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Old 04-25-2006, 05:47 PM   #1
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What is the highest note Bono hits w/o falsetto?

I was just wondering this. I think it's gotta be in WGRYWH ("Don't you looooook back") or in Red Hill Mining Town ("I'm still waiting...I'm hangin' on").

Any other candidates? Or does someone know for sure?
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I think Bad and Who's gonna ride... both have that tenor "C*" note.

Maybe Red hill, as he hasn't been able to sing it live.
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I think "can't help falling in love" during the Sydney Zoo TV show was the highest?
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Isn't "fade away" in Bad the highest note he's hit?
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I know nothing about notes, lol, but what about the 'yeah, yeah' in Angel Of Harlem? I only mention cause he wasn't exactly hitting it on Slane (but it was still great!).
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he can go much higher in falsetto's, his highest note, I am not sure

the highest note without falsetto is a C# in Bad (album)
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Isn't "fade away" in Bad the highest note he's hit?
It's actually the "wide awake" part.

That's the highest note any of us have found so far.
I never bothered to check falsettos, the end of Gone is awful high as well, but even I can hit that note in a falsetto, whereas I couldn't sniff that C# in Bad.
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It's actually the "wide awake" part.
Oops, yeah, that's what I meant. Maybe I need to start listening to U2 again ...
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I think "can't help falling in love" during the Sydney Zoo TV show was the highest?
I'm sure that was the highest falsetto note. The version from the Honeymoon in Vegas soundtrack is amazingly high.
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he can go much higher in falsetto's, his highest note, I am not sure

the highest note without falsetto is a C# in Bad (album)
Thanks. I'm glad you can actually figure out what note it is. I'll bet that is the highest.
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I know that the "wide awake" is the highest note without falsetto.

And I'm going to go out on a limb and say that the highest falsetto note he's hit is at the end of "Heartland" at 3:56-ish.
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Probably either Bad or Red Hill Mining Town.
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what about stay?
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what about stay?
A#
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A#
can you please explain......
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can you please explain......

"the real high 'STAY' during the last chorus" is an A# above middle C.

going higher......
A (Sometimes You Can't Make It On Your Own)
A# (Stay)
B (Pride album)
C (Red hill, Horses, SHF)
C# (Bad album)

pretty much anything lower than the 'A' isn't worth talking about, Bono could fart those notes.
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Hmmmm.... someone told me once that the "COLD man/COLD heart" part in Wire was higher... but I can't be sure.

The other notes I can think of are the "YEAH, yeah" in Angel Of Harlem, the last "NIGHT and dayyyy" in Night And Day, and "what MORE in the name of love" in Pride. I'm also curious to know what note is the "AMOOOOOOORE" in Miss Sarajevo.

I'm pretty sure that Bono's highest falsetto note is either the one Bono did in Mysterious Ways (Zoo Tv Version), or the amazing note Bono hits before "night, night, night and day" in the end of Night And Day.

Anyone care to try to find out what are the lowest notes he's hit? I'm guessing either "Your Blue Room" of "If You Wear That Velvet Dress".
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It's definitely 'Wide awake' from Bad! But speaking of Red Hill Mining Town, I realized the other day that I can hit all of the high notes in that song myself! It's really not that hard to sing like some people think it is.
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Hmmmm.... someone told me once that the "COLD man/COLD heart" part in Wire was higher... but I can't be sure.

The other notes I can think of are the "YEAH, yeah" in Angel Of Harlem, the last "NIGHT and dayyyy" in Night And Day, and "what MORE in the name of love" in Pride. I'm also curious to know what note is the "AMOOOOOOORE" in Miss Sarajevo.

Pride, as I said=B is the highest note
Miss Sarajevo=A
Cold heart in Wire=B, although the second one is very odd and hard to decipher, I'll work on that a little more, damn he is straining his voice
Yeah, Yeah (AOH)=also very strained C, good find on that one
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SHF


What song?
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