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Gone 2 3.70%
Zooropa 0 0%
Lemon 4 7.41%
Beautiful Day 11 20.37%
Ultraviolet (Light My Way) 3 5.56%
Mofo 7 12.96%
Moment of Surrender 5 9.26%
The Fly 0 0%
Until the End of the World 0 0%
Hold Me, Thrill Me, Kiss Me, Kill Me 2 3.70%
No Line on the Horizon 18 33.33%
Stay (Faraway, So Close!) 2 3.70%
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Old 03-04-2013, 08:56 AM   #1
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Best Song Survivor: 1990s/2000s Semifinal, Round Two

Interference decided that City of Blinding Lights didn't look so beautiful, and eliminated it. Digitize has now entered grief counseling as a result. But we now move onto round two of the 1990s/2000s semifinals. Twelve songs remain, and they are competing for five slots in finals. You have twenty-four hours to vote against your least favorite song. For anyone just joining us, rules may be found here.
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Old 03-04-2013, 09:20 AM   #2
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Get the fuck outta here, BD.
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Old 03-04-2013, 09:31 AM   #3
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Man what a great list of songs... though I have to admit the odd duck is Beautiful Day for me.
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And if U2 EVER did Hawkmoon live....and the version from the Lovetown Tour, my uterus would leave my body and fling itself at Bono - for realz.
Don't worry baby, it's gonna be all right. Uncertainty can be a guiding light...
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Holding on to my vote to save Beautiful Day.
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Old 03-04-2013, 10:14 AM   #5
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Wow, this is incredibly difficult. I just want to make this into a mix and put it in my car.
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Had to be BD for me
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Old 03-04-2013, 12:20 PM   #8
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NLOTH for sure.
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NLOTH has long outstayed its welcome, come on people...
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So difficult..... stay for me..... but should have voted bd.
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So difficult..... stay for me..... but should have voted bd.
Of course you should.
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Old 03-04-2013, 01:17 PM   #12
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NLOTH is perfectly decent, perfectly inoffensive and perfectly expendable. BD is probably U2's best single since Lemon/ Stay. That makes it their best single of the past 20 years. That's gotta count for something.
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Meh, for me the best single of the past 20 years would be Electrical Storm.. BD is a good song, but it's nowhere near the rest of this list.
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Yeah. The hatred here for songs like BD, Vertigo and COBL is bizarre and frankly a little embarrassing. I'm not sure how many of the haters here realise just how hard it is to write a song like BD, or even Vertigo, that appeals to so many people on so many different levels. Writing pop hits is actually very, very hard work, and ultimately that's what U2 is trying to do. And damn, these guys wrote those songs 20+ years into their career. And used them as a comeback after a significant public backlash. That's no easy feat.

I'm not a huge fan of Vertigo, but I was listening to it on the recent 360 compilation, and damn...what a brilliantly conceived rock song that is with a kick ass hook...I can see why it resonated so much. Beautiful Day, which I think is a better song and frankly is one of the most important singles in U2 career, is very much the same way. I have no problem with people who have voted against it (there's a lot good songs on this list) but those who dismiss it so casually really don't understand the first thing about U2 or their music.
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Yeah. The hatred here for songs like BD, Vertigo and COBL is bizarre and frankly a little embarrassing. I'm not sure how many of the haters here realise just how hard it is to write a song like BD, or even Vertigo, that appeals to so many people on so many different levels. Writing pop hits is actually very hard work, and ultimately that's what U2 is trying to do, and have said as much. But this series just seems to give people an excuse to pour out venom on whatever U2 hit they happen to hate.

I'm not a huge fan of Vertigo, but I was listening to it on the recent 360 compilation, and damn...what a brilliantly conceived rock song that is with a kick ass hook...I can see why it resonated so much. Beautiful Day, which I think is a better song and frankly is one of the most important singles in U2 career, is very much the same way. I have no problem with people who have voted against it (there's a lot good songs on this list) but those who dismiss it so casually really don't understand the first thing about U2 or their music.
I completely agree. I just don't understand the "ZOMG POP MOFO GONE THE FLY!!!"-crowd...
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