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Which songs do you prefer?  (Vote for 2 songs)

Vertigo
5 (5%)
Do You Feel Loved
10 (9.9%)
Running To Stand Still
23 (22.8%)
Ultraviolet (Light My Way)
28 (27.7%)
Hold Me, Thrill Me, Kiss Me, Kill Me
12 (11.9%)
Drowning Man
12 (11.9%)
The First Time
4 (4%)
Walk On
7 (6.9%)

Total Members Voted: 42

Voting closed: February 28, 2012, 12:43:29 PM

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Re: 2012 Ultimate U2 Song Tournament: Round 2 - Group 3
« Reply #30 on: February 27, 2012, 08:40:30 AM »
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Another overrated song.
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Re: 2012 Ultimate U2 Song Tournament: Round 2 - Group 3
« Reply #31 on: February 27, 2012, 08:41:13 AM »
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Drowning Man is going to make it?!

Another overrated song.

Julsport has just twisted the knife.


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Re: 2012 Ultimate U2 Song Tournament: Round 2 - Group 3
« Reply #32 on: February 27, 2012, 08:44:54 AM »
Drowning Man is not overrated. It's a brilliant song. <3 <3 <3

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Re: 2012 Ultimate U2 Song Tournament: Round 2 - Group 3
« Reply #33 on: February 27, 2012, 08:47:21 AM »
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Drowning Man is not overrated. It's a brilliant song. <3 <3 <3

I blame it on the 360 rehearsals.


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Re: 2012 Ultimate U2 Song Tournament: Round 2 - Group 3
« Reply #34 on: February 27, 2012, 08:52:33 AM »
It's an underrated gem if anything. It's also one of those few early songs (Tomorrow too) that really breaks away from the angry, confused, young rebellious post punk stuff and shines a light on the road ahead. It would also comfortably fit on any album and not seem out of place.

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Re: 2012 Ultimate U2 Song Tournament: Round 2 - Group 3
« Reply #35 on: February 27, 2012, 08:55:00 AM »
I loved Drowning Man BEFORE those 360 rehearsals. :P

But it is funny how Scarlet has grown in popularity since it's play on 360...

But I agree with Bads... It's just one of those great early songs...

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Re: 2012 Ultimate U2 Song Tournament: Round 2 - Group 3
« Reply #36 on: February 27, 2012, 08:56:21 AM »
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I loved Drowning Man BEFORE those 360 rehearsals. :P

But it is funny how Scarlet has grown in popularity since it's play on 360...

But I agree with Bads... It's just one of those great early songs...

I think it's one of their stronger tracks from the first three albums.

I did not think it would move on to round 3 here. (which is should unless a drastic change occurs.)

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Re: 2012 Ultimate U2 Song Tournament: Round 2 - Group 3
« Reply #37 on: February 27, 2012, 08:57:07 AM »
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It's an underrated gem if anything. It's also one of those few early songs (Tomorrow too) that really breaks away from the angry, confused, young rebellious post punk stuff and shines a light on the road ahead. It would also comfortably fit on any album and not seem out of place.

It can't be that underrated because it looks like its booked a spot in the last 32.


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Re: 2012 Ultimate U2 Song Tournament: Round 2 - Group 3
« Reply #38 on: February 27, 2012, 08:58:21 AM »
I don't understand how Drowning Man can be 'underrated'; it is constantly cited as the best song on War and has been a major fan favourite at least since 2009 rehearsals, to my continual confusion given that it's one of the worst tracks on U2's first three albums... [/personaldislike]

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« Reply #39 on: February 27, 2012, 08:59:24 AM »
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I don't understand how Drowning Man can be 'underrated'; it is constantly cited as the best song on War and has been a major fan favourite at least since 2009 rehearsals, to my continual confusion given that it's one of the worst tracks on U2's first three albums... [/personaldislike]

Somebody called it underrated?

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Re: 2012 Ultimate U2 Song Tournament: Round 2 - Group 3
« Reply #40 on: February 27, 2012, 09:00:12 AM »
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But it is funny how Scarlet has grown in popularity since it's play on 360...


That's what happens when million of folk hear a song they previously didn't know existed.


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« Reply #41 on: February 27, 2012, 09:01:45 AM »
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But it is funny how Scarlet has grown in popularity since it's play on 360...


That's what happens when million of folk hear a song they previously didn't know existed.

No offence to Scarlet lovers, but I find it just to be a segue like Stingray was. The only addition is "Rejoooice!"

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« Reply #42 on: February 27, 2012, 09:03:09 AM »
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But it is funny how Scarlet has grown in popularity since it's play on 360...


That's what happens when million of folk hear a song they previously didn't know existed.

No offence to Scarlet lovers, but I find it just to be a segue like Stingray was. The only addition is "Rejoooice!"

No, it's a song, unlike Stingray, because Bono sings in it.  Although it was used as a bridge between SBS and Walk On.  Very nicely done too, I might add.


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« Reply #43 on: February 27, 2012, 09:04:38 AM »
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But it is funny how Scarlet has grown in popularity since it's play on 360...


That's what happens when million of folk hear a song they previously didn't know existed.

No offence to Scarlet lovers, but I find it just to be a segue like Stingray was. The only addition is "Rejoooice!"

No, it's a song, unlike Stingray, because Bono sings in it.  Although it was used as a bridge between SBS and Walk On.  Very nicely done too, I might add.

How about the times where he didn't sing rejoice?

Its a very nice piece of music on record, live I think it just merely acted like you said, as a bridge

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Re: 2012 Ultimate U2 Song Tournament: Round 2 - Group 3
« Reply #44 on: February 27, 2012, 09:05:29 AM »
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It's an underrated gem if anything. It's also one of those few early songs (Tomorrow too) that really breaks away from the angry, confused, young rebellious post punk stuff and shines a light on the road ahead. It would also comfortably fit on any album and not seem out of place.

It can't be that underrated because it looks like its booked a spot in the last 32.



Even England managed that.

... and yes, it is underrated, outside of here I've never heard anything about it, and even that seemed to come duly after Adam citing it as his favourite U2 song. It's stock has considerably risen the last few years though, no doubt. Same goes for The First Time.