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View Poll Results: Please select your FAVOURITE song(s)
Van Diemen's Land 11 20.75%
Desire 30 56.60%
Hawkmoon 269 31 58.49%
Angel of Harlem 23 43.40%
Love Rescue Me 8 15.09%
When Love Comes to Town 10 18.87%
Heartland 38 71.70%
God Part II 27 50.94%
All I Want Is You 43 81.13%
Hallelujah Here She Comes 8 15.09%
A Room at the Heartbreak Hotel 4 7.55%
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Old 04-18-2013, 06:28 AM   #1
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Best Song Survivor v2: Rattle and Hum era

Please vote for your FAVOURITE song(s).
The top FIVE songs from this era proceed to the Late 1980s Quarter Final.

Welcome to the Joshua Tree era round in Best Song Survivor v2! The object of this game is to find Interference's favourite U2 songs. Each album will be featured in a single round with the non-album tracks from its era. The amount of finalists from each era is based on seeding from the latest U2 Album Survivor. These rounds will last 48 hours and will be multiple choice polls where you vote for your favourite tracks (within reason). A suggestion is to vote for the amount of tracks that will proceed to the next round, although this is not a hard and fast rule. Remember that there is a tradeoff: if you vote for more songs, the power of each of your votes is dampened, but if you vote for fewer songs, you get to spread your influence less far.

Only original U2 songs with official studio releases will compete. However, you are free to vote on the basis of live versions, alternate versions, remixes, etc., as in the normal version of Survivor. Basically whatever you think best represents the song in your mind.

In the last round, the Joshua Tree era featured a close tussle for practically every position. There is, however, a very clear distinction between the top four and the rest of the pack. Given the calibre and popularity of some of the songs polled, e.g. Streets and WOWY, it is perhaps surprising that none beat NYD's record for pulling the greatest percentage of votes relative to total votes cast. Unfortunately, although numerous b-sides polled very well, none made the finals; Spanish Eyes, which in 2009's edition of this tournament beat ISHFWILF to the seventh and last finals position, was unable to repeat that success in 2013.

(bold = qualified for finals)
1. Where the Streets Have No Name - 45 votes
2. With or Without You - 43
3. Running to Stand Still - 40
4. One Tree Hill - 39
5. I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For - 29
6. Exit - 27
7. In God's Country - 26

8. Red Hill Mining Town - 25
9. Bullet the Blue Sky - 21
10. Spanish Eyes - 18
11. Luminous Times - 17
12. Walk to the Water - 14
13. Sweetest Thing - 10
14. Mothers of the Disappeared - 9
15. Silver and Gold - 8
16. Wave of Sorrow - 5
17. Deep in the Heart - 4
18. Desert of Our Love - 3
=19. Beautiful Ghost - 2
=19. Rise Up - 2
=19. Trip Through Your Wires - 2
=22. Drunk Chicken - 1
=22. Race Against Time - 1
(Total voters: 54)
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"Who buys U2 records anyway? It's just music for plumbers and bricklayers. Bono, what a slob. You'd think with all that climbing about he does, he'd look real fit and that. But he's real fat, y'know. Reminds me of a soddin' mountain goat."
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I'm focusing on the big three songs here: Heartland, one of U2's top three songs for me, Hawkmoon 269, one of U2's finest live moments, and God Part II, a beast in studio that tore venues apart live. AIWIY doesn't need my help, the shredding versions of Desire on Lovetown were incredible but all other versions of the song don't excite me that much, and although I wouldn't mind WLCTT making it into the top five, I don't feel passionately enough about it to swing it a vote.

Love Rescue Me and especially A Room at the Heartbreak Hotel are complete dreck. The latter is a leading contender for worst U2 song ever.
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Old 04-18-2013, 06:40 AM   #3
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Listening to Heartland right now and feeling very nostalgic.

Aardvark747 and I once ran a Heartland Appreciation Thread to multiple parts. Good times.
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Hawkmoon
God part 2
AIWIY


Glad to be out of the 80s soon. Really not my era.
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It's baffling how you can be so completely right about the ethereal Hawkmoon and so utterly wrong about the amazing Love Rescue Me.
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Desire
Angel
Hawkmoon
AIWIY
God Pt 2

I know it's not all that appreciated in these parts, but Angel of Harlem just makes me happy. Same with Desire. And I've never been a huge fan of God Pt. 2, but lately it's really grown on me, so I threw a vote that way, too.
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Desire
Angel
Hawkmoon
AIWIY
God Pt 2

I know it's not all that appreciated in these parts, but Angel of Harlem just makes me happy. Same with Desire. And I've never been a huge fan of God Pt. 2, but lately it's really grown on me, so I threw a vote that way, too.
Angel of Harlem is great, When Love Comes to Town is great, Love Rescue Me is great, all those songs you mentioned are great.

R&H is a kick ass record and one of their best. They just should have spilt the live tracks and the studio tracks on to two separate discs (or, more appropriately, albums). In fact this is what they should do for the remaster (if it comes at all)...put all the studio tracks (including the b-sides) from the R&H era onto one disc, and ALL the live tracks from the film on another. And a video of one of the Lovetown shows to boot.

Of course, that's not what they will do, but it's what they should do.
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They're legit votes from me for Hallelujah and Heartbreak, by the way. Always loved those two.

Also Pop >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Rattle and Hum.
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Van Diemen's Land (yes, I love that one)
Hawkmoon (incredible @ Lovetown)
Heartland (sublime)
God Part II (incredible @ Lovetown)
All I Want Is You

About Love Rescue Me: very boring on record, but very passionate @ Lovetown, especially on 26-12-1989 (those vocals)
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Haha I voted for WLCTT
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In fact this is what they should do for the remaster (if it comes at all)...put all the studio tracks (including the b-sides) from the R&H era onto one disc, and ALL the live tracks from the film on another. And a video of one of the Lovetown shows to boot.
I'm saving a special little place on my credit card for this. U2, if you're listening, release this super-duper deluxe edition and you're guaranteed some $$$ from me.
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They just should have spilt the live tracks and the studio tracks on to two separate discs (or, more appropriately, albums).
Yeah, when you look at the tracklisting as it is in the poll with just the studio tracks, it looks pretty damn impressive. I'm wondering now if, in retrospect, the ideal release for this album would have been a six-song EP that accompanied the film or a full live album.

Anyway, my choices:

Desire
Angel of Harlem
Heartland
All I Want Is You
Hallelujah
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Yeah, when you look at the tracklisting as it is in the poll with just the studio tracks, it looks pretty damn impressive. I'm wondering now if, in retrospect, the ideal release for this album would have been a six-song EP that accompanied the film or a full live album.

Anyway, my choices:

Desire
Angel of Harlem
Heartland
All I Want Is You
Hallelujah
Not including Hawkmoon would be criminal.
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