All That You Can't Leave Behind - Song Elimination Round 10

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All That You Can't Leave Behind - Song Elimination Round 10
« on: October 05, 2020, 05:37:25 PM »
Vote for what you think is the WORST song on the album, and, each round, the song with the most votes will be removed, eventually giving us a ranking of the songs on All That You Can't Leave Behind.

If there is a clear winner and at least 15 votes after a day, I will end the poll there and say what song was eliminated in an edit to this post.  If it's tied or very close or there are under 15 votes after a day, I will let the poll run longer.

Ranking:

3. Stuck in a Moment You Can't Get Out Of (50%, 10 votes)
4. Walk On (47.6%, 10 votes)
5. In a Little While (47.4%, 9 votes)
6. New York (35%/61.1%, 7 votes/11 votes)
7. Elevation (36.4%, 8 votes)
8. When I Look at the World (31.8%, 7 votes)
9. Wild Honey (52.6%, 10 votes)
10. Peace on Earth (70%, 14 votes)
11. Grace (40.9%, 9 votes)

Round 1: 22 votes

Grace: 9 votes
Peace on Earth: 8 votes
Wild Honey: 2 votes
Stuck in a Moment You Can't Get Out Of: 1 vote
Elevation: 1 vote
In a Little While: 1 vote

Round 2: 20 votes

Peace on Earth: 14 votes
Wild Honey: 3 votes
Elevation: 2 votes
When I Look at the World: 1 vote

Round 3: 19 votes

Wild Honey: 10 votes
When I Look at the World: 3 votes
Elevation: 2 votes
New York: 2 votes
Walk On: 1 vote
In a Little While: 1 vote

Round 4: 22 votes

When I Look at the World: 7 votes
Elevation: 6 votes
Walk On: 3 votes
In a Little While: 3 votes
Beautiful Day: 1 vote
Kite: 1 vote
New York: 1 vote

Round 5: 22 votes

Elevation: 8 votes
New York: 6 votes
In a Little While: 4 votes
Walk On: 3 votes
Stuck in a Moment You Can't Get Out Of: 1 vote

Round 6: 20 votes

In a Little While: 7 votes
New York: 7 votes
Walk On: 4 votes
Stuck in a Moment You Can't Get Out Of: 1 vote
Kite: 1 vote

Round 6  Tiebreaker: 18 votes

New York: 11 votes
In a Little While: 7 votes

Round 7: 19 votes

In a Little While: 9 votes
Walk On: 5 votes
Stuck in a Moment You Can't Get Out Of: 4 votes
Beautiful Day: 1 vote

Round 8: 21 votes

Walk On: 10 votes
Stuck in a Moment You Can't Get Out Of: 6 votes
Beautiful Day: 3 votes
Kite: 2 votes

Round 9: 20 votes

Stuck in a Moment You Can't Get Out Of: 10 votes
Beautiful Day: 7 votes
Kite: 3 votes
« Last Edit: October 12, 2020, 01:31:18 PM by SwimmingSorrows »
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Re: All That You Can't Leave Behind - Song Elimination Round 1
« Reply #1 on: October 05, 2020, 05:39:04 PM »
Peace on Earth.


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Re: All That You Can't Leave Behind - Song Elimination Round 1
« Reply #2 on: October 05, 2020, 05:49:42 PM »
Grace


U2 (with a couple exceptions) is horrible at closers.   Grace is not rock n roll

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Re: All That You Can't Leave Behind - Song Elimination Round 1
« Reply #3 on: October 05, 2020, 05:51:36 PM »
Grace isn't offensive or anything, but it's incredibly forgettable.  It gets my vote.
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there's hope for me and you.
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Re: All That You Can't Leave Behind - Song Elimination Round 1
« Reply #4 on: October 05, 2020, 05:58:55 PM »
Grace


U2 (with a couple exceptions) is horrible at closers.   Grace is not rock n roll

It's Danny Lanois music.  Better than PoE.




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Re: All That You Can't Leave Behind - Song Elimination Round 1
« Reply #5 on: October 05, 2020, 06:17:33 PM »
Peace on Earth.


Yup. What a complete turd that song is. Lyrics are an embarrassment.
Listen as Hope and Peace try to rhyme,
Listen over marching bands playing out their time.

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Re: All That You Can't Leave Behind - Song Elimination Round 1
« Reply #6 on: October 05, 2020, 06:34:49 PM »
Just listened to both POE and Grace. Gonna go with Grace here, only barely, but the last minute or so of Grace is actually pretty good. I'm just not a big fan of some of the lyrics or Bono's voice in the first part of the song.
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Re: All That You Can't Leave Behind - Song Elimination Round 1
« Reply #7 on: October 05, 2020, 06:49:03 PM »
Grace
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Re: All That You Can't Leave Behind - Song Elimination Round 1
« Reply #8 on: October 05, 2020, 06:52:11 PM »
Never ask me anything about the lyrics because I rarely know what Bono is actually singing about, so I don't cringe at POE or Grace for these reasons.

That said, there's something static about these two songs that is kinda boring, and a lack of craft except for this approach of creating generic ambient music with the typical Eno-U2 blips and bloops. I like Grace better because it sounds like a lullaby to me, so its soft and tedious nature makes sense.

So my vote goes for POE, which doesn't hurt my ears, but also doesn't make me want to listen to it.

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Re: All That You Can't Leave Behind - Song Elimination Round 1
« Reply #9 on: October 05, 2020, 07:21:13 PM »
grace
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Re: All That You Can't Leave Behind - Song Elimination Round 1
« Reply #10 on: October 05, 2020, 08:18:54 PM »
I voted for Grace, which I find too boring to listen to.

Peace on Earth's lyrics are egregiously bad. But I like the first part of the song.

I swear, if Bono spent 20 more minutes on the lyrics it would have been okay.

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Re: All That You Can't Leave Behind - Song Elimination Round 1
« Reply #11 on: October 06, 2020, 01:27:16 AM »
POE is one of the shittiest songs theyíve ever written.
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Re: All That You Can't Leave Behind - Song Elimination Round 2
« Reply #12 on: October 06, 2020, 02:30:06 PM »
Grace has been eliminated.  Round 2 begins.
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: All That You Can't Leave Behind - Song Elimination Round 2
« Reply #13 on: October 06, 2020, 02:41:51 PM »
It's hard to believe that in round 2 I'm having to vote for PoE again.  I trust it won't happen again.


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Re: All That You Can't Leave Behind - Song Elimination Round 2
« Reply #14 on: October 06, 2020, 02:58:04 PM »
It's hard to believe that in round 2 I'm having to vote for PoE again.  I trust it won't happen again.

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