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Old 01-30-2009, 07:58 PM   #1
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Will Vertigo or Elevation be remembered?

lets say 10 years from now when the best of the best is recalled, will Vertigo and Elevation be remembered as much as a quintissential U2 song?
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Old 01-30-2009, 07:59 PM   #2
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Old 01-30-2009, 08:00 PM   #3
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Elevation is along with HMTMKMKM my favorite song in U2's catalogue. And my fav song of all time.

So I must say I hope so.
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yes, they are great fun songs.
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Old 01-30-2009, 08:01 PM   #5
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when vorst of the vorst is recalled, Elevation has a chance but best of the best, no.
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Old 01-30-2009, 08:14 PM   #6
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Unlikely, though both should be remembered as two fun U2 songs that were fun live.
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Old 01-30-2009, 08:17 PM   #7
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I think Vertigo will be better remembered more than Elevation. For many younger people, it defines U2.
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I think Vertigo will be better remembered more than Elevation. For many younger people, it defines U2.
I agree. Vertigo was big and hooked a new audience. Elevation wasn't the lead single and didn't create as much noise. If people remember anything from that period it will be Beautiful Day, of course, and not Elevation.
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By the public? Vertigo, maybe. Elevation, no.
By the band for a future best of? Vertigo, yes because it was a hit. Elevation, no.
By fans here? Vertigo, no for the most part. Elevation, no.

I think Boots has hurt Vertigo's place in the minds of fans and maybe the band. NLOTH could very well have the same effect on the rest of the band's albums and work in this decade.
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Those of you who think Vertigo won't be remembered as an important song for U2 are three sheets to the wind. That song singlehandedly opened up U2 to a new generation, and allowed them to continue to ride a wave of success in a market dominated by teenagers and hip hop artists.
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Old 01-30-2009, 09:10 PM   #11
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Elevation not so much, Vertigo yes. GOYB probably somewhere in between, yet to be seen.
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Hopefully not.
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Old 01-30-2009, 09:23 PM   #13
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thats a negative
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Old 01-30-2009, 09:23 PM   #14
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Elevation will be remembered because it is on one of the quintessential U2 albums. Vertigo not so much. and for the person who said Vertigo will be remembered more because the young people associate it with U2.... just remember, young people get older.
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Ten years from now? Vertigo and Elevation are already forgotten except by hardcore U2 fans.

Both songs are totally unremarkable, though I'll concede that I do like the Influx mix of Elevation. But only people who really pay attention to all of U2's releases even know what that mix is.
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Old 01-30-2009, 09:43 PM   #17
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I thought this was going to be a thread about the tours, in which case I would have said that Vertigo would be remembered better than Elevation. Simply because the two tours were so similar. And since the Vertigo tour happened more recently, I'd say it would be remembered. Plus it's legacy via the DVDs and U23D.


As songs? I think its no secret around here that I hope everyone forgets Elevation forever. I think this is likely. Vertigo will be remembered (especially by baseball fans) for being on the iPod commercial 14,056 x daily.
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Vertigo will be remembered well. It is certainly much more well known within my demographic (teenagers) than anything else floating around on the charts. It helped greatly to usher in the era of legal music downloading, at least in the U.S.

Elevation... not so much. And Vertigo > Elevation, anyway.
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Old 01-30-2009, 09:58 PM   #19
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which song is elevation again? whoooo ooooh something?

vertigo goes something like "hello hello, da na na na na na na, NA NA NA NA NA NA heart kneel soul something", right?
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I haven't even read the thread but saw the title and had to express my thoughts:


I sure hope the band forgets them!
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