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What is the best song on Boy? (pick up to 3 nominees)

I Will Follow
33 (21.3%)
Twilight
6 (3.9%)
An Cat Dubh
20 (12.9%)
Into the Heart
9 (5.8%)
Out of Control
33 (21.3%)
Stories for Boys
4 (2.6%)
The Ocean
2 (1.3%)
A Day Without Me
6 (3.9%)
Another Time, Another Place
6 (3.9%)
The Electric Co.
31 (20%)
Shadows and Tall Trees
5 (3.2%)

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Offline ZEROpartII

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What is the best song on Boy? (pick up to 3 nominees)
« on: July 26, 2017, 03:44:30 PM »
I just re-listened to a track I'm gonna stick at number one

1. Another Time, Another Place - Much more intricate and creative than the other big songs on the album.  The chorus begs for multiple spins.  The guitar work runs the gamut from Harmonics to an independent compliment to Bono's vocals, and then the dynamic solo.

2. I Will Follow - Iconic opening salvo from the band that would dominate the next 25 years

3. Out of Control - Irish joy of boyhood.  matches the theme perfectly 



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Re: What is the best song on Boy? (pick up to 3 nominees)
« Reply #1 on: July 26, 2017, 03:48:30 PM »
Electric Co - this is the very first U2 song I ever heard...it hooked me forever.
Out Of Control
I Will Follow

A Day Without Me is a strong runner-up, as is Into The Heart

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Re: What is the best song on Boy? (pick up to 3 nominees)
« Reply #2 on: July 26, 2017, 04:50:33 PM »
Out Of Control
I Will Follow
An Cat Dubh/Into The Heart

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Re: What is the best song on Boy? (pick up to 3 nominees)
« Reply #3 on: July 26, 2017, 05:04:09 PM »
1. An Cat Dubh/Into the Heart (I consider them to be one song, so I just ended up voting for An Cat Dubh)
2. Electric Co.
3. Out of Control

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Re: What is the best song on Boy? (pick up to 3 nominees)
« Reply #4 on: July 26, 2017, 05:55:34 PM »
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1. An Cat Dubh/Into the Heart (I consider them to be one song, so I just ended up voting for An Cat Dubh)


Erroneous !!!

Is Led Zeppelin's Heartbreaker and Livin' Loving Maid considered one song?!!!

But . . . Elton John: Funeral For a Friend- Loves Lies Bleeding , is considered one !!!

Hmmmmmm, I'm gonna put a poll question on this
« Last Edit: July 26, 2017, 05:58:13 PM by ZEROpartII »

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Re: What is the best song on Boy? (pick up to 3 nominees)
« Reply #5 on: July 26, 2017, 07:36:28 PM »
1)Twilight
2) An Caht Dub
3) Into the Heart

H.M: Electric Co, Out of Control, Stories for Boys, The Ocean

Probably the best band debut album that I know.

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Re: What is the best song on Boy? (pick up to 3 nominees)
« Reply #6 on: July 26, 2017, 07:48:44 PM »
Twilight
ACD
ATAP

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Re: What is the best song on Boy? (pick up to 3 nominees)
« Reply #7 on: July 26, 2017, 07:49:59 PM »
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Twilight
ACD
ATAP

My man !!!

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Re: What is the best song on Boy? (pick up to 3 nominees)
« Reply #8 on: July 26, 2017, 07:51:44 PM »
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Twilight
ACD
ATAP

My man !!!

I've always loved the line, "Just as I am I woke with a tear on my tongue," etc. Great chune.

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Re: What is the best song on Boy? (pick up to 3 nominees)
« Reply #9 on: July 26, 2017, 10:39:51 PM »
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1. An Cat Dubh/Into the Heart (I consider them to be one song, so I just ended up voting for An Cat Dubh)


Erroneous !!!

Is Led Zeppelin's Heartbreaker and Livin' Loving Maid considered one song?!!!

But . . . Elton John: Funeral For a Friend- Loves Lies Bleeding , is considered one !!!

Hmmmmmm, I'm gonna put a poll question on this
It's a tough one. Does it make more sense to follow U.K. or U.S. release?

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Re: What is the best song on Boy? (pick up to 3 nominees)
« Reply #10 on: July 27, 2017, 07:37:12 AM »
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1. An Cat Dubh/Into the Heart (I consider them to be one song, so I just ended up voting for An Cat Dubh)
2. Electric Co.
3. Out of Control

This :)

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Re: What is the best song on Boy? (pick up to 3 nominees)
« Reply #11 on: July 27, 2017, 11:06:05 AM »
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1. An Cat Dubh/Into the Heart (I consider them to be one song, so I just ended up voting for An Cat Dubh)


Erroneous !!!

Is Led Zeppelin's Heartbreaker and Livin' Loving Maid considered one song?!!!

But . . . Elton John: Funeral For a Friend- Loves Lies Bleeding , is considered one !!!

Hmmmmmm, I'm gonna put a poll question on this
It's a tough one. Does it make more sense to follow U.K. or U.S. release?

It's obviously one song since (1) I don't think they have ever played the former without (or after) the latter, and more importantly, (2) the music just goes from ACD straight into ITH. Like, there's literally no musical break between them.

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Re: What is the best song on Boy? (pick up to 3 nominees)
« Reply #12 on: July 27, 2017, 01:25:00 PM »
I think "An Cat Dubh" moving into "Into the Heart" is one of the most spine-tingling moments in the U2 catalog.

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Re: What is the best song on Boy? (pick up to 3 nominees)
« Reply #13 on: July 27, 2017, 01:47:01 PM »
Hey! I went 3 for 3 for once! The Electric Co., I Will Follow, and Out of Control for me.

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Re: What is the best song on Boy? (pick up to 3 nominees)
« Reply #14 on: July 28, 2017, 06:48:36 AM »
This might be the hardest to pick for me.  Other than Electric Co, which is definitely my favorite, I have trouble choosing.  Everything sounds a bit similar, so I don't have much in the way of likes vs. dislikes.

I went with Electric Co, Another Time Another Place, and An Cat Dubh.