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Old 05-01-2005, 05:48 PM   #1
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Songs that could have possibly been singles

Well, taking the "Wire - possible single", I'd like t know from you, guys, what songs (from the albums, or even some b-sides) could have been singles, or what songs had good potential to turn singles.


To give you some example, I'm going to give my opinion and you'll give yours...

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BOY
Twilight
Out of control

OCTOBER
I fall down
Rejoice

WAR
40 (worldwide, not only in Germany)

THE UNORGETTABLE FIRE
A sort of homecoming
Bad (as a real single)
Wire (probably)

THE JOSHUA TREE
Bullet the blue sky
Running to stand still (in the 80's it could've been a good single)
Red hill mining town
Trip through your wires (very radio-friendly)

RATTLE AND HUM
Silver and gold (with a live-performance video)
God part II

ACHTUNG BABY
Love is blindness
Until the end of the world

ZOOROPA
Babyface
Dirty day (edited)

POP
Gone (instead of IGWSHA)
Do you feel loved

ATYCLB
good singles choice
New York

HTDAAB
I think almost all the songs have potential to be a single, but...
Miracle drug
Love and peace or else (edited)
All because of you (worldwide)
Original of the species

Other songs
Salome
Mercy (edited)
Are you gonna wait forever
Levitate
Spanish eyes
Holy Joe
The ground beneath her feet (as a real single, not only a promo)
Jesus Christ *
Party girl
Fast Cars (!!!)
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Old 05-01-2005, 05:56 PM   #3
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Agreed, that song is amazing.
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Big Girls Are Best , yeah i know i know, its a fun song, whats the big deal?
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BOY
- Twilight
- The Electric Co.
(Out Of Control was a single!)

OCTOBER
- Rejoice

WAR
- Surrender

THE UNFORGETTABLE FIRE
- A Sort Of Homecoming

THE JOSHUA TREE
- Bullet The Blue Sky
- Red Hill Mining Town

RATTLE AND HUM
- God Part II

ACHTUNG BABY
- Until The End Of The World
- Acrobat

ZOOROPA
- Dirty Day

POP
- Gone

ALL THAT YOU CAN'T LEAVE BEHIND
- Kite
- The Ground Beneath Her Feet

HOW TO DISMANTLE AN ATOMIC BOMB
- Miracle Drug
- Crumbs From Your Table

OTHERS
- The Fool
- Treasure
- The Three Sunrises
- Luminous Times
- Spanish Eyes
- Dancing Barefoot (I know it's a cover, but still, it's feckin' incredible)
- Lady With The Spinning Head
- Slow Dancing (full band, sans Willie Nelson)
- Smile
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Boy - The Electric Co
October - October , I fall down
WAR - 40
UF - Wire
JT - Red Hill Mining Town
R&H - Helter Skelter
AB - Acrobat
Zooropa - The Wanderer
POP - Gone , Playboy Mansion
Atyclb - Kite
HTDAAB - Crumbs
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Old 05-01-2005, 06:25 PM   #7
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Boy
Stories For Boys
A Day Without Me

October
Rejoice
October

War
Seconds
Drowning Man
Surrender

The Unforgettable Fire
Wire
Bad

The Joshua Tree
Bullet The Blue Sky
Red Hill Mining Town
In God's Country(worldwide)

Rattle And Hum
God Part II

Achtung Baby
Until The End Of The World
Ultraviolet(Light My Way)

Zooropa
Dirty Day

Pop
Do You Feel Loved
Gone

ATYCLB
Kite
In A Little While

HTDAAB
I'm gonna let all the singles from this single get released before I say which ones should have been.
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A Day Without Me was a single, are you talking a more widespread release??

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OTHERS
- The Fool
- Treasure
- The Three Sunrises
- Luminous Times
- Spanish Eyes
- Lady With The Spinning Head
He-HEY! Now we're talking!
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I've liked the choices that U2 has made in regards to their singles over the years. I think I would have changed or added the following:

One Tree Hill - this should have been a single worldwide. It would have been a monster hit after Where The Streets Have No Name. I've never understood why. JT was such a huge hit that they could have released three more singles off of it and they all would have done well.

Until The End Of The World - instead of Who's Gonna Ride Your Wild Horses

Gone - the strongest song on Pop, in my opinion. I would have liked it as the third single after Staring At The Sun.

Kite - my favorite from ATYCLB
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Old 05-01-2005, 11:18 PM   #10
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Seconds

Wire
A Sort of Homecoming

Red Hill Mining Town
One Tree Hill

Gone

Kite
In a Little While

Miracle Drug
Crumbs from your table
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Old 05-01-2005, 11:38 PM   #11
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Running To Stand Still would've been a single off any album other than the Joshua Tree. It is an amazing, amazing song... It's very probable that RTSS would've done as well as ISHFWILF... but alas... there is no way a band in there right mind would release 3 slow ballads off one album.

One Tree Hill easily could've had a world wide realise also.

Dirty Day (Somewhere between live, the origional and Bitter Kiss) & Until The End Of The World would've also been fine singles. I really think that U2 dropped the ball with WGRYWH as a single...they could've done so much better.

I haven't really heard about this in the past but was Love Is Blindness ever considered as a single. It strikes me as bizzare that a video would be made only to be a b-side on Numb... but that could be possible I suppose. Maybe it was left on the cutting room floor.

Also I've seen test pressings of Ultraviolet around the place, was that ever considered? I totally think it wouldve out performed WGRYWH which as an a-side is amongst there worst.
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Miracle Drug
In a little while
When i look at the world
Do u feel loved?
Until the end of the world
Red hill mining town
Bad
Like a song.....
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Agreed, that song is amazing.

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I'd prehaps replace Lemon for Dirty Day on the Zooropa singles.
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Boy
- Another Time, Another Place
- Twilight

October
- Rejoice

War
- Drowning Man
- Surrender

The Unforgettable Fire
- A Sort Of Homecoming

The Joshua Tree
- Red Hill Mining Town

Rattle And Hum
- God Part ll

Achtung Baby
- Acrobat

Zooropa
- Daddy's Gonna Pay For Your Crashed Car

Pop
- Gone

All That You Can't Leave Behind
- The Ground Beneath Her Feet
- New York

How To Dismantle An Atomic Bomb
- A Man And A Woman
- Miracle Drug

Extras
- The Three Sunrises
- Walk To The Water
- Luminous Times (Hold On To Love)
- Spanish Eyes
- Lady With The Spinning Head
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ok..
Pre-Boy
The Dream Is Over
The Fool
Another Time Another Place
Touch

Boy
The Electric Co (edit, No fade in after the fadeout)
Stories For Boys
Father Is An Elephant

October
I Fall Down
Rejoice
With A Shout


War
Like A Song (edit)
Surrender (edit)

TUF
A Sort Of Homecoming (edit or simpler version)
Bad
Love Comes Tumbling
The Three Sunrises

Joshua
Red Hill Mining Town
Trip Through Your Wires

Rattle n Hum
Heartland
God Part II

Acthung
Until The End Of The World

Zooropa
Zooropa
Babyface

Passengers
Your Blue Room

Pop
Gone
Do You Feel Loved

ATYCLB
New York
When I Look At The World
Summer Rain

HTDMAAB
Miracle Drug
Original Of the Species
Crumbs
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Bad, Kite, and Original of the Species
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Old 05-03-2005, 07:43 PM   #18
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Boy - The Electric Co
October - Rejoice? (Don't think that it would be an amazing single, but I think a better choice then Fire)
WAR - 40 , maybe like a song
UF - A Sort of... (I think Bad would be great, but I just can't see it being a single, don't know why really, maybe because the lyrices are fairly abstract)
JT - running to stand still, BTBS (I Wish RTSS was a single, I think its actually a big loss to alot of music fans who won't have ever heard that song because it wasn't a big hit )
R&H - heartland
AB - ultraviolet (I have ALWAYS thought this would make a great single, very dancy and all)
Zooropa - dirty day
POP - Gone ,
Atyclb - Kite
HTDAAB - Maricle Drug,
other- Mercy
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KITE! I couldn't understand why they didn't. It's the best song on ATYCLB.
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Treasure/Mercy/New Year's Day (live) (To be released tomorrow)

Touch/A Celebration/Carry Me Home

Woo to me for having two T singles.
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