What is your favorite U2 song played live that seems mediocre on the album?
Mine is definitely Tryin' to Throw Your Arms Around the World. The first opening chords (and throughout the song) bring that same sweet, refreshing, kind of innocent feeling that The Sweetest Thing video does. The kind of song that makes me just grin because it's so "aawww". Or something. Especially when Bono interludes with "don't worry about a thing, 'cause every little thing gonna be alright" and "gonna lift me up, lift me up". Ahhhh.
P.S. Bad takes a very close second place, would be first if it wasn't so good on the album already.