Ranked - U2's 40 greatest songs

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guest532

Re: Ranked - U2's 40 greatest songs
« Reply #1 on: May 21, 2020, 12:07:02 PM »
In other words, one U2 fan's personal top 40, who happens to write for the Guardian.

 

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Re: Ranked - U2's 40 greatest songs
« Reply #2 on: May 21, 2020, 12:20:07 PM »
He lost me when he put “get out of your own way” in the list


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guest532

Re: Ranked - U2's 40 greatest songs
« Reply #3 on: May 21, 2020, 12:23:07 PM »
Credit goes for including Cedars and SLABT and Playboy Mansion in his list.

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Re: Ranked - U2's 40 greatest songs
« Reply #4 on: May 21, 2020, 02:05:19 PM »
Haha, hard to take that list seriously. No Acrobat? But SIAM and SYCMIOYO and GOOYOW are on there? Not a Real Fan obviously....
Listen as Hope and Peace try to rhyme,
Listen over marching bands playing out their time.

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Re: Ranked - U2's 40 greatest songs
« Reply #5 on: May 21, 2020, 02:05:41 PM »
To be fair I find The Guardian writers are usually quite good with these things.

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guest532

Re: Ranked - U2's 40 greatest songs
« Reply #6 on: May 21, 2020, 02:14:00 PM »
I'm very surprised a Guardian writer didn't pick the Blackout and call it "Their most important political statement since Sunday Bloody Sunday."




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Re: Ranked - U2's 40 greatest songs
« Reply #7 on: May 21, 2020, 06:38:11 PM »
Cedars of Lebanon is nevesrtheless one of No Line on the Horizon’s scattered highlights: sonically muted and misty, the vocals oddly conversational, its tone weary and sombre, it feels focused and potent where the rest of the album feels confused.

HolyShit - I've always said excactly this..word-for-word, no kidding.

It's as if they read my comment on this forum about Cedars Of Lebanon and decided to use it for themselves..

Cedars is a shining light on an otherwise poor and utterly confused album. SOI is a much more focused and concise album in comparision.
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Re: Ranked - U2's 40 greatest songs
« Reply #8 on: May 21, 2020, 09:50:38 PM »
Invisible is garbage


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Re: Ranked - U2's 40 greatest songs
« Reply #9 on: May 22, 2020, 10:20:30 AM »
10-No Line on the Horizon
12 - Lemon
19 - The Troubles
25 - Mofo
24 - Ultra Violet
31 - Mothers of the Disappeared
33 - Cedars of Lebanon
35 - The Playboy Mansion
36 - Sleep like a baby tonight
38 - In a little while
40 - North and South of the river

Honestly, this list has some guts.
A dangerous idea that almost makes sense...

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guest532

Re: Ranked - U2's 40 greatest songs
« Reply #10 on: May 22, 2020, 10:41:42 AM »
This is my top 40 taken from the top 100 list I did some time ago.

Which do folks prefer, the Guardian writer's list or mine?

1. Until the End of the World
2. Stay (Faraway, So Close!)
3. Who's Gonna Ride Your Wild Horses
4. With or Without You
5. The Fly
6. Red Hill Mining Town
7. Acrobat
8. Cedars of Lebanon
9. Please (Single Version)
10. Ultraviolet (Light My Way)
11. Zooropa
12. I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For
13. The Unforgettable Fire
14. Running to Stand Still
15. One
16. New Year's Day
17. Bad
18. Dirty Day
19. Desire
20. Love Is Blindness
21. Lemon
22. Mofo
23. Zoo Station
24. A Sort of Homecoming
25. Sleep Like a Baby Tonight
26. Gone
27. The First Time
28. Heartland
29. The Ground Beneath Her Feet
30. Promenade
31. If God Will Send His Angels
32. The Playboy Mansion
33. Angel of Harlem
34. The Electric Co.
35. Tomorrow
36. Bullet the Blue Sky
37. 13 (There Is a Light)
38. Wire
39. Discotheque
40. Kite

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Re: Ranked - U2's 40 greatest songs
« Reply #11 on: May 22, 2020, 10:56:48 AM »
Good effort to do a 40 song list like that.

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Re: Ranked - U2's 40 greatest songs
« Reply #12 on: May 22, 2020, 11:45:39 AM »
He lost me when he put “get out of your own way” in the list


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Re: Ranked - U2's 40 greatest songs
« Reply #13 on: May 22, 2020, 01:45:41 PM »
This is my top 40 taken from the top 100 list I did some time ago.

Which do folks prefer, the Guardian writer's list or mine?

1. Until the End of the World
2. Stay (Faraway, So Close!)
3. Who's Gonna Ride Your Wild Horses
4. With or Without You
5. The Fly
6. Red Hill Mining Town
7. Acrobat
8. Cedars of Lebanon
9. Please (Single Version)
10. Ultraviolet (Light My Way)
11. Zooropa
12. I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For
13. The Unforgettable Fire
14. Running to Stand Still
15. One
16. New Year's Day
17. Bad
18. Dirty Day
19. Desire
20. Love Is Blindness
21. Lemon
22. Mofo
23. Zoo Station
24. A Sort of Homecoming
25. Sleep Like a Baby Tonight
26. Gone
27. The First Time
28. Heartland
29. The Ground Beneath Her Feet
30. Promenade
31. If God Will Send His Angels
32. The Playboy Mansion
33. Angel of Harlem
34. The Electric Co.
35. Tomorrow
36. Bullet the Blue Sky
37. 13 (There Is a Light)
38. Wire
39. Discotheque
40. Kite

Your list would be closer to mine, though I wouldn't have Until The End of The World have anywhere near number one.

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Re: Ranked - U2's 40 greatest songs
« Reply #14 on: May 22, 2020, 02:23:08 PM »
His list isn't bad but he does have a major clunker in there.

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