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U2 => The Music and Lyrics => Topic started by: Amrice78 on December 17, 2018, 12:46:31 PM

Title: Let's Talk Most and Least Favorite
Post by: Amrice78 on December 17, 2018, 12:46:31 PM
Full disclosure, there is only one song I truly dislike in U2's canon (Party Girl) and one I'm meh about, at least the studio version (Beautiful Day).  The rest, I like or love in varying degrees in varying moods, but let's play anyway

Boy: Fav - I will follow/ Least: Into the Heart (and I know it's supposed to be the second half of An Cat Dubh, but I like An Cat Dubh on it's own better)

October: Fav - Tomorrow/Least: Scarlet

War: Favorite: Fav - Surrender/ Least - Like A Song

The Unforgettable Fire - Fav: Bad/Least - I know I will catch some flack for this one, but it's only here because, for me it doesn't belong on the album, I still love the song - Pride (In the Name of Love)

Joshua Tree - Fav: Running to Stand Still/ Least - Bullet

Rattle and Hum - Fav: Hawkmoon 269/ Least - all the filler, non-song stuff

Achtung Baby - Fav: One/ Least - Even Better Than the Real Thing

Zooropa - Fav: The First Time/ Least - Babyface

Pop: Fav: Please/ Least - Mofo

ATYCLB - Fav: Elevation/ Least: Beautiful

HTDAAB: Fav: Vertigo/ Least: Miracle Drug

NLOTH: Fav: Moment of Surrender/ Least: Get on Your Boots

Songs of Innocence: Fav: Song for Someone/ Least: California

Songs of Experience: Fav: The Little Things that Give you Away/ Least: Summer of Love
Title: Re: Let's Talk Most and Least Favorite
Post by: Rasmus on December 17, 2018, 04:47:45 PM
Boy: Out of Control / Another Time...
October: Tomorrow / With a Shout
War: Seconds / The Refugee
TUF: TUF / Elvis...
TJT: Streets / Exit
R&H: Angel of Harlem / Love Rescue Me
Achtung: EBTTRT / Trying to Throw...
Zooropa: Lemon / Some Days are Better Than Others
Pop: Gone / Velvet Dress
ATYCLB: Stuck in a Moment / Grace
HTDAAB: Crumbs / Yahweh
NLOTH: Fez / Boots
SOI: This is Where... / Song for Someone
SOE: Love is All We Have Left / Get Out of Your Own Way
Title: Re: Let's Talk Most and Least Favorite
Post by: laoghaire on December 17, 2018, 06:01:00 PM
Electric Co / Stories for Boys
Is That All? / Fire
NYD / Surrender
TUF / 4th of July
RHMT / IGC
Love Comes to Town / Love Rescue Me
Ultraviolet / So Cruel
Zooropa / Babyface
Mofo / Wake Up Dead Man
Elevation / Grace
Vertigo / Yahweh
Breathe / GOYB
EBW / Lucifer's Hands - I can do that, right?
Little Things / YTBTAM

My favorites can vary, some of my picks will be different tomorrow.

Least favorites are more stable. But most of them I like (Surrender, 4th of July); quite a few I love (IGC, LRM, etc.). But something has to be last!

Only three on the list I dislike: Grace, Yahweh, Boots.
Title: Re: Let's Talk Most and Least Favorite
Post by: ian ryan on December 17, 2018, 09:04:21 PM
Boy - Out Of Control / Into The Heart
October - October / With A Shout
War - Surrender / Drowning Man
The Unforgettable Fire - A Sort Of Homecoming / Elvis Presley And America
The Joshua Tree - Where The Streets Have No Name / Mothers Of The Disappeared
Rattle And Hum - Angel Of Harlem / Love Rescue Me
Achtung Baby - The Fly / So Cruel
Zooropa - Lemon / Some Days Are Better Than Others
Passengers - Slug / Plot 180
Pop - Mofo / The Playboy Mansion
All That You Can't Leave Behid - Walk On / New York
How To Dismantle An Atomic Bomb - City Of Blinding Lights / Love And Peace Or Else
No Line On The Horizon - No Line On The Horizon / Stand Up Comedy
Songs Of Innocence: - Iris / Song For Someone
Songs Of Experience: - The Little Things That Give You Away / The Showman
Title: Re: Let's Talk Most and Least Favorite
Post by: World71R on December 18, 2018, 12:08:23 AM
Boy: Out of Control/Stories for Boys
October: Gloria/With a Shout
War: New Year's Day/Refugee
TUF: A Sort of Homecoming (at the moment)/Elvis
TJT: Streets/Mothers of the Disappeared
R&H: All I Want is You/Hawkmoon 269
AB: Ultraviolet/So Cruel
Zooropa: Zooropa/Babyface
Pop: Mofo/Miami
ATYCLB: Walk On/Grace
Atomic Bomb: COBL/AM&AW
NLOTH: Fez-Being Born or MOS/Boots
SOI: Cedarwood Road/Volcano
SOE: The Little Things/You're the Best Thing
Title: Re: Let's Talk Most and Least Favorite
Post by: I Fall Down on December 18, 2018, 07:52:43 AM
Boy: I Will Follow/Stories For Boys

October: Gloria/Fire

War:  Sunday Bloody Sunday/n/a - I'm sorry, I just can't. This album is sacrosanct to me. To me, it's perfection.  I love every song on the album.  War and October are my favorite U2 albums and I worship every song on War.  Impossible to pick a least favorite on this one.

The Unforgettable Fire:  Bad/4th Of July

The Joshua Tree:  With Or Without You/Mothers Of The Disappeared  (Again, really hard to pick least favorite from this iconic album.)

Rattle & Hum:  Hawkmoon 269/The Star Spangled Banner

Achtung Baby:  Ultraviolet (Light My Way)/So Cruel (f*** this is again next to impossible. It's Achtung Baby we're talking about here.  Damn...)

Zooropa:  Zooropa/Daddy's Gonna Pay For Your Crashed Car

Pop:  If God Will Send His Angels/Discotheque

All That You Can't Leave Behind:  New York/Stuck In A Moment You Can't Get Out Of

How To Dismantle An Atomic Bomb:  One Step Closer/A Man And A Woman

No Line On The Horizon:  Magnificent/Stand Up Comedy

Songs Of Innocence:  Sleep Like A Baby Tonight/California (There Is No End To Love)

Songs Of Experience:  Lights Of Home/The Blackout
Title: Re: Let's Talk Most and Least Favorite
Post by: Amrice78 on December 18, 2018, 07:57:47 AM
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Boy: I Will Follow/Stories For Boys

October: Rejoice/Fire

War:  Sunday Bloody Sunday/n/a - I'm sorry, I just can't. This album is sacrosanct to me. To me, it's perfection.  I love every song on the album.  War and October are my favorite U2 albums and I worship every song on War.  Impossible to pick a least favorite on this one.

The Unforgettable Fire:  Bad/4th Of July

The Joshua Tree:  With Or Without You/Mothers Of The Disappeared  (Again, really hard to pick least favorite from this iconic album.)

Rattle & Hum:  Hawkmoon 269/The Star Spangled Banner

Achtung Baby:  Ultraviolet (Light My Way)/So Cruel (f*** this is again next to impossible. It's Achtung Baby we're talking about here.  Damn...)

Zooropa:  Zooropa/Daddy's Gonna Pay For Your Crashed Car

Pop:  If God Will Send His Angels/Discotheque

All That You Can't Leave Behind:  New York/Stuck In A Moment You Can't Get Out Of

How To Dismantle An Atomic Bomb:  One Step Closer/A Man And A Woman

No Line On The Horizon:  Magnificent/Stand Up Comedy

Songs Of Innocence:  Sleep Like A Baby Tonight/California (There Is No End To Love)

Songs Of Experience:  Lights Of Home/The Blackout

Itís a next to impossible game, I hear you. I love most of the songs I put in the least category, least is a very relative term here
Title: Re: Let's Talk Most and Least Favorite
Post by: julez728 on December 19, 2018, 09:22:23 AM
Boy: I Will Follow/The Ocean
October: Tomorrow/Is That All?
War: Seconds / Red Light
TUF: A Sort of Homecoming/4th of July
TJT: Running to a Stand Still/Mothers of the Disappeared
R&H:  All I Want is You/ Love Rescue Me
Achtung: Love is Blindness/Tryin' To Throw Your Arms...
Zooropa: Stay/Babyface
Pop: Gone / Velvet Dress
ATYCLB: Beautiful Day/ Grace
HTDAAB: Sometimes You Can't Make It.../All Because of You
NLOTH: Magnificent/Cedars of Lebanon
SOI: Raised by Wolves/California
SOE: The Little Things That Give You Away / The Showman
Title: Re: Let's Talk Most and Least Favorite
Post by: Vox on December 19, 2018, 11:46:58 AM
Boy:  Out of Control/The Ocean
October:  Gloria/Fire
War:  New Yearís Day/Red Light
The Unforgettable Fire:  Bad/4th of July
The Joshua Tree:  Where the Streets Have No Name/Trip Through Your Wires
Rattle and Hum:  God Part II/When Love Comes to Town
Achtung Baby:  Until the End of the World/Tryiní To Throw Your Arms Around the World (tough)
Zooropa:  Zooropa/Babyface
Pop:  Mofo/If God Will Send His Angels
All That You Canít Leave Behind:  Walk On/Peace on Earth
How to Dismantle an Atomic Bomb:  Vertigo/A Man and a Woman
No Line on the Horizon:  No Line on the Horizon/Stand Up Comedy (very tough, actually)
Songs of Innocence:  Sleep Like a Baby Tonight/Song for Someone
Songs of Experience:  Love is Bigger Than Anything In Its Way/13 (There is a Light) (another tough one)
Title: Re: Let's Talk Most and Least Favorite
Post by: ToRontoRon on December 20, 2018, 08:46:39 AM
Into The Heart/The Ocean
Gloria/Stranger In A Strange Land
40/Surrender
Bad/Wire
I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For/Trip Through Your Wires
All I Want Is You/Love Rescue Me (Only counting the original U2 material from the album).
Ultraviolet (Light My Way)/Zoo Station
Stay (Faraway, So Close!)/Dirty Day
Gone/Wake Up Dead Man
Beautiful Day/Peace On Earth
Original Of The Species/A Man And A Woman
I'll Go Crazy If I Don't Go Crazy Tonight/Stand Up Comedy
Every Breaking Wave/Iris (Hold Me Close)
Get Out Of Your Own Way/13 (There Is A Light)


Title: Re: Let's Talk Most and Least Favorite
Post by: Chip on December 21, 2018, 10:19:05 PM
"The Electric Co."/"Another Time Another Place"
"Tomorrow"/"With a Shout"
"New Year's Day"/"The Refugee"
"The Unforgettable Fire"/"4th of July"
"One Tree Hill"/"Mothers of the Disappeared"
"Heartland"/"Love Rescue Me"
"Until the End of the World"/"So Cruel"
"Lemon"/"Babyface"
"Miss Sarajevo"/"Theme from 'Let's Go Native'"
"Do You Feel Loved"/"Mofo"
"When I Look at the World"/"Peace on Earth"
"City of Blinding Lights"/"A Man and a Woman"
"White as Snow"/"No Line on the Horizon"
"Every Breaking Wave"/"Volcano"
"Lights of Home"/"The Showman (Little More Better)"
Title: Re: Let's Talk Most and Least Favorite
Post by: SwimmingSorrows on December 22, 2018, 01:09:02 PM
I Will Follow/Shadows and Tall Trees (Red Rocks versions of Electric Co and Out of Control beat IWF though)
Tomorrow/(Honestly no idea, never listen to this album)
New Year's Day/Red Light
Pride/Elvis Presley and America
Streets/Exit
All I Want Is You/All Along the Watchtower (Live)
Ultra Violet/Trying to Throw Your Arms Around the World
Zooropa/Some Days Are Better Than Others
Mofo/Miami
Beautiful Day/Grace
Vertigo/Yahweh
Moment of Surrender/Get On Your Boots
Every Breaking Wave/Volcano
The Little Things That Give You Away/American Soul
Title: Re: Let's Talk Most and Least Favorite
Post by: shineinthesummernight on December 22, 2018, 08:51:13 PM
I'm not super fond of these songs:  "The Showman", "Raised by Wolves", "Wild Honey" and "Best Thing".  Most of their other songs I like at least a bit.