You guys are completely off the mark here, referencing mediocre songs that are also not really offensive. There are WAY worse U2 songs than Wild honey, hands that built america and Are you gonna wait forever.
Here's a top ten for me, and yes, I am taking a few liberties with my definition of a "u2 song":
1. Elvis Ate America - How did this total POS make its way onto an otherwise excellent Passengers OST1 record?
2. Bono's cover of Leonard Cohen's "Hallelujah" - He apologized to Leonard cohen for it!!
3. Drunk Chicken/America - It's comedy, and if you like comedy, it's perfect. However, it's not very good musically. In fact, it's crap - but I think that was the point. I assume alcohol or other indulgence was involved.
4. 4th of July - How did this weak studio doodle make its way onto the greatest of all U2 records, when the Unforgettable Fire had so many amazing outtakes. From Yoshino Blossom to 60 seconds in kingdom come, bass trap, love comes tumbling, disappearing act, three sunrises, not to mention the excellent stuff that eventually found its way onto the Captive soundtrack, there were plenty of other options! Good job 'Bad' came along and redeemed the second half of hte album!
5. Stand Up Comedy. Hilarious. Unlike Drunk chicken, this was not meant to be funny. Winter, Soon, Mercy, there were plenty of alternatives to flesh out the NLOTH record.
6. Street Mission. In a U2 era that produced out of control, 11 o clock tick tock and I will follow, they instead used this waste of (a lot of ) energy for their very first TV appearance. Embarrassing!
7. Jerusalem - This is an excellent song, and Bono totally butchered it at Glastonbury!
8. Discotheque. How this godawful song was such a huge worldwide hit, I will never know. It didn't stand the test of time, but for some inexplicable reason, in 1997, the world just couldn't get enough of that lovin' dovin' stuff....
9. Get on your boots. Satan loves a bomb scare but he won't scare you? WTF?
10. As if the previous set of woofers wasn't enough, 'Haiti Mon Amour", the collaboration with Rihanna, was .... well, more like 'Haiti, Je suis la merde.'
Correct me if I'm wrong, but its all a matter of personal opinion and taste. You call everyone else out over their choices, and then list your own. Go figure.
I happen to hate WOWY, COBL, Elevation but LOVE Elvis Presley & America, Miami and Shadows And Tall Trees - and Im sticking with my opinions.