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Title: Your Top 20 U2 Songs ranked!
Post by: wons on November 28, 2018, 02:53:15 PM
Here is my U2 top 20:

01. Where The Streets Have No Name
02. New Years Day
03. Pride
04. With Or Without You
05. The Unforgettable Fire
06. Heartland
07. Miracle Drug
08. A Sort Of Homecoming
09. Ultraviolet Light
10. Sometimes You Can't Make It On Your Own
11. Who's Gonna Ride Your Wild Horses
12. Acrobat
13. Mercy
14. Winter
15. One
16. Kite
17. Walk On
18. Tomorrow
19. Like A Song
20. Drowning Man
Title: Re: Your Top 20 U2 Songs ranked!
Post by: u2music on November 29, 2018, 05:53:25 AM
Just curious really, no offense meant.  You mentioned in a previous thread that Mercy and Winter are the two best U2 songs ever.  Then, how come they don't hold the first and second place(s) on your list?
Title: Re: Your Top 20 U2 Songs ranked!
Post by: wons on November 29, 2018, 07:29:16 AM
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Just curious really, no offense meant.  You mentioned in a previous thread that Mercy and Winter are the two best U2 songs ever.  Then, how come they don't hold the first and second place(s) on your list?

I said they were two of the best, not the two best.

What are your top 20 U2 songs ranked?
Title: Re: Your Top 20 U2 Songs ranked!
Post by: U2boy14 on November 29, 2018, 12:27:28 PM
Until the End of the World
Running to Stand Still
Pride (In the Name of Love)
The Fly
Lemon
Bad
Mofo
Zooropa
Miracle Drug
So Cruel
One
Where the Streets Have No Name
Original of the Species
With or Without You
I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For
Song for Someone
Love is Bigger Than Anything in Its Way
Kite
40
Yahweh
Title: Re: Your Top 20 U2 Songs ranked!
Post by: wons on November 29, 2018, 04:24:42 PM
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Until the End of the World
Running to Stand Still
Pride (In the Name of Love)
The Fly
Lemon
Bad
Mofo
Zooropa
Miracle Drug
So Cruel
One
Where the Streets Have No Name
Original of the Species
With or Without You
I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For
Song for Someone
Love is Bigger Than Anything in Its Way
Kite
40
Yahweh

Good list. Interesting that your favorite song from the WAR album is 40.
Title: Re: Your Top 20 U2 Songs ranked!
Post by: Bundang Dave on November 29, 2018, 05:49:18 PM
1. Bullet the blue sky
2. Zooropa
3. Until the End of the World
4. Bad
5. Mofo
6. The Fly
7. Zoo Station
8. Desire
9. Xanax and Wine
10. Even Better than the Real Thing
11. Acrobat
12. Sleep Like a Baby Tonight
13. Wake Up Dead Man
14. Cedars of Lebanon
15. If you wear that velvet dress
16. Your Blue Room
17. Mysterious Ways
18. Miami
19. Book of Your Heart
20. Holy Joe (garage mix)
Title: Re: Your Top 20 U2 Songs ranked!
Post by: Rasmus on November 30, 2018, 05:10:26 AM
1. Lemon
2. Where the Streets Have No Name
3. Even Better Than the Real Thing
4. Acrobat
5. Zoo Station
6. Stay
7. Gone
8. Out of Control
9. Do You Feel Loved?
10. An Cat Dubh / Into the Heart
11 The Fly
12. Zooropa
13. Electric Co.
14. The Unforgetable Fire
15. Ultraviolet
16. Discotheque
17. Your Blue Room
18. One Tree Hill
18. Angel of Harlem
19. The Troubles
20. New Years Day
Title: Re: Your Top 20 U2 Songs ranked!
Post by: TongueInMyEar on November 30, 2018, 06:19:16 AM
This was incredibly difficult. What surprised me was the number of the big hits in my list. So many album tracks I love, but when it comes to the cull, a lot of the big hitters had to stay.

1. Bad
2. Ultraviolet (Light My Way)
3. All I Want Is You
4. New Years Day
5. With Or Without You
6. Love Is Blindness
7. One
8. I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For
9. Pride
10. Zoo Station
11. Where The Streets Have No Name
12. Your Blue Room
13. Stay (Faraway, So Close)
14. A Sort Of Homecoming
15. Numb
16. The Little Things That Give You Away
17. Electric Co.
18. Gone
19. Kite
20. Running To Stand Still
Title: Re: Your Top 20 U2 Songs ranked!
Post by: Tortuga on November 30, 2018, 06:27:25 AM
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This was incredibly difficult. What surprised me was the number of the big hits in my list. So many album tracks I love, but when it comes to the cull, a lot of the big hitters had to stay.

1. Bad
2. Ultraviolet (Light My Way)
3. All I Want Is You
4. New Years Day
5. With Or Without You
6. Love Is Blindness
7. One
8. I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For
9. Pride
10. Zoo Station
11. Where The Streets Have No Name
12. Your Blue Room
13. Stay (Faraway, So Close)
14. A Sort Of Homecoming
15. Numb
16. The Little Things That Give You Away
17. Electric Co.
18. Gone
19. Kite
20. Running To Stand Still

There is a reason hits become hits.  They’re usually the best songs.


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Title: Re: Your Top 20 U2 Songs ranked!
Post by: wons on November 30, 2018, 03:26:49 PM
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1. Bullet the blue sky
2. Zooropa
3. Until the End of the World
4. Bad
5. Mofo
6. The Fly
7. Zoo Station
8. Desire
9. Xanax and Wine
10. Even Better than the Real Thing
11. Acrobat
12. Sleep Like a Baby Tonight
13. Wake Up Dead Man
14. Cedars of Lebanon
15. If you wear that velvet dress
16. Your Blue Room
17. Mysterious Ways
18. Miami
19. Book of Your Heart
20. Holy Joe (garage mix)

Very interesting list. I never thought I would ever see Miami in anyone's U2 top 20 list. I love Xanax and Wine. MOFO at #5 is probably the most love that song has ever received.
Title: Re: Your Top 20 U2 Songs ranked!
Post by: Bundang Dave on November 30, 2018, 09:24:03 PM
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1. Bullet the blue sky
2. Zooropa
3. Until the End of the World
4. Bad
5. Mofo
6. The Fly
7. Zoo Station
8. Desire
9. Xanax and Wine
10. Even Better than the Real Thing
11. Acrobat
12. Sleep Like a Baby Tonight
13. Wake Up Dead Man
14. Cedars of Lebanon
15. If you wear that velvet dress
16. Your Blue Room
17. Mysterious Ways
18. Miami
19. Book of Your Heart
20. Holy Joe (garage mix)

Very interesting list. I never thought I would ever see Miami in anyone's U2 top 20 list. I love Xanax and Wine. MOFO at #5 is probably the most love that song has ever received.

Mofo is a beast. I think it gets a fair bit of love, no?

Miami, not as much, but I think it's such a cool track, the 90s version of Bullet the Blue Sky. And their pairing of the two during Popmart might be my favourite all-time U2 moment.

I'm pleasantly surprised to see Your Blue Room on a few others' lists.
Title: Re: Your Top 20 U2 Songs ranked!
Post by: Tortuga on November 30, 2018, 09:48:06 PM
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1. Bullet the blue sky
2. Zooropa
3. Until the End of the World
4. Bad
5. Mofo
6. The Fly
7. Zoo Station
8. Desire
9. Xanax and Wine
10. Even Better than the Real Thing
11. Acrobat
12. Sleep Like a Baby Tonight
13. Wake Up Dead Man
14. Cedars of Lebanon
15. If you wear that velvet dress
16. Your Blue Room
17. Mysterious Ways
18. Miami
19. Book of Your Heart
20. Holy Joe (garage mix)

Very interesting list. I never thought I would ever see Miami in anyone's U2 top 20 list. I love Xanax and Wine. MOFO at #5 is probably the most love that song has ever received.

Mofo is a beast. I think it gets a fair bit of love, no?

Miami, not as much, but I think it's such a cool track, the 90s version of Bullet the Blue Sky. And their pairing of the two during Popmart might be my favourite all-time U2 moment.

I'm pleasantly surprised to see Your Blue Room on a few others' lists.

Yeah, I’ve seen a lot of love for Mofo over the years.  Miami, no.


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Title: Re: Your Top 20 U2 Songs ranked!
Post by: SanAntonioKrusty on December 01, 2018, 05:24:12 AM
My list, that would probably change if I did this again next week, especially in the order.

1) One
2) Sunday Bloody Sunday
3) Bad
4) Where the Streets Have No Name
5) Walk On
6) I Will Follow
7) New Year's Day
8 ) Please
9) Kite
10) City of Blinding Lights
11) Heartland
12) A Sort of Homecoming
13) The Troubles
14) Light of Home
15) I Fall Down
16) Moment of Surrender
17) Zooropa
18) Acrobat
19) So Cruel
20) Running to Stand Still
Title: Re: Your Top 20 U2 Songs ranked!
Post by: wons on December 01, 2018, 08:59:55 AM
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1. Bullet the blue sky
2. Zooropa
3. Until the End of the World
4. Bad
5. Mofo
6. The Fly
7. Zoo Station
8. Desire
9. Xanax and Wine
10. Even Better than the Real Thing
11. Acrobat
12. Sleep Like a Baby Tonight
13. Wake Up Dead Man
14. Cedars of Lebanon
15. If you wear that velvet dress
16. Your Blue Room
17. Mysterious Ways
18. Miami
19. Book of Your Heart
20. Holy Joe (garage mix)

Very interesting list. I never thought I would ever see Miami in anyone's U2 top 20 list. I love Xanax and Wine. MOFO at #5 is probably the most love that song has ever received.

Mofo is a beast. I think it gets a fair bit of love, no?

Miami, not as much, but I think it's such a cool track, the 90s version of Bullet the Blue Sky. And their pairing of the two during Popmart might be my favourite all-time U2 moment.

I'm pleasantly surprised to see Your Blue Room on a few others' lists.

Sure, lots of U2 songs get love, even though they don't make the top 20 of peoples list. U2 has nearly 270 songs now and seeing MOFO at #5 is I believe the highest its ever been on any ones list I think. Don't know for sure of course.
Title: Re: Your Top 20 U2 Songs ranked!
Post by: wons on December 01, 2018, 09:02:12 AM
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My list, that would probably change if I did this again next week, especially in the order.


5) Wak On




hmmm.... I don't think I have heard this one before. What is the song about?
Title: Re: Your Top 20 U2 Songs ranked!
Post by: SanAntonioKrusty on December 01, 2018, 09:36:14 AM
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My list, that would probably change if I did this again next week, especially in the order.


5) Wak On





hmmm.... I don't think I have heard this one before. What is the song about?


  :o  I can't even think of a good joke response!
Title: Re: Your Top 20 U2 Songs ranked!
Post by: Lebowski on December 01, 2018, 12:11:51 PM
Tough to narrow it down to 20, but in chronological order:

I Will Follow
The Electric Co.
New Year's Day
Wire
The Unforgettable Fire
Bad
Where the Streets Have No Name
Bullet the Blue Sky
Running to Stand Still
Van Diemen's Land
Hawkmoon 269
All I Want Is You
Until the End of the World
The Fly
Ultraviolet (Light My Way)
Love Is Blindness
Hold Me, Thrill Me, Kiss Me, Kill Me
Staring at the Sun
Kite
The Troubles
Title: Re: Your Top 20 U2 Songs ranked!
Post by: DK46 on December 01, 2018, 01:50:22 PM
Surely this will change, but here goes (in no real order):

1. Until the End of the World
2. Electrical Storm
3. Mofo
4. North and South of the River
5. Always Forever Now
6. Ultraviolet (Light My Way)
7. Please
8. A Sort of Homecoming
9. Dirty Day
10. Zooropa
11. Even Better Than the Real Thing
12. Exit
13. The Troubles
14. The Little Things That Give You Away
15. Zoo Station
16. Walk On
17. One Step Closer
18. The Electric Co.
19. Gloria
20. All I Want Is You
Title: Re: Your Top 20 U2 Songs ranked!
Post by: summerholly on December 01, 2018, 08:56:35 PM
1. New Years day
2. All I want is you
3. Wild Horses
4. The Fly
5. One
6. WOWY
7. Still haven't found what I'm looking for
8. Kite
9. Angel of Harlem
10. Bad
11. Desire
12. Red Hill Mining
13. I will Follow
14. Sunday Bloody Sunday
15. Even Better than the Real Thing
16. Mysterious Ways
17. Pride
18. Van Diemans Land
19. Indian Summer Sky
20.  She's a Mystery to Me

The order can change frequently



Title: Re: Your Top 20 U2 Songs ranked!
Post by: Bundang Dave on December 02, 2018, 09:02:51 AM
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20.  She's a Mystery to Me


Interesting choice . . . has a studio version ever been released?
Title: Re: Your Top 20 U2 Songs ranked!
Post by: summerholly on December 02, 2018, 04:53:34 PM
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20.  She's a Mystery to Me


Interesting choice . . . has a studio version ever been released?



Possibly not but I but I love it when Roy sings it and U2 does a nice live version as well and I like the story behind it, great song writing for another legend.
Title: Re: Your Top 20 U2 Songs ranked!
Post by: Bundang Dave on December 02, 2018, 07:01:40 PM
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20.  She's a Mystery to Me


Interesting choice . . . has a studio version ever been released?



Possibly not but I but I love it when Roy sings it and U2 does a nice live version as well and I like the story behind it, great song writing for another legend.

Yes, me too. I hope one day the studio track makes it out of the vaults though.
Title: Re: Your Top 20 U2 Songs ranked!
Post by: andwise on December 02, 2018, 10:27:48 PM
1. One (Slane Castle)
2. Bad
3. Moment of Surrender
4. Where the Streets Have No Name
5. Until the End of the World (live)
6. Stay (Faraway, So Close!)
7. With or Without You (live)
8. In a Little While
9. The Little Things That Give You Away
10. Please
11. One Tree Hill
12. Every Breaking Wave
13. Ultraviolet (Light My Way)
14. Gone
15. Sunday Bloody Sunday
16. I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For
17. Walk On
18. Mysterious Ways
19. New Year's Day
20. So Cruel

Boy: NA
October: NA
War: 2 songs
Unforgettable Fire: 1 song
Joshua Tree: 4 songs
Rattle and Hum: NA
Achtung Baby: 5 songs
Zooropa: 1 song
Pop: 2 songs
All That You Can't Leave Behind: 2 songs
How To Dismantle An Atomic Bomb: NA
No Line on the Horizon: 1 song
Songs of Innocence: 1 song
Songs of Experience: 1 song
Title: Re: Your Top 20 U2 Songs ranked!
Post by: hollywoodswag on December 03, 2018, 04:01:46 AM
Subject to change:

1 - Zoo Station
2 - Last Night on Earth
3 - Even Better Than the Real Thing (Remix): V16 Exit Wound, Stealth Sonic, Fish Out of Water, Perfecto, whatever
4 - Dirty Day
5 - Daddy's Gonna Pay for Your Crashed Car
6 - Where Did It All Go Wrong?
7 - Elevation (Influx remix for sure, but the regular version is stellar as well)
8 - Bad (bonus points if it's live)
9 - Vertigo
10 - I Fall Down
11 - Where the Streets Have No Name
12 - Trip Through Your Wires
13 - In God's Country
14 - One Tree Hill
15 - Zooropa
16 - Do You Feel Loved
17 - All Because of You
18 - Unknown Caller
19 - Surrender
20 - The Blackout

October: 1
War: 1
The Unforgettable Fire: 1
The Joshua Tree: 4
Achtung Baby: 2 (counting EBTTRT)
Achtung B-Sides: 1
Zooropa: 3
Pop: 2
All That You Can't Leave Behind: 1
How to Dismantle An Atomic Bomb: 2
No Line On the Horizon: 1
Songs of Experience: 1

Honorable mentions (i.e. ones that might replace ones on the list depending on the day of the week): Running to Stand Still, All I Want Is You, City of Blinding Lights, Love and Peace or Else
Title: Re: Your Top 20 U2 Songs ranked!
Post by: Poiters on December 05, 2018, 08:10:00 AM
1) Where the Streets Have no Name
2) Beautiful Day
3) With or Without You
4) Pride (In the Name of Love)
5) Vertigo
6) Sunday Bloody Sunday
7) Bad
8) City of Blinding Lights
9) Discotheque
10) I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For
11) New Year's Day
12) One
13) Every Breaking Wave
14) Elevation
15) Gloria
16) Sometimes You Can't Make it On Your Own
17) All I want is You
18) Walk On
19) Song for Someone
20) I Will Follow
Title: Re: Your Top 20 U2 Songs ranked!
Post by: dirtdrybonesandstone on December 05, 2018, 01:26:09 PM
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Here is my U2 top 20:

01. Where The Streets Have No Name
02. New Years Day
03. Pride
04. With Or Without You
05. The Unforgettable Fire
06. Heartland
07. Miracle Drug
08. A Sort Of Homecoming
09. Ultraviolet Light
10. Sometimes You Can't Make It On Your Own
11. Who's Gonna Ride Your Wild Horses
12. Acrobat
13. Mercy
14. Winter
15. One
16. Kite
17. Walk On
18. Tomorrow
19. Like A Song
20. Drowning Man

Nice list, esp with Heartland in your top ten, but where is the love for EBTTRT?    That one is undoubtedly one of their best if not THE best.
Title: Re: Your Top 20 U2 Songs ranked!
Post by: A_Fly_On_The_Wall on December 05, 2018, 05:15:34 PM
Here are my top 20 favourite U2 songs in order...

1. Stand Up Comedy
2. Magnificent
3. Volcano
4. Sometimes You Can’t Make It On Your Own
5. Miracle Drug
6. Red Flag Day
7. New Year’s Day
8. With Or Without You
9. Where The Streets Have No Name
10. Acrobat
11. One
12. Moment Of Surrender
13. The Fly
14. Fez - Being Born
15. Kite
16. Like A Song...
17. Get Out Of Your Own Way
18. Cedarwood Road
19. The Ground Beneath Her Feet
20. The Little Things That Give You Away

NLOTH: 4 songs
AB: 3 songs
SOE: 3 songs
HTDAAB: 2 songs
TJT: 2 songs
War: 2 songs
SOI: 2 songs
ATYCLB: 2 songs
Boy, October, TUF, R&H, Zooropa and Pop: 0 songs
Title: Re: Your Top 20 U2 Songs ranked!
Post by: catorce on December 06, 2018, 10:29:28 PM
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1. Bullet the blue sky
2. Zooropa
3. Until the End of the World
4. Bad
5. Mofo
6. The Fly
7. Zoo Station
8. Desire
9. Xanax and Wine
10. Even Better than the Real Thing
11. Acrobat
12. Sleep Like a Baby Tonight
13. Wake Up Dead Man
14. Cedars of Lebanon
15. If you wear that velvet dress
16. Your Blue Room
17. Mysterious Ways
18. Miami
19. Book of Your Heart
20. Holy Joe (garage mix)

Very interesting list. I never thought I would ever see Miami in anyone's U2 top 20 list. I love Xanax and Wine. MOFO at #5 is probably the most love that song has ever received.

Well you'll be surprised to hear that it sits at #2 in my list behind The Fly.
Title: Re: Your Top 20 U2 Songs ranked!
Post by: catorce on December 06, 2018, 10:44:31 PM
1 - The Fly
2 - Mofo
3 - Zoo Station
4 - Always Forever Now
5 - Dirty Day
6 - New Years Day
7 - Gone (new mix)
8 - Lemon
9 - Mysterious Ways
10 - Daddy's Gonna Pay For Your Crashed Car
11 - Last Night On Earth
12 - Velvet Dress
13 - The Wanderer
14 - Exit
15 - The Troubles
16 - Sleep Like A Baby Tonight
17 - Lucifer's Hands
18 - Breathe
19 - Wire
20 - Do You Feel Loved?
Title: Re: Your Top 20 U2 Songs ranked!
Post by: GoldenStateGirl on December 07, 2018, 03:53:09 PM
I often talk about my "top ten" but I have never taken the time to actually write it down.  Keeps it fluid, ha ha.

In (mostly) no particular order:
1. Until the End of the World
2. Breathe
3. One
4. Where the Streets Have No Name
5. Sometimes You Can't Make it on Your Own
6. Two Hearts Beat as One
7. In God's Country
8. Gloria
9. Even Better Than The Real Thing (Fish Out of Water remix)
10. Magnificent
11. City of Blinding Lights
12. Vertigo
13. All I Want is You
14. Desire
15. Hold Me Thrill Me Kiss Me Kill Me
16. Crumbs from Your Table
17. Exit
18. Raised By Wolves
19. The Little Things That Give You Away
20. Love is Bigger Than Anything In Its Way
Title: Re: Your Top 20 U2 Songs ranked!
Post by: shineinthesummernight on December 07, 2018, 08:15:05 PM
I will start my top twenty and then probably go over:
An Cat Dubh, The Ocean, I Will Follow, Tomorrow, October, Gloria, Sunday Bloody Sunday, 40, Mofo, Discoteque, Bad, Fez, Magnificent, Breathe, Moment of Surrender, Electrical Storm, Troubles, Luminous Times, Book of Your Heart, Love is All We Have Left,
Winter and Soon are up there somewhere....okay I'm done.
Title: Re: Your Top 20 U2 Songs ranked!
Post by: u2music on December 09, 2018, 07:38:59 AM
I literally spent hours trying to find the magic 20.  Conclusion: Impossible. Close to 300 songs in U2's catalogue and being a total fan for close to 40 yrs. now.  So, I winnowed it down to 10 lists of 20 songs.  The only permanent songs are the top 3 on the list.  All 10 lists can be mixed up, interchangeable, whatever...

Here's just one random list out of the 10 that has currently got my attention:

Gloria
Bad
Rejoice
New Year’s Day
Pride (In The Name Of Love)
Sunday Bloody Sunday
Two Hearts Beat As One
I Still Haven’t Found What I’m Looking For
With Or Without You
Running To Stand Still
11 O’Clock Tick Tock
One Step Closer
Love Comes Tumbling
Like A Song
Zooropa
Silver & Gold
Magnificent
All I Want Is You
New York
Is That All?
Title: Re: Your Top 20 U2 Songs ranked!
Post by: shineinthesummernight on December 09, 2018, 09:34:56 AM
Oh, Lord, I forgot one of my absolute favorites "With or Without You".  "Love Comes Tumbling" is great, too.  An  impossible task.
Title: Re: Your Top 20 U2 Songs ranked!
Post by: fodiktet on December 09, 2018, 10:27:35 PM
Love Comes Tumbling is such a good song, I was wondering is it a different version of Boorerang II? I only noticed the two sounded similar yesterday when they both came on my playlist at the same time and I'was like this sounds familiar..
Title: Re: Your Top 20 U2 Songs ranked!
Post by: wons on December 09, 2018, 10:45:07 PM
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I literally spent hours trying to find the magic 20.  Conclusion: Impossible. Close to 300 songs in U2's catalogue and being a total fan for close to 40 yrs. now.  So, I winnowed it down to 10 lists of 20 songs.  The only permanent songs are the top 3 on the list.  All 10 lists can be mixed up, interchangeable, whatever...

Here's just one random list out of the 10 that has currently got my attention:

Gloria
Bad
Rejoice
New Year’s Day
Pride (In The Name Of Love)
Sunday Bloody Sunday
Two Hearts Beat As One
I Still Haven’t Found What I’m Looking For
With Or Without You
Running To Stand Still
11 O’Clock Tick Tock
One Step Closer
Love Comes Tumbling
Like A Song
Zooropa
Silver & Gold
Magnificent
All I Want Is You
New York
Is That All?

The easy way to do is to start off by thinking about what you feel is the best U2 song, and then the runner ups for best U2 song. You might have a list of nearly 10 songs doing that. So then you take those 10 songs and rank them. Then take them out of the list of the nearly 300 U2 songs and start the process over minus those 10 songs. What is the best of what's left, the best song. Gradually, you could eventually produce a list ranking every U2 song.
Title: Re: Your Top 20 U2 Songs ranked!
Post by: JaraSangASongAWeapon on December 10, 2018, 01:54:36 PM
In order:

1. Bad
2. Streets
3. ASOH
4. OTH
5. Ultraviolet
6. AIWIY
7. TUF
8. OOC
9. ZS
10. Zooropa
11. RTSS
12. MOTD
13. Luminous Times
14. Wire
15. Electric Co
16. WGRYWH (admittedly seeing it in Dublin vaulted it from about 20 places higher)
17. TLTTGYA
18. DITH
19. LCT
20. Scarlet
Title: Re: Your Top 20 U2 Songs ranked!
Post by: shineinthesummernight on December 10, 2018, 05:34:27 PM
Scarlet is an interesting choice.  I am very fond of the whole "October" album and rank it amongst my top all-time albums.  The heavy rhythm section sounds great in the car on long journeys.
Title: Re: Your Top 20 U2 Songs ranked!
Post by: fodiktet on December 11, 2018, 12:24:28 AM
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I will start my top twenty and then probably go over:
An Cat Dubh, The Ocean, I Will Follow, Tomorrow, October, Gloria, Sunday Bloody Sunday, 40, Mofo, Discoteque, Bad, Fez, Magnificent, Breathe, Moment of Surrender, Electrical Storm, Troubles, Luminous Times, Book of Your Heart, Love is All We Have Left,
Winter and Soon are up there somewhere....okay I'm done.

Interesting that's a very diverse selection and quite a healthy mix of 80's 90's and 2000's U2, I'm wondering do you like all era's equally? or are you more of a 80's person?
Title: Re: Your Top 20 U2 Songs ranked!
Post by: BONO31 on December 11, 2018, 11:25:04 AM
1.Ultra Violet (Light my way)
2.In a little while
3.Mofo
4.Discothèque
5.One
6.Hold Me, Thrill Me, Kiss Me, Kill Me
7.The Fly
7.Gloria
8.Stateless
9.Walk on
10.Wake up dead man
11.Numb
12.The Blackout
13.Invisible
14.Original of the species
15.Summer of love
16.Tomorrow
17.Lights of home
18.When I look at the world
19.Electrical Storm
20.Slug

But I find it very difficult to choose

Title: Re: Your Top 20 U2 Songs ranked!
Post by: wons on December 11, 2018, 01:16:12 PM
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1.Ultra Violet (Light my way)
2.In a little while
3.Mofo
4.Discothèque
5.One
6.Hold Me, Thrill Me, Kiss Me, Kill Me
7.The Fly
7.Gloria
8.Stateless
9.Walk on
10.Wake up dead man
11.Numb
12.The Blackout
13.Invisible
14.Original of the species
15.Summer of love
16.Tomorrow
17.Lights of home
18.When I look at the world
19.Electrical Storm
20.Slug

But I find it very difficult to choose

Very interesting list. Only two songs from the 80s. So I guess 80s U2 would not be your favorite.
Title: Re: Your Top 20 U2 Songs ranked!
Post by: shineinthesummernight on December 11, 2018, 01:44:17 PM
Thanks for asking, Fodiket.  I am one of those unusual types who appreciates almost all their eras and albums.  My favs are "October", "NLOTH" and "SOE" as far as whole albums go.  So, yes, probably different than most.  I love U2 in really all their incarnations. What are your favorite albums?
Title: Re: Your Top 20 U2 Songs ranked!
Post by: ricebird5678 on December 11, 2018, 03:10:03 PM
This is difficult and changes by the week/mood, but for the sake of stating of the thread, here we go:

1. With or Without You
2. Who's Going to Ride Your Wild Horses
3. In a Little While
4. Where the Streets Have No Name
5. Moment of Surrender
6. The Unforgettable Fire
7. Miracle Drug
8. So Cruel
9. Ultraviolet
10. Sunday Bloody Sunday
11. Crumbs From Your Table
12. One
13. Out of Control
14. 40
15. Beautiful Day
16. Little Things that Give you Away
17. Yahweh
18. I Still Haven't Found What Im Looking For
19. Exit
20. When I Look At The World
Title: Re: Your Top 20 U2 Songs ranked!
Post by: bonolarryedgeadam on December 11, 2018, 03:39:36 PM
 With or without you
 One
 Streets
SBS
 UTEOW
Ultraviolet
New Years Day
Miracle Drug
 All I Want is You
 Stay
Wildhorses
Beautiful Day
 Mysterious Ways
Original of the Species
 ISHFWILF
 Pride
Gone
Staring at the Sun
Last Night on Earth
 Unforgettable Fire
Title: Re: Your Top 20 U2 Songs ranked!
Post by: BONO31 on December 12, 2018, 01:00:10 AM
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1.Ultra Violet (Light my way)
2.In a little while
3.Mofo
4.Discothèque
5.One
6.Hold Me, Thrill Me, Kiss Me, Kill Me
7.The Fly
7.Gloria
8.Stateless
9.Walk on
10.Wake up dead man
11.Numb
12.The Blackout
13.Invisible
14.Original of the species
15.Summer of love
16.Tomorrow
17.Lights of home
18.When I look at the world
19.Electrical Storm
20.Slug

But I find it very difficult to choose

Very interesting list. Only two songs from the 80s. So I guess 80s U2 would not be your favorite.
Thank you! But I absolutely love the 80s...
Red hill mining town
Seconds
Like a song...
Heartland
Van Diemen's land
Party Girl live from Red Rock
Bad
Where the streets have no name
I still haven't found what I'm looking for
One tree hill
Bullet the blue sky live from Zoo Tv
Two Hearts beat as One
11 o clock tic toc live from Red Rock

All those songs would have been in the list 20 year's ago. I picked the songs I'm listening the most, that's why I found it difficult to choose! There are so many great U2 songs, we're blessed!!!

Title: Re: Your Top 20 U2 Songs ranked!
Post by: Amrice78 on December 13, 2018, 08:14:46 PM
Man this is hard and probably changes daily, but right now

1. One
2. The Little Things that give you away
3. Bad
4. North and South of the River
5. With or without you
6. Streets
7. Running to stand still
8. All I want is you
9. Refugee
10. So cruel
11. Moment of surrender
12. Grace
13. Elevation
14. Song for someone
15. Stories for Boys
16. I will Follow
17. Tomorrow
18. Elvis Presley in America
19. Love is Blindness
20. Lady with the spinning head
Title: Re: Your Top 20 U2 Songs ranked!
Post by: JaraSangASongAWeapon on December 15, 2018, 11:07:35 AM
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Man this is hard and probably changes daily, but right now

1. One
2. The Little Things that give you away
3. Bad
4. North and South of the River
5. With or without you
6. Streets
7. Running to stand still
8. All I want is you
9. Refugee
10. So cruel
11. Moment of surrender
12. Grace
13. Elevation
14. Song for someone
15. Stories for Boys
16. I will Follow
17. Tomorrow
18. Elvis Presley in America
19. Love is Blindness
20. Lady with the spinning head

Deep and eclectic!
Title: Re: Your Top 20 U2 Songs ranked!
Post by: habib2343 on January 02, 2019, 12:38:52 PM
tasty topic ( though no doubt done for the gazillionth time...but always good to indulge in fantasy setlists :-)

1. the blackout ( video version)
2. little things that give you away ( live)
3. Invisible
4. California( there is no end to love )
5.Magnificient
6.Moment of Surrender
7. Vertigo
8 Love and Peace
9 Kite.
10.Discotheque
11.Mofo
12.Staring at the Sun
13.Dirty Dav(Live)
14.Lemon (Live)
15. The Fly ( album or live )
16. Until the end of the world (live)
17. Zoo Station
18 New years day
19. Bullet the Blue sky
20. Exit

god , 20 isn't enough I could go on forever,....
Title: Re: Your Top 20 U2 Songs ranked!
Post by: Rasmus on January 04, 2019, 05:02:02 AM
Gonna try this one more time :)


20 Honorary mentions: The Electric Co., Tomorrow, Seconds, New Years Day, With or Without You, Running to Stand Still, So Cruel, Zooropa, Dirty Day, Mofo, Starring at the Sun, Stuck in a Moment, Elevation, Kite, In a Little While, When I Look at the World, Fez (Being Born), California (There Is No End to Love), This is Where You Can Reach Me Now, Invisible.
Title: Re: Your Top 20 U2 Songs ranked!
Post by: shineinthesummernight on January 04, 2019, 07:37:42 PM
I forgot to add "Into the Heart" after the "An Cat Dubh" entry on my list.  I second your choice.  It's an iconic moment in the U2 canon.
Title: Re: Your Top 20 U2 Songs ranked!
Post by: davis on January 09, 2019, 02:44:21 PM
Who's Gonna Ride Your Wild Horses
Until the End of the World
Bad
Love is Blindness
Vertigo
Lights of Home
13 (There is a Light)
Acrobat
Ultraviolet
Miss Sarajevo
One
The Fly
Where The Streets Have No Name
Mothers of the Disappeared
With or Without You
Mysterious Ways
A Sort of Homecoming
Sunday Bloody Sunday
Please
I Will Follow
Title: Re: Your Top 20 U2 Songs ranked!
Post by: Poiters on January 09, 2019, 07:12:20 PM
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Who's Gonna Ride Your Wild Horses
Until the End of the World
Bad
Love is Blindness
Vertigo
Lights of Home
13 (There is a Light)
Acrobat
Ultraviolet
Miss Sarajevo
One
The Fly
Where The Streets Have No Name
Mothers of the Disappeared
With or Without You
Mysterious Ways
A Sort of Homecoming
Sunday Bloody Sunday
Please
I Will Follow
Nice to see Vertigo get some love!