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October 1st, 2004

Story behind "the sweetest thing" song anyone? @ 01:41 am

sajjad_er:
Hey all, i was just wondering if anyone knows if "the sweetest thing" was originally written for Bono's wife, Ali cause the video has with Ali in it. Any comments? Thanks.
 
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From:lovedstrangely
Date:September 30th, 2004 10:46 pm (UTC)
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yuppers, during the making of The Joshua Tree Bono missed Ali's bday so he wrote that song for her.

Ain't it sweet? hehehe
From:stdivine
Date:September 30th, 2004 10:51 pm (UTC)
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what was said above and also Bono gave Ali the copyrights to the song, which means that she got the money from everyone who bought the single and then gabe the money to her charity.
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From:fulpakru
Date:September 30th, 2004 10:59 pm (UTC)
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good lord, now that's an anniversary gift. ;)
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From:hew_
Date:October 1st, 2004 05:21 am (UTC)
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That's so niceee. <3
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From:achtungbaby
Date:September 30th, 2004 11:25 pm (UTC)
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i think on POP Up Video they said that he wrote it in part because he felt like he was in trouble with Ali for being away from home for so long.
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From:mmmmjournal
Date:October 1st, 2004 12:18 am (UTC)
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Yeah, it was meant to be an apology from Bono to his wife for missing either her birthday or their anniversary.... I forget which.
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From:siddhartha
Date:October 1st, 2004 07:00 am (UTC)
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absolutely one of my favorite U2 songs-simple, and earnest, and sincere.

I like the original MUCH better than the rerelease, too

C
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From:conner
Date:October 1st, 2004 07:24 am (UTC)
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Yeah, when I first heard it as a b side years before it was re done and polished, it quickly became one of my favorite b sides and Bono love songs.

And I absolutely agree, the original is ten times better then the latter release....
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From:hard2explain8
Date:October 1st, 2004 10:21 am (UTC)
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never heard the original, just the rerelease some years ago. Is there a place I can find it?
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From:sirensong984
Date:October 1st, 2004 11:29 am (UTC)
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it's on the Best of 1980-1990 B-Sides disk, I think
From:bubblyadela
Date:October 3rd, 2004 01:28 am (UTC)
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hey siddhartha---what is your icon of? It looks so familiar but I can't put my finger on it

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