blowing): The Fly, except that I do think the music is mind-blowing.
U2's most somber song: Tomorrow (especially the Common Ground acoustic version)
U2's most uplifting song: A Celebration... don't know why, but it makes me giddy.
U2's most danceable song: Daddy's Gonna Pay For Your Crashed Car
U2's most gospel-infused song: Love Rescue Me
U2's most emotionally intense song: Acrobat or Ultraviolet, it's a tie.
From:loopaygirl
Date:July 26th, 2003 10:54 pm (UTC)

go goooooooo

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I believe in a celebratioN!!!!!!!!
From:loopaygirl
Date:July 26th, 2003 10:53 pm (UTC)
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U2's most lyrically driven song (even though the music's not mind-blowing): One Tree Hill
U2's most emotionally intense song: With Or Without You
U2's most uplifting song: Pride & Mysterious Way oh I can't pick

hmmm I don't know about the rest
From:ecchinkgrl
Date:July 26th, 2003 11:18 pm (UTC)
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hmm, i suppose by that whole "best old-timer's song" i was thinking more in terms of "i've got you under my skin." but you guys have obviously taken that somewhere where it wasn't intended, but it ended up being better, hehe. So i guess it's more so... "back in the day U2"...than "old-timer"
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From:sellyoursoul
Date:July 27th, 2003 04:13 am (UTC)
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U2's best "falling head over heels in love with someone" song: All I Want Is You
U2's best anarchist, "fight the power" song: Sunday Bloody Sunday
U2's best wide-eyed dreamer's song: Peace on Earth
U2's most cynical song: Bullet The Blue Sky
U2's most depressing song: So Cruel
U2's most surreal song: When I Look at the World
U2's most lyrically driven song: The Fly
U2's most somber song: Bad
U2's most uplifting song: Walk On
U2's most danceable song: Mysterious Ways
U2's most gospel-infused song: I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For
U2's most emotionally intense song: With or Without You
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From:glortw
Date:August 2nd, 2003 11:55 pm (UTC)
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U2's best "falling head over heels in love with someone" song: "All I Want Is You"
U2's best anarchist, "fight the power" song: "Sunday Bloody Sunday"
U2's best old-timer's song: I don't think I understand the question.
U2's best wide-eyed dreamer's song: "In the Name Of Love"
U2's most cynical song: "Acrobat", uhm.. stuff from Pop.
U2's most depressing song: "Running to Stand Still", "October", "Love Is Blindness"
U2's most surreal song: "Bad", "Lemon"
U2's most musically driven song (even if the lyrics don't do it for you): "Exit"
U2's most lyrically driven song (even though the music's not mind-blowing): "Acrobat", "Wake Up Dead Man", "Until The End Of The World"
U2's most somber song: "October", "Love Is Blindness"
U2's most uplifting song: "I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For", "In The Name Of Love", "Mysterious Ways"
U2's most danceable song: "Discotheque"
U2's most gospel-infused song: "I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For", and of course the version on R&H.
U2's most emotionally intense song: For me, it's Running to Stand Still. I may be biased, cos that's just my favourite song EVER.



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