Songs That Saved Bono: Bono celebrates his 60th

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Songs That Saved Bono: Bono celebrates his 60th
« on: May 10, 2020, 06:16:43 AM »
https://www.u2.com/60songs

“These are some of the songs that saved my life…. the ones I couldn’t have lived without… the ones that got me from there to here, zero to 60… through all the scrapes, all manner of nuisance, from the serious to the silly… and the joy, mostly joy… I wanted to thank the artists and everyone who helped make them… They were doing the same for me… I am writing a fan letter to accompany each song to try and explain my fascination… I’ll be sharing some here and on ‘U2.com/60songs’... Bono.









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Re: Songs that saved Bono - 60th birthday reflection
« Reply #1 on: May 10, 2020, 06:39:25 AM »
Very cool.
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Re: Songs that saved Bono - 60th birthday reflection
« Reply #2 on: May 10, 2020, 07:33:51 AM »
This is good.

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Re: Songs that saved Bono - 60th birthday reflection
« Reply #3 on: May 10, 2020, 10:32:09 AM »
Nice!
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Re: Songs that saved Bono - 60th birthday reflection
« Reply #4 on: May 10, 2020, 12:51:02 PM »
Wow. That Johnny Cash tune is an eye-opener.
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Re: Songs That Saved Bono: Bono celebrates his 60th
« Reply #5 on: May 10, 2020, 06:37:09 PM »
I love that he chose R.E.M.'s Nightswimming, it's my favourite song of theirs.

This raised an eyebrow though. ;)

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The Edge: “[Eno] would love to see us making albums a bit more like [Zooropa]. Where we go, ‘You know what? We’re not going to second-guess any of this. Let’s just go for it.’”

U2 Fans: We'd all love to see that, Edge.

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Re: Songs That Saved Bono: Bono celebrates his 60th
« Reply #6 on: May 10, 2020, 07:46:55 PM »
I think Bowie's "Heroes" is probably on almost everyone's top 60 list...
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Re: Songs That Saved Bono: Bono celebrates his 60th
« Reply #7 on: May 10, 2020, 07:49:08 PM »
I love that he chose R.E.M.'s Nightswimming, it's my favourite song of theirs.

This raised an eyebrow though. ;)

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Why? Because of the bit of self-promotion?  ???
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Re: Songs That Saved Bono: Bono celebrates his 60th
« Reply #8 on: May 11, 2020, 06:17:58 AM »
I don't think any of the songs saved his life.  He should have called the list: 60 favourite songs of mine (one song per artist, except Bowie.)

There's an idea for a thread, somebody.

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Re: Songs That Saved Bono: Bono celebrates his 60th
« Reply #9 on: May 11, 2020, 06:18:41 AM »
When Doves Cry is one of Prince William's favourite songs - and mine.


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Re: Songs That Saved Bono: Bono celebrates his 60th
« Reply #10 on: May 11, 2020, 07:00:14 AM »
I don't think any of the songs saved his life.  He should have called the list: 60 favourite songs of mine (one song per artist, except Bowie.)

There's an idea for a thread, somebody.

Yeah what is all this 'saved my life' shite?

Clocks by fucking Coldplay helped save his life did it!

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Re: Songs that saved Bono - 60th birthday reflection
« Reply #11 on: May 11, 2020, 07:31:57 AM »
Wow. That Johnny Cash tune is an eye-opener.

Yeah, Hurt is a heavy one.

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Re: Songs That Saved Bono: Bono celebrates his 60th
« Reply #12 on: May 11, 2020, 08:10:59 AM »
Nine Inch Nails cover of course.
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Re: Songs That Saved Bono: Bono celebrates his 60th
« Reply #13 on: May 11, 2020, 02:25:49 PM »

Yeah what is all this 'saved my life' shite?

Clocks by fucking Coldplay helped save his life did it!

I think you have to be able to get out of your own way in order to understand what he means by that.
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Re: Songs That Saved Bono: Bono celebrates his 60th
« Reply #14 on: May 11, 2020, 02:56:37 PM »
Looking forward to his love letter to Ian McCulloch.
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