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View Poll Results: What is your least favorite song?
Beautiful Day 1 1.59%
Stuck in a Moment You Can't Get Out Of 2 3.17%
Elevation 1 1.59%
Walk On 1 1.59%
Kite 0 0%
In a Little While 1 1.59%
Wild Honey 12 19.05%
Peace on Earth 14 22.22%
When I Look at the World 1 1.59%
New York 4 6.35%
Grace 26 41.27%
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Old 01-27-2013, 09:28 AM   #1
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Best Song Survivor: ATYCLB Round One

One just barely received more votes than Lemon in the last round. It was eliminated. Thus, the following songs shall advance to the 1990s/2000s semifinal round:

Zooropa
Until the End of the World
The Fly
Hold Me, Thrill Me, Kiss Me, Kill Me
Stay (Faraway, So Close!)
Gone
Mofo
Lemon
Ultraviolet (Light My Way)

Now we move into the final decade for this contests: the 2000s, beginning with All That You Can't Leave Behind. ATYCLB shall be represented in the 2000s quarterfinal round by two songs, based on its placement in the Best Album Survivor.

I am not including The Ground Beneath Your Feet in ATYLCB, or Fast Cars in Bomb. This will disappoint some who consider the songs to be part of the respective albums. However, they were not part of the albums in most of the world, and I believe that it is on the whole better to not include them. They will instead be in the miscellaneous song category.

You have 24 hours to vote for your least favorite song, the next song to be eliminated from this contest. For anyone just joining us, rules may be found here.
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Old 01-27-2013, 09:33 AM   #2
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Wild Honey.

Edge's lead guitar line in Grace is beautiful.
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There are very few U2 songs that I find unlistenable.

Grace is one of them.
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What a great list from the 90s!


Well, this is tough. I hate Stuck and Ialw, but Grace is boring drivel... hmm.. I guess Grace first. Because I can actually acknowledge that Stuck and ialw were once decent songs. until they got overplayed and raped in acoustic live performances and made me hate them with a passion.
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I expect this round to be something of a massacre.
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Grace. I've never listened to the song all the way through. The first 10 or 20 seconds are so bad I can't make it through.
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Grace is beautiful you bunch of heathens!
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Love the guitar on New York, hope it stays around a bit. Wouldn't put it in top 3 though. Though I'll probably vote it next compared to the others, maybe POE instead.

My top 5: 1. Beautiful Day, 2. Walk On, 3. Kite, 4. When I Look At The World, 5. Elevation. IALW close...but I like the silly Elevation for nostalgia purposes. As a middle schooler it was the best with the Tomb Raider video, and surprisingly popular on Mtv when they still played music videos.
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Peace On Earth is one of the most embarrassing things U2 has ever committed to tape.

This album:

01. Beautiful Day
02. New York
03. When I Look At The World
04. Wild Honey
05. Kite
06. In A Little While
07. Walk On
08. Elevation
09. Stuck In A Moment You Can't Get Out Of
10. Grace
11. Peace On Earth
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Peace On Earth, worst track (that I think) they ever recorded.

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So, Peace On Earth is embarrassing but the song where Bono sings about SWINGING FROM THE TREES LIKE A MONKEY is not, and is somehow the fourth best on the album?

Tourist, you amaze me. Consistently.

Rating Wild Honey above Kite is fucking preposterous.
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I used to be in the I hate Grace camp, but then something clicked and it's really beautiful. The beginning is a little clunky I agree, but see it through and you're rewarded by something special that is just so Bono, knowing how he's talked about his view of the concept of grace.

POE it is. Happily I really like this entire album.
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Grace is gorgeous, if you can forgive the "it's a name for a girl..."
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So, Peace On Earth is embarrassing but the song where Bono sings about SWINGING FROM THE TREES LIKE A MONKEY is not, and is somehow the fourth best on the album?
Haha well said!

I think Peace On Earth is better than at least a handful of songs on the album. But many seem to disagree. To each their own!
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