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Old 02-04-2009, 05:51 PM   #1
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Happy 12th Birthday, Discotheque

The Discotheque single was commercially released on February 3/4, 1997.

Happy birthday Discotheque!

*Continues killing time waiting for NLOTH to leak*
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"Here it comes...here it comes, Holy Joe"
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A much better lead single than GOYB. Beautiful Day and Vertigo were better lead singles than GOYB, too, now that I think about it. Oh well!
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U2's seventh best lead single, but great no matter what.
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This thread makes me feel old.
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A much better lead single than GOYB. Beautiful Day and Vertigo were better lead singles than GOYB, too, now that I think about it. Oh well!

I agree with the latter, not the former. "Discotheque" killed "Pop". If you saw the comments from radio stations around the globe (!), you could tell that while the aspect of "new U2" initially made this song a hit, it wore fast and dropped quickly from the charts, taking "Pop" along with it. Shame really - probably would've made a great second or third single.

As for GOYB, too early to tell. I think its impact will be like "The Fly". It tells the world new U2 is out, but it'll be the apparent radio-friendly "classics", which await us, that will determine if NLOTH is a hit or not.
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The Discotheque single was commercially released on February 3/4, 1997.

Happy birthday Discotheque!

*Continues killing time waiting for NLOTH to leak*



Yeah...that was a top 10 song in the U.S. a lot of people don't know that...the last time U2 put out physical singles in America...Edge's badass riff...nice!!
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Well if there’s one song you’d want to go out for a celebratory drink with, it’s Discotheque.

Not brash, bold or just great enough to really kick it home as a single, but as a song, not as good as the Fly or Beautiful Day, but kicks both Vertigo and GOYB around the block. Vertigo never even saw it coming.

However, those Village People outfits should have been left for the wrap party, not pulled out during the actual filming.

Twelve years hey? I remember going to a house/pool party, on Valentines Day, Discotheque booming at one point, and…. well… the then 18yr old Earnie had a great night
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Discotheque is such an awesome song.
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It sounds futuristic even for today's standards.

A top quality song from a top quality album.
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You can reach but you cant grab it....love the song and always will hard to believe the kmart press coference was 12 years ago though....I still think that was a cool idea to this day

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This song makes me just wanna [insert here].
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YOU KNOW YOU'RE CHEWING BUBBLE GUM
YOU KNOW WHAT IT IS, BUT YOU STILL WANT SOME
CAUSE YOU JUST CAN'T GET ENOUGH OF THAT LOVIE DOVIE STUFF



Wait...


If I'm chewing Bubblegum, and I know what it is...and I still want some (But I'm chewing it...so why would I want some more...If I'm not necssarily done with that piece...)

And I'm all confused...but that's okay...


Cause I can't get enought of it...it's "Lovie Dovie"



I still don't understand
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It's been a while since I've listened to this one. Time to fix that!

I remember seeing the video for the first time. I was living with a friend at the time, and her reaction was pretty much " ..... um. Oooooookay." While I stood next to her jumping up and down like a crazy person.

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i still remember the first time i saw it. it was when the video premiered on mtv. even then i thought it was a fucking amazing song. still love it!
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You can reach but you cant grab it....love the song and always will hard to believe the kmart press coference was 12 years ago though....I still think that was a cool idea to this day

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Remind me again what that was? it's been a while.
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The K-Mart thing? They announced their tour at a press conference in a K-Mart. They played one or two songs, I think Holy Joe was one of them.

... I think.
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