Top Ten: Late 80s U2

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laoghaire

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Top Ten: Late 80s U2
« on: February 06, 2020, 09:49:08 AM »
The next round.

You can vote for a "song" as opposed to a "recording." So if you love Bad but think the album cut is weak, no matter, you love the song and can vote for it.

I plan to list The Sweetest Thing in the next round though you could argue it should be here. I'm not listing b sides unless they are released in some bigger way, like Silver and Gold had a live take on R&H, 11OTT was on UABRS, and Sweetest Thing had a single release.

Edit: Not that 11OTT was a b side but anyway.
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Re: Top Ten: Late 80s U2
« Reply #1 on: February 06, 2020, 09:59:19 AM »
Streets
Hawkmoon
Wire
Elvis
UF
ASOH
WOWY
RHMT
Indian Summer Sky
God Part II
Have another grape

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Re: Top Ten: Late 80s U2
« Reply #2 on: February 06, 2020, 10:51:27 AM »
The next round.

You can vote for a "song" as opposed to a "recording." So if you love Bad but think the album cut is weak, no matter, you love the song and can vote for it.

I plan to list The Sweetest Thing in the next round though you could argue it should be here. I'm not listing b sides unless they are released in some bigger way, like Silver and Gold had a live take on R&H, 11OTT was on UABRS, and Sweetest Thing had a single release.

Edit: Not that 11OTT was a b side but anyway.

Your poll, your rules.  ;)

Not easy to narrow down to 10. But here, without much over thinking:

ASOH
TUF
BAD
STREETS
WOWY
RTSS
IGC
OTH
S&G
AIWIY
First Chair. Last Call.

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Re: Top Ten: Late 80s U2
« Reply #3 on: February 06, 2020, 10:54:01 AM »
MPare, you forgot Hawkmoon.  :D
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Re: Top Ten: Late 80s U2
« Reply #4 on: February 06, 2020, 11:26:50 AM »
This was actually pretty easy.

1. Where The Streets Have No Name
2. I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For
3. With or Without You
4. Bad
5. All I Want Is You
6. Pride
7. One Tree Hill
8. Desire
9. A Sort of Homecoming
10. Running to Stand Still
There's a bible verse,
says the last one shall be first.
Well, if that verse is true,
there's hope for me and you.
-Kevin Kerby

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Re: Top Ten: Late 80s U2
« Reply #5 on: February 06, 2020, 12:03:02 PM »
In no particular order:

Bad
EPAA
Wire
Mothers
Exit
RTSS
ASOH
WOWY
Promenade
TUF



TUF 6
TJT 4
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Re: Top Ten: Late 80s U2
« Reply #6 on: February 06, 2020, 12:03:52 PM »
MPare, you forgot Hawkmoon.  :D

In the top 20, so no.  :P
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laoghaire

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Re: Top Ten: Late 80s U2
« Reply #7 on: February 06, 2020, 12:04:20 PM »
I always find this stuff hard, so here's my list based on my very first impulses, no overthinking.

Pride
TUF
Bad
Streets
Bullet
RTSS
RHMT
OTH
S&G
Heartland

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Re: Top Ten: Late 80s U2
« Reply #8 on: February 06, 2020, 09:32:12 PM »
I'm the only one who voted for Angel of Harlem.  What's the matter, is it too 'black' for U2 fans?


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MPare1966

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Re: Top Ten: Late 80s U2
« Reply #9 on: February 06, 2020, 09:36:31 PM »
I'm the only one who voted for Angel of Harlem.  What's the matter, is it too 'black' for U2 fans?

Great song, but a bit of an oddball for U2. I would rank it somewhere 11-15.
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Re: Top Ten: Late 80s U2
« Reply #10 on: February 06, 2020, 10:15:27 PM »
I considered it.

Oh, hey, I voted for Silver and Gold. TOTALLY black.

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Re: Top Ten: Late 80s U2
« Reply #11 on: February 06, 2020, 10:17:06 PM »
I guess God Part II is an English song.

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Re: Top Ten: Late 80s U2
« Reply #12 on: February 06, 2020, 10:22:28 PM »
I guess God Part II is an English song.

God part II is another on the fringe of the top 10 for me.
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Re: Top Ten: Late 80s U2
« Reply #13 on: February 06, 2020, 10:27:47 PM »
Breathe is a Chinese song.

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Re: Top Ten: Late 80s U2
« Reply #14 on: February 07, 2020, 01:19:02 PM »
I considered it.

Oh, hey, I voted for Silver and Gold. TOTALLY black.

Especially the part when the Edge plays the blues.