Author Topic: Which part of a U2 song made a shiver ran down your spine?  (Read 3302 times)

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

Offline NotFadeAway

  • Babyface
  • *
  • Posts: 22
  • ♫ Be uncool, don't look in the obvious place ♫
Which part of a U2 song made a shiver ran down your spine?
« on: November 18, 2012, 02:29:35 AM »
Okay. This is the first topic that I open, don't kill me! I don't know if it has already been opened before, if so, I'm sorry I couldn't find it.
Well, the point is which part of a song is the most thrilling, exciting, touching for you? It could be just a word sung in a particular way (not necessarily in a high note) or a bunch of chords, or whatever you want!

For me the way Bono sings "sky" in the studio version of Pride as he goes "shot rings out, in the Memphis sky" is just BEAUTIFUL.  The same is when he sings "And so fade...fade...fade away" in the live version of Bad.
Talking about chords I do love the part of guitar in the live version of One, that Edge plays when Bono is singing "One love, one blood...", it makes me cry more that the whole song.




Offline Inishfree

  • Up With the Sun
  • ***
  • Posts: 5919
Re: Which part of a U2 song made a shiver ran down your spine?
« Reply #1 on: November 18, 2012, 05:42:26 AM »
Good thread and thanks for starting it.

I love the song Bad.  The into, lyrics and when Bono sings fade away.

Offline _acrobat

  • Precious Stone
  • ***
  • Posts: 2580
  • Am I really all the things that are outside of me?
Re: Which part of a U2 song made a shiver ran down your spine?
« Reply #2 on: November 18, 2012, 06:20:15 AM »
The drums during "she is raging, she is raging..." In Running to Stand Still
Edge's guitar in Love is Blindness

Offline THRILLHO

  • Traffic Cop (Rue du Marais)
  • ***
  • Posts: 11333
  • The sun won't melt our wings tonight
Re: Which part of a U2 song made a shiver ran down your spine?
« Reply #3 on: November 18, 2012, 09:26:36 AM »
oh without a doubt the "hallelujahs" at the end of RTSS during Zoo TV. nothing comes close imo

Offline _acrobat

  • Precious Stone
  • ***
  • Posts: 2580
  • Am I really all the things that are outside of me?
Re: Which part of a U2 song made a shiver ran down your spine?
« Reply #4 on: November 18, 2012, 09:54:43 AM »
You are not allowed to view links. Register or Login
oh without a doubt the "hallelujahs" at the end of RTSS during Zoo TV. nothing comes close imo
Also when he stabs the imaginary needle into his arm

Offline THRILLHO

  • Traffic Cop (Rue du Marais)
  • ***
  • Posts: 11333
  • The sun won't melt our wings tonight
Re: Which part of a U2 song made a shiver ran down your spine?
« Reply #5 on: November 18, 2012, 10:05:40 AM »
You are not allowed to view links. Register or Login
You are not allowed to view links. Register or Login
oh without a doubt the "hallelujahs" at the end of RTSS during Zoo TV. nothing comes close imo
Also when he stabs the imaginary needle into his arm

right, from that point on the song is very chill inducing.

Offline Droo

  • Global Moderator
  • Airborne Ranger
  • ******
  • Posts: 9738
  • when the soul wants, the soul waits
Re: Which part of a U2 song made a shiver ran down your spine?
« Reply #6 on: November 18, 2012, 10:08:56 AM »
The synth chords at the beginning of Streets and the riff coming in over them.

RTSS ZooTV.

"Return the call to home" and the guitar line following it during Cedars of Lebanon.

Scarlet.

Offline Blue Silken Sky

  • Elevated
  • ***
  • Posts: 3001
  • What are the feelings you left behind?
Re: Which part of a U2 song made a shiver ran down your spine?
« Reply #7 on: November 18, 2012, 10:48:13 AM »
You are not allowed to view links. Register or Login
The drums during "she is raging, she is raging..." In Running to Stand Still...
YES.

Offline lainie1966

  • Stranger in a Strange Land
  • *
  • Posts: 5
Re: Which part of a U2 song made a shiver ran down your spine?
« Reply #8 on: November 18, 2012, 02:18:40 PM »
bad live on wide awake. the whole song just reaches parts others get no where near

Offline Starman

  • Drowning Man/Woman
  • ***
  • Posts: 21683
Re: Which part of a U2 song made a shiver ran down your spine?
« Reply #9 on: November 18, 2012, 03:31:44 PM »
The rap during Moment of Surrender live (especially the Wide Awake in Europe version.)

Offline THRILLHO

  • Traffic Cop (Rue du Marais)
  • ***
  • Posts: 11333
  • The sun won't melt our wings tonight
Re: Which part of a U2 song made a shiver ran down your spine?
« Reply #10 on: November 18, 2012, 04:14:32 PM »
You are not allowed to view links. Register or Login
The rap during Moment of Surrender live (especially the Wide Awake in Europe version.)

yea i like the line "God is a mirror in which everyman sees himself" that's a very very sad but true statement

Offline JBS

  • Headache in a Suitcase
  • *
  • Posts: 399
Re: Which part of a U2 song made a shiver ran down your spine?
« Reply #11 on: November 18, 2012, 04:51:59 PM »
Great thread:

A couple of moments for me:

As _acrobat already said: Edge's guitar in Love is Blindness

Larry's drums in Mofo

Adam's bass in Moment of Surrender

Bono's vocals on Kite from the U2 Go Home dvd.

Offline CrisSky

  • Babyface
  • *
  • Posts: 19
  • Hello, I love U2! I am a singer as well.
Re: Which part of a U2 song made a shiver ran down your spine?
« Reply #12 on: November 18, 2012, 05:31:01 PM »
1. When the drums kick in on Where The Streets Have No Name till the first words come in. As far as I'm concerned, that is the greatest bit of music you will ever hear live in concert!

2. The last part of Until The End Of The World live is always incredible. On the 360 show, the lights were amazing here. Bono always does something different, but usually ends with that same old melody.

3. Beautiful Day, the part with " See the world in green and blue ". When it kicks back into the chorus. Awesome.

4. Vertigo, the whole song! But live on the 360 tour, I love the way they added that little part at the end. Watch the Rose Bowl version to see what I mean. The way Bono messed around with the camera was Bono at his best!

5. The last part of Ultra Violet " Baby, Baby, Baby "! I loved the combination of this and the mirror ball live. Incredible!

6. Also Hold Me, Thrill Me, Kiss Me, Kill Me, did the same thing at the end with the mirror ball!

7. Edges solo on Even Better Than The Real Thing! The original version. Actually the versions on Zoo Tv Sydney, and Pop, in Mexico City are both great!

8. The intro into Elevation on the U2 Go Home Dvd!

These are actually all U2 Live moments. But really, while U2 is great on record, nothing can beat hearing and seeing the music live.

Offline THRILLHO

  • Traffic Cop (Rue du Marais)
  • ***
  • Posts: 11333
  • The sun won't melt our wings tonight
Re: Which part of a U2 song made a shiver ran down your spine?
« Reply #13 on: November 18, 2012, 05:43:30 PM »
You are not allowed to view links. Register or Login
1. When the drums kick in on Where The Streets Have No Name till the first words come in. As far as I'm concerned, that is the greatest bit of music you will ever hear live in concert!

2. The last part of Until The End Of The World live is always incredible. On the 360 show, the lights were amazing here. Bono always does something different, but usually ends with that same old melody.

3. Beautiful Day, the part with " See the world in green and blue ". When it kicks back into the chorus. Awesome.

4. Vertigo, the whole song! But live on the 360 tour, I love the way they added that little part at the end. Watch the Rose Bowl version to see what I mean. The way Bono messed around with the camera was Bono at his best!

5. The last part of Ultra Violet " Baby, Baby, Baby "! I loved the combination of this and the mirror ball live. Incredible!

6. Also Hold Me, Thrill Me, Kiss Me, Kill Me, did the same thing at the end with the mirror ball!

7. Edges solo on Even Better Than The Real Thing! The original version. Actually the versions on Zoo Tv Sydney, and Pop, in Mexico City are both great!

8. The intro into Elevation on the U2 Go Home Dvd!

These are actually all U2 Live moments. But really, while U2 is great on record, nothing can beat hearing and seeing the music live.

this. one of the reasons U2 will always be my fav band live is beacuse almost all the songs take it up to the next level live.

Offline Declamom

  • Babyface
  • *
  • Posts: 17
Re: Which part of a U2 song made a shiver ran down your spine?
« Reply #14 on: November 18, 2012, 05:46:06 PM »
You are not allowed to view links. Register or Login
The synth chords at the beginning of Streets and the riff coming in over them.

RTSS ZooTV.

"Return the call to home" and the guitar line following it during Cedars of Lebanon.

Scarlet.

Scarlet, absolutely! So short, but amazing!  And this from Unforgettable Fire:

And if the mountains should crumble
Or disappear into the sea
Not a tear, no not I