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MPare1966

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Newbie
« on: July 11, 2020, 10:42:40 PM »
Say you meet someone who has never heard a single U2 song (is that even possible?); what song would you pick as the first to introduce the band?

For me, it would be With Or Without You. Although New Year’s Day could be great as well.
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THRILLHO

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Re: Newbie
« Reply #1 on: July 11, 2020, 10:50:20 PM »
so i introduced a friend to U2 via Stay and she is hooked. ive been sending her all the albums one by one. her tops <thats shes heard> are

JT
Zoo
AB
TUF
R&H
War
Boy

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Re: Newbie
« Reply #2 on: July 11, 2020, 11:45:47 PM »
so i introduced a friend to U2 via Stay and she is hooked. ive been sending her all the albums one by one. her tops <thats shes heard> are

JT
Zoo
AB
TUF
R&H
War
Boy

I'd probably also go with Stay. Great '90s-era song and more accessible than something like Acrobat or Mofo.

I'll also toss out New Year's Day and Streets.
Or is it now?

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Re: Newbie
« Reply #3 on: July 12, 2020, 01:11:57 AM »
I have to keep in mind that generally the most popular songs are popular for a reason. We all like to dig out deep cuts but I'd only start with Mofo or SLABT with certain people who likely would not dig the popular stuff. Otherwise, One or BD for most people. Older people who lived under a rock, SBS or TUF. Younger people who aren't into old music, RFD. Maybe Zooropa for some people.

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Re: Newbie
« Reply #4 on: July 12, 2020, 05:10:42 AM »
Probably ‘Ahimsa’

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Re: Newbie
« Reply #5 on: July 12, 2020, 08:53:56 AM »
about 15 years ago i put The First Time on a friends mix cd. She liked it and added <and i quote> "its not like yknow the gay u2 haha"

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Re: Newbie
« Reply #6 on: July 12, 2020, 10:26:25 AM »
elevation tomb raider remix

 :)

ok no seriously id go with batman

 8)
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« Reply #7 on: July 12, 2020, 02:30:00 PM »
about 15 years ago i put The First Time on a friends mix cd. She liked it and added <and i quote> "its not like yknow the gay u2 haha"

 ??? What's the gay U2?

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Re: Newbie
« Reply #8 on: July 12, 2020, 02:32:01 PM »
about 15 years ago i put The First Time on a friends mix cd. She liked it and added <and i quote> "its not like yknow the gay u2 haha"

 ??? What's the gay U2?

This maybe?

https://www.billboard.com/articles/business/6553076/russia-u2-album-cover-apple-homosexuality-laws
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Re: Newbie
« Reply #9 on: July 12, 2020, 03:00:47 PM »
Ohhhhhhh.

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Re: Newbie
« Reply #10 on: July 12, 2020, 03:08:04 PM »
My roommate came in while I was listening to SOE for the first time.  He'd heard of them but never really listened, so Red Flag Day was kind of his first U2 song.  He loves them now.
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.
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Re: Newbie
« Reply #11 on: July 12, 2020, 04:47:07 PM »
about 15 years ago i put The First Time on a friends mix cd. She liked it and added <and i quote> "its not like yknow the gay u2 haha"

 ??? What's the gay U2?

idk she was an idiot. not really just really not ok with liking U2 since none of our friends like them, she wanted to make sure she was making her friends happy.

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Re: Newbie
« Reply #12 on: July 12, 2020, 05:05:27 PM »
My roommate came in while I was listening to SOE for the first time.  He'd heard of them but never really listened, so Red Flag Day was kind of his first U2 song.  He loves them now.

RFD has a kinda throwback feel to it

it's one of their few standout songs from the last 20 years
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Re: Newbie
« Reply #13 on: July 13, 2020, 01:00:23 PM »
WOWOY is the song that hooked me to band, but i don't expect it to hook others like like it did me, so i would probably say Streets.

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Re: Newbie
« Reply #14 on: July 13, 2020, 01:23:56 PM »
Miami. Until The End Of The World, or Acrobat.
What are we going to do now it's all been said.
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