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What is the best song on "All That You Can't Leave Behind"? 11-Track version (Pick 3 nominees)

Beautiful Day
41 (20.6%)
Stuck In a Moment You Can't Get Out Of
15 (7.5%)
Elevation
9 (4.5%)
Walk On
33 (16.6%)
Kite
44 (22.1%)
In A Little While
21 (10.6%)
Wild Honey
3 (1.5%)
Peace On Earth
0 (0%)
When I Look At the World
15 (7.5%)
New York
13 (6.5%)
Grace
5 (2.5%)

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Offline benpoke

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This is the only U2 album where I genuinely can't get excited about three songs.

At a push, I went for Walk On, Kite and New York.

Offline shineinthesummernight

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I chose "Walk On", "Kite" and "Elevation".  I remember when the album was released I would listen to "Walk On" every day driving in to work.  The lyrics to this one are quite inspirational.

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I might add pick Ground Beneath Her Feet, but that doesn't count, despite appearing on certain editions of the album.  What always puzzled and fascinated me was that in 2000, U2 produced music that resulted in ATYCLB and the MDH soundtrack, yet the latter was vastly superior. 

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I might add pick Ground Beneath Her Feet, but that doesn't count, despite appearing on certain editions of the album.  What always puzzled and fascinated me was that in 2000, U2 produced music that resulted in ATYCLB and the MDH soundtrack, yet the latter was vastly superior.

All down to u2 trying to write songs to 're-apply for the job' where they were consciously trying to appeal to the masses and in particular the masses in america with ATYCLB versus writing songs that they were writing without any of that in mind....

The results speak for themselves...
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Offline il_capo

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There's some very good songs on this album so it's hard to choose - it's a very strong album, one of U2's best.   Did the songs have mass appeal?  Probably did, but I'm not a snob about the public. 

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I went with:

Kite
New York
Stuck in a Moment

The first two are the real highlights for me.  The third is a bit of a reach, but I think Stuck is actually a solid, effective song.  The end, when Edge takes the vocal, is a really nice moment.

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I might add pick Ground Beneath Her Feet, but that doesn't count, despite appearing on certain editions of the album.  What always puzzled and fascinated me was that in 2000, U2 produced music that resulted in ATYCLB and the MDH soundtrack, yet the latter was vastly superior.

All down to u2 trying to write songs to 're-apply for the job' where they were consciously trying to appeal to the masses and in particular the masses in america with ATYCLB versus writing songs that they were writing without any of that in mind....

The results speak for themselves...

Sounds about right.

Offline ZEROpartII

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ATYCLB >>> HTDAAB

The 2nd half is somewhat gossamer, but it all gels together.  There are songs that do absolutely nothing for me individually, but on a full album listen fit beautifully.


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I might add pick Ground Beneath Her Feet, but that doesn't count, despite appearing on certain editions of the album.  What always puzzled and fascinated me was that in 2000, U2 produced music that resulted in ATYCLB and the MDH soundtrack, yet the latter was vastly superior.

All down to u2 trying to write songs to 're-apply for the job' where they were consciously trying to appeal to the masses and in particular the masses in america with ATYCLB versus writing songs that they were writing without any of that in mind....

The results speak for themselves...

Sounds about right.
worth a note that the lyrics for TGBHF are credited to Salman Rushdie as they are taken from his novel of the same name.

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Kite, Walk On, Beautiful Day.

Pretty good trio of songs right there.

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Kite
In A Little While
When I Look at the World

I have always liked the album although I still think it suffers from a bit boring production. The Elevation Tour was amazing - my favorite live period of the band.

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Walk On
New York
When I Look At The World

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Ranking of the tracks based on the votes so far:

Kite
Beautiful Day
Walk On
In a Little While
When I Look at the World
Stuck in a Moment
New York
Elevation
Grace
Wild Honey
Peace on Earth