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February 12th, 2002

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echoboom:
your top five u2 songs..

go ahead and throw in the "why i like..."

but take your time...
 
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From:seventy2houride
Date:February 12th, 2002 09:24 pm (UTC)
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1. Bullet The Blue Sky [the way he sings it live just gets me everytime..]
2. Love Is Blindness [the lyrics]
3. Tryin' To Throw Your Arms Around The World [it seems so true to so many's "everyday" lives]
4. In A Little While
5. Stay (faraway, so close!) <- not the album version as much as the live versions

I dont know why i like them in that order.. but they're def. my top 5 :)
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From:eclipse69
Date:February 12th, 2002 09:42 pm (UTC)

Only 5??

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1) Until The End Of The World
This features some of Edge's best guitar work EVER!
2) Out Of Control
Simple, and blasting with youthful energy that their recent music fails to match. They still rock, but the tempos have all slowed down considerably.
3) Like A Song
The drumming is bombastic. Very powerful, and Bono sounds angry.
4) An Cat Dubh
The lyrics are mysterious, and paint a shadowy picture, like something out of a Rod Serling show.
5) 11 O' Clock Tick Tock
One of the rarest studio tracks on CD. I found it however. It's on an obscure compilation.
6) A Celebration
Same exact reason as #6. So I cheated.
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From:lavielavie
Date:February 12th, 2002 09:44 pm (UTC)
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1- Beautiful Day. That songs gets me. When it plays, it feels like my heart swells up and will jump out of my skin.

2- Sunday Bloody Sunday. For the emotions in the song and the drum beat on it.

3- Walk On. The lyrics.

4- With or Without You. Many memories I have attached to that song. There is someone I can't live with or without.

5- Mysterious Ways. That's the first U2 song I heard and that it's the one that got me hooked on the band.

Thanks, that was fun!

From:starla1979
Date:February 12th, 2002 09:46 pm (UTC)

here's mine

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1. Bad/Streets: I put these together b/c the live versions on this tour never failed to deliver a chill down my spine and tears to my eyes.

2. The Ground Beneath Her Feet: Bono didn't write the lyrics but its such a beautiful piece. I can imagine slow dancing with someone to it (that's the dreamer in me talking).

3. Wild Honey: Pure joy!

4. Ultraviolet: I cannot think of this song w/o thinking of MacPhisto and he's such a cool cat and he always makes me grin from ear to ear ;-). I swear, I resent being born in the wrong generation (and country) since I never got to see MacPhisto!

5. Stay: What can I say about this song? I first heard it when Billy Corgan of the Smashing Pumpkins did his rendition of it at a benefit concert and I've loved it ever since. Not hard to choose between Bono and Billy though (its Bono all the way!).

Too many songs left off. Ah, I just noticed that I didn't go far back from TUF. Maybe I'll re-evaluate this list laster....
From:thetigress
Date:February 12th, 2002 10:05 pm (UTC)

My choices

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1. Stay: My number one tends to waver with my mood, but I absolutely love this song. It also has connections to someone else in my life, who used to be my best friend, but we drifted. Sad really. But that is more than anyone wants to know, lol.
2. Ultraviolet: I love the intro to this song. It makes me wanna yell and sing when I am in my car.
3. Bad: Gets stuck in my head all the time. Not that I am complaining.
4. Streets: Just because thinking about Bono running a lap around stage and seeing that live, wow. Just breaktaking. Great melody, need headphones on this one. Just bliss.
5. In A Little While: I have no idea why, just really like this one.

Only 5! Lol. SO many great ones.
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From:izzybeth
Date:February 12th, 2002 10:19 pm (UTC)
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Where The Streets Have No Name: This song makes me glad to be alive. Especially live. It makes my heart beat faster and tears come to my eyes. It reminds me that there are things bigger and better than ordinary life.

Elevation: The song that first got me hooked on U2. The first time I heard it, it forced me to get up and rock out in my empty dorm room. That feeling multiplied by about three million when I heard it open the first U2 concert I attended.

Gone: I feel like Bono is singing to me on this song. Not about what I have done, but what I want to do. It's a good song to blast when you just want to say 'fuck you.' Plus the bass is incredible.

Gloria: It has so much energy, and it's such a strong statement about their religious beliefs at the time. It just lays it out right there in front of you, and says 'take it or leave it, this is who we are.' It's a very brave song.

Miami: This song is just really sexy. Bono just caresses you with his voice and his words, the percussion is sharp, the guitar is menacing, and the bass is slinky and seductive. The whole song just exudes hot.

Bear in mind this was written at a quarter after midnight. Way past my bedtime. ^_^
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From:addiebelle
Date:February 12th, 2002 10:29 pm (UTC)
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And in no particular order.. damn, the choices.

1. Love Is Blindness
2. With or Without You
3. Stay (Faraway, So Close - Underdog Mix)
4. The Fly
5. Gone

Of course, then there's all the songs with memories attached.. like driving in the car with one of my best friends when she came to visit in summer, listening to "Angel of Harlem" off of Zoo Europa.. laughing at Bono singing the wedding march just before. And "Who's Gonna Ride Your Wild Horses" always seems to make me happy for some odd reason whenever I hear it. And "So Cruel".. is tied to this summer in my mind. And of course "Sunday Bloody Sunday"'s always good. And... ::babble, babble, babble::

All in all it seems to change from day to day. Or week to week. Or current fixation to future fixation. It all depends on what I feel like hearing.. ach.
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From:u2_goddess
Date:February 12th, 2002 11:08 pm (UTC)

Top 5? That's impossible...

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But I shall try...

1. Where the Streets Have No Name

This was the first song I ever heard. I was in the car with me mum, pulling into the driveway when I heard this ethereal sound coming from the radio. I quickly ran up the stairs and recorded it. I still have the tape, though it has long since decayed and is almost unlistenable! When I heard it for the first time at my first concert (and still to this day) I wept!
2. Bad
What can I say... it's just damn good!
3. Beautiful Day
Just something about the message, and having a good #1 rock song after all these years made it amazing. I first really paid attention to it when I was having one of the worst weeks in my life!
4. One Tree Hill
My senior year of high school, in my advanced placement English class, the teacher asked us each to bring in a piece of music and read the lyric to see if it could be compared to as poetry. Now, my teacher is quite a hard-ass, but to this day, I remain the only one that he has never challenged over poetic quality! After I read the lyric and played the song, he simply smiled and said, "...now that's perfectly poetic..." :o)
5. Stay (Faraway, So Close!)
This song has always brought strong images to my mind. I always get lost in it!

Like most, my picks deal with memories. I would also have to put Angel of Harlem in there because it was the song my Big played for me the night I got her in my sorority! And nothing can quite compare to Bullet the Blue Sky played live! (btw... like the new gif? I made it myself... ;o)

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From:izzybeth
Date:February 13th, 2002 04:59 am (UTC)

Re: Top 5? That's impossible...

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I adore this icon!!! What is it with Edge always kissing on Adam? Not that I'm complaining. It's cute as hell.
From:ephignia
Date:February 13th, 2002 01:05 am (UTC)

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1. Love is Blindness- It's so powerful. You can't listen to that song and not get your heart tossed around, and the lyrics are brilliant.
2. Stay- Simply beautiful.
3. Until the End of the World- Proof that Edge is God. I really dig the lyrics, too, I love how so many meanings are layered on top of each other.
4. Please- It's the end almost-scat stuff that I love, but the desperation in Bono's voice is so clear through the whole thing that you can't help but just be stuck by it.
5. Drowning Man- If you can have a bond with a song, I have a bond with this one. I don't know. The depth of emotion is just so profound.
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From:echoboom
Date:February 15th, 2002 02:37 pm (UTC)

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where is drowning man on? off the top of my head, i dont know it at all....
hmmmmm
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From:ruffian114
Date:February 13th, 2002 05:52 am (UTC)
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don't really know why but these are the 5 i like the most (it seems to change all the time also) and there in no order

1. With or Without You
2. Walk on
3. Kite
4. Mysterious Ways
5. Beautiful Day
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From:i_love_cows
Date:February 15th, 2002 01:12 pm (UTC)
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hehehehe.. nice icon

it's amusing to see all these little Bonos and Adams and such and all of a sudden-- a Ewan! =D
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From:alligatorgirl
Date:February 13th, 2002 06:57 am (UTC)

Starting with #5

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(5) Stay (live version) - Bono's vocals are quite intense in this song and the focus is so much on the musical aspect of the voice/lyrics instead of other instruments

(4) Elevation - I just feel like someone injected me with adreniline every time I hear this song (and it reminds me of the concert ;o)

(3) Acrobat - Just a few lines here : "And you can dream so dream out loud" which is revisited on Always

(2) Dancing Barefoot - The intense guitar playing by Mr. The Edge with the strong drumming by Larry and Bonos vocals really make this song

(1) Sunday Bloody Sunday - Always has been my favorite U2 song b/c of the message behind the lyrics; and the influence of John Lennon is always another reason!
From:sparkysgirl
Date:February 13th, 2002 07:19 am (UTC)
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I only have to pick FIVE? Drat...ok....


1. One (I love the song because it's soo universal. EVERYONE has had problems and pain in their love relationships or family relationships)

2. Gone: I like the lyrics and it's a really just a rockin' kind of song. Except I only like the live version.

3. Running To Stand Still: It's a really sad song and you can just hear the desparation in the lyrics, plus the way Bono sings it is just incredible.

4. Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For: The first U2 song I can remember hearing (and well, it's the theme to my life at the moment. *G*)

5. In A Little While: Love this song just becaise the lyrics are really emotional and I LOVE how Bono sings it live.


*honorable mentions to go With Or Without You (The bass on it is just incredible and I love how Bono sings it) and Trip Through Your Wires(I'd never heard that song until the other day but I love it because it's so bluesy, plus it's another relationship kind of song...My kind of song *laughs*)
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From:filmerx
Date:February 13th, 2002 09:26 am (UTC)
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One- A song more universal than anyone originally thought. Layers and layers of emotion and philosophy put on top of one another until you just can't take anymore, and surrender to the beauty of U2.

Running To Stand Still- Watching loved ones kill themselves has never been so beautiful. Plus my favorite U2 lrics are in this song. (you have to cry without weeping, talk without speaking, scream without saying a word)

I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For- Ever identify with a song a little too much?

Summer Rain- I just picked it up on U2 7, and love it absolutely. I've been known to be a little free with myself too.

Sunday Bloody Sunday- Because it needed to be said.
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From:canadanne
Date:February 13th, 2002 12:50 pm (UTC)

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Mneurgh....

1. One - well, d'uh!
2. Lemon - beauty of the lyrics, deliciousness of the sound, Bono-falsetto, need I go on?
3. With Or Without You - I'm talking live versions - just another thoroughly gorgeous heart-breaking song.

I can't choose another two that stand out above the rest.... there are too many.....
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From:addiebelle
Date:February 13th, 2002 04:27 pm (UTC)
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Oh, oh, oh, the part where Bono's.. well.. crooning (I guess would be the best word) in the middle of the song with the (synthesizer?) melody in the background... ohhh.. Yes, that's good.
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From:wydok
Date:February 13th, 2002 06:03 pm (UTC)

This is soooo hard . . .

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Every time I think I have my top five, another song pops in my head. "What about me!?! You LOVE me!"

Anyway:


  1. Where the Streets Have No Name - My first U2 song and video (has it really be 15 years???). I absolutely love this song, both the version on The Joshua Tree and live.


  2. Elevation - This is one of those songs that makes me glad to be alive. This is my 1 1/2 year old son's favorate song (with "Head, Shoulders, Knees, and Toes" and "Hey Jude" a close second ;-)).


  3. Walk On - This song has meant a lot to me since Sept 11 (I know it sounds cheesy - but it's true!). Every time I see that heart in the suitcase when I watch the Boston DVD, I get all choked up. *blush*


  4. Stay - I used to play this song nonstop when I was an angst-ridden teenager. Hearing the acoustic version on the Boston DVD reminded me of how much I love it.


  5. The Sweetest Thing / Until the End of the World - A tie for fifth place! The Sweetest Thing reminds me of my relationship with my wife. We sing it to each other a lot, and switch the lyric "a blue-eyed boy meets a brown-eyed girl" to "a brown ... boy ... blue ... girl" since those are our eye colors. Until the End of the World is just a really great song. The Edge shows how god-like he is on this song. Live is even better!



Honorable Mentions: Two Shots of Happy, One Shot of Sad; Bad; Sunday, Bloody Sunday; Mysterious Ways; Numb; The Wanderer.

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