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Re: Which part of a U2 song made a shiver ran down your spine?
« Reply #45 on: November 26, 2012, 11:57:20 AM »
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Every bit of Drowning Man...shivers down spine and tears down cheeks...

Oh God, I forgot this part too:

"You run.....SLAM....you run!......SLAM.....you run and not grow weary (take my hand...)" followed by an amazing violin solo. Gorgeous, haunting, and moving.

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Re: Which part of a U2 song made a shiver ran down your spine?
« Reply #46 on: November 26, 2012, 06:26:18 PM »
In the NAME of love, WHAT MORE in the name of love?

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Re: Which part of a U2 song made a shiver ran down your spine?
« Reply #47 on: November 27, 2012, 07:18:18 PM »
What a great topic to remind us all how much we love U2 :-*

I could just well up and cry anytime Bono whales such as
  • chorus in Red Hill Mining Town
  • chorus in Heartland
Also, that piercing guitar sound in Electrical Storm... I can't even describe how that made me feel.
+ I couldn't believe it when I heard Beautiful Day live... somehow it was the first time I realized how absolutely beautiful the guitar part is during the verses, just blissful :)

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Re: Which part of a U2 song made a shiver ran down your spine?
« Reply #48 on: November 27, 2012, 09:15:40 PM »
Ugh forgot Heartland too.

When he sings that stratospherically high wail near the end of Heartland my arm hair stands up.

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Re: Which part of a U2 song made a shiver ran down your spine?
« Reply #49 on: January 05, 2013, 04:31:03 PM »
when bono starts singing the pavorotti piece in italian during miss sarejavo... nearly brought me to tears the first time i ever heard it

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Re: Which part of a U2 song made a shiver rane down your spine?
« Reply #50 on: January 06, 2013, 01:48:25 PM »
The third verse from the song Surrender:

She tried to be a good girl and a good wife
Raise a good family
Lead a good life
It's not good enough
She got herself up on the 48th floor
Gotta find out
Find out what she's living for.


This did not send a shiver down my spine when I first heard it, but it did give me pause as I asked rhetorically, who was Sadie? did Bono know a girl like this in real life? did Sadie jump from the 48th floor? The imagery that this lyric evokes has always fascinated me.

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Re: Which part of a U2 song made a shiver ran down your spine?
« Reply #51 on: February 11, 2013, 11:48:40 AM »
Adding to these many spine chilling moments that are already listed:

The guitar harmonics and vocals during the second verse of New Years Day from Under A Blood Red Sky (the one at Rockpalast).  I always rewind that part.

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Re: Which part of a U2 song made a shiver ran down your spine?
« Reply #52 on: February 11, 2013, 12:53:37 PM »
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the guitar solo on 11 o'clock tick tock

ever see the version from Rockpalast at the beginning of the October tour? just awesome.

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Re: Which part of a U2 song made a shiver ran down your spine?
« Reply #53 on: February 11, 2013, 01:48:55 PM »
Magnificent, right after the 2nd chorus.

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Re: Which part of a U2 song made a shiver ran down your spine?
« Reply #54 on: February 17, 2013, 10:42:09 AM »
All I Want Is You -into- Streets live at Slane, when Bono screams/shouts all i could think about was his mother and father who at the point he had lost both.

Gotta love Edges solo for Love Is Blindness live aswel!

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Re: Which part of a U2 song made a shiver ran down your spine?
« Reply #55 on: February 17, 2013, 11:19:01 AM »
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All I Want Is You -into- Streets live at Slane, when Bono screams/shouts all i could think about was his mother and father who at the point he had lost both.

Gotta love Edges solo for Love Is Blindness live aswel!

Edges best solo of all time. It's not debatable.

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Re: Which part of a U2 song made a shiver ran down your spine?
« Reply #56 on: February 17, 2013, 11:25:47 AM »
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Edges best solo of all time. It's not debatable.

He wrote the song when he was splitting up from his wife, so much emotion in that solo and the song in general!

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Re: Which part of a U2 song made a shiver ran down your spine?
« Reply #57 on: February 18, 2013, 04:39:01 AM »
There are so many moments, but for me it is the intensity of emotion surrounding Bono and his Dad. When he sang the operatic part in Italian of Miss Sarajevo for the first time it was part of his tribute to his dad that he sang opera. This is connected to the moment in Sometimes you can't make it.... where he sings "You're the reason I sing, you're the reason why the opera is in me, can you hear me when I sing?" That brings a chill to me, because it is such an emotional and real crescendo. The follow up in Milan, with opera being sung in Italian, and the Italian crowd cheering in rapture at the end of the operatic part is the climax of this curve in Bono's life- a fitting tribute to his Dad.

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Re: Which part of a U2 song made a shiver ran down your spine?
« Reply #58 on: February 18, 2013, 05:28:48 AM »
For some reason, no matter how cheesy it is for Bono to sing opera in Italian, even though I can't understand anything he's saying, It's still an incredible moment.

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Re: Which part of a U2 song made a shiver ran down your spine?
« Reply #59 on: February 18, 2013, 12:15:15 PM »
Studio-wise:
Beautiful Day: When Bono starts singing "What you don't have, you don't need it now..."

Live-wise:
The Fly: When I first saw this live back in 2011, I got chills in the middle of that solo at the middle 8. A huge thrill to see something played live that I listened to for so long before that.
Sunday Bloody Sunday: The first time I heard Edge rip into "the riff" back in 2005. Just great.