TalkU2's Most Overrated Songs (Pick 3)

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TalkU2's Most Overrated Songs (Pick 3)
« on: April 27, 2021, 09:21:11 AM »
Being on the forum for quite some time I've taken mental notes that a lot of positive talk has been directed towards these songs . . . Perhaps a little too much talk.

My votes

TUF
Kite
COL

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Re: TalkU2's Most Overrated Songs (Pick 3)
« Reply #1 on: April 27, 2021, 09:27:54 AM »
Batman.  Throwaway.


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Re: TalkU2's Most Overrated Songs (Pick 3)
« Reply #2 on: April 27, 2021, 09:34:30 AM »
Cedars of Lebanon...I don't understand the love for it.  I skipped the song all the time when I listened to album.
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Re: TalkU2's Most Overrated Songs (Pick 3)
« Reply #3 on: April 27, 2021, 09:37:07 AM »
Cedars of Lebanon...I don't understand the love for it.  I skipped the song all the time when I listened to album.

It's a late career stroke of genius.  It ranks up there with the very best of U2 as far as I'm concerned.



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Re: TalkU2's Most Overrated Songs (Pick 3)
« Reply #4 on: April 27, 2021, 10:01:14 AM »
I can vote. I very much like all the songs listed.
In the garden I was playing the tart
I kissed your lips and broke your heart
You
You were acting like it was the end of the world

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Re: TalkU2's Most Overrated Songs (Pick 3)
« Reply #5 on: April 27, 2021, 10:01:26 AM »
Cedars of Lebanon...I don't understand the love for it.  I skipped the song all the time when I listened to album.

It's a late career stroke of genius.  It ranks up there with the very best of U2 as far as I'm concerned.

It's barely music.  Just above reading someone's diary with some ambience  Well done in that respect but not a classic

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Re: TalkU2's Most Overrated Songs (Pick 3)
« Reply #6 on: April 27, 2021, 10:08:38 AM »
Cedars of Lebanon...I don't understand the love for it.  I skipped the song all the time when I listened to album.

It's a late career stroke of genius.  It ranks up there with the very best of U2 as far as I'm concerned.
This.
You speak of signs and wonders, but I need something other

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Re: TalkU2's Most Overrated Songs (Pick 3)
« Reply #7 on: April 27, 2021, 10:22:27 AM »
My only vote on this list is Hold Me.

I like it, but it may me slightly overrated.

The others are all well liked, and deservedly so.
First Chair. Last Call.

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Re: TalkU2's Most Overrated Songs (Pick 3)
« Reply #8 on: April 27, 2021, 11:36:42 AM »
Streets.

Beyond the intro itís actually quite boring.

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Re: TalkU2's Most Overrated Songs (Pick 3)
« Reply #9 on: April 27, 2021, 12:28:26 PM »
UF, Cedars and Little Things

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Re: TalkU2's Most Overrated Songs (Pick 3)
« Reply #10 on: April 27, 2021, 12:36:07 PM »
Kite, SLABT, Little Things
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Re: TalkU2's Most Overrated Songs (Pick 3)
« Reply #11 on: April 27, 2021, 12:43:03 PM »
Although I don't mind either, COL and SLABT.
We Get To Carry Each Other

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Re: TalkU2's Most Overrated Songs (Pick 3)
« Reply #12 on: April 27, 2021, 12:43:46 PM »
Streets. No question.
What are we going to do now it's all been said.
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Re: TalkU2's Most Overrated Songs (Pick 3)
« Reply #13 on: April 27, 2021, 12:45:23 PM »
Streets.

Beyond the intro itís actually quite boring.

It's a boring song but the studio intro is sublime.


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Re: TalkU2's Most Overrated Songs (Pick 3)
« Reply #14 on: April 27, 2021, 01:43:02 PM »
On playing a specific song in front of a live audience, Bono says;

 "it is a device you can imagine in theater or cinema but you rarely see in songwriting, where you stop time and the character turns to the camera and explains himself"

Which song is he referring to?

The Fly?

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