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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 very good

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Re: What is the best song on Achtung Baby? (Pick up to 3 nominees)
« Reply #15 on: July 19, 2017, 08:19:21 AM »
What a ridiculous album.  By a country mile their best.  Could've chosen 10 but opted for One, So Cruel and The Fly.

Hahahaha as if Ultraviolet didn't make into a top 3 of anything nevermind a top 3 of an album. 

A stunning album.

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Re: What is the best song on Achtung Baby? (Pick up to 3 nominees)
« Reply #16 on: July 19, 2017, 12:01:24 PM »
Acrobat
So Cruel
UTEOTW

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Re: What is the best song on Achtung Baby? (Pick up to 3 nominees)
« Reply #17 on: July 20, 2017, 03:15:33 PM »
A masterpiece of an album. Stunning.

Acrobat
UTEOTW
The Fly

And every other song is just as good.

Perfect album in my opinion.

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Re: What is the best song on Achtung Baby? (Pick up to 3 nominees)
« Reply #18 on: July 21, 2017, 03:13:22 PM »
Zoo Station is my number one, but I've mentioned that it's my favorite U2 track before, so I don't need to go into it further.

Okay, sorry, but yes I do. Zoo Station is incredible. I go back and forth over whether it or Paperback Writer is my favorite song of all time. I feel like the intro is the musical equivalent of being that action hero caught in the middle of an artillery barrage with explosions going off all around me. It rocks, it's got adrenaline, and it's got some serious sonic weight to it.

Mysterious Ways and The Fly were my second and third choices. Mysterious Ways is actually the song that got me into U2, and it remains a favorite of mine. As for The Fly, I wish the studio version more closely emulated the Elevation Tour version, but it's a good song any way U2 plays it. It's like the Achtung Baby version of Vertigo.

Now, if b-sides counted, I'd sub out MW and The Fly and replace them with Lady With the Spinning Head and Where Did It All Go Wrong?.

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Re: What is the best song on Achtung Baby? (Pick up to 3 nominees)
« Reply #19 on: July 25, 2017, 02:27:46 AM »
Wild Horses
Acrobat
Love Is Blindness

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Re: What is the best song on Achtung Baby? (Pick up to 3 nominees)
« Reply #20 on: July 25, 2017, 04:20:02 AM »
UTEOTW, So Cruel and The Fly.

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Re: What is the best song on Achtung Baby? (Pick up to 3 nominees)
« Reply #21 on: July 27, 2017, 12:29:57 PM »
Unfortunate to see MW not getting more love. It's a good tune, even if it is a little poppy and overplayed, and has a great riff and vibe to it overall.

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Re: What is the best song on Achtung Baby? (Pick up to 3 nominees)
« Reply #22 on: July 27, 2017, 01:49:17 PM »
It's alright, it's alright, it's alright. I voted in Mysterious Ways.
« Last Edit: July 27, 2017, 02:45:21 PM by hollywoodswag »

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Re: What is the best song on Achtung Baby? (Pick up to 3 nominees)
« Reply #23 on: July 27, 2017, 02:06:31 PM »
Acrobat
UTEOTW
Zoo Station

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Re: What is the best song on Achtung Baby? (Pick up to 3 nominees)
« Reply #24 on: July 28, 2017, 04:24:30 AM »
Really tough....but went with Acrobat, Ultraviolet and UTEOTW.


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Re: What is the best song on Achtung Baby? (Pick up to 3 nominees)
« Reply #25 on: July 28, 2017, 05:19:33 AM »
After seeing these voting results, I wish I'd voted for my favorites, and NOT the ones I think are "the best"!

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Re: What is the best song on Achtung Baby? (Pick up to 3 nominees)
« Reply #26 on: July 28, 2017, 02:09:08 PM »
For me AB is the greatest album ever, by any band. Personnal choice, of course, but that means I see no real flaws on the album. Picking the "best 3 songs" is not an easy task. Anyways,  I went with

EBTTRT - ZOO - UTEOTW (no particular order)


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Re: What is the best song on Achtung Baby? (Pick up to 3 nominees)
« Reply #27 on: July 30, 2017, 07:08:57 PM »
since we're voting "best" and not "favourite", here they are in order:

So Cruel
Love Is Blindness
One