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Old 03-19-2002, 01:02 PM   #1
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Most overrated/underrated U2 songs of the 80s/90s

I guess include ATYCLB songs in 90s, if you want.

80s:

Overrated: I Will Follow
Underrated: Gloria

90s:

Overrated: Mofo
Underrated: So Cruel

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Underrate- So Cruel, Discotheque and Acrobat

Overrated- BTBS and WTSHNN oh and Mofo for 90's
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Quote:
Originally posted by bono-vox:
Underrate- So Cruel, Discotheque and Acrobat

no underrated 80's songs?

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Old 03-19-2002, 01:18 PM   #4
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Ok ok just for u Scatter underrated songs of 80's: In God's Country
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80s:

Overrated: Elvis Presley and America
Underrated: Rejoice

90s:

Overrated: Gone
Underrated: Lemon (Miami being a very close nr. 2)


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Old 03-19-2002, 01:41 PM   #6
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80s
underrated: UF
overrated: I still haven't Found...

90s
under: Zooropa
over: Mysterious Ways, BD
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under-The Fly
over-WOWY

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under-The Fly
over-WOWY

People! People! You're supposed to give an over and under for both the 80s and the 90s! This is what differentiates this poll from many others done before. (I hope.)

Sorry, I'm just feeling picky today. And I don't want people to get away with avoiding their less favourite era altogether.



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okay

80's
under-Desire
over-WOWY

90's
under-The Fly
over-MW

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Old 03-19-2002, 02:20 PM   #10
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80's
Over-Bullet The Blue Sky
Under-Deep In The Heart

90's
Over-Mysterious Ways
Under-Do You Feel Loved

00's
Over-Summer Rain
Under-Stateless
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80's

Under - Drowning Man
Over - When Love Comes to Town

90's

Under - Acrobat
Over - If God Will Send His Angels

00's

Under - In A Little While (should of been a hit single)
Over - The Ground Beneath Her Feet (Am I the only one that finds this rather average?)

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Old 03-19-2002, 05:31 PM   #12
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80's

Underrated: Unforgettable Fire
Overrated: Bullet The Blue Sky, I Will Follow


90's

Underrated: Lemon, Ultraviolet, Acrobat
Overrated: Even Better Than The Real Thing


00's

Underrated: Stateless
Overrated: Beautiful Day
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Quote:
Originally posted by Roland of Gilead:
80's

Under - Drowning Man
Over - When Love Comes to Town

90's

Under - Acrobat
Over - If God Will Send His Angels

Not to be a copycat, but I agree completely. I never really got that into When Love Comes To Town or If God Will Send His Angels, but Drowning Man and Acrobat are two of my favorite U2 songs. And for the sake of originality, here are some others:

80's
Over- With or Without You
Under- God Part II

90's
Over- hmmm...can't think of anything besides IGWSHA...
Under- Love is Blindness

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80's
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Overated: "Two Hearts beat as One" & "When Love Comes to Town".

Underated: "Tomorrow", "Stranger in a Strange Land", and my personal favorite, "A Day Without Me".

90's
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Overated: I hate to say it, and I didn't always think it: "Acrobat". Also, if I may include Passengers, I think "Miss Sarajevo" is overated.

Underated: "If God Will Send His Angels", "If You wear that Velvet Dress", and "Dirty Day".

00's
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Overated: This may step on some toes but oh well - "Walk On".

Underated: "Stateless" & "In a little While".

Just my opinion, folks.

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'80s...
Overrated: When Love Comes to Town, Bullet the Blue Sky
Underrated: October, Promenade, A Day Without Me

'90s...
Overrated: Mysterious Ways, Mofo
Underrated: Do You Feel Loved?, Please

'00s...
Overrated: In a Little While
Underrated: Kite, Summer Rain
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80's:

Over-rated: ALL of JT, except One Tree Hill
Under-rated: Tomorrow, Sweet Fire of Love (U2 collaboration)

90's:
Over-rated: Discotheque
Under-rated: All of Zooropa, except Babyface

00's:
Over-rated: Stateless
Under-rated: Wild Honey
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Eighties...

Underrated - Another Time, Another Place; Rejoice; A Sort of Homecoming; One Tree Hill
Overrated - Sunday Bloody Sunday, Pride (sick of hearing it live, actually...the studio version never lost its impact), With or Without You

Nineties...
Underrated - So Cruel, Dirty Day, The Playboy Mansion
Overrated - Even Better Than the Real Thing, Mysterious Ways
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80's

Underrated: God Part II, Silver and Gold, Walk to the Water
Overrated: In God's Country, I Will Follow

90's

Underrated: The Fly, Do You Feel Loved, the Playboy Mansion
Overrated: I honestly can't think of a thing.

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80's

underrated: In gods country, love comes tumbling
overrated: running to stand still

90's

under: the wanderer
over: stuck in a moment
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OVERRATED:
I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For
The Fly
Staring at the Sun
Beautiful Day

(which is not to say I don't think they're great songs, merely overrated in their importance/greatness)

UNDERRATED:
Rejoice
One Tree Hill (*why* was it not a single?)
Who's Gonna Ride Your Wild Horses
In a Little While
If You Wear That Velvet Dress*

*(to be sure, not underrated within a community such as our own, but most casual U2 fans don't get as excited over it as I think they should..)

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