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Old 02-08-2009, 05:26 PM   #1
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U2's Best Chorus

So as I was listening to the Breathe beach clip I thought that surely it had to be up there with U2's best choruses... what do you guys think U2's best chorus is? There are a lot of contenders imo - OOTS, Gone, Streets, Pride, The Fly, Stay, SATS just to name a few...

my pick is Beautiful Day. It's rocking, uplifting, fits the song perfectly...the "touch me..." part really just takes the song to another place (thank you Edge!). I think Beautiful Day will be remembered as a truly classic song for decades to come, thanks to the chorus.

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Yes, Beautiful Day and Streets are definitely up there for me, as is Stay.

So many possibilities though...
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Way too hard to pick... Pride stands out though. Beautiful Day is also great.
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Probably not the best, but I think it's worth a mention. Walk To The Water. I really like Lady With The Spinning Head too.
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The Fly. In soaring Bono- or Edge-falsetto.
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Beautiful Day is probably my favorite for many of the reasons you express. It's an exhilarating song.
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Beautiful Day. Cathartic.
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I really like Lady With The Spinning Head too.
Lord Almighty, how could I have forgotten this one?
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I may get killed for this but Mercy is one of, if not their best.
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My favorite still is Pride's "In the Name of Love"
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I may get killed for this but Mercy is one of if not their best.
I completely agree. It's a very U2 chorus...Edge's simple, emotive, effective guitar, Bono's passionate vocals, rhythm section lifting it up...it sounds especially great after the verses.

I do wish they'd release Mercy just so they'd play it live...

good picks so far, definitely like Lady With The Spinning Head though I much prefer The Fly chorus. Walk to the Water isn't one I would have thought of, but it's an interesting choice.
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Oh, I would also put my vote in for Luminous Times -- always loved the chorus, very powerful. I suppose WOWY as well, but for different reasons.
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There are just way too many for me to choose. For a chorus I really like Streets, Beautiful Day, COBL, Ultraviolet, WGRYWH. I think the bridge in Ultraviolet is awesome though!
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The "I'm wide awake... I'm not sleeping" from Bad counts, right? Because that gets my vote.

Beautiful Day, Stuck In A Moment, Crumbs From Your Table, The Fly are all good as well.

ETA: I bet I'll get killed for saying Stuck, but I don't care.
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I agree that Breathe's chorus will be a contender for best, but I'd put Angel of Harlem up there near the top.
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I may get killed for this but Mercy is one of, if not their best.
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