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U2 Acronym Dictionary
« on: June 05, 2011, 09:19:03 PM »
As requested by a few forum members, this is a list of U2 songs listed by their acronyms. I will maintain this list.

I request that you PM me if you see any errors, omissions or have a better acronym to contribute.


•   11OCTT – 11 O’Clock Tick Tock
•   40
•   4OJ/FOJ – 4th of July

•   AATW – All Along the Watchtower
•   ABOY – All Because of You
•   AC – A Celebration
•   ACD – An Cat Dubh
•   Acrobat
•   AD – Another Day
•   ADIHFABOM/K1 – Alex Descends Into Hell for a Bottle of Milk/Korova 1
•   ADKOB – A Different Kind of Blue
•   ADWM – A Day Without Me
•   AFN – Always Forever Now
•   AG – Amazing Grace
•   AIWIY – All I Want is You
•   Always
•   AM – Ava Maria
•   AMAAW – A Man and a Woman
•   AOH – Angel of Harlem
•   ARATHH – A Room at the Heartbreak Hotel
•   ASOH – A Sort of Homecoming
•   ATAP – Another Time, Another Place
•   AYGWF – Are You Going to Wait Forever

•   Babyface
•   Bad
•   BD – Beautiful Day
•   BG – Beautiful Ghost
•   BGAB – Big Girls are Best
•   BI – Boomerang I
•   BII – Boomerang II
•   Boots – Get on Your Boots
•   B/G – Boy/Girl
•   Breathe
•   BS – Beach Sequence
•   BT – Bass trap
•   BTBS – Bullet the Blue Sky
•   B (WNOY) – Bottoms (Watashitachi No Ookina Yume)
•   BYHD – Blow Your House Down

•   C (BPCH) – Christmas (Baby Please Come Home)
•   California
•   CFYT – Crumbs from Your Table
•   CHFIL – Can’t Help Falling in Love
•   COBL – City of Blinding Lights
•   COL – Cedars of Lebanon
•   Corpse
•   CR – Cedarwood Road

•   DB – Dancing Barefoot
•   DC – Drunk Chicken
•   DD – Dirty Day
•   Desire
•   DGPFYCC – Daddy’s Gonna Pay for Your Crashed Car
•   Discotheque
•   DITH – Deep in the Heart
•   DM – Drowning Man
•   DS – Dancing Shoes
•   DTYGTT – Don’t Take Your Guns to Town
•   DWTIME – Dreaming with Tears in My Eyes
•   DYFL – Do You Feel Loved

•   EAA – Elvis Ate America
•   EBW – Every Breaking Wave
•   ED – Endless Deep
•   EBTTRT – Even Better than the Real Thing
•   EL – Everlasting Love
•   Elevation
•   EPAA – Elvis Presley and America
•   ES – Electrical Storm
•   Exit

•   FAYF – Falling at Your Feet
•   FBB – Fez Being Born
•   FC – Fast Cars
•   Fire
•   Flower Child
•   FS – Fortunate Son

•   Glastonbury
•   Gloria
•   Gone
•   GOYB – Get on Your Boots
•   GPII – God Part II
•   Grace

•   H269 – Hawkmoon 369
•   Heartland
•   HHSC – Hallelujah Here She Comes
•   HIAWG – Happiness is a Warm Gun
•   HJ – Holy Joe
•   HMTMKMKM – Hold Me, Thrill Me, Kiss Me, Kill Me
•   HS – Helter Skelter

•   IALW – In a Little While
•   IBIFC – I Believe in Father Christmas
•   IFD – I Fall Down
•   IGCIIDGCT – I’ll Go Crazy if I Don’t Go Crazy Tonight
•   IGC – In God’s Country
•   IGWSHA – If God Will Send His Angels
•   Invisible
•   INYB – I’m Not Your baby
•   IO – Ito Okashi
•   Iris
•   ISHFWILF – I Still Haven’t Found What I’m Looking For
•   ISS – Indian Summer Sky
•   ITA – Is That All
•   ITABTAW – I Threw a Brick Through a Window
•   ITH – Into the Heart
•   IWF – I Will Follow
•   IYWTVD – If You Wear that Velvet Dress

•   JC – Jesus Christ
•   JITB – Jack in the Box
•   JS – J Swallow

•   Kite

•   LAPOE – Love and Peace or Else
•   LAS – Like a Song
•   LCT – Love Comes Tumbling
•   Lemon
•   Levitate
•   LIB – Love is Blindness
•   LNOE – Last Night on Earth
•   LRM – Love Rescue Me
•   LT – Luminous Times
•   LWTSH – Lady with the Spinning Head
•   LYLM – Love You Like Mad

•   Magnificent
•   MD – Miracle Drug
•   Mercy
•   Miami
•   MLK
•   Mofo
•   MOS – Moment of Surrender
•   MOTD – Mother of the Disappeared
•   MW – Mysterious Ways

•   NAD – Night and Day
•   NASOFTR – North and South of the River
•   NL – Neon Lights
•   NLMG – Never Let Me Go
•   NLOTH – No Line on the Horizon
•   North Star
•   NS – Native Son
•   Numb
•   NY – New York
•   NYD – New Years Day

•   October
•   OL – Ordinary Love
•   OMW – One Minute Warning
•   One
•   OOC – Out of Control
•   OOTS – Original of the Species
•   OSC – One Step Closer
•   OTH – One Tree Hill
•   Out Take 2: Sixty Seconds in Kingdom Come

•   PG – Party Girl
•   PIB – Paint it Black
•   PITNOL – Pride (In the Name of Love)
•   POE – Peace on Earth
•   PTC – Pete the Chop
•   Please
•   Plot 180
•   PM – Pop Muzik
•   Pride – Pride (In the Name of Love)
•   Promenade

•   RAT – Race Against Time
•   RBW – Raised by Wolves
•   Rejoice
•   RL – Red Light
•   RTSS – Running to Stand Still

•   SAG – Silver and Gold
•   Salome
•   SAMTM – She’s a Mystery to Me
•   SATS – Staring at the Sun
•   SATT – Shadows and Tall Trees
•   SBS – Sunday Bloody Sunday
•   SC – So Cruel
•   Scarlet
•   SD – Slow Dancing
•   SDABTO – Some Days are Better than Others
•   SE – Spanish Eyes
•   Seibu – Slug (working title)
•   Seconds
•   SFB – Stories for Boys
•   SFS – Song for Someone
•   S (FSC) – Stay (Faraway, So Close!)
•   SIAMYCGOO – Stuck in a Moment You Can’t Get Out Of
•   SIASL – Stranger in a Strange Land
•   SLABT – Sleep Like a Baby Tonight
•   Slug
•   SM – Street Missions
•   Smile
•   SOL – Satellite of Love
•   SR – Summer Rain
•   SSTKC – Sixty Seconds in Kingdom Come
•   ST – Sweetest Thing
•   Stateless
•   Streets – Where the Streets Have No Name
•   Stay
•   SUC – Stand Up Comedy
•   Surrender
•   SYCMIOYO – Sometimes You Can’t Make It On Your Own

•   TEC – The Electric Co.
•   TF – The Fool
•   TFLGN – Theme from Let’s Go Native
•   TFTS – Theme from the Swan
•   TFT – The First Time
•   TGBHF – The Ground Beneath Her Feet
•   THBAO – Two Hearts Beat as One
•   The Fly
•   The Troubles
•   THTBA – The Hands That Built America
•   TIWYCRMN – This is Where You Can Reach Me Now
•   TM – The Miracle (Of Joey Ramone)
•   TO – The Ocean
•   Tomorrow
•   Touch
•   TPM – The Playboy Mansion
•   TR – The Refugee
•   Trevor
•   TSOHOSOS – Two Shots of Happy, One Shot of Sad
•   TTATPG (PG) – Trash, Trampoline, and the Party Girl
•   TTMAD – Things to Make and Do
•   TTS – The Three Sunrises
•   TTTYAATW – Tryin’ to Throw Your Arms Around the World
•   TTYW – Trip Through Your Wires
•   TUF – The Unforgettable Fire
•   TW – The Wanderer
•   Twilight

•   UC – Unknown Caller
•   UCOP – United Colours of Plutonium
•   UM – Unchained Melody
•   UTEOTW – Until the End of the World
•   UV – Ultraviolet

•   VD – Viva Davidoff
•   VDL – Van Diemen’s Land
•   Vertigo
•   Volcano

•   WAIA – Wide Awake in America
•   WAIE – Wide Awake in Europe
•   WAS – With A Shout
•   WDIAGW – Where did it all go Wrong
•   WGRYWH – Who’s Gonna Ride Your Wild Horses
•   WH – Wild Honey
•   White as Snow
•   WILATW – When I Look at the World
•   WIR – Wild Irish Rose
•   Wire
•   WITS – Window in the Skies
•   WLCTT – When Love Comes to Town
•   WO – Walk On
•   WTSHNN – Where the Street Have No Name
•   WTTW – Walk to the Water
•   WUDM – Wake Up Dead Man
•   WOWY – With or Without You

•   XAW – Xanax and Wine

•   Yahweh
•   YBR – Your Blue Room

•   Zooropa
•   ZS – Zoo Station

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Re: U2 Acronym Dictionary
« Reply #1 on: June 06, 2011, 03:09:59 PM »
heh heh heh glad to see this materialized! Nice work

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Re: U2 Acronym Dictionary
« Reply #2 on: June 06, 2011, 03:10:39 PM »
wished my list of U2 songs would've got stickied

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Re: U2 Acronym Dictionary
« Reply #3 on: June 06, 2011, 04:18:20 PM »
Thanks for this

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Re: U2 Acronym Dictionary
« Reply #4 on: June 07, 2011, 01:54:36 PM »
WOW......thanks! I've always been horrible with the U2 song acronym's.......now I know where to go for a bit of help!

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« Reply #5 on: June 07, 2011, 01:57:22 PM »
Hahaha this is great!

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Re: U2 Acronym Dictionary
« Reply #6 on: June 07, 2011, 04:15:18 PM »
I think we've usually done Ultraviolet as UV. But this is great too! Some minor differences from what's been adopted around here, but maybe these will stick!

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Re: U2 Acronym Dictionary
« Reply #7 on: June 07, 2011, 05:23:24 PM »
brilliant  :)  i'm usually pretty good with the acronyms, but some of the songs have like 15 words in the title, and i'm just not that smart!  :D

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Re: U2 Acronym Dictionary
« Reply #8 on: June 07, 2011, 05:37:02 PM »
did u copy and paste the one they have at interference?

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« Reply #9 on: June 07, 2011, 05:38:14 PM »
serious lack of song titles taht start with a J in the albums dept.

•   JS - J Swallow
•   JITB - Jack in a Box
•   JC - Jesus Christ

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« Reply #10 on: June 08, 2011, 09:53:19 PM »
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did u copy and paste the one they have at interference?

Interference was the base list. I did do some clean up and shifting. I can't beleive I missed UV! I will fix that, thanks!

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serious lack of song titles taht start with a J in the albums dept.

•   JS - J Swallow
•   JITB - Jack in a Box
•   JC - Jesus Christ


I'm going with what I've got in my collection. Do you have more that I don't know about? If so, PM me, thanks.

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serious lack of song titles taht start with a J in the albums dept.

•   JS - J Swallow
•   JITB - Jack in a Box
•   JC - Jesus Christ


I'm going with what I've got in my collection. Do you have more that I don't know about? If so, PM me, thanks.

no. i just never realized they only have 3 song titles that start with the letter J, none of which are actual album tracks, i dunno why i noticed that.

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serious lack of song titles taht start with a J in the albums dept.

•   JS - J Swallow
•   JITB - Jack in a Box
•   JC - Jesus Christ


I'm going with what I've got in my collection. Do you have more that I don't know about? If so, PM me, thanks.

no. i just never realized they only have 3 song titles that start with the letter J, none of which are actual album tracks, i dunno why i noticed that.

Oh OK! They are B-sides, if I remember right.

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serious lack of song titles taht start with a J in the albums dept.

•   JS - J Swallow
•   JITB - Jack in a Box
•   JC - Jesus Christ


I'm going with what I've got in my collection. Do you have more that I don't know about? If so, PM me, thanks.

no. i just never realized they only have 3 song titles that start with the letter J, none of which are actual album tracks, i dunno why i noticed that.

Oh OK! They are B-sides, if I remember right.

Nah. J Swallow is for sure. JITB is just a pre-Boy song, and JC is R&H outtake.