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Old 10-13-2017, 11:39 AM   #1
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Songs of Experience vol. 29: No More Acronyms

I hear it on good authority if we're good and spell song titles, we'll get a new album soon.

What we know:

Supposedly an album announcement next Friday, Oct. 20.


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American Soul
Get Out Of Your Own Way
Landlady
Love is All We Have Left
Love is Bigger Than Anything in Its Way
Summer of Love
The Blackout
The Lights of Home
The Little Things That Give You Away
The Showman
You’re The Best Thing About Me
Red Flag Day (edit - thanks RD)

Best Thing is doing OK on American radio, but the debate will rage on for centuries if it's a hit. (hint: if there's a debate, it's not a hit. It is gaining steam on certain formats, but hasn't crossed over to the Hot 100 yet. It probably won't).

U2 filmed a music video/promo video for "Get Out Of Your Own Way" in Mexico City last week. The Internet Police have been removing clips from YouTube. Given the theme of the video, it wouldn't be surprising if this were released next week to go along with the album announcement, getting the song out in time for Day of the Dead.

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Hey RD. Question for you to carry over to the new thread. Have you heard any credible rumblings (or even non-credible ones) about what's happening on the 20th?
no.. nothing beyond the fact that the album will supposedly be announced then

not hearing much these days. I figure it's because the facts are more or less out there, and stuff is just around the corner
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u2songs is reporting this for tracks:

American Soul
Get Out Of Your Own Way
Landlady
Love is All We Have Left
Love is Bigger Than Anything in Its Way
Summer of Love
The Blackout
The Lights of Home
The Little Things That Give You Away
The Showman
You’re The Best Thing About Me
+ Red Flag Day, based on the fact that it was played over the summer during the listening sessions
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Do we have any word on what Landlady is about?? I don't recall anything.
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Do we have any word on what Landlady is about?? I don't recall anything.
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+ Red Flag Day, based on the fact that it was played over the summer during the listening sessions
edited. thanks.
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Do we have any word on what Landlady is about?? I don't recall anything.
It's about Ali, and how she supported the band in the early days


Sadly, it's not a follow up about Mrs Brown, from Shadows and Tall Trees
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It's about Ali, and how she supported the band in the early days


Sadly, it's not a follow up about Mrs Brown, from Shadows and Tall Trees
Damn...
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Also, we can do have verification that Bono does include a lyric with "Lincoln's Ghost says get out of your own way"
Which is not as bad as:

'Cause baby I'm gifted
You see what I mean?
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So we have that to ease our minds.
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All these titles with Love are.... Well, I'm pumped to hear the songs.
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A more clever title would have been "SOE 29: No More Acronyms"
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Best Thing is doing OK on American radio, but the debate will rage on for centuries if it's a hit. (hint: if there's a debate, it's not a hit. It is gaining steam on certain formats, but hasn't crossed over to the Hot 100 yet. It probably won't).
Seems to be doing pretty alright though:

U2 Is the 'Best' With Record-Breaking 13th No. 1 on Adult Alternative Songs Chart | Billboard

I think we will be getting album details AND tour dates (at least for Experience & innocence leg 1) on October 20, as well as the GOOYOW single/video.
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Seems to be doing pretty alright though:

U2 Is the 'Best' With Record-Breaking 13th No. 1 on Adult Alternative Songs Chart | Billboard

I think we will be getting album details AND tour dates (at least for Experience & innocence leg 1) on October 20, as well as the GOOYOW single/video.
Well, in the big scheme of things - This song is a moderate to solid success for the band.
A hit? No. A song that actually managed to gain traction on 4 different radio formats and build consistently instead of hitting a chart because of the first week of initial "sales" and then fade into nothingness? Yes.
And a song that seemed to be well received by non hardcore fans, and your average music listener. Which is cool and needed for them to broaden their audience.

It does seem to have hit (or is about to) a plateau in three of the four formats and will soon slowly fade. It still is gaining modestly on HotAC and will probably hang on there for a while.

And really, this means next week would be a great time for the band to drop the next single. Just as the TBT is just coming off its peak, get the next one out to start growing.
Then the band will be off tour to do some real promo hopefully, and have a couple new songs to push.
It looks like TBT will peak after about 7 weeks. And if the next one follows that same trajectory, it will get them into early/mid November with a single at its peak popularity. The life of the second single will probably be more extended with the album promo push happening as well.
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2 songs in the album are for Ali..... Best Thing & Landlady. What about Morleigh ?!
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