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Old 12-30-2009, 07:04 AM   #1
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Worst 10 U2 songs of the decade

Thought this might be fun too...

choose your 10 less favourite U2 songs from the decade.

These are the ones that I skip on my iPod:

Wild Honey
New York
When I Look At The world
Elevation
One step closer
crumbs from your table
a man and a woman
vertigo
miracle drug
love and peace or else

That's a lot of ATYCLB and even more HTDAAB

If I had to choose 11 the first NLOTH song would have appeared...
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Vertigo??

Mine:
Grace
Wild Honey
Peace On Earth
A Man And A Woman
Crumbs From Your Table
White As Snow
New York
All Because Of You
One Step Closer
The Hands That Built America
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Stand Up Comedy
Crumbs From Your Table
Love And Peace Or Else
Magnificent
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1. WH
2. IALW
3. Stuck In A Moment
4. Crumbs
5. OOTS
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Stand Up Comedy
Crumbs From Your Table
Love And Peace Or Else
Magnificent
Your username explains this.
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Oooh burn!

I like you SexyBootsU2. Full of moxie. You've got a bright future here.
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In no order:
Elevation
Vertigo/Native Son
All Because Of You
Sometimes You Can't Make It On Your Own
Miracle Drug
A Man And A Woman
Fast Cars (although I'll spare X&W from this list)

Those are the songs that really offend me. I don't *hate* this decade, and I can't really come up with more than eight songs that I truly dislike (although there are songs that I don't like, but don't dislike, and am just meh about).
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These are the ones that I skip on my iPod:

Wild Honey
New York
When I Look At The world
Elevation
One step closer
crumbs from your table
a man and a woman
vertigo
miracle drug
love and peace or else
I love every single one of those songs, with the exception of "One Step Closer", which is still inoffensive (just a bit dull).

I don't think there are 10 songs that I dislike from the 00s (or any decade). But my lowest would be:

-- 'Stateless' : it's not offensively bad or anything, but a bit dull, and Bono's horny breathing I find a little strange.
-- 'Window In The Skies' : I feel bad choosing this because it has a great melody, so that's something, but the lyrics are pretty awful and very noticeable, since his voice is all over it. I do like the chorus, lyrically though -- just the verses are awful. "Did everything but murder you and I" may be the worst line Bono has yet written. Not sure if U2-does-boy-band is a good concept.
-- 'I'll Go Crazy If I Don't Go Crazy Tonight' : by far the biggest sell-out/ball of cheese U2 has yet written. Absolutely awful.
-- 'Stand Up Comedy' : not awful, but close.
-- 'Get On Your Boots' : something about this song just rubs me the wrong way. There's something ungainly about it, but I can't put my foot on what it is. The fact that they spend more money and energy selling it than Microsoft did the PC, and then it sank like a stone, probably doesn't help my perception of it.
-- 'Winter' : good move by the band to drop it. There's a lot of potential there (esp. the vocal melody), but the lyrics as of this recording are terrible and it's one of the weaker vocals I've yet heard from Bono.

Hmm, that's 6.

(I loathe the lyrics and vocal delivery of 'Breathe', which effectively ruined the song for me, but the melody and arrangement are so strong -- the choruses are cool too -- that I couldn't put it on this list.)
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hm

Wild Honey
In a Little While
New York
Grace
Stuck(acoustic)

One Step Closer
Original Of the Species
Yahweh

Cedars of Lebanon

And on a glorious number one spot, above all else, I absolutely LOATHE this song:



One with MJB.
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I don't hate these songs, but I could live without:

Stand Up Comedy
Crumbs From Your Table
Fez - Being Born (I'm gonna get banned for this )
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Just realized, I forgot Crumbs and Saints in my list. I'd like to think that neither of these exist.
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1. Wild Honey
2. Peace on Earth
3. Grace
4. Crazy tonight (album version)
5. Cedars of Lebanon
6. All because of you
7. One step closer
8. Stuck in a moment
9. Crumbs from your table
10. Windows in the sky
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Old 12-30-2009, 10:59 AM   #13
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1-11. atyclb
12-21. htdaab (excluding cobl)
22. one with mary j. blige
23. wits
24. the saints are coming with green day
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Nuts, I forgot about the Mary J. Blige travesty. I think maybe I had mentally blocked it out, it was too tramautic.

Any Indulgences Bono had got from the Pope were cancelled when that one came out...
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I'm not sure I can say I hate these songs (other than Stuck), but they aren't my favorites:

Stuck
Crumbs from your Table
All Because of You
Love Peace or Else
One Step Closer
Peace on Earth
Cedars of Lebanon
Get on Your Boots
Stateless
Original of the Species
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Well,here is my list:

1-One Step Closer
2-Stuck in a moment
3-Love and peace or else
4-Grace
5-Cedars of Lebanon

Just 5!
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01. The Hands That Build America
02. I'll Go Crazy... / A Man And A Woman
03. SYCMIOYO
04. Unknown Caller
05. Crumbs From Your Table
06. Miracle Drug
07. Windows In The Sky
08. Electrical Storm
09. Moment Of Surrender
10. Original Of The Species
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Why is it so hard for people to get this particular song title right?

It's called Window in the skies guys, not Windows in the sky.
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In order of crapness, 1 being the crappiest.

1. Miracle Drug
2. The Saints Are Coming
3. Stand Up Comedy
4. Walk On.
5. All Because of You
6. Yahweh
7. Original Of The Species
8. Peace On earth
9. One (MJB)
10. Crumbs From Your Table.

I feel sad that it was so easy to make a list like this, i couldn't do this for the 80's or 90's. On the plus side, only 1 track from NLOTH makes it, I honestly have real hope for their future.
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I really, really don't like listening to Vertigo and Get On Your Boots (album version, live, remix etc.).. surely there's other songs I skip too, but that's another story.
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