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Old 01-08-2005, 05:36 PM   #31
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Originally posted by Infinitum98
I never understood this, but why does a song have to be a single to be played on the radio? Why can't they just have the whole album at radio stations, so they can play any song from it?

I've heard a lot of stories before on that it was a shame that Until the End of the World wasn't released as a single because it would have made a great radio song. But the other day I did hear it on the radio.
Actually, "Until The End Of The World" was a radio stations were given a promo single of it to play and it became a sizable radio hit........same for "Zooropa"

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Old 01-08-2005, 05:47 PM   #32
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The radio station near me has off and on played City Of Blinding Lights. *shrugs*

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Old 01-08-2005, 06:47 PM   #33
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I wouldn't be surprised if they choose to approach this album in a similar way to Pop - a greater number of single releases. It would make sense in many ways. For one thing, there is a lot of marketable material on here (Vertigo, ABOY, SYCMIOYO, OOTS, LAPOE, COBL, ever Fast Cars). Commercially, U2 seem understandably keen to reach out to a new audience, and I think that much of this album has the potential to do this. Also, if the outcome is that the tour is postponed further, I think we could definitely be looking at more single releases in order to keep the album 'fresh'.
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Old 01-08-2005, 07:43 PM   #34
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I wish it was COBL, but it will probably be OOTS
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Old 01-08-2005, 08:01 PM   #35
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When all is said and done in a couple of years, Original of the Species will be the biggest hit single remembered off the Bomb. I'm taking that to Vegas.
I have no doubts about this either.
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Old 01-08-2005, 08:32 PM   #36
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Original Of The Species would be a sinch for Record Of The Year in my mind at the 2006 Grammys
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Old 01-08-2005, 10:20 PM   #37
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Originally posted by U2DMfan

I agree, for North America anyways, I don't know about Europe and the others.

I defintely think they will have 5 singles in N. America because of All Because of You already going to radio and video so early.

Miracle Drug would have to compete with COBL for that other slot.

I think Original Of the Species is a sure fire single, probably the last one from the album.

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Old 01-09-2005, 06:43 AM   #38
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1 - Vertigo
2 - Sometimes You Can't Make It On Your Own
3 - All Because Of You (not a real single yet, just radio)
4 - Miracle Drug
5 - City Of Blinding Lights (IF they release a 5th single... which I think is sad, because COBL is my favorite off HTDAAB)
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Old 01-09-2005, 07:38 AM   #39
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Love and peace!!!!!!! it's better than Elevation!!! It must to be a single!!!
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Old 01-09-2005, 07:45 AM   #40
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1. Vertigo /the rock
2. Sometimes /the ballad
3. All because of you /the rock
4. Original of the species /the pop
5. Miracle Drug /the anthem

I think U2 should cover as wide an audience as possible this time around.

City of blinding lights is left as the "fan favorite" non-single. (like Until the end of the world/Gone/Kite on previous albums)
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Old 01-09-2005, 07:53 AM   #41
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"Yahweh" would be a great song for the radio and the times. I think the US culture is leaning back to the side of faith on the heels of 9-11, Anthrax scares, Iraq, natural disasters, etc. The song is very uplifting and skillfully avoids the term God with Yahweh.

My guess, to the question of the thread, is MD gets the nod. But "Yahweh" would generate more buzz...IMV.
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Old 01-09-2005, 03:55 PM   #42
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Neither. COBL is too long for a single. I honestly don't think MD is singles' material.
Next single is either OOTS or CFYT. AMAAW would make a good single too, even if it isn't a favourite with fans.
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Originally posted by ultraviolet7
Neither. COBL is too long for a single. I honestly don't think MD is singles' material.
Next single is either OOTS or CFYT. AMAAW would make a good single too, even if it isn't a favourite with fans.

hmm. . . i actually disagree with your entire post except the last bit. AMAAW would make a good single.
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Old 01-10-2005, 12:04 AM   #44
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I really hope it's Love And Peace Or Else and a single version/radio edit. I'd love that.
I'm telling you, I've forced the album down dozens of peoples throats, some that even HATE U2, and hands down, 100% of the time, without fail, they all adore Love & Peace above all other tracks.
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