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View Poll Results: Of these repeat offender songs, which one is your least favorite?
Red Light 29 24.17%
Elvis Presley and America 24 20.00%
Love is Blindness 2 1.67%
When I Look at the World 10 8.33%
Discotheque 12 10.00%
Miami 27 22.50%
Van Diemen's Land 11 9.17%
If You Wear That Velvet Dress 5 4.17%
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Old 06-23-2002, 12:33 PM   #1
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U2 Songs That Many People Seem to Dislike

Okay, after looking through the "Worst of" thread, I picked out some songs that seem to be repeat offenders, and I thought I'd put together this little poll about songs which *may* have been *minor* musical mis-steps on the *brilliant* parts of Bono, Edge, Larry, and Adam. Of course, this thread is in *no* way meant to malign the overall genius of the band. And this poll in no way reflects my own overall choices on the part of not-so-wonderful U2 songs; I tried to stay with songs that many people seem to dislike. So, in other words, don't shoot the messenger.

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Are we to be voting for our least favourite of those songs then?
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I have to say that I love most of the songs. Velevt Dress is even one of my favourite songs. I just really can't stand Elvis Presley and America......
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miami is better than any madonna song
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I'd say Miami is my least fav of those but it's not my least fav U2 song.
@ Love Is Blindness being on the list. That's one of my fav songs.
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I couldn't vote in your poll. All of those songs are brilliant compared to "Trip Through Your Wires" - which is not in your poll.
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I don't have a song that I really, really hate! BUT I do like Elvis Presley and America! It's very different and that's why I like!! I had no idea that others didn't like this song at all! I guess you learn something new everyday!
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I had no idea that others didn't like this song at all! I guess you learn something new everyday!
So it seems.
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Elvis Presley and America...Not that I don't like it, but it's my least-favorite of those listed.
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So where's The Playboy Mansion?
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playboy mansion and stateless not being on the list left me wondering, but Van Diemen's land??????? Anyone who picks Van Diemens Land will have to deal with ME
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Seriously! That's one of my very favorite R&H songs!
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Seriously! That's one of my very favorite R&H songs!
EXACTLY!
VDL, AIWIY, and Heartland really make R&H.
It saddens me that people don't like VDL
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It was hard for me not to pick Miami because it's such a terrible song. But I had to go with Discotheque- not only do I hate it, it did a lot of damage to the band's reputation (okay I don't want to hear it, we know how much many of you here love it) but to a great many loving fans, casual fans and the general public it made them look like a joke. The awful, stupid, ugly, foolish, Village Idiot, I mean people, video only added to the stigma of foolishness. It was like, WTF? What's wrong with those guys? It also has some of the dumbest lyrics ever written by anybody- boomcha? Bubblegum? They became a joke for awhile. To this day people still joke on it and I tell them they aren't like that anymore! It was an embarrassment to the band and their legacy. Those are not just my words, the word 'embarrassing' used to describe the song and the video has been a recurrent theme in many I have talked to in person and email, and not all of them are old, some are teens! It was not a good move for their carreer and it took them a long time to overcome it. That may not be what some of you want to hear but to some degree it is the undeniable truth. So not only is it a bad song, it was bad for the band, so it gets my vote for worst. That's my story and I'm sticking to it!

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It was hard for me not to pick Miami because it's such a terrible song. But I had to go with Discotheque- not only do I hate it, it did a lot of damage to the band's reputation (okay I don't want to hear it, we know how much many of you here love it) but to a great many loving fans, casual fans and the general public it made them look like a joke. The awful, stupid, ugly, foolish, Village Idiot, I mean people, video only added to the stigma of foolishness. It was like, WTF? What's wrong with those guys?


Yes, that's really true. I think it was a poor choice for them to release that as the first single off of POP. I know that it turned a lot of people off. I wasn't one of them, mind you, but I know a lot of people who absolutely hate that song. I think it also colored opinions of the rest of the album too, and unfairly so. I mean, up until Discotheque was released as a single, there was all kinds of stuff about U2 on TV and then after Discotheque...nothing. I hadn't even seen the music videos for the other singles off POP up until a few months ago!

I still really like the song, however!
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Yes, that's really true. I think it was a poor choice for them to release that as the first single off of POP. I know that it turned a lot of people off. I wasn't one of them, mind you, but I know a lot of people who absolutely hate that song. I think it also colored opinions of the rest of the album too, and unfairly so. I mean, up until Discotheque was released as a single, there was all kinds of stuff about U2 on TV and then after Discotheque...nothing. I hadn't even seen the music videos for the other singles off POP up until a few months ago!

I still really like the song, however!
Thank you! I appreciate your fairness! A lot of the Pop lovers here refuse to acknowledge this, but it did happen. Was I one of them? It was too late. The K-Mart press conference thing and that TV special they tried to do turned me off before I ever saw the video (but of course it only added insult to injury) I turned the TV off before the show was finished, very depressed and dejected.
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Thank you! I appreciate your fairness! A lot of the Pop lovers here refuse to acknowledge this, but it did happen.
Not a problem. I remember it all too well!
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From the list, I would have to say EP and America.

My own opinion thoguh would be New Year's Day. I don't know why, but I could never get into the song. I could see the great lyrics and sound, also the importance it had in the history of U2, but I just seem it skip it every time I play "War".

When I have heard it live, be it in person or on a bootleg over the past 10 years, the passion from the album seems to have been lost. It was a statement, a stance, and for some reason I don't think U2 mean it when they play it anymore, and has really affected my opinion on the song to the point I cannot listen to it.

Very strange......

U2's more Frivolous songs I think come of quite well, esp when played live. Tryin' to throw, Discotheque, Elevation are fun to listen to and having many Friends who only "know of" U2 rather than follow them tend to like these songs, not looking for passion or deeper meaning while being put of by songs like New year's day and Running to a stand still.

There are many different sides of U2 the serious, the fun, the mad. I love to take it all in and enjoy it while I can, because it will be a long time before a band as complex as U2 will be around again.


Blimm' heck, I seem to have lost myself, I better stop.

In thconclusion "Bat out of hell" is over rated.
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