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Offline shineinthesummernight

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Re: Your Top 20 U2 Songs ranked!
« Reply #30 on: December 07, 2018, 08:15:05 PM »
I will start my top twenty and then probably go over:
An Cat Dubh, The Ocean, I Will Follow, Tomorrow, October, Gloria, Sunday Bloody Sunday, 40, Mofo, Discoteque, Bad, Fez, Magnificent, Breathe, Moment of Surrender, Electrical Storm, Troubles, Luminous Times, Book of Your Heart, Love is All We Have Left,
Winter and Soon are up there somewhere....okay I'm done.

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Re: Your Top 20 U2 Songs ranked!
« Reply #31 on: December 09, 2018, 07:38:59 AM »
I literally spent hours trying to find the magic 20.  Conclusion: Impossible. Close to 300 songs in U2's catalogue and being a total fan for close to 40 yrs. now.  So, I winnowed it down to 10 lists of 20 songs.  The only permanent songs are the top 3 on the list.  All 10 lists can be mixed up, interchangeable, whatever...

Here's just one random list out of the 10 that has currently got my attention:

Gloria
Bad
Rejoice
New Year’s Day
Pride (In The Name Of Love)
Sunday Bloody Sunday
Two Hearts Beat As One
I Still Haven’t Found What I’m Looking For
With Or Without You
Running To Stand Still
11 O’Clock Tick Tock
One Step Closer
Love Comes Tumbling
Like A Song
Zooropa
Silver & Gold
Magnificent
All I Want Is You
New York
Is That All?

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Re: Your Top 20 U2 Songs ranked!
« Reply #32 on: December 09, 2018, 09:34:56 AM »
Oh, Lord, I forgot one of my absolute favorites "With or Without You".  "Love Comes Tumbling" is great, too.  An  impossible task.

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Re: Your Top 20 U2 Songs ranked!
« Reply #33 on: December 09, 2018, 10:27:35 PM »
Love Comes Tumbling is such a good song, I was wondering is it a different version of Boorerang II? I only noticed the two sounded similar yesterday when they both came on my playlist at the same time and I'was like this sounds familiar..

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Re: Your Top 20 U2 Songs ranked!
« Reply #34 on: December 09, 2018, 10:45:07 PM »
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I literally spent hours trying to find the magic 20.  Conclusion: Impossible. Close to 300 songs in U2's catalogue and being a total fan for close to 40 yrs. now.  So, I winnowed it down to 10 lists of 20 songs.  The only permanent songs are the top 3 on the list.  All 10 lists can be mixed up, interchangeable, whatever...

Here's just one random list out of the 10 that has currently got my attention:

Gloria
Bad
Rejoice
New Year’s Day
Pride (In The Name Of Love)
Sunday Bloody Sunday
Two Hearts Beat As One
I Still Haven’t Found What I’m Looking For
With Or Without You
Running To Stand Still
11 O’Clock Tick Tock
One Step Closer
Love Comes Tumbling
Like A Song
Zooropa
Silver & Gold
Magnificent
All I Want Is You
New York
Is That All?

The easy way to do is to start off by thinking about what you feel is the best U2 song, and then the runner ups for best U2 song. You might have a list of nearly 10 songs doing that. So then you take those 10 songs and rank them. Then take them out of the list of the nearly 300 U2 songs and start the process over minus those 10 songs. What is the best of what's left, the best song. Gradually, you could eventually produce a list ranking every U2 song.

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Re: Your Top 20 U2 Songs ranked!
« Reply #35 on: December 10, 2018, 01:54:36 PM »
In order:

1. Bad
2. Streets
3. ASOH
4. OTH
5. Ultraviolet
6. AIWIY
7. TUF
8. OOC
9. ZS
10. Zooropa
11. RTSS
12. MOTD
13. Luminous Times
14. Wire
15. Electric Co
16. WGRYWH (admittedly seeing it in Dublin vaulted it from about 20 places higher)
17. TLTTGYA
18. DITH
19. LCT
20. Scarlet
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Re: Your Top 20 U2 Songs ranked!
« Reply #36 on: December 10, 2018, 05:34:27 PM »
Scarlet is an interesting choice.  I am very fond of the whole "October" album and rank it amongst my top all-time albums.  The heavy rhythm section sounds great in the car on long journeys.

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Re: Your Top 20 U2 Songs ranked!
« Reply #37 on: December 11, 2018, 12:24:28 AM »
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I will start my top twenty and then probably go over:
An Cat Dubh, The Ocean, I Will Follow, Tomorrow, October, Gloria, Sunday Bloody Sunday, 40, Mofo, Discoteque, Bad, Fez, Magnificent, Breathe, Moment of Surrender, Electrical Storm, Troubles, Luminous Times, Book of Your Heart, Love is All We Have Left,
Winter and Soon are up there somewhere....okay I'm done.

Interesting that's a very diverse selection and quite a healthy mix of 80's 90's and 2000's U2, I'm wondering do you like all era's equally? or are you more of a 80's person?
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Re: Your Top 20 U2 Songs ranked!
« Reply #38 on: December 11, 2018, 11:25:04 AM »
1.Ultra Violet (Light my way)
2.In a little while
3.Mofo
4.Discothèque
5.One
6.Hold Me, Thrill Me, Kiss Me, Kill Me
7.The Fly
7.Gloria
8.Stateless
9.Walk on
10.Wake up dead man
11.Numb
12.The Blackout
13.Invisible
14.Original of the species
15.Summer of love
16.Tomorrow
17.Lights of home
18.When I look at the world
19.Electrical Storm
20.Slug

But I find it very difficult to choose


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Re: Your Top 20 U2 Songs ranked!
« Reply #39 on: December 11, 2018, 01:16:12 PM »
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1.Ultra Violet (Light my way)
2.In a little while
3.Mofo
4.Discothèque
5.One
6.Hold Me, Thrill Me, Kiss Me, Kill Me
7.The Fly
7.Gloria
8.Stateless
9.Walk on
10.Wake up dead man
11.Numb
12.The Blackout
13.Invisible
14.Original of the species
15.Summer of love
16.Tomorrow
17.Lights of home
18.When I look at the world
19.Electrical Storm
20.Slug

But I find it very difficult to choose

Very interesting list. Only two songs from the 80s. So I guess 80s U2 would not be your favorite.

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Re: Your Top 20 U2 Songs ranked!
« Reply #40 on: December 11, 2018, 01:44:17 PM »
Thanks for asking, Fodiket.  I am one of those unusual types who appreciates almost all their eras and albums.  My favs are "October", "NLOTH" and "SOE" as far as whole albums go.  So, yes, probably different than most.  I love U2 in really all their incarnations. What are your favorite albums?

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Re: Your Top 20 U2 Songs ranked!
« Reply #41 on: December 11, 2018, 03:10:03 PM »
This is difficult and changes by the week/mood, but for the sake of stating of the thread, here we go:

1. With or Without You
2. Who's Going to Ride Your Wild Horses
3. In a Little While
4. Where the Streets Have No Name
5. Moment of Surrender
6. The Unforgettable Fire
7. Miracle Drug
8. So Cruel
9. Ultraviolet
10. Sunday Bloody Sunday
11. Crumbs From Your Table
12. One
13. Out of Control
14. 40
15. Beautiful Day
16. Little Things that Give you Away
17. Yahweh
18. I Still Haven't Found What Im Looking For
19. Exit
20. When I Look At The World

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Re: Your Top 20 U2 Songs ranked!
« Reply #42 on: December 11, 2018, 03:39:36 PM »
 With or without you
 One
 Streets
SBS
 UTEOW
Ultraviolet
New Years Day
Miracle Drug
 All I Want is You
 Stay
Wildhorses
Beautiful Day
 Mysterious Ways
Original of the Species
 ISHFWILF
 Pride
Gone
Staring at the Sun
Last Night on Earth
 Unforgettable Fire

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Re: Your Top 20 U2 Songs ranked!
« Reply #43 on: December 12, 2018, 01:00:10 AM »
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1.Ultra Violet (Light my way)
2.In a little while
3.Mofo
4.Discothèque
5.One
6.Hold Me, Thrill Me, Kiss Me, Kill Me
7.The Fly
7.Gloria
8.Stateless
9.Walk on
10.Wake up dead man
11.Numb
12.The Blackout
13.Invisible
14.Original of the species
15.Summer of love
16.Tomorrow
17.Lights of home
18.When I look at the world
19.Electrical Storm
20.Slug

But I find it very difficult to choose

Very interesting list. Only two songs from the 80s. So I guess 80s U2 would not be your favorite.
Thank you! But I absolutely love the 80s...
Red hill mining town
Seconds
Like a song...
Heartland
Van Diemen's land
Party Girl live from Red Rock
Bad
Where the streets have no name
I still haven't found what I'm looking for
One tree hill
Bullet the blue sky live from Zoo Tv
Two Hearts beat as One
11 o clock tic toc live from Red Rock

All those songs would have been in the list 20 year's ago. I picked the songs I'm listening the most, that's why I found it difficult to choose! There are so many great U2 songs, we're blessed!!!


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Re: Your Top 20 U2 Songs ranked!
« Reply #44 on: December 13, 2018, 08:14:46 PM »
Man this is hard and probably changes daily, but right now

1. One
2. The Little Things that give you away
3. Bad
4. North and South of the River
5. With or without you
6. Streets
7. Running to stand still
8. All I want is you
9. Refugee
10. So cruel
11. Moment of surrender
12. Grace
13. Elevation
14. Song for someone
15. Stories for Boys
16. I will Follow
17. Tomorrow
18. Elvis Presley in America
19. Love is Blindness
20. Lady with the spinning head