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Old 09-14-2017, 02:49 PM   #1
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Best Performance of 1 Song -- Happiest Song

Two parter.

What U2 song (yes I know we all have many) makes you the happiest when you hear it. I'm talking change your mood instantly. Make you dance.

And what performance of a song hits you the most. For example a lot of people will say BAD at Live Aid.


1. DESIRE every single time i hear it , i get excited.

2. Streets @ The Super Bowl

I could pick many choices. But this is what came first.
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Old 09-14-2017, 03:33 PM   #2
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I love the recent general discussion threads. Keep 'em coming!

1. I would say YTBTAM, but that's too new for me to say anything about every single time. I'm going to go with One Tree Hill. Maybe it's because it was my smoking song, but I always just feel more at ease and pumped for life when I hear it.

2. Stay @ Boston. Just a beautiful rendition.
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1) ISHFWILF, especially the 360 versions

2) Either Bad from Elevation, or RTSS from Vertigo
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Oh what a great idea for a thread!

Here's mine:

1) Angel of Harlem, from the Point Depot 12-26. The one where Bono snippets Suspicious Minds in it. I love it so much, and I love Edge's backing vocals in that performance.

2) All I Want Is You > Streets from Slane Castle - when Bono sings "All I want is youuuuuuu" and his voice kind of breaks just as Edge's guitar in WTSHNN starts.....gets me every time.
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1. Angel of Harlem. Studio version. Always makes me groove.

2. Streets from Zoo Radio/Inside Broadcast. I think it was from somewhere in Texas?
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Old 09-15-2017, 05:11 AM   #6
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Happy doesn't really come to mind for me with U2. Perhaps exhilaration in the right circumstances.

Maybe their cover of Rain on Popmart Leeds.
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Best Performance of 1 Song -- Happiest Song

Both from R&H:
1. Angel of Harlem (album). I will grin and dance joyfully anywhere, anytime to that version. (It was the song that hooked me onto the band in the first place).

2. Shine Like Stars in WOWY. Or the house lights coming on at the beginning of Streets. Both take my breath away. Every. Single. Time.
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Best Performance of 1 Song -- Happiest Song

1.Until the end of the world Brit awards 2001. The performance that got me into u2. It was as if bono reached out to me from my tv and took my soul :-)

2 The Fly Glastonbury 2011, a lot of question marks over glasto but the fly was unreal with all the zoo to images.

3 Where the streets have no name on any of the joshua tree tour 2017 gigs. When that screen comes on wow wow wow

Ok I cheated and picked 3 :-)
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Mysterious Ways popmart Mexico. What a stupendous performance !!! I can't help but dance to it. It makes me elevated, thrilled, joyous.
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Angel of Harlem...... Zoo TV Sydney. When Adam enters into the song, I am sucked in.
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1.Until the end of the world Brit awards 2001. The performance that got me into u2. It was as if bono reached out to me from my tv and took my soul :-)

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This, to me, is one of their career highlights... fuckin' "Kite", man. It makes me very happy to hear, and this song should be one of their Greatest Hits, or at least a regular like "Bad".




Another example is "Bad" from R&H. Watching that for the first time transformed me from a kid who was curious about a band his Dad liked, to a full fledged fanatic! That seriously was life changing for me, at 13 years old.
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The performance used to be on YouTube but I can't find it anywhere now :-(

Bono was the main man that night, I can remember going to school the next morning and everyone was talking about Bono. Remember him walking through the rich section to get to the fans at the back, was such a cool moment and it was the year Craig David stole the one chords for a song and got 1 million nominations but didn't win anything :-) remember Bono dedicating one to him :-)
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Where The Streets Have No Name

Whether it is live or on the radio, instant chills. That sog is so much magic.


Bad from Brussels 360 tour is very special to me. It was pissing rain, we had a really long day, ended up in the pit on the side with perfect view on Edge. And they played that with the rain snippets, Bono actually played guitar during the song and urged Edge to keep playing when Larry ended the song. That little exchange was so cute, they kept playing and then Larry grudgingly started up again, bono's little victory smirk was priceless.
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Personally,this for me. Love this song and is the one and only time I have seen it live.
https://youtu.be/UXiBC-VVQAo
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The Fly from the Elevation Boston DVD. Heavy shit.
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Personally,this for me. Love this song and is the one and only time I have seen it live.
https://youtu.be/UXiBC-VVQAo


Great shout,Gloria at London 6 on the i&e was awesome
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To add to my own choices....

There's a version of DESIRE played in Boston around June during Elevation T/our -- I was there for 2 or 3 shows -- but Larry comes out with the drum and Bono starts singing "Boston is the town I love. Boston is the town I love" then eventually it lead into Desire or maybe that was in the middle of it... I need to hear it again... but that's always been in my head since that moment.

I often find myself singing U2 songs and then I realize I'm singing some one off snippet Bono said once in a concert. to me that's when a band is really talking to you. When you start singing songs and snippets out of no where and it takes you a few minutes to even realize where the fuck the song is from.
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1. Mysterious Ways. I heard it on the radio the other day while I was driving and I wanted to get out of the car and start dancing.

2. WOWY in Chicago in '87.
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Great shout,Gloria at London 6 on the i&e was awesome
Did you see Larry's face when Bono calls him Larry Mullen not so junior?! 😂
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