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Title: Which Song Do You Like More - Part III
Post by: An Cat Dubh on April 15, 2010, 12:52:18 PM
Should be interesting.
Title: Re: Which Song Do You Like More - Part III
Post by: Tumbling Dice on April 15, 2010, 12:53:53 PM
About the same.

Title: Re: Which Song Do You Like More - Part III
Post by: An Cat Dubh on April 15, 2010, 12:55:06 PM
Yeah, tough one eh. I went for Bad.

I guess I should have stressed live or album version. As they are both stunning live folks, lets go with album versions only in this poll.
Title: Re: Which Song Do You Like More - Part III
Post by: Tumbling Dice on April 15, 2010, 12:55:43 PM
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Yeah, tough one eh. I went for Bad.

I guess I should have stressed live or album version. As they are both stunning live folks, lets go with album versions only in this poll.

About the same.
Title: Re: Which Song Do You Like More - Part III
Post by: teresa_88 on April 15, 2010, 01:08:56 PM
Love Streets but had to go for Bad almost without hesitation..... Bad has that unique intensity.
I prefer it live, as it just becomes magical, but even album version (as you requested for the poll) well, for me it wins :)
Title: Re: Which Song Do You Like More - Part III
Post by: An Cat Dubh on April 15, 2010, 01:14:32 PM
Yeah, I did this poll between Bad and Street's because I know how popular Street's is and I wanted to see how it stands up against Bad.

Until The End Of The World is my favorite song, but it has just been used in a couple of polls. Tubling Dice has just started a favorite song thread, so I got my chance to drool over it  :P
Title: Re: Which Song Do You Like More - Part III
Post by: teresa_88 on April 15, 2010, 01:21:16 PM
Until The End Of The World... love that one too.
I can't say I have ONE single favourite... everytime I try and ultimately choose a single song, I end up with a list of several... XD
Title: Re: Which Song Do You Like More - Part III
Post by: The Exile on April 15, 2010, 01:21:52 PM
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Yeah, I did this poll between Bad and Street's because I know how popular Street's is and I wanted to see how it stands up against Bad.

Until The End Of The World is my favorite song, but it has just been used in a couple of polls. Tubling Dice has just started a favorite song thread, so I got my chance to drool over it  :P

It's too relative a question. If we're talking LP versions (which we are), then Streets. If we're talking live, then which era? I don't think Bono has sung Bad very well since ZooTV. But if we're talking best live performance of each song, then it's Bad at Live Aid, hands down.
Title: Re: Which Song Do You Like More - Part III
Post by: Tumbling Dice on April 15, 2010, 01:24:25 PM
The thing about Streets and Bad is that I like both in equal measure but I don't really have an hard-on for either, if you know what I mean.


Title: Re: Which Song Do You Like More - Part III
Post by: The Exile on April 15, 2010, 01:27:59 PM
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The thing about Streets and Bad is that I like both in equal measure but I don't really have an hard-on for either, if you know what I mean.




Unfortunately, yes, you were very clear.
Title: Re: Which Song Do You Like More - Part III
Post by: An Cat Dubh on April 15, 2010, 01:28:41 PM
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Yeah, I did this poll between Bad and Street's because I know how popular Street's is and I wanted to see how it stands up against Bad.

Until The End Of The World is my favorite song, but it has just been used in a couple of polls. Tubling Dice has just started a favorite song thread, so I got my chance to drool over it  :P

It's too relative a question. If we're talking LP versions (which we are), then Streets. If we're talking live, then which era? I don't think Bono has sung Bad very well since ZooTV. But if we're talking best live performance of each song, then it's Bad at Live Aid, hands down.

Agreed, thats why I went with the album versions, as I agree with you on the performances of Bad live (I also think Streets is not as good live now as it was - the last great versions of that for me were on the Elevation Tour.)

As for bad Live - the versions I have of it on the bootlegs from the UF tour are just stunning, better than Live Aid in my opinion.
Title: Re: Which Song Do You Like More - Part III
Post by: hj on April 15, 2010, 01:56:38 PM
I opened the thread and actually gasped when I saw the choices.  That is so not fair.  LOL!  Good one!!!

ugh...that was so hard to pick.  Album version Bad won in the end.  I actually had to go listen to them both.

I don't think I could pick between live versions of those songs though. 
Title: Re: Which Song Do You Like More - Part III
Post by: teresa_88 on April 15, 2010, 02:17:34 PM
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Yeah, I did this poll between Bad and Street's because I know how popular Street's is and I wanted to see how it stands up against Bad.

Until The End Of The World is my favorite song, but it has just been used in a couple of polls. Tubling Dice has just started a favorite song thread, so I got my chance to drool over it  :P

It's too relative a question. If we're talking LP versions (which we are), then Streets. If we're talking live, then which era? I don't think Bono has sung Bad very well since ZooTV. But if we're talking best live performance of each song, then it's Bad at Live Aid, hands down.
Title: Re: Which Song Do You Like More - Part III
Post by: efdeat on April 15, 2010, 04:06:02 PM
Dang, zoost.  Way to give a girl a heart attack. 

These are the two songs that convey the concept of heaven to me.  I have a saved-my-life relationship with Bad, and Streets is the song that keeps me going now. 

Had to go with Bad because of my history with it, plus the elation that comes with hearing those sequencers start at a live gig (yeah, I know the poll was about album versions).  You *know* U2 is going to play Streets, and you kind of psych yourself up for it.  But if you get Bad?  Well, words can't describe that feeling.   :)
Title: Re: Which Song Do You Like More - Part III
Post by: U2-obsessed and proud on April 15, 2010, 04:10:48 PM
Wow, great great question.

As much as I LOVE LOVE LOVE Bad, I have to give it to Streets.  Yes, hearing Bad live is heart stopping, but the fact that Streets is played EVERY NIGHT and still creates that soaring uplifting feeling every time puts it over the top.  So inspirational, so heavenly
Title: Re: Which Song Do You Like More - Part III
Post by: THRILLHO on April 15, 2010, 04:34:26 PM
Bad is my fav U2 song, Street is my #2 fav.
Title: Re: Which Song Do You Like More - Part III
Post by: An Cat Dubh on April 15, 2010, 04:49:10 PM
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Bad is my fav U2 song, Street is my #2 fav.

LOL - a lot of people feel the same, thats why I chose these 2 songs. Im sure this will be close.
Title: Re: Which Song Do You Like More - Part III
Post by: An Cat Dubh on April 15, 2010, 04:50:35 PM
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Dang, zoost.  Way to give a girl a heart attack. 

These are the two songs that convey the concept of heaven to me.  I have a saved-my-life relationship with Bad, and Streets is the song that keeps me going now. 

Had to go with Bad because of my history with it, plus the elation that comes with hearing those sequencers start at a live gig (yeah, I know the poll was about album versions).  You *know* U2 is going to play Streets, and you kind of psych yourself up for it.  But if you get Bad?  Well, words can't describe that feeling.   :)

Yep sorry efdeat. I expect a lot of replies on this thread like this.  :D

Made you think didn't I?
Title: Re: Which Song Do You Like More - Part III
Post by: Aqua on April 15, 2010, 06:49:15 PM
 :'( :'( :'( :'( zoost...
STREETS. ;D
Title: Re: Which Song Do You Like More - Part III
Post by: efdeat on April 15, 2010, 07:00:27 PM
Yes, Zoost, you gave me plenty to think about!  :)  I'm looking forward to seeing who else wrestles with this as much as me. 
Title: Re: Which Song Do You Like More - Part III
Post by: Boom Cha! on April 15, 2010, 09:30:40 PM
'Bad' is an outstanding song, but it doesn't compare to 'Streets'.
Title: Re: Which Song Do You Like More - Part III
Post by: TheFlyingLemon on April 15, 2010, 10:40:12 PM
Baaaaddd, for me. Streets doesn't have the same effect on me as it does for all you guys.
Title: Re: Which Song Do You Like More - Part III
Post by: mtl_11 on April 15, 2010, 10:55:10 PM
my two favourite songs.


streets
Title: Re: Which Song Do You Like More - Part III
Post by: DGordon1 on April 16, 2010, 09:37:05 AM
Streets, but not by much.
Title: Re: Which Song Do You Like More - Part III
Post by: MEMORY_MAN on April 16, 2010, 10:57:39 AM
Where The Streets Have No Name.  Bad is so close though.
Title: Re: Which Song Do You Like More - Part III
Post by: Northern Soul on April 16, 2010, 04:29:02 PM
I'm glad you specified album version only...that made my choice easy - Bad.

If you said live, it would have to be Streets.
Title: Re: Which Song Do You Like More - Part III
Post by: Tumbling Dice on April 16, 2010, 04:32:53 PM
U2 always sound better on record than in live performance.




Title: Re: Which Song Do You Like More - Part III
Post by: An Cat Dubh on April 16, 2010, 04:35:50 PM
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I'm glad you specified album version only...that made my choice easy - Bad.

If you said live, it would have to be Streets.

Streets is still a brilliant live song for me, but my last favorite great versions of it were on the PopMart tour. Bad to me has only really started to wane due to Bono's older voice since Vertigo.
Title: Re: Which Song Do You Like More - Part III
Post by: Tumbling Dice on April 16, 2010, 04:39:58 PM
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I'm glad you specified album version only...that made my choice easy - Bad.

If you said live, it would have to be Streets.

Streets is still a brilliant live song for me, but my last favorite great versions of it were on the PopMart tour. Bad to me has only really started to wane due to Bono's older voice since Vertigo.

I fully agree, regardless of The Exile's criticisms on Bono's vocal range at that time.

U2's live sound has become very samey to my ears.

The Elevation version of Until The End Of The World was my last great version of it.

Title: Re: Which Song Do You Like More - Part III
Post by: An Cat Dubh on April 16, 2010, 05:01:31 PM
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I'm glad you specified album version only...that made my choice easy - Bad.

If you said live, it would have to be Streets.

Streets is still a brilliant live song for me, but my last favorite great versions of it were on the PopMart tour. Bad to me has only really started to wane due to Bono's older voice since Vertigo.

I fully agree, regardless of The Exile's criticisms on Bono's vocal range at that time.

U2's live sound has become very samey to my ears.

The Elevation version of Until The End Of The World was my last great version of it.



I thought the Vertigo version was ok, it was the highlight of all 26 shows I saw  :)

And, it was the highlight of the one and only 360 show I saw!

But yes, the quality has dipped, but not as much as Streets and Bad. Thats just down to natural ageing of Bono's voice, UTEOTW does not have to be sung at as high a range as Bad and Streets.
Title: Re: Which Song Do You Like More - Part III
Post by: Thunder Peel on April 16, 2010, 07:44:45 PM
Both are in my top five but Streets is my favorite U2 song, so naturally that one takes the cake.
Title: Re: Which Song Do You Like More - Part III
Post by: TyraRay on April 17, 2010, 12:06:40 AM
I love streets, but im going to have to go with bad :)
Title: Re: Which Song Do You Like More - Part III
Post by: zootv on April 17, 2010, 10:07:31 AM
I prefer Bad but Streets is a better song. Does that make sense?
Title: Re: Which Song Do You Like More - Part III
Post by: teresa_88 on April 17, 2010, 10:29:17 AM
wow.... at the moment is exactely EVEN! great """"battle"""
Title: Re: Which Song Do You Like More - Part III
Post by: StrongGirl on April 17, 2010, 09:04:16 PM
Very, very  tough but I actually voted for BAD on this one.
Title: Re: Which Song Do You Like More - Part III
Post by: efdeat on April 18, 2010, 08:12:57 AM
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Very, very  tough but I actually voted for BAD on this one.

Woohoo!  Glad to have another fan of Bad, SG.  :)
Title: Re: Which Song Do You Like More - Part III
Post by: StrongGirl on April 18, 2010, 04:29:20 PM
Close race!!! :o
Title: Re: Which Song Do You Like More - Part III
Post by: bw on April 18, 2010, 06:16:10 PM
"Bad" should be U2's anthem and played at every single show.

The fact that U2 have shelved the song on occassions during a tour is inexplicable to me.

Personally, I think it is the greatest song ever written.
Title: Re: Which Song Do You Like More - Part III
Post by: julesport on April 19, 2010, 08:09:01 AM
Bad......
Title: Re: Which Song Do You Like More - Part III
Post by: weston on April 20, 2010, 05:34:12 AM
I love both songs, but I had to go with Streets.  I think maybe these two songs would make a great poll question:

All I want is you vs. Moment of Surrender


What do you think?
Title: Re: Which Song Do You Like More - Part III
Post by: An Cat Dubh on April 20, 2010, 10:54:00 AM
I should have put a time limit on this. Its SO close. I knew it would be.
Title: Re: Which Song Do You Like More - Part III
Post by: The Exile on April 20, 2010, 11:05:15 AM
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UTEOTW does not have to be sung at as high a range as Bad and Streets.

... which is why Bono should stop singing so high. How hard would it be to rearrange some of U2's greatest songs (like Bad and Streets) so that he would be able to sing them consistently well throughout the duration of a tour?
Title: Re: Which Song Do You Like More - Part III
Post by: An Cat Dubh on April 20, 2010, 12:52:46 PM
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UTEOTW does not have to be sung at as high a range as Bad and Streets.

... which is why Bono should stop singing so high. How hard would it be to rearrange some of U2's greatest songs (like Bad and Streets) so that he would be able to sing them consistently well throughout the duration of a tour?

Agreed!
Title: Re: Which Song Do You Like More - Part III
Post by: hj on April 20, 2010, 02:51:43 PM
wow it is soooo close.  It would be cool to have these once a month...so this one could *end* on April 30 with a new one to start in May.
Title: Re: Which Song Do You Like More - Part III
Post by: StrongGirl on April 21, 2010, 11:15:00 AM
 Another tie  :o!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Title: Re: Which Song Do You Like More - Part III
Post by: Tumbling Dice on April 21, 2010, 11:28:42 AM
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Another tie  :o!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Highly appropriate since there really is nothing between the two songs IMHO.
Title: Re: Which Song Do You Like More - Part III
Post by: An Cat Dubh on April 21, 2010, 06:53:47 PM
Wow, after 50 votes, a tie. Nice. Fabulous songs eh guys, I knew it would be an interesting vote.

Title: Re: Which Song Do You Like More - Part III
Post by: efdeat on April 21, 2010, 07:42:21 PM
Close it out now, Zoost, while it's perfect and everyone wins.   :D
Title: Re: Which Song Do You Like More - Part III
Post by: An Cat Dubh on April 22, 2010, 11:10:40 AM
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Close it out now, Zoost, while it's perfect and everyone wins.   :D

Just woke up this morning and noticed that Streets is back in front  :-\. Ok, this pole needs a closing time:

Here we go. 6pm today Alaska time (sorry folks, thats where I live) but to help you out that is:

3am (04/23) UK time
10pm (this evening) Eastern Standard Time
7pm (this evening) Pacific Time

All votes in by then for these 2 amazing songs, lets see which one comes out on top.

Happy Earth Day to all.

Zoost  ;)
Title: Re: Which Song Do You Like More - Part III
Post by: An Cat Dubh on April 23, 2010, 11:25:53 AM
Votings over folks. Streets it is. Although I voted Bad, as its my favorite song, I think Streets is the BETTER song. Does that make sense?

Interesting poll though between arguably U2's most popular 2 songs.