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Old 01-21-2009, 03:35 PM   #46
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Do you think they'll go with a second rocker in the US? They did for Bomb, as you pointed out. I'm not sure they'll go that route again though. What was #2 in the US for All That You Can't Leave Behind? Stuck, right?
True, but it was Mysterious Ways for Achtung Baby, and GOYB has drawn some comparisons to The Fly as far as its function as a lead single.
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Old 01-21-2009, 03:38 PM   #47
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I hope its Breathe or NLOTH, those will probably be the best bets for selling the album, from descriptions anyway.
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I think stuck was #2 everywhere but Canada (Walk On)

Either that, or Walk On was 3rd, whereas Elevation was 3rd in ROW
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They need something with a guitar solo. I like the idea of Magnificent or Breathe (if it's still juicy with layers). NLOTH is an opening song in the concept album vein. Magnificent is repeatable in listens. It's never boring. Also to have a title Magnificent and have a magnificent song helps.

Of course they could put any number of A songs and still get success.
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Old 01-21-2009, 03:42 PM   #50
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For the record, Unknown Caller was my favorite of the beach clips (GOYB being the weakest), but Magnificent seems to have Epic U2 Classic™ written all over it.
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Old 01-21-2009, 03:44 PM   #51
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After seeing the track listing for the GOYB single on Amazon UK, it makes me believe it will be NLOTH:

1. Get On Your Boots
2. No Line On the Horizon (probably a mix)
3. Get On Your Boots (probably a mix)

NLOTH looks like it will be a Will.i.am mix. I highly doubt they would release a mix of a song that hasn't been heard in its original form yet.
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Even though Discotheque was a huge hit if U2 had released Gone as single #2 Pop would have turned some more heads making people think, wow this record just isn't a "dance" record.

U2 needs to release a single in the same vein as "MW".
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Epic U2 Classic™

whichever song comes closest to this is what will be single #2. it will also be important to demonstrate the emotional range of the album, so that will be another consideration.

i think one of the reasons both ATYCLB and Bomb faded a bit after the initial single, at least in the US, is because the follow up was pretty lame. it was super-stupid to put ABOY as #2, they should have gone straight for the "classic" in SYCMIOYO. i don't know why they seem to think that the US craves another U2 "rocker" -- the US goes nuts for the U2 songs that make you cry.
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Even though Discotheque was a huge hit if U2 had released Gone as single #2 Pop would have turned some more heads making people think, wow this record just isn't a "dance" record.

U2 needs to release a single in the same vein as "MW".
I personally think Gone should have been the comeback single, with Discotheque being relegated to club single status near the end of the campaign instead of Mofo.
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1. Vertigo
2. All Because Of You
3. Sometimes You Can't Make It On Your Own
4. City Of Blinding Lights
5. Original Of The Species

It's not a bad order. OOTS and SYCMIOYO are no brainers, really. I've never liked COBL as a single, mostly because the single mix is horrible and neutered the song. ABOY is certainly not one of the better songs on the album. I've always wondered how A Man And A Woman would have gone down in place of COBL, marketed as that summer single.
That's for North America, pal.
Here in Europe (and ROW, I guess) "All Because Of You" only started to hit the radios after "City Of Blinding Lights" in October 2005.
So, for us, it was Vertigo -> Sometimes -> COBL -> ABOY -> OOTS.
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I think stuck was #2 everywhere but Canada (Walk On)

Either that, or Walk On was 3rd, whereas Elevation was 3rd in ROW
NA: Beautiful Day -> Walk On -> Elevation -> Stuck
ROW: Beautiful Day -> Stuck -> Elevation -> Walk On
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NA: Beautiful Day -> Walk On -> Elevation -> Stuck
ROW: Beautiful Day -> Stuck -> Elevation -> Walk On
U2 nailed the single releases with ATYCLB. In a way ATYCLB could be viewed as the JT part 2 with the releases from the A-side of the album. All of them were pretty big hits. They could have even put out "Kite" if they wanted too.

I think the next single will be pretty epic. They must have the save the best for last mentality.

What if U2 had released COBL 1st then Vertigo?
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Nothing at all a single may come out shortly after the album but not before.
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Did someone say there was only going to be 2 singles?
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