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Old 10-21-2002, 11:29 PM   #1
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Songs that should've been singles...

This is not a negative thread. In addition to all the singles U2 released from each album, which track do you think should've been a single?

Boy- Another time, another place

October- I fall down

War- Surrender

UF- Indian Summer Sky


RH- Heartland (Great song!)

Achtung Baby- Until the end of the world (A bigger hit then most of the singles anyway)

Zooropa- Some days are better than others (could've been popular, I think.)



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Old 10-21-2002, 11:44 PM   #2
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Boy: The Electric Co.

October: I Fall Down

War: Seconds

UF: Bad

JT: Running To Stand Still

RH: none lol

AB: Ultraviolet

Zooropa: Daddy's Gonna Pay For Your Crashed Car

POP: Gone


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I'm going to throw in my vote for You're So Cruel, When I Look At The World, and Tryin' To Throw Your Arms Around the World.

There are more but I'm too tired to think.
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Old 10-22-2002, 12:26 AM   #5
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Boy - Stories for Boys (if that doesn't count, then Another Time Another Place)
October - I Fall Down
War - Drowning Man
UF - A Sort of Homecoming
The Joshua Tree - Running to Stand Still
R&H - Heartland
AB - Until the End of the World or Ultraviolet
Zooropa - The First Time
Pop - Do You Feel Loved?
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when i look at the world and WILD HONEY.
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Old 10-22-2002, 12:49 AM   #7
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Boy- A day without me

October- Tomorow

War- Refugee

Unforgetable- Wire

Joshua Tree- One tree hill

Rattle and Hum- Hawkmoon 269

Achtung- So Cruel

Zooropa- Zooropa

Pop- Gone

ATYCLB- In a little While
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JT - Red Hill Mining Town

POP - Do You Feel Loved? (instead of Last Night On Earth or Please)

ATYCLB - In A Little While (haven't met anyone who didn't like this song)

R&H - Heartland (instead of When Love Comes To Town)


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Ultraviolet, Gone, and Kite.
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Old 10-22-2002, 09:08 AM   #10
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Hmmm...Interesting thread!

Boy-Either Stories for Boys or A Day Without Me

October-Either With a Shout or I Fall Down

War-Drowning Man

The Unforgettable Fire-Wire

The Joshua Tree-In God's Country

Rattle and Hum-Heartland

Achtung Baby-Until the End of the World

Zooropa-Dirty Day


All That You Can't Leave Behind-Wild Honey
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Old 10-22-2002, 10:35 AM   #11
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Boy - Twlight
October - Tomorrow
War - Like a Song
Unforgettable Fire - Wire
Joshua Tree - Red Hill Mining Town
Rattle and Hum (pretty much every new song was a single except 3 or 4 of the 8) - Heartland
Achtung Baby - Ultra Violet
Zooropa - Zooropa (edit)
POP - Do You Feel Loved (I would have loved IFWTVD to eb a single. how sexy of a song)
ATYCLB - I don't really think any of the rest of the songs on this should have been singles, but if I had to choose I'd say Kite

And the song that was never a single that should have been: The Ground Beneath Her Feet. That song is simply amazing.
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Old 10-22-2002, 11:37 AM   #12
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Boy - stories For Boys
Boy - AN Cat Dubh - Into the Heart
October - October - I fall down
WAR - 40
Unforgettable Fire - Wire , Bad
Joshua Tree - Running To Stand Still
Rattle And Hum - Helter Skelter ( live )
Achtung Baby - NONE
Zooropa - The Wanderer
POP - Wake Up Dead Man , Playboy Mansion , If You Wear That Velvet Dress
ATYCLB- New York
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Old 10-22-2002, 02:03 PM   #13
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to anyone who said a day without me shoulda been a single...

it was!!

anyway, here's my list...

boy: the electric co.
october: i fall down, tomorrow
war: seconds , like a song
the unforgettable fire: wire, promenade, indian summer sky
the joshua tree: running to stand still, exit
rattle and hum: heartland
achtung baby: zoo station
zooropa: zooropa, some days are better than others
pop: do you feel loved, mofo, gone
all that you can't leave behind: kite
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Surrender/Seconds from War
Bad from UF
So cruel from AB
Babyface from Zooropa
Gone from Pop
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Old 10-22-2002, 03:38 PM   #15
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I'm keeping in mind single potential songs, here, and not just "hidden gems":

Boy - Electric Co
October - I Fall Down
War - Seconds
The Unforgettable Fire - Bad
The Joshua Tree - One Tree Hill; also Red Hill Mining Town
Rattle & Hum - God Part II (Heartland is a better song, just not as "single" oriented)
Achtung Baby - So Cruel (would have been tremendous - in a 'Nothing Comares 2 U' kind of way)
Zooropa - Some Days Are Better Than Others (very catchy tune)
Pop - The Playboy Mansion (top 40 material); also Gone
Passengers - Your Blue Room (the alt stations may have like it)
ATYCLB - Wild Honey (this would have been HUGE); also Kite and In A Little While

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