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Title: U2 Acronym Dictionary
Post by: jenniferh aka jen on June 05, 2011, 09:19:03 PM
As requested by a few forum members, this is a list of U2 songs listed by their acronyms. I will maintain this list.

I request that you PM me if you see any errors, omissions or have a better acronym to contribute.



11OCTT - 11 O'Clock Tick Tock
13 - 13 (There is a Light)
40
4OJ/FOJ - 4th of July
 
AATW - All Along the Watchtower
ABOY - All Because of You
AC - A Celebration
ACD - An Cat Dubh
Acrobat
AD - Another Day
ADIHFABOM/K1 - Alex Descends Into Hell for a Bottle of Milk/Korova 1
ADKOB - A Different Kind of Blue
ADWM - A Day Without Me
AFN - Always Forever Now
AG – Amazing Grace
Ahimsa
AS - American Soul
AIWIY - All I Want Is You
Always
AM - Ave Maria
AMAAW - A Man and a Woman
AOH - Angel of Harlem
ARATHH - A Room at the Heartbreak Hotel
ASOH - A Sort of Homecoming
ATAP - Another Time, Another Place
AYGWF - Are You Gonna Wait Forever

Babyface
Bad
BD - Beautiful Day
BG - Beautiful Ghost
BGAB - Big Girls Are Best
BYHD - Blow Your House Down
BOYH - Book of Your Heart
BI - Boomerang I
BII - Boomerang II
Boots – Get on Your Boots
B/G - Boy/Girl
Breathe
BS - Beach Sequence
BT - Bass Trap
BTBS - Bullet the Blue Sky
B(WNOY) - Bottoms (Watashitachi No Ookina Yume)
BYHD - Blow Your House Down

C(BPCH) - Christmas (Baby Please Come Home)
CFYT - Crumbs From Your Table
CHFIL - Can't Help Falling In Love
COBL - City Of Blinding Lights
COL - Cedars of Lebanon
Corpse
Crazy - I’ll Go Crazy If I Don’t Go Crazy Tonight
C(TCAWTL) - Corpse (These Chains Are Way Too Long)

DB - Dancing Barefoot
DC – Drunk Chicken
D - Dirty Day
Desire
DGPFYCC - Daddy's Gonna Pay For Your Crashed Car
Discotheque
DITH - Deep In the Heart
DM - Drowning Man
DS - Dancing Shoes
DTYGTT - Don't Take Your Guns To Town
DWTIME - Dreaming With Tears In My Eyes
DYFL - Do You Feel Loved

EAA - Elvis Ate America
ED - Endless Deep
EBTTRT - Even Better than the Real Thing
EL - Everlasting Love
Elevation
EPAA - Elvis Presley and America
ES - Electrical Storm
Exit

FAYF - Falling at Your Feet
FBB - Fez – Being Born
FC - Fast Cars
Fire
Flower Child
FS - Fortunate Son

GOOYOW - Get Out Of Your Own Way
Glastonbury
Gloria
Gone
GOYB - Get On Your Boots
GPII - God Part II
Grace

H269 - Hawkmoon 269
Heartland
HHSC - Hallelujah Here She Comes
HIAWG - Happiness is a Warm Gun
HJ - Holy Joe
HMTMKMKM - Hold Me, Thrill Me, Kiss Me, Kill Me
HS - Helter Skelter

IALW - In a Little While
IBIFC – I Believe in Father Christmas
IFD - I Fall Down
IGCIIDGCT - I’ll Go Crazy If I Don’t Go Crazy Tonight
IGC - In God's Country
IGWSHA - If God Will Send His Angels
Invisible
INYB – I’m Not Your Baby
IO - Ito Okashi
ISHFWILF - I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For
ISS - Indian Summer Sky
ITA - Is That All?
ITABTAW - I Threw a Brick Through a Window
ITH - Into the Heart
IWF - I Will Follow
IYWTVD - If You Wear that Velvet Dress

JC - Jesus Christ
JITB - Jack in a Box
JS - J Swallow

Kite

Landlady
LAPOE - Love And Peace Or Else
LOH - Lights of Home
LAS - Like a Song...
LCT - Love Comes Tumbling
Lemon
Levitate
LIAWHL - Love Is All We Have Left
LIB - Love Is Blindness
LNOE - Last Night On Earth
LIBTAIIW - Love is Bigger Than Anything in its Way
LRM - Love Rescue Me
LT – Luminous Times
LT(HOTL) - Luminous Times (Hold On To Love)
LWTSH - Lady With The Spinning Head
LYLM - Love You Like Mad

Magnificent
MD - Miracle Drug
Mercy
Miami
MLK
Mofo
MOS - Moment of Surrender
MOTD - Mothers of the Disappeared
MS - Miss Sarajevo
MW - Mysterious Ways

NAD - Night and Day
NASOFTR – North and South of the River
NL - Neon Lights
NLMG - Never Let Me Go
NLOTH - No Line On The Horizon
North Star
NS - Native Son
Numb
NY - New York
NYD - New Year's Day

October
OL – Ordinary Love
OMW - One Minute Warning
One
OOC - Out of Control
OOTS - Original Of The Species
OSC - One Step Closer
OTH - One Tree Hill
OL - Ordinary Love
Outake 2: Sixty Seconds in Kingdom Come

PG – Party Girl
PIB - Paint it Black
PITNOL - Pride (In the Name of Love)
POE - Peace On Earth
PTC - Pete the Chop
Please
Plot 180
PM - Pop Muzik
Pride - Pride (In the Name of Love)
Promenade

RAT - Race Against Time
RFD - Red Flag Day
Rejoice
RHMT - Red Hill Mining Town
RL - Red Light
RTSS - Running to Stand Still

SAG - Silver and Gold
Salome
SAMTM - She's a Mystery to Me
SATS - Staring at the Sun
SATT - Shadows and Tall Trees
SBS - Sunday Bloody Sunday
SC - So Cruel
Scarlet
SD - Slow Dancing
SDABTO - Some Days Are Better Than Others
SE - Spanish Eyes
Seibu – Slug (working title)
Seconds
SFB - Stories for Boys
S(FSC) - Stay (Faraway, So Close!)
SIAMYCGOO - Stuck in a Moment You Can't Get Out Of
SIASL - Stranger in a Strange Land
Slug
SM - Street Missions
Smile
SOL - Satellite of Love
SOL - Summer of Love
SR - Summer Rain
SSTKC - Sixty Seconds In Kingdom Come
ST - Sweetest Thing
Stateless
Streets – Where The Streets Have No Name
Stay
SUC - Stand Up Comedy
Surrender
SYCMIOYO - Sometimes You Can't Make It On Your Own

TB - The Blackout
TEC - The Electric Co.
TF - The Fool
TLTTGYA - The Little Things That Give You Away
TFLGN - Theme from Let's Go Native
TFTS - Theme from the Swan
TFT - The First Time
TGBHF - The Ground Beneath Her Feet
THBAO - Two Hearts Beat As One
The Fly
THTBA - The Hands That Built America
TLTTGYA – The Little Things That Give You Away
TO - The Ocean
TS - The Showman
Tomorrow
Touch
TPM - The Playboy Mansion
TR - The Refugee
Trevor
TSOHOSOS - Two Shots of Happy, One Shot of Sad
TTATPG (PG) - Trash, Trampoline, and the Party Girl
TTMAD - Things to Make and Do
TTS - The Three Sunrises
TTTYAATW - Tryin' to Throw Your Arms Around the World
TTYW - Trip Through Your Wires
TUF - The Unforgettable Fire
TW - The Wanderer
Twilight

UC - Unknown Caller
UCOP - United Colours Of Plutonium
UM - Unchained Melody
UTEOTW - Until the End of the World
UV - Ultraviolet

VD - Viva Davidoff
VDL - Van Diemen's Land
Vertigo

WAIA – Wide Awake In America
WAIE – Wide Awake In Europe
WAS - With A Shout
WDIAGW - Where Did It All Go Wrong
WGRYWH - Who's Gonna Ride Your Wild Horses
WH - Wild Honey
White As Snow
WILATW - When I Look at the World
WIR - Wild Irish Rose
Wire
WITS - Window In The Skies
WLCTT - When Love Comes To Town
WO - Walk On
WTSHNN - Where the Streets Have No Name
WTTW - Walk To the Water
WUDM - Wake Up Dead Man
WOWY - With Or Without You

XAW - Xanax And Wine

Yahweh
YTBTAM - You're The Best Thing About Me
YBR - Your Blue Room

Zooropa
ZS - Zoo Station

If you want a comprehensive list of U2 demo's and rarities, please see this thread: http://forum.atu2.com/index.php/topic,13115.0.html

Just a word of Thanks! to the @U2 mods, forum members of @U2, Interference and U2.com for helping put this together!!!
Title: Re: U2 Acronym Dictionary
Post by: HEY!youtwo! on June 06, 2011, 03:09:59 PM
heh heh heh glad to see this materialized! Nice work
Title: Re: U2 Acronym Dictionary
Post by: Miami66 on June 06, 2011, 03:10:39 PM
wished my list of U2 songs would've got stickied
Title: Re: U2 Acronym Dictionary
Post by: Zooropa Baby Pop on June 06, 2011, 04:18:20 PM
Thanks for this
Title: Re: U2 Acronym Dictionary
Post by: julesport on June 07, 2011, 01:54:36 PM
WOW......thanks! I've always been horrible with the U2 song acronym's.......now I know where to go for a bit of help!
Title: Re: U2 Acronym Dictionary
Post by: jackfly23 on June 07, 2011, 01:57:22 PM
Hahaha this is great!
Title: Re: U2 Acronym Dictionary
Post by: JoshuaTree94 on June 07, 2011, 04:15:18 PM
I think we've usually done Ultraviolet as UV. But this is great too! Some minor differences from what's been adopted around here, but maybe these will stick!
Title: Re: U2 Acronym Dictionary
Post by: jabw10 on June 07, 2011, 05:23:24 PM
brilliant  :)  i'm usually pretty good with the acronyms, but some of the songs have like 15 words in the title, and i'm just not that smart!  :D
Title: Re: U2 Acronym Dictionary
Post by: THRILLHO on June 07, 2011, 05:37:02 PM
did u copy and paste the one they have at interference?
Title: Re: U2 Acronym Dictionary
Post by: THRILLHO on June 07, 2011, 05:38:14 PM
serious lack of song titles taht start with a J in the albums dept.

•   JS - J Swallow
•   JITB - Jack in a Box
•   JC - Jesus Christ
Title: Re: U2 Acronym Dictionary
Post by: jenniferh aka jen on June 08, 2011, 09:53:19 PM
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did u copy and paste the one they have at interference?

Interference was the base list. I did do some clean up and shifting. I can't beleive I missed UV! I will fix that, thanks!
Title: Re: U2 Acronym Dictionary
Post by: jenniferh aka jen on June 08, 2011, 10:02:18 PM
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serious lack of song titles taht start with a J in the albums dept.

•   JS - J Swallow
•   JITB - Jack in a Box
•   JC - Jesus Christ


I'm going with what I've got in my collection. Do you have more that I don't know about? If so, PM me, thanks.
Title: Re: U2 Acronym Dictionary
Post by: THRILLHO on June 08, 2011, 10:43:19 PM
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serious lack of song titles taht start with a J in the albums dept.

•   JS - J Swallow
•   JITB - Jack in a Box
•   JC - Jesus Christ


I'm going with what I've got in my collection. Do you have more that I don't know about? If so, PM me, thanks.

no. i just never realized they only have 3 song titles that start with the letter J, none of which are actual album tracks, i dunno why i noticed that.
Title: Re: U2 Acronym Dictionary
Post by: jenniferh aka jen on June 08, 2011, 10:54:53 PM
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serious lack of song titles taht start with a J in the albums dept.

•   JS - J Swallow
•   JITB - Jack in a Box
•   JC - Jesus Christ


I'm going with what I've got in my collection. Do you have more that I don't know about? If so, PM me, thanks.

no. i just never realized they only have 3 song titles that start with the letter J, none of which are actual album tracks, i dunno why i noticed that.

Oh OK! They are B-sides, if I remember right.
Title: Re: U2 Acronym Dictionary
Post by: THRILLHO on June 09, 2011, 06:23:03 PM
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serious lack of song titles taht start with a J in the albums dept.

•   JS - J Swallow
•   JITB - Jack in a Box
•   JC - Jesus Christ


I'm going with what I've got in my collection. Do you have more that I don't know about? If so, PM me, thanks.

no. i just never realized they only have 3 song titles that start with the letter J, none of which are actual album tracks, i dunno why i noticed that.

Oh OK! They are B-sides, if I remember right.

Nah. J Swallow is for sure. JITB is just a pre-Boy song, and JC is R&H outtake.
Title: Re: U2 Acronym Dictionary
Post by: Tumbling Dice on June 10, 2011, 03:41:19 PM
ABOAT - Bono


Title: Re: U2 Acronym Dictionary
Post by: StrongGirl on June 10, 2011, 03:57:32 PM
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ABOAT - Bono




 ???     :D
Title: Re: U2 Acronym Dictionary
Post by: Tumbling Dice on June 10, 2011, 03:59:45 PM
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ABOAT - Bono


 ???     :D

It's a tad inappropriate for a family friendly forum, hence the acronym.


 
Title: Re: U2 Acronym Dictionary
Post by: Starman on June 20, 2011, 10:13:44 PM
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ABOAT - Bono


 ???     :D

It's a tad inappropriate for a family friendly forum, hence the acronym.
??? Teenager is confused
Title: Re: U2 Acronym Dictionary
Post by: northstarjo on June 20, 2011, 10:18:28 PM
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ABOAT - Bono


 ???     :D

It's a tad inappropriate for a family friendly forum, hence the acronym.
??? Teenager is confused

I don't know this either ???
Title: Re: U2 Acronym Dictionary
Post by: Tumbling Dice on June 22, 2011, 01:33:19 PM
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ABOAT - Bono


 ???     :D

It's a tad inappropriate for a family friendly forum, hence the acronym.
??? Teenager is confused

I don't know this either ???

I'm not surprised, 'cause I made it up.


Title: Re: U2 Acronym Dictionary
Post by: HEY!youtwo! on July 15, 2011, 01:12:32 PM
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ABOAT - Bono


 ???     :D

It's a tad inappropriate for a family friendly forum, hence the acronym.
??? Teenager is confused

I don't know this either ???

I'm not surprised, 'cause I made it up.




I wasn't aware that Bono was still seaworthy
Title: Re: U2 Acronym Dictionary
Post by: RunningtoStandstill (The League of Extraordinary BonoPeople) on July 17, 2011, 05:03:59 PM
oh dear.......
Title: Re: U2 Acronym Dictionary
Post by: homerj281 on July 26, 2011, 02:59:28 PM
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ABOAT - Bono




?

And "Streets = Where The Streets Have No Name"
Title: Re: U2 Acronym Dictionary
Post by: jenniferh aka jen on August 07, 2011, 12:51:33 AM
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ABOAT - Bono




?

And "Streets = Where The Streets Have No Name"

I always thought that was a given :D, but I added it.  Thanks!
Title: Re: U2 Acronym Dictionary
Post by: Joe90usa on August 08, 2011, 02:39:41 PM
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ABOAT - Bono




?

And "Streets = Where The Streets Have No Name"

I always thought that was a given :D, but I added it.  Thanks!

I thought this was an acronym list only. No?
Title: Re: U2 Acronym Dictionary
Post by: homerj281 on August 08, 2011, 07:44:11 PM
Some of the "acronyms" listed already were not actually acronyms (i.e. Crazy).
Title: Re: U2 Acronym Dictionary
Post by: jenniferh aka jen on August 10, 2011, 09:19:33 PM
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Some of the "acronyms" listed already were not actually acronyms (i.e. Crazy).

I added a few of the most common names along with their acronyms. I thought it might be just as helpfull if you sometimes forget the complete song name.
Title: Re: U2 Acronym Dictionary
Post by: Thehorsefly [whinny!] on August 26, 2011, 02:57:15 PM
Hooray! Finally, help for the acronym challenged... Like me! XD
Title: Re: U2 Acronym Dictionary
Post by: Georges on October 08, 2011, 09:03:07 AM
People should just stop using acronyms. If most of the population can't tell what NATO, UEFA, IBM or UNESCO stand for, why would anyone bother with something like ATYCLB? The fact that there's need of a "dictionary" proves my point.
Title: Re: U2 Acronym Dictionary
Post by: mofo_spacejunk on September 11, 2014, 12:03:45 AM
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People should just stop using acronyms. If most of the population can't tell what NATO, UEFA, IBM or UNESCO stand for, why would anyone bother with something like ATYCLB? The fact that there's need of a "dictionary" proves my point.

Who wrote those albums? UEFA??

Title: Re: U2 Acronym Dictionary
Post by: Pride on September 21, 2014, 11:19:16 AM
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People should just stop using acronyms. If most of the population can't tell what NATO, UEFA, IBM or UNESCO stand for, why would anyone bother with something like ATYCLB? The fact that there's need of a "dictionary" proves my point.

Who wrote those albums? UEFA??
I hope that's sarcasm. I really hope that's sarcasm.
Title: Re: U2 Acronym Dictionary
Post by: dontwantwhatideserve on March 26, 2016, 09:45:28 AM
The Hawkmoon numbers don't match up. Thanks for the list!
Title: Re: U2 Acronym Dictionary
Post by: craola on October 06, 2016, 07:19:50 PM
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People should just stop using acronyms. If most of the population can't tell what NATO, UEFA, IBM or UNESCO stand for, why would anyone bother with something like ATYCLB? The fact that there's need of a "dictionary" proves my point.
yes and no. the albums have been abbreviated for years, and it's really easy to pick up on those if you're dropping by this forum. the song titles, i agree are a bit absurd. TTTYAATW, WGRYWH, WOWY, WTSHNN, etc. makes my head explode.
Title: Re: U2 Acronym Dictionary
Post by: Bonolove67 on May 03, 2017, 08:11:10 PM
This is awesome!
Title: Re: U2 Acronym Dictionary
Post by: ZEROpartII on May 04, 2017, 12:02:49 PM
While y'all are on the topic take my sporcle quiz of U2 Acronyms. Test your skill. 

 https://www.sporcle.com/games/borispsu/u2-song-by-acronym  (https://www.sporcle.com/games/borispsu/u2-song-by-acronym)

I have about 6 self made U2 quizzes. Just click my username borispsu and contributed quizzes in my profile.  The city one is tricky.


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Title: Re: U2 Acronym Dictionary
Post by: WookieeWarrior10 on May 05, 2017, 10:38:50 AM
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While y'all are on the topic take my sporcle quiz of U2 Acronyms. Test your skill. 

 https://www.sporcle.com/games/borispsu/u2-song-by-acronym  (https://www.sporcle.com/games/borispsu/u2-song-by-acronym)

I have about 6 self made U2 quizzes. Just click my username borispsu and contributed quizzes in my profile.  The city one is tricky.


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50/72, or 69%... I don't think that's good enough for a full-time forum member!
Title: Re: U2 Acronym Dictionary
Post by: ZEROpartII on May 05, 2017, 10:48:40 AM
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While y'all are on the topic take my sporcle quiz of U2 Acronyms. Test your skill. 

 https://www.sporcle.com/games/borispsu/u2-song-by-acronym  (https://www.sporcle.com/games/borispsu/u2-song-by-acronym)

I have about 6 self made U2 quizzes. Just click my username borispsu and contributed quizzes in my profile.  The city one is tricky.


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50/72, or 69%... I don't think that's good enough for a full-time forum member!

I included a lot. Some obscure ones. It's tougher than you think


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Title: Re: U2 Acronym Dictionary
Post by: WookieeWarrior10 on June 25, 2017, 11:17:23 AM
Just want to point out that Hawkmoon 269 was incorrectly labeled as "Hawkmoon 369"...
Title: Re: U2 Acronym Dictionary
Post by: ZEROpartII on June 26, 2017, 06:43:52 PM
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Just want to point out that Hawkmoon 269 was incorrectly labeled as "Hawkmoon 369"...

Riffy would dig that extra BOOM   (BOOM BOOM BOOM)
Title: Re: U2 Acronym Dictionary
Post by: WookieeWarrior10 on June 26, 2017, 07:50:31 PM
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Just want to point out that Hawkmoon 269 was incorrectly labeled as "Hawkmoon 369"...

Riffy would dig that extra BOOM   (BOOM BOOM BOOM)
BOOM CHA
Title: Re: U2 Acronym Dictionary
Post by: riffraff on June 27, 2017, 04:58:37 AM
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Just want to point out that Hawkmoon 269 was incorrectly labeled as "Hawkmoon 369"...

Riffy would dig that extra BOOM   (BOOM BOOM BOOM)
BOOM CHA
YES! I'll take all the BOOM I can get! BOOM CHA, lads!
Title: Re: U2 Acronym Dictionary
Post by: WhenIsSOE on September 01, 2017, 09:11:02 AM
YTBTAM- You're The Best Thing About Me
TLTTGYA-The Little Things That Give You Away
Title: Re: U2 Acronym Dictionary
Post by: bfvertigo1 on September 06, 2017, 04:37:29 PM
Thank you for the list.