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Old 08-05-2006, 07:49 AM   #1
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U2 classics after 1991?

What do you think are the songs, after AB, that could be considered classics and up there with NYD, Pride, I Still haven't found..., WOWY..., One, Desire?

I think in the 90's, I would add UTEOTW on that list. Great song, muscially and lyrically. Stay comes close, but WOWY is the ultimate U2 "love" song.

On the last two albums, BD probably. It sounds fresh for the band, doesn't get old with repeated listenings. I would say Kite (why wasn't this a single?) is close.
A bit early for Bomb to judge...COBL and OOTS come close.
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Untill the end is a great song, but I couldn't honestly call it a classic like the other songs you mentioned

I think the only true classics the band has had in the 90's + 00's are One and Beautiful Day + arguably Sometimes you can't make it ..... (time will tell about that last one I think)
though it would personally baffle me there is a chance COBL will grow out to be a song of classic proportions

I would have loved to also put The Fly and Stuck in a moment ..... there, but that would be grasping for straws
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Do you mean classic in a u2 sense or classic as in appeal to non u2 fans?
If its the latter i think you would struggle to find one that fits the bill with Beautiful DAy being the exception!
All of the songs you mentioned in the first line of your post would certainly come under the appeal to non fans part in my opinion. I dont think many non u2 fans would enjoy UTEOTW as I think its an out and out u2 song
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Old 08-05-2006, 08:44 AM   #5
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Beautiful day and discotheque are classics IMO. I think walk on is one too but I dont know if it would appeal to the non u2 fans aswell. Vertigo and elevation are classics too - i think they are still going to get played on the radio in years to come.
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Beautiful Day. 'Nuff said.
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Gone, Beautiful Day, Walk On, COBL, OOTS, SYCMIOYO (I know many of you would disagree but I think this is a great song)
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Beautiful Day for sure, in terms of popularity and stuff.

Stay, Gone, and Walk On are all at that precipice of being classics, to me they are, but aren't as popular amongst the casual fans / general public, atleast in my experience.

I think Until the End of the World is more of a "live" classic.
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I think the solo Bono "Name of the Father" and "2 shots..." are better than many u2 album tracks and should have a higher profile.

HMTMKMKM is another killer track.

Vertigo is also a classic simply through it's ubiquitousness and Ipod association.

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Stay
Discothèque
Gone
Please
Beautiful Day
Stuck in A Moment
City Of Blinding Lights
Vertigo
Sometimes You Can't Make It On Your Own
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AAAHHhhhh.... I would like to add Stay to my list
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Stay
Please (live)
Beautiful Day
City Of Blinding Lights (maybe years from now)
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After AB...I'd say BD is the only true classic, among everyone, not just fans. Whether you like it or not Vertigo may very well become a classic, though maybe in a different way.

For fans, I'd add Stay, Gone, and Walk On. Maybe OOTS, but HTDAAB is too recent to judge.
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One
Mysterious Ways
Stay
Please
Kite
SYCMIOYO
COBL

Those are the only ones that really jump out as classics to me.
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Has Edge ever learned how to play a "finished" part for Stay?
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Old 08-05-2006, 06:45 PM   #18
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Beautiful Day
Gone
Please
Stay
Walk On
Original Of The Species
Until The End Of The World
....I GUESS???
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Beautiful Day
One
Vertigo
Elevation are the general publics classics of this period.

Personally i'd go with the above +

UTEOTW
The Fly
Stay
The First Time
Walk On
Please
Gone
COBL
SYCMIOYO
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Top Tier Classics:
One
Beautiful Day
Elevation
Vertigo

Second Tier Classics:
Mysterious Ways
Discotheque
Walk On
Sometimes You Can't Make it On Your Own

Third Tier Classics:
The Fly
Stuck in A Moment
City of Blinding Lights
Electrical Storm


This isn't my opinion, just what I would go for based on what I hear on the radio.

However I must note I have heard Wild Horses a lot recently on the radio for some unimaginable reason.
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