I was thinking about this again, and the desire that U2 not become a greatest hits band, but hopefully that they can remain creative and contemporary. To this end I think that many songs need to be retired from the greatest hits barrage.
My list (based on my opinions of course) of songs that remain is this:
1) New Years Day
2) Sunday Bloody Sunday
3) Where the streets have no name
4) The Wanderer (my indulgence, but most likely not included!)
5) Beautiful Day
6) Vertigo (may not stand the test of time in the future, but is still a recent hit single that should be included).
7) City of Blinding Lights
Yahweh (another of my indulgences)
10) Moment of Surrender
That's only ten songs from the past, or 8 as the case may be, which leaves room for 12 new songs
. A U2 show often runs for 20-22 songs, so there should be room to play the entire new album. What better way for them to be contemporary, especially since this next album should be the best they have ever released as they are taking so much extra time to finish it.