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Best Soe song?

Love Is All We Have Left
11 (7.4%)
Lights At Home
16 (10.8%)
Best Thing
1 (0.7%)
GOOYOW
3 (2%)
American Soul
3 (2%)
Summer Of Love
14 (9.5%)
Red Flag Day
21 (14.2%)
Showman
2 (1.4%)
Little Things
44 (29.7%)
Landlady
10 (6.8%)
Blackout
9 (6.1%)
LIBTAIIW
8 (5.4%)
There Is A Light
2 (1.4%)
Book Of Your Heart
4 (2.7%)

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Offline lightmyway92

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Re: Best SOE Songs (UPDATING)
« Reply #15 on: December 14, 2017, 05:58:14 AM »
SOE has a lot of good songs, but "Little Things" is just a stunner, an instant U2 classic.

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Re: Best SOE Songs (UPDATING)
« Reply #16 on: December 20, 2017, 08:15:02 PM »
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Book Of Your Heart is definitely the standout track, such a shame it was only included as a bonustrack. Might be their best song in two decades. If only they had dared to produce an entire album in that vein....

Totally agree.  How The Showman made the cut and not Book of Your Heart is puzzling.  My only thought is they may release BOYH as a single pushing people to buy the Deluxe version.  Very odd indeed.  I'd love to hear an extended version of BOYH.  The current version is too short.

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Re: Best SOE Songs (UPDATING)
« Reply #17 on: December 21, 2017, 10:29:28 AM »
Love Is All We Have Left. Its like earlier U2 mixed with Beatles mixed with Kanye West (autotune) and the lyrics smack me in the mouth.


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Re: Best SOE Songs (UPDATING)
« Reply #18 on: December 22, 2017, 08:45:35 PM »
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Book Of Your Heart is definitely the standout track, such a shame it was only included as a bonustrack. Might be their best song in two decades. If only they had dared to produce an entire album in that vein....

Totally agree.  How The Showman made the cut and not Book of Your Heart is puzzling.  My only thought is they may release BOYH as a single pushing people to buy the Deluxe version.  Very odd indeed.  I'd love to hear an extended version of BOYH.  The current version is too short.

Like most of the songs are. At least 3 or 4 of them could have been 5 or 6 minute songs but they all suffered from the 'nicely-packaged-radio-friendly' editing. I want some MOS-esque songs thrown into my U2 albums.

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Re: Best SOE Songs (UPDATING)
« Reply #19 on: December 27, 2017, 06:55:01 AM »
Strange how differently people see things. Red Flag Day through to Little Things is the weakest section of the album for me, shame it's right in the middle. Red Flag Day especially is very weak.

Although Little Things is growing on me slowly.

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Re: Best SOE Songs (UPDATING)
« Reply #20 on: December 28, 2017, 08:54:17 PM »
^really? Red Flag Day 'weak'?

On the contrary, can you imagine if they had released RFD as a single? I'm not saying it would have blown every single person away, but I really think it would make more people stop and take notice of U2 and maybe reconsider their preconceived ideas about them as a band. It's a funky, energetic song that isn't typically preachy or grungy dad-rock like a lot of their more popular stuff that they've released over the least 15 years is.

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Re: Best SOE Songs (UPDATING)
« Reply #21 on: December 30, 2017, 05:57:06 AM »
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^really? Red Flag Day 'weak'?

In my top 3 or 4!

Love the song...still hate the Bono's ego 80's balloon hovering over the 1990's!

Such a waste/knock the mock.

It would have been a better fit for "SOI".

Neat song though.

One of the best from the record.
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Re: Best SOE Songs (UPDATING)
« Reply #22 on: December 30, 2017, 07:54:26 AM »
Hi,

My fav is Little things, especially the Kimmel version. My 5 favs is:

1. Little things
2. Love is all we have left
3. GOOYOW
4. Landlady
5. Book Of Your Heart

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Re: Best SOE Songs (UPDATING)
« Reply #23 on: December 30, 2017, 08:24:59 AM »
 My 3 faves are Lights of Home, Red Flag Day, and Little Things. I love the first 2 songs and Summer of Love through to 13 (a bit iffy on Showman). I could do without Your the Best thing and American Soul. Still, I'm not sure what I'd replace them with. I think Book of Your Love is better than those two, but I don't think Lights of Home-Book of Love- Get Out of Your Own Way would flow very well.

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Re: Best SOE Songs (UPDATING)
« Reply #24 on: December 31, 2017, 12:22:15 AM »
The Blackout.

I am biased. It might not be my favorite (little things, I love). But my 5 and 6 year old girls BEG!!! me to play "The Blackout" everytime we get in the car, and to be honest it feels really good to have my little girls begging me to play a U2 song.

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Re: Best SOE Songs (UPDATING)
« Reply #25 on: December 31, 2017, 12:24:41 AM »
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^really? Red Flag Day 'weak'?

On the contrary, can you imagine if they had released RFD as a single? I'm not saying it would have blown every single person away, but I really think it would make more people stop and take notice of U2 and maybe reconsider their preconceived ideas about them as a band. It's a funky, energetic song that isn't typically preachy or grungy dad-rock like a lot of their more popular stuff that they've released over the least 15 years is.

Reminds me of some of their offbeat stuff from Boy thru War for some reason. Really enjoy the song.

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Re: Best SOE Songs (UPDATING)
« Reply #26 on: December 31, 2017, 11:55:30 AM »
I can't explain why, really, but totally not into "Little Things." It's at the bottom of my list.

Not sure what the best is, but I really love Love Is All We Have Left, There is a Light, Lights of Home, Summer of Love and Red Flag Day.

Next tier is Love is Bigger, The Showman, Best Thing, Get Out of Your Own Way, The Landlady, and American Soul

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Re: Best SOE Songs (UPDATING)
« Reply #27 on: January 02, 2018, 03:36:50 PM »
Currently, my top five (in no order) would be:


Love Is All We Have Left
Lights of Home
Summer of Love
13 (There is a Light)
Book of Your Heart

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Re: Best SOE Songs (UPDATING)
« Reply #28 on: January 02, 2018, 05:07:03 PM »
Current fav's (subject to change as there are no skips on this record !)

Summer of Love
Lights of Home
Little Things
Best Thing
Red Flag Day