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Old 09-23-2004, 01:00 PM   #16
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Streets was the first single off of JT. Look it up on U2.com.

If Streets was the first single off of JT...and WOWY was after...just think about what's next! I CAN'T WAIT!!
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Folks, go to U2Wanderer.org, they're the authority on the singles stuff.

1. WOWY
2. ISHFWILF
3. Streets

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And BTW, U2.com shows WOWY first in March 87. Streets in August 87. I was around when this came out, ok?
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Streets was the 3rd single off JT. After WOWY and ISHFWILF. What ever U2.com says is wrong.

Onto Vertigo, It's a good tune. I don't think it "blows away" Beautiful Day or The Fly or Discotheque. Those are some great singles. It sounds like HMTMKMKM on speed, which is a good thing. Not terribley original, but it does showcase a band that's been together for over 25 years kicking ass, and that what I think it was supposed to do.
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Ever since JT, U2 has really released some bold singles as the 1st one; most artists would pick the most commericial/catchy song on the album to sell records. I remember how surprised I was when I heard WOWY as the 1st single. Though nothing was as shocking as hearing The Fly (that's commerical suicide for most artists)

I really like the CD-quality version of Vertigo, very good choice. I'm dying to hear Miracle Drug in full.
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It has a much more immediate appeal than Beautiful Day. Beautiful Day had to 'grow' on me. This did not.
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I just played it for about 10 guys that normally would not like U2. They loved it. They normally would not buy a U2 record. They asked when their new record was coming out.

Vertigo is different. Vertigo is going to get more rock fans! Yay!

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definitely the............second best, after the fly, but in a few days it can become the best evre first single, for sure!
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I am 100% sure WOWY was the first single. Streets was third.

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Correct ! For me this is far more immediate than The Fly - and likely to be more of a new fan magnet. NO other band is able to produce music of this quality & freshness after 25 years!


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Streets was the 3rd single off JT. After WOWY and ISHFWILF. What ever U2.com says is wrong.

Onto Vertigo, It's a good tune. I don't think it "blows away" Beautiful Day or The Fly or Discotheque. Those are some great singles. It sounds like HMTMKMKM on speed, which is a good thing. Not terribley original, but it does showcase a band that's been together for over 25 years kicking ass, and that what I think it was supposed to do.
I agree... I keep thinking that this isn't "THE SINGLE." I feel like this song is like reintroducing U2 to the public b/c of the huge layoff. Also, the single will be heard for two months until the album is released. Isn't that a long time? I dunno...

I like the song though even though its short...
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no doubt this is the loudest song they ever did

anyway, I think this is the best first single, better than the fly, discothèque and certainly much much better than beautiful day
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It has a much more immediate appeal than Beautiful Day. Beautiful Day had to 'grow' on me. This did not.
This is exactly how I feel. I was lukewarm to "Beautiful Day" initially, but over time really came to appreciate it as a very strong song. "Vertigo" hit me right away with the guitar riff and knocked me out. After rising from the canvas I let it floor me again. Great single.
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I am the 10th person to say, but WOWY was DEFINITELY the first single from JT.

I think Vertigo is as good as any lead single since WOWY. And better than the last 3 by far.
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Actually the way I feel about Beautiful Day and Vertigo when I first heard these songs in all their glory.... same, like- "Hey this catchy/ good."....

Discotheque...
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