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Re: Songs that sound like U2
« Reply #15 on: July 12, 2013, 08:57:25 AM »
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State Of Grace - Taylor Swift

Edge guitar without question, and even drum beat you could recognise as Larry.

Definitely, and she has said so.

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Re: Songs that sound like U2
« Reply #16 on: July 12, 2013, 11:36:00 AM »
John Mayer - Heartbreak Warfare

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Re: Songs that sound like U2
« Reply #17 on: July 12, 2013, 11:47:46 AM »
Civil Twilight sounds a LOT like U2. In fact, I often wish they were.

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Re: Songs that sound like U2
« Reply #18 on: July 12, 2013, 11:56:49 AM »
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State Of Grace - Taylor Swift

Edge guitar without question, and even drum beat you could recognise as Larry.

Definitely, and she has said so.

Yes she has, and the funny thing is that when I looked up the song on YouTube I came across many comments such as
"Omg, that sounds so much like Coldplay"
Couldn't help but roll my eyes as I read it.. ;D

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Re: Songs that sound like U2
« Reply #19 on: July 12, 2013, 12:09:21 PM »
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So Alive by Ryan Adams sounds a lot like U2, especially their early albums. Bling (Confession of a King) by The Killers always reminds me of them, especially near the end of the song.
I was just about to say the same thing about 'So Alive.' Good stuff.

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Re: Songs that sound like U2
« Reply #20 on: July 12, 2013, 12:14:22 PM »
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State Of Grace - Taylor Swift

Edge guitar without question, and even drum beat you could recognise as Larry.

Love that song, supposedly it'll be a single soon.


Torn - Natalie Imbruglia    Guitar is very "One".

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Re: Songs that sound like U2
« Reply #21 on: July 12, 2013, 12:23:14 PM »
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Civil Twilight sounds a LOT like U2. In fact, I often wish they were.

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Just gave it a listen...pretty awesome!

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Re: Songs that sound like U2
« Reply #22 on: July 12, 2013, 12:37:26 PM »
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Civil Twilight sounds a LOT like U2. In fact, I often wish they were.

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Just gave it a listen...pretty awesome!

I'm not a huge Civil Twilight fan, but there are seven songs by them that, if they were actually a forthcoming U2 EP, would make it one of their best albums they've released.

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Re: Songs that sound like U2
« Reply #23 on: July 12, 2013, 12:40:46 PM »
Shooting Stars - Billy Idol - (You are not allowed to view links. Register or Login)
The guitar sounds very Edge-like on this track. I think it could pass for U2's early material with the amount of return echo on the guitar sound.

Wake Up And Smell The Coffee - The Cranberries - (You are not allowed to view links. Register or Login)
The intro is very reminiscent of Zooropa and the riff, when it starts, sounds like it could be from any one of U2's early 80's albums. The vocals in the chorus are quite shouty too which sounds a bit like Bono's from War (even though it is a female singing)  ;D

Los Angeles Waltz - Razorlight - (I'm really annoyed that there isn't a good quality video of this song on YouTube because the riff sounds so much like The Edge it's unreal).
The outro riff sounds cut from the same cloth as many of Edge's signature tones

Science & Faith - The Script - (You are not allowed to view links. Register or Login)
Signature Edge guitar sound throughout the riff

Pop Song 2006 - Razorlight - (You are not allowed to view links. Register or Login)
The whole musicality of this song sounds like it's from U2's early days

Nothing - The Script - (You are not allowed to view links. Register or Login)
Classic Edge tone in the riff

Delilah - The Cranberries - (You are not allowed to view links. Register or Login)
The intro sounds straight out of U2's Achtung Baby sessions

Venus - Billy Idol - (You are not allowed to view links. Register or Login)
This funky bassline sounds much like Adam's work on Zooropa or Pop, as does the drums. The guitar tone sounds like it could be from Achtung Baby too.

Fatal Charm- Billy Idol - (You are not allowed to view links. Register or Login)
The bass and drum beat at the beginning sounds like classic Adam and Larry and the vocals at the beginning sound similar to Bono on Velvet Dress too.

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Re: Songs that sound like U2
« Reply #24 on: July 12, 2013, 01:47:35 PM »
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John Mayer - Heartbreak Warfare

Ah I was just returning to this thread to add this very song.

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Re: Songs that sound like U2
« Reply #25 on: July 12, 2013, 02:21:28 PM »
Goldeneye - Tina Turner


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Re: Songs that sound like U2
« Reply #26 on: July 12, 2013, 02:49:54 PM »
This is from a band I have been following since 2009 and this sounds like a unforgettable fire b side and they are a great band

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Re: Songs that sound like U2
« Reply #27 on: July 12, 2013, 03:49:18 PM »
When it came out a lot of people were calling radio stations asking to play the new U2 song

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Re: Songs that sound like U2
« Reply #28 on: July 12, 2013, 03:56:57 PM »
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State Of Grace - Taylor Swift

Edge guitar without question, and even drum beat you could recognise as Larry.

Definitely, and she has said so.

Yes she has, and the funny thing is that when I looked up the song on YouTube I came across many comments such as
"Omg, that sounds so much like Coldplay"
Couldn't help but roll my eyes as I read it.. ;D

That's because for a Swift song to sound like a U2 song, Taylor would have to sing with a little passion. Coldplay is really as high an imitation as she will be able to reach.

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Re: Songs that sound like U2
« Reply #29 on: July 12, 2013, 04:34:17 PM »
See The Lights - Simple Minds You are not allowed to view links. Register or Login

Warszawa - David Bowie You are not allowed to view links. Register or Login

Heads Will Roll (and many early songs of theirs) - Echo & Bunnymen You are not allowed to view links. Register or Login