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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
13 - 13 (There is a Light)
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
AS - American Soul
AIWIY - All I Want Is You
Always
AM - Ave 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 Gonna Wait Forever

Babyface
Bad
BD - Beautiful Day
BG - Beautiful Ghost
BGAB - Big Girls Are Best
BYHD - Blow Your House Down
BOYH - Book of Your Heart
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)
CFYT - Crumbs From Your Table
CHFIL - Can't Help Falling In Love
COBL - City Of Blinding Lights
COL - Cedars of Lebanon
Corpse
Crazy - I’ll Go Crazy If I Don’t Go Crazy Tonight
C(TCAWTL) - Corpse (These Chains Are Way Too Long)

DB - Dancing Barefoot
DC – Drunk Chicken
D - 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
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

GOOYOW - Get Out Of Your Own Way
Glastonbury
Gloria
Gone
GOYB - Get On Your Boots
GPII - God Part II
Grace

H269 - Hawkmoon 269
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
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 a Box
JS - J Swallow

Kite

Landlady
LAPOE - Love And Peace Or Else
LOH - Lights of Home
LAS - Like a Song...
LCT - Love Comes Tumbling
Lemon
Levitate
LIAWHL - Love Is All We Have Left
LIB - Love Is Blindness
LNOE - Last Night On Earth
LIBTAIIW - Love is Bigger Than Anything in its Way
LRM - Love Rescue Me
LT – Luminous Times
LT(HOTL) - Luminous Times (Hold On To Love)
LWTSH - Lady With The Spinning Head
LYLM - Love You Like Mad

Magnificent
MD - Miracle Drug
Mercy
Miami
MLK
Mofo
MOS - Moment of Surrender
MOTD - Mothers of the Disappeared
MS - Miss Sarajevo
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 Year's 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
OL - Ordinary Love
Outake 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
RFD - Red Flag Day
Rejoice
RHMT - Red Hill Mining Town
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
S(FSC) - Stay (Faraway, So Close!)
SIAMYCGOO - Stuck in a Moment You Can't Get Out Of
SIASL - Stranger in a Strange Land
Slug
SM - Street Missions
Smile
SOL - Satellite of Love
SOL - Summer 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

TB - The Blackout
TEC - The Electric Co.
TF - The Fool
TLTTGYA - The Little Things That Give You Away
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
THTBA - The Hands That Built America
TLTTGYA – The Little Things That Give You Away
TO - The Ocean
TS - The Showman
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

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 Streets Have No Name
WTTW - Walk To the Water
WUDM - Wake Up Dead Man
WOWY - With Or Without You

XAW - Xanax And Wine

Yahweh
YTBTAM - You're The Best Thing About Me
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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Re: U2 Acronym Dictionary
« 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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Re: U2 Acronym Dictionary
« 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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Re: U2 Acronym Dictionary
« 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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Re: U2 Acronym Dictionary
« Reply #11 on: June 08, 2011, 10:02:18 PM »
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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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« Reply #12 on: June 08, 2011, 10:43:19 PM »
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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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« Reply #14 on: June 09, 2011, 06:23:03 PM »
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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.