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What is the best song on Achtung Baby? (Pick up to 3 nominees)

Zoo Station
12 (4.3%)
Even Better than the Real Thing
11 (3.9%)
One
44 (15.8%)
Until the End of the World
47 (16.8%)
Who's Gonna Ride Your Wild Horses
14 (5%)
So Cruel
15 (5.4%)
The Fly
51 (18.3%)
Mysterious Ways
8 (2.9%)
Tryin to Throw Your Arms Around the World
3 (1.1%)
Ultraviolet
35 (12.5%)
Acrobat
27 (9.7%)
Love Is Blindness
12 (4.3%)

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Offline ZEROpartII

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When I Started this polling I wrote "best" song, not favorite. This is where I may have to make a hard decision and leave my favorite U2 track as an honorable mention. But then again if it is my favorite then it is the best in my mind free of Rolling Stone lists and radio airplay. 

1. That song is Even Better than the Real Thing.  U2 at its coolest.

2. Until the End of the World - U2's best live track. The classic Passion Play as Rock.

3. One - not matter how much you hear it you cannot deny that it is one of the best songs ever by a rock band

Mysterious Ways honorable mention.  Creates such mental imagery.  Truly unique in the history of Rock.




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Re: What is the best song on Achtung Baby? (Pick up to 3 nominees)
« Reply #1 on: July 18, 2017, 09:21:20 AM »
If we're actually voting for the best: Even Better, The Fly, One

But, like Zero said, not my favorites. I love every single song on this album. This poll took me 10 minutes to decide! I'm actually glad I didn't have to pick favorites...that's just too hard.

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Re: What is the best song on Achtung Baby? (Pick up to 3 nominees)
« Reply #2 on: July 18, 2017, 09:26:10 AM »
I'm not sure what the different between "best" and "favorite" is here.  I went with The Fly, Ultraviolet, and UTEOTW.

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Re: What is the best song on Achtung Baby? (Pick up to 3 nominees)
« Reply #3 on: July 18, 2017, 10:06:35 AM »
Riff and me were discussing best vs favorite. As I stated I think arguments can be made where they line up. Mysterious Ways is an amazing song I find that is more a marker set in stone in rock n roll lore.  But I love ebttrt more. On the album these songs are all cut from the same cloth. The genius of Even Better is not as mainstream as mways.  So I decided not to let that factor into my choice.

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Re: What is the best song on Achtung Baby? (Pick up to 3 nominees)
« Reply #4 on: July 18, 2017, 10:09:33 AM »
Horses- always an underappreciated treasure
UV- formerly an underappreciated treasure and now maybe a bit exploited since 360
One- not one of my faves anymore but can't deny its impact

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Re: What is the best song on Achtung Baby? (Pick up to 3 nominees)
« Reply #5 on: July 18, 2017, 10:24:04 AM »
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Riff and me were discussing best vs favorite. As I stated I think arguments can be made where they line up. Mysterious Ways is an amazing song I find that is more a marker set in stone in rock n roll lore.  But I love ebttrt more. On the album these songs are all cut from the same cloth. The genius of Even Better is not as mainstream as mways.  So I decided not to let that factor into my choice.
Yeah, if "best" means best lyric, best music, best production, best recording, etc, my choices are almost always different than "favorite". My best example on AB is UV. I lovelovelove this song...but I don't think it's better, in general, than the three for which I voted.

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Re: What is the best song on Achtung Baby? (Pick up to 3 nominees)
« Reply #6 on: July 18, 2017, 10:51:44 AM »
1) Acrobat
2) The Fly
3) UV Light My Way

Honorable Mentions: the entire rest of the album except for MW (not a big fan of it) and TTTYAAW (okay, but the weak track on an album of steller songs).  So Cruel is ridiculously underrated as a U2 song IMO...I love that song.

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Re: What is the best song on Achtung Baby? (Pick up to 3 nominees)
« Reply #7 on: July 18, 2017, 01:34:12 PM »
Acrobat
Until The End Of The World
The Fly

It absolutely kills me to not vote for Zoo Station.  :(

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Re: What is the best song on Achtung Baby? (Pick up to 3 nominees)
« Reply #8 on: July 18, 2017, 01:37:10 PM »
One
Until The End Of The World
The Fly

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Re: What is the best song on Achtung Baby? (Pick up to 3 nominees)
« Reply #9 on: July 18, 2017, 02:54:55 PM »
Three best: One, UTEOTW, The Fly

Three favorites? Hell no, that's impossible. :P

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Re: What is the best song on Achtung Baby? (Pick up to 3 nominees)
« Reply #10 on: July 18, 2017, 05:51:18 PM »
Too hard. The album has 10 songs that are just amazing so cant pick just one. And the last two are even pretty good as well.

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Re: What is the best song on Achtung Baby? (Pick up to 3 nominees)
« Reply #11 on: July 18, 2017, 06:51:07 PM »
I chose "Zoo Station", "Fly" and "Ultraviolet".  A very high-energy album that I often did a work-out to---while very, very pregnant, I might add! :o

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Re: What is the best song on Achtung Baby? (Pick up to 3 nominees)
« Reply #12 on: July 18, 2017, 08:42:04 PM »
I love this album from top to bottom, but I chose EBTTRT, UTEOTW and Ultra Violet.  I was tempted to pick So Cruel, but that could be one for tomorrow. 

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Re: What is the best song on Achtung Baby? (Pick up to 3 nominees)
« Reply #13 on: July 18, 2017, 09:03:32 PM »
I like the love that Wild Horses is getting. That's a really good, straightforward rock song and turned out to be a pretty well-performing single in the U.S.

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Re: What is the best song on Achtung Baby? (Pick up to 3 nominees)
« Reply #14 on: July 19, 2017, 07:25:25 AM »
UTEOTW
Wild Horses
Acrobat