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Old 02-23-2002, 12:44 PM   #1
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Stuck vs. Walk On? Hmmm?

Now, maybe this is just me. But I LOVE Walk On. In fact, I personally think it's one of U2's best songs. It's emotional, I love the lyrics. The music and arrangement is great. Even the video rocks.

Then there's Stuck in a Moment. Which is up there all right, it's emotional, heartfelt, etc.

But something about Walk On that, at least for me, makes it so much better. Yet, Stuck is still nominated for song of the year? I'm kind of surprised about this. I felt Walk On was a better song, and would have a better shot at winning.

So why was Stuck nominated? Does it have more North American appeal (ie. the football video?) Is it more well known? Does anyone else feel the same way?

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there is no excuse for it, "Walk On" is one of U2's greatest accomplishments, probably their best song since Achtung Baby (not the song, the album), it's just one of those songs that makes you pump your fist and say, "I am Spartacus!!!! Now get your stinking hands off me you damn dirty ape." (there are any number of scenarios here, I just chose one that everyone can relate to

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i agree Walk On is much better even tho both songs have the same message in essence but i like the choice of words in Walk On with the music...
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oh i forgot to mention i didnt like the video too much for Walk On, when all i can think about with that song is leaving behind a love, "girlfriend", that spurned you and walking on

lol uh...
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...it's just one of those songs that makes you pump your fist and say, "I am Spartacus!!!! Now get your stinking hands off me you damn dirty ape."
That was the EXACT reaction I had when I first heard it!!


I'm really kidding.

Makes me wonder....was that REALLY your reaction Wanderer? Makes me worried...
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I actually enjoy "Stuck in a Moment..." more than "Walk On". I will agree that they are both great tunes, but "stuck" just has a more emotional quality to me. Personally, when I hear "walk on" I hear an extension of "one" (remember when Bono sang a snippet from "walk on" at the end of "one" at the Irving Plaza show?). Just my opinion.

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Both are awesome songs, but Walk On is a little better. Both awesome live songs (listen to Irving Plaza for Stuck - yes - amazing) and to any Elevation show for Walk On. Walk On has a strong message and its just so right. IMO it's a better song, but both are GREAT songs that can take you to that "other place".
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It's a really hard choice to make for I love both of them, but I have to say Walk On. The lyrics to the song really move me.
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Walk On definitely. It just makes me feel better about things than Stuck in a Moment. I can't tell you why, but it does.

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I prefer Walk on- the American video for Stuck is in my opinion the worst video they have ever done- it is so corny!!! the one we got was a lot better- the Gridiron one just dosnt go along with the song I think- where as the Walk On one in Brasil looks great- nice and bright and the song is just great
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Just checked in...and noticed that everyone here has really replied Walk On. Why is Stuck then nominated for the Grammy?
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I prefer Walk On, because there is a great hope in it. Stuck is great, but doesn't have that same optimism. I think because the song is about suicide kinda depresses me. Bono said it (Stuck) was the conversation he never got to have with Hutchense (sp?), and it's really very sad.

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Ooh, a tough choice... I'd go with Walk On, eventually, if only for that short Edge solo in the beginning, which for me is one of the most joyful and uplifting moments in music, and the hallelujahs in the live versions.
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walk on is bettah.
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oh man tough choice as they r both bad songs in my opinion *hides squeak*
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I prefer Walk On. When I bought ATYCLB, I preferred Walk On to Stuck. When I heard it live, my opinion was reinforced. I find Walk On to be more emotional, and I find the live version of Walk on to be much greater than the live version of Stuck.
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Walk On is one of U2's greatest songs ever--and I couldn't believe how it was EVEN BETTER in concert than on the album. (At least when you were right there at the concert.) But I love Stuck too. It took a little longer, but I love it.

Hate the North American Stuck video, though! I never saw more than a clip of the original vid.


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I agree with Spartacus
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