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What is the best song on The Joshua Tree? (Pick up to 3 nominees)

Where the Streets Have No Name
46 (19.9%)
I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For
22 (9.5%)
With or Without You
40 (17.3%)
Bullet the Blue Sky
13 (5.6%)
Running to Standstill
29 (12.6%)
Red Hill Mining Town
10 (4.3%)
In God's Country
9 (3.9%)
Trip Through Your Wires
2 (0.9%)
One Tree Hill
34 (14.7%)
Exit
21 (9.1%)
Mothers of the Disappeared
5 (2.2%)

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Offline ZEROpartII

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TJT should be fresh in our minds

1. Streets - Tour de Force. Peak U2

2. Still Haven't Found - Songcraft perfect. Even  if we have grown accustomed to it over 30 years.

3. Gods Country - Fav track.  Paints a visual picture through song. Love the high tempo.



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Re: What is the best song on The Joshua Tree? (Pick up to 3 nominees)
« Reply #1 on: July 20, 2017, 11:25:29 AM »
"With or Without You"--Classic love song with so many layers...never grows old for me.
"Exit"--dark and foreboding U2...a fascinating aspect of their personalities
"One Tree Hill"--just a poignant and beautiful tribute with amazing lyrics

Offline WookieeWarrior10

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Re: What is the best song on The Joshua Tree? (Pick up to 3 nominees)
« Reply #2 on: July 20, 2017, 11:56:19 AM »
1. Exit
2. Mothers of the Disappeared
3. Running to Stand Still

Offline hollywoodswag

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Re: What is the best song on The Joshua Tree? (Pick up to 3 nominees)
« Reply #3 on: July 20, 2017, 02:25:38 PM »
One Tree Hill, Trip Through Your Wires (proud to be the song's first vote!), and Where the Streets Have No Name for me.

In God's Country was an honorable mention. Another one where I wish I could've picked four.

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Re: What is the best song on The Joshua Tree? (Pick up to 3 nominees)
« Reply #4 on: July 20, 2017, 02:37:43 PM »
The top 3 by default.

Other notable mentions are the other 8.

Offline Johnny Feathers

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Re: What is the best song on The Joshua Tree? (Pick up to 3 nominees)
« Reply #5 on: July 20, 2017, 02:46:40 PM »
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The top 3 by default.

Other notable mentions are the other 8.

Pretty much.  I almost subbed in BTBS for ISHFWILF, but it's hard not to hear those first three as a triptych.

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Re: What is the best song on The Joshua Tree? (Pick up to 3 nominees)
« Reply #6 on: July 20, 2017, 03:14:04 PM »
Easy.

Trip Through Your Wires
Exit
Running To Stand Still

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Re: What is the best song on The Joshua Tree? (Pick up to 3 nominees)
« Reply #7 on: July 20, 2017, 03:28:34 PM »
1) Streets
2) BTBS
3) OTH

HM: rest of album, really.  I don't really think there is a weak track on this album.

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Re: What is the best song on The Joshua Tree? (Pick up to 3 nominees)
« Reply #8 on: July 20, 2017, 03:34:52 PM »
wowoy
streets
red hill

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Re: What is the best song on The Joshua Tree? (Pick up to 3 nominees)
« Reply #9 on: July 20, 2017, 03:48:47 PM »
Best: Streets, ISHFWILF and Exit (these are what I voted for) but...

Favorites: Streets, RHMT & Trip Through Your Wires

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Re: What is the best song on The Joshua Tree? (Pick up to 3 nominees)
« Reply #10 on: July 20, 2017, 05:04:56 PM »
Honestly, the first three, but RHMT comes especially close to those three. After that, Bullet, RTSS, OTH, and IGC in that order. That's not take anything away from the others not mentioned, it's just a fantastic album that's filled to the brim with great songs.

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Re: What is the best song on The Joshua Tree? (Pick up to 3 nominees)
« Reply #11 on: July 20, 2017, 05:17:04 PM »
Btw, I know we did the song tournament a couple months ago, which was really fun, but could we possibly do a tournament, of sorts, with the top three vote-getters from each poll (and three other high vote-getters), starting with seven polls of six songs? That might be kind of interesting to see, especially if there are some different results.

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Re: What is the best song on The Joshua Tree? (Pick up to 3 nominees)
« Reply #12 on: July 20, 2017, 05:23:22 PM »
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Btw, I know we did the song tournament a couple months ago, which was really fun, but could we possibly do a tournament, of sorts, with the top three vote-getters from each poll (and three other high vote-getters), starting with seven polls of six songs? That might be kind of interesting to see, especially if there are some different results.
That's probably where this is already headed.

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Re: What is the best song on The Joshua Tree? (Pick up to 3 nominees)
« Reply #13 on: July 20, 2017, 06:57:37 PM »
I see I'm again with the majority here. Voted Streets, WOWY and One Tree Hill.

After that its ISHFWILF, RTSS, RHMT and MOTD.

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Re: What is the best song on The Joshua Tree? (Pick up to 3 nominees)
« Reply #14 on: July 20, 2017, 10:20:15 PM »
Bullet The Blue Sky
Where The Streets Have No Name
One Tree Hill