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Pick Your TWO favourite songs from the list below.

Where The Streets Have No Name
37 (29.4%)
Ultra Violet (Light My Way)
31 (24.6%)
Until The End of The World
38 (30.2%)
Zooropa
20 (15.9%)

Total Members Voted: 61

Voting closed: April 29, 2017, 11:45:06 AM

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Spacejunk69

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Re: U2 Album Track Tournament Round 5 / Group 1
« Reply #15 on: April 22, 2017, 10:19:28 PM »
UTEOTW & UV


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Re: U2 Album Track Tournament Round 5 / Group 1
« Reply #16 on: April 23, 2017, 06:20:24 AM »
This group is so strong I'd take these 4 tracks before any track from the other group. I went with Streets and UTEOTW

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Re: U2 Album Track Tournament Round 5 / Group 1
« Reply #17 on: April 23, 2017, 09:58:36 AM »
I already regret not picking Zooropa and Ultraviolet.  I love all 4.  Chose Streets and UTEOTW.

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Re: U2 Album Track Tournament Round 5 / Group 1
« Reply #18 on: April 23, 2017, 12:01:14 PM »
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UTEOTW and Zooropa for me.

Yep, no contest.

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Re: U2 Album Track Tournament Round 5 / Group 1
« Reply #19 on: April 23, 2017, 12:52:49 PM »
Zooropa and Streets.

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Re: U2 Album Track Tournament Round 5 / Group 1
« Reply #20 on: April 23, 2017, 12:54:53 PM »
What a great race...I almost wish I'd voted for Zooropa, just so it could be closer in the running!

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Re: U2 Album Track Tournament Round 5 / Group 1
« Reply #21 on: April 23, 2017, 10:09:20 PM »
UTEOTW and Ultraviolet for me, but Zooropa is a huge favorite as well.

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Re: U2 Album Track Tournament Round 5 / Group 1
« Reply #22 on: April 24, 2017, 12:07:47 AM »
Can't believe Streets is currently third. Is it because it's considered a sure winner or just over familiar?

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Re: U2 Album Track Tournament Round 5 / Group 1
« Reply #23 on: April 24, 2017, 02:19:05 AM »
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Can't believe Streets is currently third. Is it because it's considered a sure winner or just over familiar?

I wouldn't worry too much for it....it has cruised through to this stage and based on average 'turnout' for these polls so far there are probably still around 30 people to still vote and it will pick up votes aplenty.

Plus without giving away the standings to those yet to vote it is hardly trailing behind!!


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Re: U2 Album Track Tournament Round 5 / Group 1
« Reply #24 on: April 24, 2017, 04:57:08 AM »
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Can't believe Streets is currently third. Is it because it's considered a sure winner or just over familiar?

Here we have a strong 90s activism that will vote before everyone else. Then, the casual user of the forum will come and vote for Streets.

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Re: U2 Album Track Tournament Round 5 / Group 1
« Reply #25 on: April 24, 2017, 11:59:28 AM »
I am so sick of Streets. It is so, so inferior to the other three songs in this group that it isn't funny. Yet people still vote for it, its their opinion and I respect that. I guess its the same as the Rolling Stones polls, and Grammy awards etc.....winners of musical awards are absolutely no indication of quality - just public choice.

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Re: U2 Album Track Tournament Round 5 / Group 1
« Reply #26 on: April 24, 2017, 12:11:54 PM »
Streets is not inferior.

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Re: U2 Album Track Tournament Round 5 / Group 1
« Reply #27 on: April 24, 2017, 02:44:10 PM »
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Streets is not inferior.

Yes it is. Musically. Structurally and lyrically.

Streets is so by the numbers. Where as the other three songs in this group are anything but.
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Re: U2 Album Track Tournament Round 5 / Group 1
« Reply #28 on: April 24, 2017, 03:01:50 PM »
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Streets is not inferior.

Yes it is. Musically. Structurally and lyrically.

Streets is so by the numbers. Where as the other three songs in this group are anything but.

Elaborate, please.

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Re: U2 Album Track Tournament Round 5 / Group 1
« Reply #29 on: April 24, 2017, 05:27:46 PM »
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Streets is not inferior.

Yes it is. Musically. Structurally and lyrically.

Streets is so by the numbers. Where as the other three songs in this group are anything but.

Elaborate, please.
I don't think that point needs to be elaborated upon... Zooropa, Until The End Of The World, and Ultraviolet are far more interesting and inventive songs than Streets. Look at the first few lines of Streets, for example:

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I wanna run, I want to hide
I wanna tear down the walls
That hold me inside.
I wanna reach out
And touch the flame
Where the streets have no name.

This is very basic writing, honestly. You have your typical U2-isms in there (I wanna..., reaching out for a flame, etc.). The other sons in the poll, however, are written in unique styles that Bono hadn't touched up until that point.

Lyrically, Zooropa is almost discombobulated in its stitched-together-sounding combination of catchphrases and taglines that make for an interesting contrast to the song's other-worldly qualities.

Until The End Of World is written from the first-person and is the first instance I am aware of Bono writing in character in the U2 canon.

Ultraviolet (Light My Way) is more of a stretch because it is the most basic of these three. You can argue that Bono's introduction of the word "baby" is unique for a U2 song and makes Ultraviolet a better lyric than Streets, but I wouldn't go there.

All three are far more interesting than Streets when it comes to instrumentation, something I don't really need in-depth about.