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Old 09-11-2017, 09:14 PM   #31
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I've listened to The Best Thing and The Blackout about the same number of times (which is many) and noticed a strange phenomenon - The Best Thing stays stuck in my head but I cannot remember how The Blackout goes without listening to it, even though I like The Blackout better. I was discussing this with my weekend roomie for the Indianapolis show this weekend, and she said the same thing. So maybe the band does know what they are doing when picking singles...


The exact same thing happened to me!! I can't remember anything about Blackout hardly!!!!

I think the Best Thing has been in my head since last year when I first heard the Kygo mix. IT IS SO DAMN CATCHY IT MAKES ME SICK!!
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Yes, but it sounds like the intended original is in the opposite direction of the kygo mix -even slower and mellower. (As opposed to the direction of being more like the kygo mix)
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The exact same thing happened to me!! I can't remember anything about Blackout hardly!!!!

I think the Best Thing has been in my head since last year when I first heard the Kygo mix. IT IS SO DAMN CATCHY IT MAKES ME SICK!!


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I've listened to The Best Thing and The Blackout about the same number of times (which is many) and noticed a strange phenomenon - The Best Thing stays stuck in my head but I cannot remember how The Blackout goes without listening to it, even though I like The Blackout better. I was discussing this with my weekend roomie for the Indianapolis show this weekend, and she said the same thing. So maybe the band does know what they are doing when picking singles...
I completely agree. Past 72 hours, haven't been able to get the tune out of my mind, even though I too like The Blackout better. Let's hope it takes off.
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I kind of like Ned, Zack, and the other two.
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Old 09-12-2017, 12:55 AM   #36
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The black out is a good song, Jong.

I remember it, Everett
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I have a mix I've put together I'd like second and third opinions on if anyone's game to listen? Shoot me and email at justinpushplay@gmail.com
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what i always like about U2 is how they build up songs and use dynamics to really create the mood of the song. what's disappointing about the Best Thing is that they somehow forgot all of that and made this messy chorus
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The Best Thing is definitely a grower, rather than a shower.
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They do know (this time). The Blackout is the better song IMO but TBT is not for us fans. Rather it's to get mainstream appeal for non-U2 fans (IMO).

I like TBT now and it do s get stuck in your head. There is soooo much going on in that song that I like. I get why some don't like the song around here but again, it's not for us (at least that's my take)
... but do mainstream, non-U2 fans give a shit about new U2 anymore?
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Really cannot see why people would want them to release the kygo remix.

It's embarrassing and stinks of depression on U2's part.

Everyone's mocking Coldplay for doing exactly the same thing and saying how bad their new stuff is (on here anyway) but yet want u2 to do it

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... but do mainstream, non-U2 fans give a shit about new U2 anymore?


No. This is why I wish they would give up on trying to win them over.
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So many new people saying they L-O-V-E the song that I'm starting to think some of Bono's Russian oligarch pals are paying bots to come 'round here and hype it up.

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Really cannot see why people would want them to release the kygo remix.

It's embarrassing and stinks of depression on U2's part.

Everyone's mocking Coldplay for doing exactly the same thing and saying how bad their new stuff is (on here anyway) but yet want u2 to do it

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TBT is like Coldplay not, the Kygo version the single version. It's a blatant catchy pop tune by numbers, an attempt to be relevant and get in the charts. That's whats galling.
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You're the Best Thing About Me - Song Discussion Thread #2

One thing I have noticed is that I listen to virgin radio in the uk, while at work. Now this channel is a rock channel basically, they play u2 a lot. But apart from when Adam was on last week that's the only time I've heard the new single. I have it on between 7.30am and 3.30pm, I've heard the song played once. That's not good when these are the channels that will still play new u2 songs.

All the Joshua tree singles, vertigo , beautiful day are on a lot. Ive even heard discotheque played on there this week. Best things has only been played once

Down to Number 48 on the U.K. iTunes aswell
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