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What is U2's best first single from their last 3 albums?

The Best Thing
74 (59.7%)
The Miracle
38 (30.6%)
Get On Your Boots
12 (9.7%)

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Offline lazyboy

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Re: First Single Poll
« Reply #30 on: September 07, 2017, 07:53:50 AM »
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It's not really a fair poll since we're comparing a song that's 24 hours old to tracks that are 3 and 8 years old respectively. Give fans a chance to get used to TBT and then see what people think.

If anything it's unfair to TBT. The fact it's comfortably beating Miracle is telling IMO.

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Re: First Single Poll
« Reply #31 on: September 07, 2017, 07:56:41 AM »
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It's not really a fair poll since we're comparing a song that's 24 hours old to tracks that are 3 and 8 years old respectively. Give fans a chance to get used to TBT and then see what people think.

If anything it's unfair to TBT. The fact it's comfortably beating Miracle is telling IMO.

In my experience most of us are excited enough for new material that we overrate it at first.

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Re: First Single Poll
« Reply #32 on: September 07, 2017, 08:03:18 AM »
Not too keen on any of them, to be honest, I've gone for Boots because its the only one that I can remember the melody/chorus off the top of my head.

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Re: First Single Poll
« Reply #33 on: September 07, 2017, 08:10:04 AM »
Miracle is a birdie, YTBTAM is par, Boots is a double bogey.

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Re: First Single Poll
« Reply #34 on: September 07, 2017, 08:17:57 AM »
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It's not really a fair poll since we're comparing a song that's 24 hours old to tracks that are 3 and 8 years old respectively. Give fans a chance to get used to TBT and then see what people think.

If anything it's unfair to TBT. The fact it's comfortably beating Miracle is telling IMO.

In my experience most of us are excited enough for new material that we overrate it at first.

Fair enough, at the end of the day it's a throwaway poll. From the other thread you'd swear U2 had just released 11 songs like ABOY as a follow up to last year's Achtung Baby.

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Re: First Single Poll
« Reply #35 on: September 07, 2017, 08:20:24 AM »
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Miracle is a birdie, YTBTAM is par, Boots is a double bogey.

Boots is an NR

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Re: First Single Poll
« Reply #36 on: September 07, 2017, 08:28:36 AM »
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Miracle is a birdie, YTBTAM is par, Boots is a double bogey.

Boots is an NR

They salvaged Boots with a remix and some good live versions out there.  So it's not a complete failure IMO.  Bad by U2 standards, yes...but other bands have released far worse.

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Re: First Single Poll
« Reply #37 on: September 07, 2017, 08:59:59 AM »
The Best Thing certainly continues the trend of Sub Standard u2 songs as lead single, but, its less offensive to my ears than the other two songs mentioned

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Re: First Single Poll
« Reply #38 on: September 07, 2017, 09:08:32 AM »
This is like asking if you'd rather be buried alive, burned to death, or drowned. All answers are contextual.

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Re: First Single Poll
« Reply #39 on: September 07, 2017, 09:10:14 AM »
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Is it a great song, no. Its enjoyable. Boots and The Miracle are just impossible to listen too, and terrible (my opinion)

Best Thing gets my vote here.
spot on in my book

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Re: First Single Poll
« Reply #40 on: September 07, 2017, 12:43:29 PM »
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This is like asking if you'd rather be buried alive, burned to death, or drowned. All answers are contextual.
Drowned, obviously. It doesn't take as long.

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Re: First Single Poll
« Reply #41 on: September 07, 2017, 01:54:31 PM »
to be honest one terrible song (boots) and two average songs in their defence they have wrote some good songs in recent years but these 3 first time sellers were not great

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Re: First Single Poll
« Reply #42 on: September 07, 2017, 02:33:34 PM »
The Best Thing is a great first release and should do well.  But over here it's up against a Nile Rogers remix of the Fantasy by George Michael (from 1987) which was premiered on Thursday morning UK time.

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Re: First Single Poll
« Reply #43 on: September 07, 2017, 02:38:32 PM »
I prefer the "Miracle".  It's a fan boy song on one level but it also has other levels to it if you pay attention.

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Re: First Single Poll
« Reply #44 on: September 07, 2017, 05:35:32 PM »
I remember the term "Dad Rock" being thrown around when Miracle came out. Well, TBT sure does make it seem that way.