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Old 03-01-2009, 06:55 PM   #1
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Which songs do think U2 should play on Letterman?

With the boys on Letterman all five nights this week, which songs do you think they will play? My guess is they'll play five new songs from the album and at least a couple old hits as well ... if they perform two songs each night on some or all of the shows. If they only play one song each night, we may just hear new stuff.

Since "Boots" has had lackluster success in the U.S., I wouldn't play it on night number one. And given the fact that "Ill Go Crazy..." and "Magnificent" are the next two singles ... this is how I would do it ...

Monday - Magnificent
Tuesday - Ill Go Crazy ...
Wednesday - Get on Your Boots
Thursday - Breathe
Friday - Moment of Surrender

But my guess is we'll hear "Boots" on Monday night but I think that's a bad call. If we hear any hits along the way I'm thinking Vertigo and Beautiful Day based on what we saw at the BBC.
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Mon - Magnificent
Tue - IGCIIDGCT
Wed - Boots
Thu - NLOTH
Fri - Breathe
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Old 03-01-2009, 06:58 PM   #3
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Boots and Breathe for sure. I think they will bring out an oldie or 2 as well.......like they did w/ IWF.........
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Monday:Get On your Boots
Tuesday:Magnificent
Wednesday:Moment of Surrender
Thursday:Crazy Tonight or Stand Up Comedy
Friday:Breathe

Usually I believe on Letterman the band usually only plays one song and with U2 playing for a straight week they will probably play about 3 songs a night for the live audience but only televise one.
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If it's only one a night, then Boots, Magnificent, Beautiful Day, Vertigo, Breathe.
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Boots, Breathe, and Magnificent are almost all a given. The remaining two will most likely be Crazy and NLOTH, but who knows if they are only doing current songs and may not just pull out an old "classic" for Friday's performance.
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They should play Lemon.
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They should play Lemon.
Nah, Miami.

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I hope they only play songs off of NLOTH. But Beautiful Day and/or Vertigo are good possibilities. Personally, I'd love to see Crazy Tonight.
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If it's only one a night, then Boots, Magnificent, Beautiful Day, Vertigo, Breathe.
I don't think they would waste two days of promotion in the U.S. with two old songs.

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I hope they only play songs off of NLOTH. But Beautiful Day and/or Vertigo are good possibilities. Personally, I'd love to see Crazy Tonight.
Given my prediction that Crazy will be the next U.S. single, I think that it's a must play one.
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Old 03-01-2009, 08:39 PM   #11
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These are the 5 new songs I think they will play, but I expect some old ones to be played in conjuction with these:

Boots, Magnificent, No Line On The Horizon, Breathe, Moment of Surrender

But I think U2 will do a 2-3 song setlist every evening so we may hear more.
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Old 03-01-2009, 08:50 PM   #13
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It would be cool if they finish the week off with Moment of Surrender.

Also I bet they play more than one song on some nights. Whenever they play on Saturday Night Live, they tend to bust up the script. Maybe they will with dave, too.
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If it's only one a night, then Boots, Magnificent, Beautiful Day, Vertigo, Breathe.
This is it; not that I like it but I think it's the most probable.
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Friday - Unknown Caller

Please, U2, play Unkown Caller!!!!!!!!!!
They should play MOS as well.
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most likely, they will play

Boots, Breathe, Magnificent, NLOTH (because we know they are capable doing so)
and i think they WILL play IGCIIDGCT
although if they are smart, they should take advantage of the carte blanche status that the week long gig on letterman gives them and play Moment Of Surrender, as they are rarely going to be given another chance to play this song on U.S. Television

So my guess would be that they will most likely play the first five, as well as a few older tracks. If they play MOS as the fifth new track then they will probably play only 4 other tracks, and in my mind those are most likely gonna be:

Vertigo
Beautiful Day
I Will Follow
(and something eise)

Simply because they are like "hey! remember us! U2 songs!" with no danger or too much depth for a late night tv show.

What else though? Well - I would hope for COBL as well given its staying power and recent use at the election, and maybe one song from Achtung Baby.

All that said, I think they should take advantage of the format and play as many songs from the new album as possible, say 2 a night. Play everything and give the US TV audience a real taste of what's on the album. That would be a brilliant way to promote the record.

I am just excited they are on all week!
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say, would they only play at the end of each show or be part of the house band?

just wondering
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Old 03-01-2009, 10:59 PM   #18
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perhaps walk on. it is an emotional song for nyc considering the band played it after 9-11
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Old 03-01-2009, 11:26 PM   #19
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What's the actual proof that U2 will be involved all week? How do we know they won't just be filming a five song set at the end of Monday's taping and go do something else?
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^ right a U2 holograph
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