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October 20th, 2004

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monkeyskin:
With so much anticipation for the new album, that’s still just over a month away, let’s share some nostalgia. I was wondering what was the first U2 song ever that you can remember hearing and what was the first single to be released after you had become a fan? *grins* and while we’re at it what was the last U2 song you listened to?

First one I remember hearing was Hold Me, Thrill Me, Kiss Me, Kill Me when Batman Forever came out and I remember thinking at the time that it was weird and scary :p With or Without You got played a lot on old Friends too, but the first one I heard when I knew who they were was Sweetest Thing.
Hehe so the first one I heard when I was a fan was Beautiful Day.
And I wish I could say that their last song I listened to was Shadows and Tall Trees, but I played Vertigo again before I went out this morning.
 
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From:interiority
Date:October 20th, 2004 03:24 am (UTC)
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The first U2 song I ever remember hearing was "Pride (In the Name of Love)."

But... I really got into them around the time that "Numb" was the single.
From:lardencelover
Date:October 20th, 2004 03:27 am (UTC)
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The first U2 song I ever heard (that I can recall, mind you) was Mysterious Ways. I was five and had the single on tape; I used to play it over and over again. I was obsessed with Edge's guitar in it.

The first single I heard as an honest to God fan was either Sweetest Thing or Beautiful Day. I remember very fondly downloading it off u2.com when they only have the first snippet of the song: "what you don't have you don't need it now" bit. Those were the days. ;)

Last song I heard was Red Hill Mining Town. I've been listening to Joshua Tree all day.
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From:ladylardence
Date:October 20th, 2004 04:09 am (UTC)
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Well, the first song I heard was I Will Follow, I remember seeing the video on MTV when it first came out. I didn't pay much attention to them at the time. Then I heard Gloria, and I stood up and took notice. The first single I heard as a bonafide fan was Sunday Bloody Sunday. The last song I listened to was City of Blinding Lights from the TOTP performance.
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From:canadanne
Date:October 20th, 2004 12:16 pm (UTC)

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Whoa, just had another one of those "I thought you were way younger than that!" moments.
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From:finyda
Date:October 20th, 2004 04:34 am (UTC)
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Lets see, I think the first U2 song that caught my attention was Sweetest Thing or Stuck in a Moment. I can't remember now.

The last U2 song I listened to made me late this morning *grins* it was Like a Song which, I believe someone insisted that I should play.
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From:_underwhelmed
Date:October 20th, 2004 05:25 am (UTC)
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I guess the first song I heard was 'Sweetest Thing'. I had it on a Now! 4 cd and I remember liking it the most of all the songs on the cd. I was like 9 at the time and to me, U2 were this cool band that no one else my age liked.
From:girlfindsworld
Date:October 20th, 2004 06:11 am (UTC)
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I've always been aware of U2's existence, ever since I was a toddler, so I guess the songs I first remeber hearing are 'One', 'With or Without You' and 'Sweetest Thing'. I only got into U2 after the release of 'The Best of 1990-2000', so 'Vertigo' will be the first song released since i've been a fan. It's quite odd actually, because loooking back, I only bought the album in the first place to impress my boyfriend, yet I haven't looked back since.
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From:empresskatums
Date:October 20th, 2004 06:30 am (UTC)
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Awesome - HMTMKMKM was also the song that got me into U2. *grin* I remember staying up late waiting for MTV to play the video... I was just obsessed with it. Then I asked my dad if he had ever heard of these "U2" characters, and he gave me his copies of The Joshua Tree and Achtung Baby to listen to. It was all downhill from there.

Last song listened to: "Lady With the Spinning Head"
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From:hard2explain8
Date:October 20th, 2004 06:49 am (UTC)
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I'm a young one- barely 20...

the first song I remember hearing was "In God's Country" but the first hit when I was a fan was "One". My dad and older sisters were the lovely ones who got me into U2 at the earliest age possible. My sisters would play it for me when I was laying in bed before I would go to sleep (around 2 years old) and I can't thank them enough.

Ive already decided that I'm going to MAKE my kids like u2..lol

The last U2 I listented to was "The Electric Co (Live)" from Under a Blood Red Sky.
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From:finyda
Date:October 20th, 2004 04:42 pm (UTC)
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*laughs* so am I. We've decided to play U2 while they're sleeping in their cribs.

BWhahaha that'll get them.
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From:_serendipity
Date:October 20th, 2004 07:18 am (UTC)
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my first U2 song, I was in the backseat of my stepdad's car, I remember we were driving across a bridge (I was a very little kid) and Sunday Bloody Sunday came on the radio. And I remember being blown away. I hadn't really heard anything like it before -- my mom was into other genres of eighties tunes lol
my next memory was probably not long after -- i remember getting a glimpse of the Mysterious Ways video on tv, and being mesmerized by it.

I'm not really sure what the first single was that I was really aware of as a fan. I just kind of always remember U2 being around. I remember the first CD of theirs I bought was...in high school? it was best of 80-90 with the b-sides.

good question :) i love a little nostalgia
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From:isagungan
Date:October 20th, 2004 07:40 am (UTC)
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with or without you;i must have been very young...still remember looking at the slightly odd,interestingly handsome man in a leather vest holding his wrists tied up over his head[mreow]..
From then on I was hooked..and the sprial into obsession continues till this day.
From:carrie3078
Date:October 20th, 2004 07:46 am (UTC)
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First song I heard had to have been Streets or WOWY. It was when they got really big and I couldn't stand them. But I was 9 and I think it was because my mean older cousin liked them.

Last song I heard was Gloria.
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From:canadanne
Date:October 20th, 2004 12:22 pm (UTC)

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Your icon rules.
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From:mrslat
Date:October 20th, 2004 07:54 am (UTC)
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First U2 song I heard must have been "Hold Me, Thrill Me, Kiss Me, Kill Me," because I was a big Batman fan when I was a little kid. Speaking of which, was that song ever released on a real U2 album, or was it excuslive to the Batman Forever soundtrack?

Since I'm a post-ATYCLB fan, the first single to be released since I became a fan would be... Vertigo.

And the last song I listened to was "One," last night. I love 'dat song.
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From:canadanne
Date:October 20th, 2004 12:24 pm (UTC)

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Nope, HMTMKMKM wasn't on any U2 album (until the recent Best Of). It was just on the Batman soundtrack - and released as a single, obviously.
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From:colourscrash
Date:October 20th, 2004 08:10 am (UTC)
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The first U2 song I remember hearing would have to be Bad, or Pride (In the Name of Love). My dad always played U2 when I was younger, and those are the two songs he played the most.

Anyways, the first single I remember hearing after I became a fan was probably either Beautiful Day or Stuck in a Moment. I remember seeing the videos for both of those songs a lot on MTV and VH1 and I loved them, so I bought All That You Can't Leave Behind. And the rest is history. :D
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From:volare
Date:October 20th, 2004 08:37 am (UTC)
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the single that had just been released, and hence the one that I first heard and remembered, was Pride.
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From:boomtownrat
Date:October 20th, 2004 09:21 am (UTC)
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The first U2 song I can remember hearing was "The Unforgettable Fire" when I saw the video on MTV, probably around the time it was released. I started seeing it again right before The Joshua Tree was released, along with the video for "Pride". Then I saw "With Or Without You" when that video was released, and I was hooked. That's when I started hearing U2 on top 40 radio. I think most of my musical discoveries came about because of MTV instead of radio, because the radio stations where I lived weren't adventurous at all; in the '80s, MTV played things I'd never have heard otherwise.

The last U2 song I heard was "Vertigo".

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