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Title: Are there any U2 songs that makes you cringe?
Post by: hrsan on March 13, 2009, 02:05:01 PM
I generally think U2 is one of the few bands in which 98% of the music they release is great, but there are a few songs I just cannot listen to at all.

Mine are, I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For, Who's Gonna Ride Your Wild Horses and Wild Honey.
Title: Re: Are there any U2 songs that makes you cringe?
Post by: joegtheog on March 13, 2009, 02:05:41 PM
The Refugee
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Post by: ian ryan on March 13, 2009, 02:44:12 PM
With a Shout
Title: Re: Are there any U2 songs that makes you cringe?
Post by: dentalboy on March 13, 2009, 02:52:18 PM
HOW  can you Cringe to the Refugee!!!!!!!!!!
 there's more Arsenal for cringing on the last 3 albums than The Refugee

Mad Mad Mad!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Title: Re: Are there any U2 songs that makes you cringe?
Post by: Mysterious Ways on March 13, 2009, 02:56:01 PM
Tryin to Throw Your Arms
Title: Re: Are there any U2 songs that makes you cringe?
Post by: coolz481 on March 13, 2009, 02:58:15 PM
Is That All?
God Part II
Some Days Are Better Than Others
When I Look at the World
Grace
Title: Re: Are there any U2 songs that makes you cringe?
Post by: joegtheog on March 13, 2009, 02:59:23 PM
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HOW  can you Cringe to the Refugee!!!!!!!!!!
 

Like this.  (rough representation)

 :-\
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Post by: dentalboy on March 13, 2009, 03:00:24 PM
HOW  can you Cringe to Trying To Throw Your arms Around The World!!!!!!!!!!
The Champagne , the girl on stage the uplifting moment (Strangely missing from the Zoo TV Video ( ? Under age Girl))
 there's more Arsenal for cringing on the last 3 albums than Trying To Throw Your arms Around The World

Mad Mad Mad!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Post by: dentalboy on March 13, 2009, 03:01:44 PM
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When I Look at the World
Grace



I'll give you those but as I said on the other posts last 3 albums
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Post by: Mysterious Ways on March 13, 2009, 03:03:06 PM
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HOW  can you Cringe to Trying To Throw Your arms Around The World!!!!!!!!!!
The Champagne , the girl on stage the uplifting moment (Strangely missing from the Zoo TV Video ( ? Under age Girl))
 there's more Arsenal for cringing on the last 3 albums than Trying To Throw Your arms Around The World

Mad Mad Mad!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Wow....okay then......
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Post by: joegtheog on March 13, 2009, 03:03:20 PM
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HOW  can you Cringe to Trying To Throw Your arms Around The World!!!!!!!!!!
The Champagne , the girl on stage the uplifting moment (Strangely missing from the Zoo TV Video ( ? Under age Girl))
 there's more Arsenal for cringing on the last 3 albums than Trying To Throw Your arms Around The World

Mad Mad Mad!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Just as mad as people on this forum expressing their opinion as to how bad the new album is.


http://forum.atu2.com/index.php/topic,3448.msg110794.html#msg110794


MAD MAD MAD!!!
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Post by: dentalboy on March 13, 2009, 03:08:11 PM
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HOW  can you Cringe to Trying To Throw Your arms Around The World!!!!!!!!!!
The Champagne , the girl on stage the uplifting moment (Strangely missing from the Zoo TV Video ( ? Under age Girl))
 there's more Arsenal for cringing on the last 3 albums than Trying To Throw Your arms Around The World

Mad Mad Mad!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Just as mad as people on this forum expressing their opinion as to how bad the new album is.


http://forum.atu2.com/index.php/topic,3448.msg110794.html#msg110794


MAD MAD MAD!!!

Not bad just not great . We're not all Sycophants to U2. They've done wonderful things will likely do so again , just don't like the album.

All the MAD MAD MAD's are not serious , so like chiull out man have a drink get pi**ed enjoy life.
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Post by: joegtheog on March 13, 2009, 03:09:36 PM
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HOW  can you Cringe to Trying To Throw Your arms Around The World!!!!!!!!!!
The Champagne , the girl on stage the uplifting moment (Strangely missing from the Zoo TV Video ( ? Under age Girl))
 there's more Arsenal for cringing on the last 3 albums than Trying To Throw Your arms Around The World

Mad Mad Mad!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Just as mad as people on this forum expressing their opinion as to how bad the new album is.


http://forum.atu2.com/index.php/topic,3448.msg110794.html#msg110794


MAD MAD MAD!!!

Not bad just not great . We're not all Sycophants to U2. They've done wonderful things will likely do so again , just don't like the album.

All the MAD MAD MAD's are not serious




Including mine    :D


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Post by: Mysterious Ways on March 13, 2009, 03:10:48 PM
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HOW  can you Cringe to Trying To Throw Your arms Around The World!!!!!!!!!!
The Champagne , the girl on stage the uplifting moment (Strangely missing from the Zoo TV Video ( ? Under age Girl))
 there's more Arsenal for cringing on the last 3 albums than Trying To Throw Your arms Around The World

Mad Mad Mad!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Just as mad as people on this forum expressing their opinion as to how bad the new album is.


http://forum.atu2.com/index.php/topic,3448.msg110794.html#msg110794


MAD MAD MAD!!!


All the MAD MAD MAD's are not serious , so like chiull out man have a drink get pi**ed enjoy life.

Ok! Where's the champagne?
Title: Re: Are there any U2 songs that makes you cringe?
Post by: dentalboy on March 13, 2009, 03:11:56 PM
Typical an Australian looking for free drinks!!!!!
Title: Re: Are there any U2 songs that makes you cringe?
Post by: jimyjazz on March 13, 2009, 03:14:05 PM
vertigo
sometime you can't make it on  your own
all because of you
love and peace or else
original of the species
YHWH
the refugee
when love comes to town
stand up comedy
get on your boots

That's it. everything else is at least good.
Title: Re: Are there any U2 songs that makes you cringe?
Post by: Pop Rules on March 13, 2009, 03:15:10 PM
God Part II, half about ATYCLB but especially "Grace", the line from "Miracle Drug" about a newborn baby's head.
Title: Re: Are there any U2 songs that makes you cringe?
Post by: dentalboy on March 13, 2009, 03:15:36 PM
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vertigo
sometime you can't make it on  your own
all because of you
love and peace or else
original of the species
YHWH
stand up comedy
get on your boots

That's it. everything else is at least good.


Again point made all off the last 3 albums (ignoring WLCTT and Refuge which are fricking great)
Title: Re: Are there any U2 songs that makes you cringe?
Post by: dentalboy on March 13, 2009, 03:16:58 PM
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, half about ATYCLB but especially "Grace", the line from "Miracle Drug" about a newborn baby's head.

Everybodys cringe worthy songs seem to come from ATYCLB and HTDAAB (Again ignoring God Part " Fricking great ssong)
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Post by: Pop Rules on March 13, 2009, 03:27:53 PM
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, half about ATYCLB but especially "Grace", the line from "Miracle Drug" about a newborn baby's head.

Everybodys cringe worthy songs seem to come from ATYCLB and HTDAAB (Again ignoring God Part " Fricking great ssong)

God Part II definitely gets a lot of love, but it stood out to be as something especially bad from an album full of skippers.  I'm not against giving it another shot.

ATYCLB has a really slick sound - even for U2 - that I've never been able to get past, and the lyrics are especially cheesy.  Everything I've heard used against U2 seems to be amplified on that album.  Atomic Bomb isn't necessarily cringe-worthy as much as it is boring.
Title: Re: Are there any U2 songs that makes you cringe?
Post by: Ro~Jo on March 13, 2009, 04:12:35 PM
When Love Comes to Town
Love and Peace or Else

Regarding the first: I love BB King, but honestly he's the only redeeming thing about that song.  The songwriting just sucks, and the chorus starts to grate by the third time through.
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Post by: So Cruel on March 13, 2009, 08:12:19 PM
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When Love Comes to Town
Love and Peace or Else

Regarding the first: I love BB King, but honestly he's the only redeeming thing about that song.  The songwriting just sucks, and the chorus starts to grate by the third time through.

WHAT !!!! The songwriting sucks? Did you watch Rattle & Hum? Bono reading the lyrics proudly to BB King and BB replies "You're mighty young to write such heavy lyrics."

I was there when they crucified my Lord
I held the scabbard when the soldier drew his sword.
I threw the dice when they pierced his side
But I've seen love conquer the great divide.

Bono hasn't written a lyrics that good in 10 years.
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Post by: Mysterious Ways on March 13, 2009, 08:30:56 PM
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When Love Comes to Town
Love and Peace or Else

Regarding the first: I love BB King, but honestly he's the only redeeming thing about that song.  The songwriting just sucks, and the chorus starts to grate by the third time through.

Bono hasn't written a lyrics that good in 10 years.

Except for The Wanderer, right?
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Post by: theocean on March 13, 2009, 08:32:00 PM
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The Refugee

Me too, i just never could really get into it, i've tried....but the end goes on and on so i usually go to next song. But I dont hate it just cringe a little.
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Post by: The Exile on March 13, 2009, 09:40:53 PM
Setting aside the cringe factor, the best song U2 ever recorded is, without a doubt, "Freedom For My People." Such passion, such grittiness. They must have had some state of the art production technology, because I don't know how else they could have achieved that crackly sound and gravelly effect on Bono's voice.

FFMP will always be the touchstone against which everything else they record is judged. PERIOD.
Title: Re: Are there any U2 songs that makes you cringe?
Post by: StrongGirl on March 13, 2009, 09:47:01 PM
Oh here we go again! There was a thread like this a while back. So many of my favorite songs are always on this hit list like Grace, Wild Honey & Wild Horses.  I used to say perhaps I have a bad case of Bad Song Disease!
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Post by: Mysterious Ways on March 13, 2009, 09:55:14 PM
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Oh here we go again! There was a thread like this a while back. So many of my favorite songs are always on this hit list like Grace, Wild Honey & Wild Horses.  I used to say perhaps I have a bad case of Bad Song Disease!

I like Wild Honey! *ducks*
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Post by: StrongGirl on March 13, 2009, 09:56:54 PM
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Oh here we go again! There was a thread like this a while back. So many of my favorite songs are always on this hit list like Grace, Wild Honey & Wild Horses.  I used to say perhaps I have a bad case of Bad Song Disease!

I like Wild Honey! *ducks*

I'll duck with you MW because it can get ugly if  you say you like that song or any that I have mentioned! :o
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Post by: NOLA Fly on March 13, 2009, 09:58:17 PM
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Oh here we go again! There was a thread like this a while back. So many of my favorite songs are always on this hit list like Grace, Wild Honey & Wild Horses.  I used to say perhaps I have a bad case of Bad Song Disease!

I'm right there with you.  I think those are great songs....and if liking them is wrong, I don't want to be right.
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Post by: StrongGirl on March 13, 2009, 10:12:15 PM
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Oh here we go again! There was a thread like this a while back. So many of my favorite songs are always on this hit list like Grace, Wild Honey & Wild Horses.  I used to say perhaps I have a bad case of Bad Song Disease!

I'm right there with you.  I think those are great songs....and if liking them is wrong, I don't want to be right.

So nice to hear that Nola! I personally think we have good taste! ;)
 
Title: Re: Are there any U2 songs that makes you cringe?
Post by: Thunder Peel on March 13, 2009, 10:43:18 PM
To be honest, I can't think of a single one. I have my personal favorites but overall I can find something I like in each song. Maybe I'm just easy to please when it comes to U2. ;D
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Post by: NOLA Fly on March 13, 2009, 11:13:21 PM
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Oh here we go again! There was a thread like this a while back. So many of my favorite songs are always on this hit list like Grace, Wild Honey & Wild Horses.  I used to say perhaps I have a bad case of Bad Song Disease!

I'm right there with you.  I think those are great songs....and if liking them is wrong, I don't want to be right.

So nice to hear that Nola! I personally think we have good taste! ;)

 

Me too.
Title: Re: Are there any U2 songs that makes you cringe?
Post by: JasontheJedi on March 13, 2009, 11:25:31 PM
This entire thread is making me cringe.
Title: Re: Are there any U2 songs that makes you cringe?
Post by: zooey on March 13, 2009, 11:26:20 PM
I can only think of One...








(get it?)  ;)
Title: Re: Are there any U2 songs that makes you cringe?
Post by: jimhb on March 13, 2009, 11:28:45 PM
I'll go crazy if I don't go crazy tonight... horrible.
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Post by: andyt on March 14, 2009, 04:36:47 AM
Pride! it represents everything that can be dodgy about U2.

It's musically boring, overblown, full of conceit and the lyrics are factually wrong.

How can the same band have written 'Bad'... and on the same album!?
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Post by: U2alwaysforever on March 14, 2009, 11:33:49 AM
I used to say the wanderer with cash, but if anyone has not heard this check it out

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MO8DtcW6yAc

i have it on repeat.. between listens to the new record of course.
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Post by: DGordon1 on March 14, 2009, 11:45:34 AM
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Pride! it represents everything that can be dodgy about U2.

It's musically boring, overblown, full of conceit and the lyrics are factually wrong.

How can the same band have written 'Bad'... and on the same album!?


Now THAT'S an interesting one!
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Post by: vickidvm on March 14, 2009, 11:53:30 AM
Just The Sweetest Thing.

Wild Horses is one of my favorite U2 songs ever...
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Post by: ProofThatThisIsReal on March 14, 2009, 12:18:30 PM
'Miami' and 'Daddy's Gonna Pay For Your Crashed Car' - But should anyone really care what I think?  If you like the songs, then great, I just don't. 

Let's see, I like Wild Honey, Wild Horses, Crazy Tonight, A Message, Elvis Presley and America, A Man And a Woman, yadayadayada.....
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Post by: Dundonald_Killie on March 14, 2009, 01:48:57 PM
saw a couple of posts quoting "God Part II" ....  ??? I actually love that track ..... !!!!!!
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Post by: TheFlyMacphisto on March 14, 2009, 02:34:36 PM
I have to agree on Pride (In the Name of Love), but not for the same reasons.

I think the song is classic, I'm just REALLY f-ing tired of hearing it!
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Post by: TheFlyMacphisto on March 14, 2009, 02:39:55 PM
And "Man and A Woman" makes me cringe, even just seeing the title written out.

I pretty much love everything else these men create.
Title: Re: Are there any U2 songs that makes you cringe?
Post by: p8ru2 on March 14, 2009, 07:04:33 PM
Miami, Man & A Woman,  & Yahweh.

I'm with the other ducksters on Wild Honey  ;D .....*runs for cover*
Title: Re: Are there any U2 songs that makes you cringe?
Post by: Yggdrasille on March 14, 2009, 09:05:08 PM
Miami
Playboy Mansion
Love Rescue Me
Heartland
Wanderer
Who's Gonna Ride Your Wild Horses
So Cruel
Babyface
the entire second half of October
all live tracks on R&H bar Helter Skelter and Bullet
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Post by: oopski on March 14, 2009, 09:14:51 PM
F*$&^%@)*!WoW! How could you guys pick SO MUCH to think sucks????
Their only songs that suck are
The Sweetest Thing.-it lives 'cause Bono forgot to buy his wife a b-day gift??????----lame, give me diamonds any day....
....and that fr*^%#$g NY song(sorry, ny'ers, the sox did beat the yankees last nite)Should never be played in Boston...at least out of respect

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Post by: shockdocta22 on March 14, 2009, 09:16:28 PM
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I generally think U2 is one of the few bands in which 98% of the music they release is great, but there are a few songs I just cannot listen to at all.

Mine are, I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For,

 :o  thats one of my favorites
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Post by: luieu2 on March 14, 2009, 09:24:33 PM
theirs only one song HMTMKM
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Post by: TheFlyingLemon on March 14, 2009, 09:29:21 PM
No U2 songs make me cringe as of yet.
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Post by: shockdocta22 on March 14, 2009, 09:30:12 PM
the only one that makes me cringe a little is Numb, but i like it more now
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Post by: birdlover on March 14, 2009, 11:56:52 PM
I can't say, because every time I decide that I don't like one of their songs, it somehow manages to become a favorite.
It's the same way with naming my favorite songs, they fall into and out of favor so often my head spins. Keeps thing interesting. I never hear an album the same way twice. :)

Birdlover
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Post by: Anthony02 on March 15, 2009, 01:30:40 AM
IMO, any song from Joshua Tree or Achtung that makes someone cringe? Makes me cringe. :)
Title: Re: Are there any U2 songs that makes you cringe?
Post by: DGordon1 on March 15, 2009, 06:26:58 AM
No songs make me cringe as such, but the odd line does. Like "heavy as a truck" from Electrical Storm for instance. But for my money U2 have never written a song that's cringe-worthy in its entirety.
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Post by: eddyjedi on March 15, 2009, 08:49:52 AM
Boots a tad, but that's it
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Post by: luieu2 on March 15, 2009, 08:52:06 AM
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Boots a tad, but that's it
me to
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Post by: Gravy11 on March 15, 2009, 09:16:56 AM
"Staring at the Sun" - never got the hype. Great idea for a post though because there really are few songs I'll skip over.
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Post by: JuniorEmblem on March 15, 2009, 09:54:40 AM
GOYB, Vertigo, ABOY, Sometimes, Miracle Drug, A Man and a woman, One step closer,  Peace on Earth, Grace, New York, and possibly the most egregious offender, Stuck.

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Post by: andyt on March 15, 2009, 12:25:57 PM
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Pride! it represents everything that can be dodgy about U2.

It's musically boring, overblown, full of conceit and the lyrics are factually wrong.

How can the same band have written 'Bad'... and on the same album!?


Now THAT'S an interesting one!

Just the way I feel - always time to go to the bar when that one arrives...
Title: Re: Are there any U2 songs that makes you cringe?
Post by: xtrmntr on March 15, 2009, 01:14:12 PM
"Am I bugging you ... I don't mean to bug you.  Okay Edge, play the blues"  (Edge plays the opposite of the blues)

umm ... yeah.
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Post by: andyt on March 15, 2009, 01:39:52 PM
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"Am I bugging you ... I don't mean to bug you.  Okay Edge, play the blues"  (Edge plays the opposite of the blues)

umm ... yeah.

I like it!

Actually, has the Edge ever played the blues?
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Post by: JuniorEmblem on March 15, 2009, 02:00:41 PM
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"Am I bugging you ... I don't mean to bug you.  Okay Edge, play the blues"  (Edge plays the opposite of the blues)

umm ... yeah.

The whole faked "we're just listening to helter skelter right now for the first time and figuring out how to play it" scene in R+h, same for the backstage Bono telling Larry and Adam when to come in on 'when love comes to town' faked scene

Title: Re: Are there any U2 songs that makes you cringe?
Post by: suitoflights on March 15, 2009, 02:08:22 PM
Walk on
Title: Re: Are there any U2 songs that makes you cringe?
Post by: joegtheog on March 15, 2009, 02:12:54 PM
The closest would be When Love Comes to Town and the Playboy Mansion, which has a classic blues progression, but still sounds like gospel.
Title: Re: Are there any U2 songs that makes you cringe?
Post by: andyt on March 16, 2009, 06:15:06 AM
Actually I'll vote for the Obama ceremony too. Bono was his usual self-referential self, skillfully turning the event into a U2 love-in rather than a dignified celebration of Obama's win.

And they played 2 of my least favourite U2 songs...
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Post by: p8ru2 on March 16, 2009, 07:41:23 AM
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Walk on

 :o  *shock* 
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Post by: globaljosh on March 16, 2009, 08:18:49 AM
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"Am I bugging you ... I don't mean to bug you.  Okay Edge, play the blues"  (Edge plays the opposite of the blues)

umm ... yeah.

The whole faked "we're just listening to helter skelter right now for the first time and figuring out how to play it" scene in R+h, same for the backstage Bono telling Larry and Adam when to come in on 'when love comes to town' faked scene



Haha, good choices!  I love most things U2 (including many of the so-called cringe-worthy songs listed here) but R+H serves it up with extra cheese in a few places, and the above scene is right at the top of the list! Bono's steely intensity, almost scolding the band, "Come in on three! Not on one... not on two..." or whatever he says.  Funny. Here's the guy who flubs his parts at least ten times more often than the other guys, schooling the true musicians!
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Post by: EdgeFest [Zenmaster360] on March 16, 2009, 08:45:43 AM
Lemon makes me crazy.
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Post by: luieu2 on March 16, 2009, 08:49:12 AM
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Lemon makes me crazy.
nice pic EdgeFest ;)
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Post by: EdgeFest [Zenmaster360] on March 16, 2009, 10:13:04 AM
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nice pic EdgeFest ;)

Thanks... Eurydice drew it for me :D
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Post by: wrldchamps04 on March 16, 2009, 10:17:52 AM
This is easy for me...The Wanderer ughh!!!
Title: Re: Are there any U2 songs that makes you cringe?
Post by: xtrmntr on March 16, 2009, 11:08:42 AM
Other than Silver and Gold, I would have to say:

All Bomb songs with the exception of One Step Closer
When I Look at the World
Elevation
Electrical Storm
Title: Re: Are there any U2 songs that makes you cringe?
Post by: DGordon1 on March 16, 2009, 11:10:32 AM
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This is easy for me...The Wanderer ughh!!!

How the what the how the what?
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Post by: wrldchamps04 on March 16, 2009, 11:23:51 AM
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This is easy for me...The Wanderer ughh!!!

How the what the how the what?
yes? how may I help you?
Title: Re: Are there any U2 songs that makes you cringe?
Post by: DGordon1 on March 16, 2009, 11:26:55 AM
What is it about the Wanderer that's so bad? It's beautiful to my ears, in fact I'd say it's one of their best ever pieces of work.
Title: Re: Are there any U2 songs that makes you cringe?
Post by: wrldchamps04 on March 16, 2009, 11:44:47 AM
This is great (honestly)....one mans trash is another mans treasure. I don't even have specifics, that song (from an album I truly love) has never, ever captured my ear.
Title: Re: Are there any U2 songs that makes you cringe?
Post by: DGordon1 on March 16, 2009, 11:48:28 AM
Yes it makes music, and art in general, seem strange.
Title: Re: Are there any U2 songs that makes you cringe?
Post by: wrldchamps04 on March 16, 2009, 11:54:22 AM
I like how when I read (lots of 'em) the reviews on NLOTH....the critics had one song as the albums' best, while others had it as the worst. That's why critics opinions don't mean much to me....they're only regular people and often not fans of the music they're critiquing!
Title: Re: Are there any U2 songs that makes you cringe?
Post by: fresno dave on March 16, 2009, 12:21:28 PM
only ones named after cities in Florida or with with "trampoline" in the lyric
Title: Re: Are there any U2 songs that makes you cringe?
Post by: So Cruel on March 16, 2009, 08:01:45 PM
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When Love Comes to Town
Love and Peace or Else

Regarding the first: I love BB King, but honestly he's the only redeeming thing about that song.  The songwriting just sucks, and the chorus starts to grate by the third time through.

Bono hasn't written a lyrics that good in 10 years.

Except for The Wanderer, right?

I would rate The Wanderer as among Bono's best lyrics, as well as much of Achtung Baby & Pop, but that was more then 10 yrs ago
Title: Re: Are there any U2 songs that makes you cringe?
Post by: xtrmntr on March 16, 2009, 08:27:06 PM
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only ones named after cities in Florida or with with "trampoline" in the lyric


My Mammy!!!!  I don't know, I might only be the only here, but I love Miami.  One of my fav. U2 songs. 
Title: Re: Are there any U2 songs that makes you cringe?
Post by: Jagalleg on March 16, 2009, 10:16:11 PM
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only ones named after cities in Florida or with with "trampoline" in the lyric


My Mammy!!!!  I don't know, I might only be the only here, but I love Miami.  One of my fav. U2 songs. 


I totally agree with you, I love Miami.  However, I still can't get through an entire listen of "I'll go crazy, if I don't go crazy"....NLOTH is amazing, but that song is not only one of U2's worst, but one of the worst songs I have heard in recent memory.
Title: Re: Are there any U2 songs that makes you cringe?
Post by: SaintMike on March 16, 2009, 11:39:18 PM
FREEEEEDUMMMMM HAS A SCENTTTTT LIKE THE TOP OF A NEWBORN BAAAAAAYYYYYBIIIIEEEEES HEAD!!!!

Worst.  Song.  Ever. 

Not just worst U2 song, literally worst song ever.
Title: Re: Are there any U2 songs that makes you cringe?
Post by: Mysterious Ways on March 16, 2009, 11:43:20 PM
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When Love Comes to Town
Love and Peace or Else

Regarding the first: I love BB King, but honestly he's the only redeeming thing about that song.  The songwriting just sucks, and the chorus starts to grate by the third time through.

Bono hasn't written a lyrics that good in 10 years.

Except for The Wanderer, right?

I would rate The Wanderer as among Bono's best lyrics, as well as much of Achtung Baby & Pop, but that was more then 10 yrs ago

Oh right. Silly me.  :-[
Title: Re: Are there any U2 songs that makes you cringe?
Post by: Gravy11 on March 17, 2009, 05:42:16 AM
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HOW  can you Cringe to Trying To Throw Your arms Around The World!!!!!!!!!!
The Champagne , the girl on stage the uplifting moment (Strangely missing from the Zoo TV Video ( ? Under age Girl))
 there's more Arsenal for cringing on the last 3 albums than Trying To Throw Your arms Around The World

Mad Mad Mad!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Just as mad as people on this forum expressing their opinion as to how bad the new album is.

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The sycophant comment was priceless. Bottom line is if you're on this board, you view U2 as one of your children.  They may bring home a drawing that looks like crap but as their parent, you still say "good job".  LOL - BTW - I like NLOTH.



http://forum.atu2.com/index.php/topic,3448.msg110794.html#msg110794


MAD MAD MAD!!!

Not bad just not great . We're not all Sycophants to U2. They've done wonderful things will likely do so again , just don't like the album.

All the MAD MAD MAD's are not serious , so like chiull out man have a drink get pi**ed enjoy life.
Title: Re: Are there any U2 songs that makes you cringe?
Post by: andyt on March 17, 2009, 05:45:34 AM
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FREEEEEDUMMMMM HAS A SCENTTTTT LIKE THE TOP OF A NEWBORN BAAAAAAYYYYYBIIIIEEEEES HEAD!!!!

Worst.  Song.  Ever. 

Not just worst U2 song, literally worst song ever.

Yes, that is a truly rubbish lyric. I don't mind the actual song though...
Title: Re: Are there any U2 songs that makes you cringe?
Post by: DGordon1 on March 17, 2009, 06:31:44 AM
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FREEEEEDUMMMMM HAS A SCENTTTTT LIKE THE TOP OF A NEWBORN BAAAAAAYYYYYBIIIIEEEEES HEAD!!!!

Worst.  Song.  Ever. 

Not just worst U2 song, literally worst song ever.

The worst song ever? Come on, don't be ridiculous!