Sunday, February 08, 2009

U2 opened the Grammys tonight, even if they aren't up for any awards until next year.

Nearly five years ago, I blogged by favorite U2 songs.

Now here's another try, probably much the same. Let's see how things change (or stay the same). In no particular order:

Until the End of the World
Beautiful Day
40
I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For
Please
North and South of the River (favorite non-album track by far)
I Will Follow
Sunday Bloody Sunday
With or Without You
Desire
All I Want is You
Yahweh
City of Blinding Lights

U2 single most likely to skip: Stuck in a Moment

Other songs I can't quite put on my list but I would like to: The Fly, Mysterious Ways, One, Elevation, Vertigo, Walk On, Lemon, Stay, Pride.

Song I hope U2 closes their last ever show with: 40. No question about that one.

Lesser known songs I really like: Lady with the Spinning Head, Gone, When Love Comes to Town, Mofo, Dirty Day (Junk Day mix), Acrobat, Lemon

I do like the new single, Get On Your Boots. It's growing on me. I've been especially feeling the bass line. I think I was so caught up by the lyrics / delivery and guitar part to think about the bass part, but I like it more on each passing listen.

2 comments:

Mark said...

My U2 knowledge isn't nearly as broad as yours, but my list would go something like this:

Bad
I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For
40
Where the Streets Have No Name
Grace
All I Want Is You
Red Hill Mining Town
Walk On
With or Without You
I Will Follow

vapspwi said...

10 (OK, 13) favorites:

Until the End of the World
The Fly
Kite
11 O'Clock Tick Tock
Spanish Eyes
Christmas (Baby Please Come Home)
Jesus Christ
Out of Control
The Electric Co
Where the Streets Have No Name
All I Want Is You
Bad
40

Least favorites, either through overplay or just outright suckiness:

Babyface
Elvis Presley and America
Miami
The Playboy Mansion
All Because Of You
Shadows and Tall Trees
New York
Mysterious Ways