The TalkU2 Forum U2 Greatest Hits Album Compiled!

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The TalkU2 Forum U2 Greatest Hits Album Compiled!
« on: December 19, 2017, 11:04:01 PM »
Hello everyone, I made a new thread for people to discuss the results of a top 10 U2 songs poll I just compiled. I felt that it would be good to start fresh rather then tack it onto the end of a long post.  If you haven't yet given your top 10, feel free to add it here
http://forum.talku2.com/index.php?topic=788.0

Things About Methodology
Ranking a song #1 gives it a score of 10, #2 gives it a 9, etc. I added up all the scores from all the different people on all the different songs. In the event of a tie, I will pick the song that was on more people's lists.  For those who said, no particular order, each song you picked was given a 5, as that balances the numbers out by it being in the middle. 

WITHOUT FURTHER ADO
1. Until the End of the World (80 points)
2. Where the Streets Have No Name (74 points)
3. Bad (71 points)
4. Acrobat (66 points)
5. Stay (55 points)
6. A Sort of Homecoming (54 points)
7. Ultra Violet (Light My Way) (45 points)
8a. Running to Stand Still (44 points, featured on 8 lists)
8b. Mofo (44 points, featured on 6 lists)
9a. The Fly (38 points, featured on 9 lists)
9b. One (38 points, featured on 6 lists)
10. Please (33 points)

Any thoughts, surprises, or any other ideas on how this list looks, and what you think about it, feel free to comment! If you like this concept, let me know, and ill start some series of rankings, with non album tracks coming next.
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Re: The TalkU2 Forum U2 Greatest Hits Album Compiled!
« Reply #1 on: December 19, 2017, 11:31:39 PM »
I can tell I'm on talku2 board when Mofo makes the cut over NYD.


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My U2 Top 10: The Unforgettable Fire, Acrobat, New Year's Day, Gloria, The Fly, A Sort of Homecoming, Where The Streets Have No Name, Bad, Ultra Violet (Light My Way), Drowning Man

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Re: The TalkU2 Forum U2 Greatest Hits Album Compiled!
« Reply #2 on: December 20, 2017, 03:22:32 AM »
What a great thread!


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Re: The TalkU2 Forum U2 Greatest Hits Album Compiled!
« Reply #3 on: December 20, 2017, 03:22:50 AM »
The only surprise for me is "stay"


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Re: The TalkU2 Forum U2 Greatest Hits Album Compiled!
« Reply #4 on: December 20, 2017, 03:29:34 AM »
The u2 forum for the more discerning u2 fan...

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Re: The TalkU2 Forum U2 Greatest Hits Album Compiled!
« Reply #5 on: December 20, 2017, 06:07:20 AM »
The u2 forum for the more discerning u2 fan...
Discerning? Is THAT what we are?  ;D

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Re: The TalkU2 Forum U2 Greatest Hits Album Compiled!
« Reply #6 on: December 20, 2017, 07:44:14 AM »
Acrobat AND Ultraviolet making the list, a bit of a surprise for me.  Like them both myself, just would not think they would both make a top 10 list.

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Re: The TalkU2 Forum U2 Greatest Hits Album Compiled!
« Reply #7 on: December 20, 2017, 08:48:29 AM »
UV doesn't surprise me. The biggest surprise, in my opinion, is that The Fly isn't higher up in the standings.

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Re: The TalkU2 Forum U2 Greatest Hits Album Compiled!
« Reply #8 on: December 20, 2017, 10:14:13 AM »
Hello everyone, I made a new thread for people to discuss the results of a top 10 U2 songs poll I just compiled. I felt that it would be good to start fresh rather then tack it onto the end of a long post.  If you haven't yet given your top 10, feel free to add it here
http://forum.talku2.com/index.php?topic=788.0

Things About Methodology
Ranking a song #1 gives it a score of 10, #2 gives it a 9, etc. I added up all the scores from all the different people on all the different songs. In the event of a tie, I will pick the song that was on more people's lists.  For those who said, no particular order, each song you picked was given a 5, as that balances the numbers out by it being in the middle. 

WITHOUT FURTHER ADO
1. Until the End of the World (80 points)
2. Where the Streets Have No Name (74 points)
3. Bad (71 points)
4. Acrobat (66 points)
5. Stay (55 points)
6. A Sort of Homecoming (54 points)
7. Ultra Violet (Light My Way) (45 points)
8a. Running to Stand Still (44 points, featured on 8 lists)
8b. Mofo (44 points, featured on 6 lists)
9a. The Fly (38 points, featured on 9 lists)
9b. One (38 points, featured on 6 lists)
10. Please (33 points)

Any thoughts, surprises, or any other ideas on how this list looks, and what you think about it, feel free to comment! If you like this concept, let me know, and ill start some series of rankings, with non album tracks coming next.

Nice list of songs. Lots of goodies on there. No songs i would take issue with. I am suprised tho, to see Ultraviolet score so high. I knew it had its admirers, but had no clue it would prove so popular in a vote, when compared to other u2 songs

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Re: The TalkU2 Forum U2 Greatest Hits Album Compiled!
« Reply #9 on: December 20, 2017, 10:17:54 AM »
Five of the top seven songs on this list have won a U2 song tournament in the past over on the other forum.

So it doesn't surprise me.


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Re: The TalkU2 Forum U2 Greatest Hits Album Compiled!
« Reply #10 on: December 20, 2017, 01:47:45 PM »
So when are you compiling Volume 2?
Sign me petition to get some great missing albums on Spotify!
https://www.change.org/p/daniel-ek-bring-some-great-albums-to-spotify

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Re: The TalkU2 Forum U2 Greatest Hits Album Compiled!
« Reply #11 on: December 20, 2017, 01:57:56 PM »
So when are you compiling Volume 2?
This.


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