Author Topic: What If 360 Really Was A Greatest Hits Tour?  (Read 1046 times)

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

Offline Tumbling Dice

  • Drowning Man/Woman
  • ***
  • Posts: 22,131
  • I won't pay the usual fee
What If 360 Really Was A Greatest Hits Tour?
« on: December 09, 2010, 08:34:59 AM »
If the 360 tour really was a bona fide greatest hits tour, its set-list would look something like this, based on the highest placed UK chart positions.

Would this really be such a shabby show or much different from the current set-lists?

1. Desire
2. Get on your Boots
3. New Year's Day
4. Mysterious Ways - Last Night on Earth
5. Beautiful Day
6. Elevation - All Because of You
7. I Still haven't Found... - If God Will Send His Angels
8. Angel of Harlem - Staring at the Sun
9. Stay - Stuck in a Moment...
10. The Unforgettable Fire - Who's Gonna Ride Your Wild Horses
11. Electrical Storm - Window in the Skies
12. Miss Sarajevo - Sometimes You Can't Make It...
13. City of Blinding Lights
14. Vertigo
15. Discotheque - Even Better than the Real Thing (Perfecto Mix)
16. Please
17. Pride
18. Walk On
19. The Fly

20. One
21. Where the Streets Have No Name

22. Hold Me, Thrill Me, Kiss Me, Kill Me
23. With or Without You
24. All I Want is You


* I couldn't in all conscience find a place for The Sweetest Thing. :D





Offline Bads316

  • Elevated
  • ***
  • Posts: 4,221
  • Ain't nothin' but a muffin
Re: What If 360 Really Was A Greatest Hits Tour?
« Reply #1 on: December 09, 2010, 09:08:21 AM »
looks much the same to me

Offline U2-obsessed and proud

  • Drowning Man/Woman
  • ***
  • Posts: 24,668
  • Let The Rain come down, make a brand new ground
Re: What If 360 Really Was A Greatest Hits Tour?
« Reply #2 on: December 09, 2010, 09:23:30 AM »
I think the definition of "greatest hit" can change depending on one's opinion.  I view a "greatest hit" as a song that has been a setlist staple tour after tour after tour, is extremely recognizable to the fan base and recognizable to the general public as well, and lastly a song that charted well (but this isnt exactly the best indicator in my mind

If I had to make a "greatest hits" setlist (with some NLOTH songs in there because they have to be) that was fashioned the same way the 360 set was, I'd say:

1. Return of the Stingray Guitar
2. Beautiful Day
3. I Will Follow
4. New Years Day
5. Get On Your Boots
6. Magnificent
7. Mysterious Ways
8. Elevation
9. Until The End of the World
10. I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For
11. Desire
12. City of Blinding Lights
13. Vertigo
14. Crazy Remix
15. Even Better Than The Real Thing
16. Discotheque
17. Bullet The Blue Sky
18. Sunday Bloody Sunday
19. Pride
20. Walk On

21. One
22. Streets

23. All I Want is You
24. With or Without You
25. Bad

The Promenade

  • Guest
Re: What If 360 Really Was A Greatest Hits Tour?
« Reply #3 on: December 09, 2010, 11:10:05 AM »
You are not allowed to view links. Register or Login
If the 360 tour really was a bona fide greatest hits tour, its set-list would look something like this, based on the highest placed UK chart positions.

Would this really be such a shabby show or much different from the current set-lists?

1. Desire
2. Get on your Boots
3. New Year's Day
4. Mysterious Ways - Last Night on Earth
5. Beautiful Day
6. Elevation - All Because of You
7. I Still haven't Found... - If God Will Send His Angels
8. Angel of Harlem - Staring at the Sun
9. Stay - Stuck in a Moment...
10. The Unforgettable Fire - Who's Gonna Ride Your Wild Horses
11. Electrical Storm - Window in the Skies
12. Miss Sarajevo - Sometimes You Can't Make It...
13. City of Blinding Lights
14. Vertigo
15. Discotheque - Even Better than the Real Thing (Perfecto Mix)
16. Please
17. Pride
18. Walk On
19. The Fly

20. One
21. Where the Streets Have No Name

22. Hold Me, Thrill Me, Kiss Me, Kill Me
23. With or Without You
24. All I Want is You


* I couldn't in all conscience find a place for The Sweetest Thing. :D




Sir, your post proves, beyond any reasonable question, that 360 is indeed a Greatest Hits tour.

Depending on her point of view, a U2 fan may or may not find this conservative set list pleasing...

Offline The Unknown Caller

  • Holy Joe
  • ***
  • Posts: 18,894
  • TORIIIIIINOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!
Re: What If 360 Really Was A Greatest Hits Tour?
« Reply #4 on: December 09, 2010, 11:22:55 AM »
I think you have to go beyond just chart positions though. "Bullet the Blue Sky" is CLEARLY far more of a greatest hit in a modern setlist than "The Unforgettable Fire", for instance.

Offline Bads316

  • Elevated
  • ***
  • Posts: 4,221
  • Ain't nothin' but a muffin
Re: What If 360 Really Was A Greatest Hits Tour?
« Reply #5 on: December 09, 2010, 12:58:29 PM »
You are not allowed to view links. Register or Login
I think you have to go beyond just chart positions though. "Bullet the Blue Sky" is CLEARLY far more of a greatest hit in a modern setlist than "The Unforgettable Fire", for instance.

no it's not - IMO anyway
« Last Edit: December 09, 2010, 01:00:06 PM by Bads316 »

Offline Tumbling Dice

  • Drowning Man/Woman
  • ***
  • Posts: 22,131
  • I won't pay the usual fee
Re: What If 360 Really Was A Greatest Hits Tour?
« Reply #6 on: December 09, 2010, 02:19:40 PM »
You are not allowed to view links. Register or Login
I think you have to go beyond just chart positions though. "Bullet the Blue Sky" is CLEARLY far more of a greatest hit in a modern setlist than "The Unforgettable Fire", for instance.

A song OBVIOUSLY cannot be a greatest hit if it wasn't released as a single.


« Last Edit: December 09, 2010, 02:59:33 PM by Tumbling Dice »

Offline The Unknown Caller

  • Holy Joe
  • ***
  • Posts: 18,894
  • TORIIIIIINOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!
Re: What If 360 Really Was A Greatest Hits Tour?
« Reply #7 on: December 09, 2010, 04:25:27 PM »
Well, I think that's completely ridiculous when you think of songs like Bad which are self evidently greatest hits despite not being singles, and then compare it to singles which are obviously not greatest hits - like The Unforgettable Fire.

Offline Tumbling Dice

  • Drowning Man/Woman
  • ***
  • Posts: 22,131
  • I won't pay the usual fee
Re: What If 360 Really Was A Greatest Hits Tour?
« Reply #8 on: December 09, 2010, 04:29:11 PM »
You are not allowed to view links. Register or Login
Well, I think that's completely ridiculous when you think of songs like Bad which are self evidently greatest hits despite not being singles, and then compare it to singles which are obviously not greatest hits - like The Unforgettable Fire.

If a song such as Bad was not released as a single then by definition it is impossible for it to be a hit if it didn't chart.

It just makes it a popular U2 song and live warhorse.


 

Offline Domenico of Lovetown

  • Precious Stone
  • ***
  • Posts: 2,883
Re: What If 360 Really Was A Greatest Hits Tour?
« Reply #9 on: December 09, 2010, 05:24:20 PM »
This would be a U2 Greatest Hits setlist:

1.  Desire
2.  Mysterious Ways
3.  I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For
4.  Discotheque
5.  One
6.  With Or Without You

These are the only U2 songs to ever crack the Top 10 in America.