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Title: What is the most underrated U2 song?
Post by: An Cat Dubh on June 10, 2011, 11:25:47 PM
One of my favorite songs ever. And this version from Berlin is fabulous.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_evzKQOWG6M&feature=related

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Post by: U2-obsessed and proud on June 11, 2011, 12:02:18 AM
I know I'm going to get so much heat for this but...

U2's most underrated song is a tie between New York, Yahweh, and (old) Mercy
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Post by: An Cat Dubh on June 11, 2011, 12:04:41 AM
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I know I'm going to get so much heat for this but...

U2's most underrated song is a tie between New York, Yahweh, and (old) Mercy

Now you have gone and ruined my thread  :D

I quite like New York
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Post by: pfctsqr on June 11, 2011, 03:15:35 AM
An Cat Dubh definately deserves more attention.  I also think Electric Co, Shadows and Tall Trees, and Grace could get a bit more love as well.
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Post by: wraitii on June 11, 2011, 04:57:00 AM
The most underrated... Obviously "The Ocean". Probably the least known song in the whole U2 discography, and it's quite good (I rate it 2nd on War, first being Twilight and third being I Will Follow).
Exit is very very underrated in the real world.  October is another contender.
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Post by: rubbersoul on June 11, 2011, 09:33:09 AM
So Cruel
Grace
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Post by: MarsGirl on June 11, 2011, 09:40:52 AM
With A Shout :P
Everything on October except Gloria. :P
Stand Up Comedy
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Post by: Starman on June 11, 2011, 09:53:16 AM
Exit
Yahweh
The First Time
I'll Go Crazy (the album version)
Twilight
The Ocean
Miracle Drug
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Post by: Droo on June 11, 2011, 10:45:46 AM
Grace
One Step Closer
Cedars Of Lebanon
Miami
Promenade
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Post by: rubbersoul on June 11, 2011, 11:30:14 AM
Stand Up Comedy
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Post by: Spannisheyes on June 11, 2011, 11:46:48 AM
Walk to the water!
 
That song is awesome :-D
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Post by: Midnight is Where the Day Begins on June 11, 2011, 12:02:22 PM
So Cruel because of the vast amount of people who say its boring, when it it FAR from so.

Oh and Miami. My mammy

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Post by: AchtungPop on June 11, 2011, 12:09:23 PM
Exit, An Cat Dubh, All Because of You, Babyface, So Cruel, Crumbs From Your Table, In a Little While, Wake Up Dead Man, Wire, Like a Song..., Some Days Are Better Than Others, White as Snow
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Post by: Bads316 on June 11, 2011, 12:31:16 PM
So Cruel - Bono's masterpiece, I'll put the lyrics from that up against any song from any artist (apart from Dylan)
Velvet Dress
The Wanderer
Trip Through Your Wires
Miami
Velvet Dress
One Step Closer
Wild Honey
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Post by: maymay on June 11, 2011, 12:32:14 PM
IALW!
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Post by: SuperAcrobat on June 11, 2011, 01:39:36 PM
One Step Closer
Playboy Mansion
Velvet Dress
Last Night On Earth
Red Hill Mining Town
Mothers of the Disappeared









Miami
Title: Re: What is the most underrated U2 song?
Post by: mrsamrocks2 on June 11, 2011, 01:40:02 PM
Promenade, An Cat Dubh/Into the Heart, When I Look At The World, Last Night On Earth
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Post by: Tumbling Dice on June 11, 2011, 01:43:48 PM
Playboy Mansion or Cedars of Lebanon.


Title: Re: What is the most underrated U2 song?
Post by: An Cat Dubh on June 11, 2011, 03:10:55 PM
Ha, I agree with all the songs mentioned so far on this thread.

So much more warm and fuzzy here compared to the "overrated' thread  :D
Title: Re: What is the most underrated U2 song?
Post by: MarsGirl on June 11, 2011, 03:13:37 PM
Underrated = every song that is Zoost's favorite.  8) :)
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Post by: U2-obsessed and proud on June 11, 2011, 03:15:29 PM
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Ha, I agree with all the songs mentioned so far on this thread.

So much more warm and fuzzy here compared to the "overrated' thread  :D

Not all  :D
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Post by: An Cat Dubh on June 11, 2011, 03:16:24 PM
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Underrated = every song that is Zoost's favorite.  8) :)


 :D

Not all, not all. I think Get On Your Boots is very underrated, but it's not one of my favorites. Same for everything on October.
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Post by: MarsGirl on June 11, 2011, 03:47:58 PM
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Underrated = every song that is Zoost's favorite.  8) :)


 :D

Not all, not all. I think Get On Your Boots is very underrated, but it's not one of my favorites. Same for everything on October.


Ah, now you're just pandering to me. :) LOL!
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Post by: pinman78(I love this town even if that doesn't ring true) on June 11, 2011, 03:51:57 PM
Two Hearts Beat as One!  I wish they'd play this live again.
Title: Re: What is the most underrated U2 song?
Post by: Zooropa Baby Pop on June 11, 2011, 04:57:46 PM
Wire
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Post by: The Grave on June 11, 2011, 07:12:40 PM
A MAN AND A WOMAN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Miami
Peace on Earth
A Sort of Homecoming
Title: Re: What is the most underrated U2 song?
Post by: MarsGirl on June 11, 2011, 07:15:18 PM
Really, you think ASOH? A lot of people on here like it... (which is good because it's my #1 favorite U2 song ever.)
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Post by: The Grave on June 11, 2011, 07:25:10 PM
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Really, you think ASOH? A lot of people on here like it... (which is good because it's my #1 favorite U2 song ever.)
I've never seen a lot of people talk about ASOH
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Post by: MarsGirl on June 11, 2011, 07:26:51 PM
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Really, you think ASOH? A lot of people on here like it... (which is good because it's my #1 favorite U2 song ever.)
I've never seen a lot of people talk about ASOH

Well, it's definitely not as popular as Bad. :)
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Post by: The Grave on June 11, 2011, 07:28:24 PM
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Really, you think ASOH? A lot of people on here like it... (which is good because it's my #1 favorite U2 song ever.)
I've never seen a lot of people talk about ASOH

Well, it's definitely not as popular as Bad. :)
coughcauseBadisbettercough but ASOH IS the second best song on TUF  ;)
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Post by: MarsGirl on June 11, 2011, 07:30:11 PM
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Really, you think ASOH? A lot of people on here like it... (which is good because it's my #1 favorite U2 song ever.)
I've never seen a lot of people talk about ASOH

Well, it's definitely not as popular as Bad. :)
coughcauseBadisbettercough but ASOH IS the second best song on TUF  ;)

Yeah, yeah.
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Post by: AchtungPop on June 11, 2011, 07:33:25 PM
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Underrated = every song that is Zoost's favorite.  8) :)


 :D

Not all, not all. I think Get On Your Boots is very underrated, but it's not one of my favorites. Same for everything on October.


If GOYB wasn't the lead single, or a single at all, I think more people would like it.
Title: Re: What is the most underrated U2 song?
Post by: fishcci on June 11, 2011, 07:38:00 PM
When I look At The World, and If God Will Send His Angels!
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Post by: Midnight is Where the Day Begins on June 11, 2011, 07:40:03 PM
The Unforgettable Fire
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Post by: MarsGirl on June 12, 2011, 05:45:24 AM
4th of July -- I don't understand why everyone hates it. It's an instrumental.
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Post by: dferry09 on June 13, 2011, 04:35:21 PM
If God Will Send His Angels. Listened today again and it is terrific.
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Post by: wraitii on June 14, 2011, 12:44:58 AM
I see Miami's been mentioned quite a few times... And I agree, it's definitely underrated. Same for Cedars Of Lebanon.

I think we could add Mofo to this list. Barely anyone ever talks of this song.
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Post by: onoB27 on June 14, 2011, 08:26:35 AM
Two Hearts
Love and Peace
God Part 2
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Post by: sdb_1970 on October 27, 2011, 11:29:39 PM
A friend of mine recently asked me for a playlist of my favorite 25 U2 songs.  I noticed five of those songs were not among the usual favorites:

1. "Exit".  Have you listened to this on good headphones?  Seriously.  It's menacing.  And I mean that as a compliment.

2. "Love Is Blindness".  If the couplets of "The Fly" start side B to 'Achtung Baby,' then "Love Is Blindness" is the appropriate end.  In my opinion, this is the best closing song to a U2 show ... ever.  The Devlins did an OK version.  Jack White took a shot at it.  But the original is so good that it hurts.  The spastic guitar solo are like jabs to your soul.

3. "The Wanderer".  One of the things that Bono/Edge are not given enough credit for is their ability to write songs that fit for other artists (e.g., "She's a Mystery To Me," "When Love Comes to Town").  "The Wanderer" not only ends 'Zooropa' perfectly, but it sums up Johnny Cash.  And this was at least a year before Johnny Cash would become alt-folk cool again with the help of Rick Rubin.

4. "Please."  And I mean the original version on 'Pop.'  The drums.  The bassline.  The guitar.  The lyrics.

5. "White As Snow".  I love the narrative style.  I love the subtlety (something lost in the 'ATYCLB' and 'HTDAAB' era).  I love hearing Daniel Lanois on backing vocals.
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Post by: Kurukira on November 03, 2011, 12:35:30 PM
About 1/3 of Pop, esp Miami and Gone.  Awesome to see some Miami LOVE on this board!
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Post by: Velvet Dress on November 03, 2011, 04:44:28 PM
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If God Will Send His Angels. Listened today again and it is terrific.

You mean the original version?   I agree, it is brilliant.
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Post by: achtungbaby77 on November 04, 2011, 07:45:53 AM
So many Pop songs being mentioned here and I couldn't agree more...I love that album and it doesn't get the credit it deserves.  I'd specifically have to mention Miami and Velvet Dress
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Post by: MoreMoon on November 04, 2011, 10:01:42 AM
"Drowning Man." That song's amazing.
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Post by: Droo on November 04, 2011, 11:27:53 AM
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"Drowning Man." That song's amazing.

Drowning Man is held in quite high regard around here, I think.
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Post by: Tumbling Dice on November 04, 2011, 12:03:55 PM
The Playboy Mansion is rather tasty.

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Post by: I threw a brick on November 04, 2011, 12:44:48 PM
Indian Summer Sky
Red Light
So Cruel