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Old 07-15-2011, 07:27 AM   #1
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What is your favorite version of "Happy Birthday"?

when i look at U2's greatest live songs, i think of Bad, UTEOTW, Streets, just to name a few. i also put "Happy Birthday" on that list of epic live moments. throughout the last 3 tours, U2 has played this song quite often, sometimes even impromptu.

so my question to each of you is, which version do you like the best?

Elevation Tour
Vertigo Tour
360 Tour

if needed, i can post Youtube links or even post a poll for this topic.

my personal opinion is that each version has something different to offer. maybe it's because the current tour is still fresh to me, but i personally vote for the 360 Tour version of "Happy Birthday". it seems like the BPM is a little faster than the previous tours, and it works flawlessly.
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The remix sux
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Old 07-15-2011, 10:19 AM   #4
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Personally, I think Bono's singing on HB has been weak since ZooTV. I know it's a staple, and that a lot of casual fans are waiting to see it, but maybe they should give it a break until they find a new approach to the song (sort of like what happened with SBS on Popmart.)
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He needs to start singing it properly again. Just sounds so dead and dull now compared to old shows...
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And if U2 EVER did Hawkmoon live....and the version from the Lovetown Tour, my uterus would leave my body and fling itself at Bono - for realz.
Don't worry baby, it's gonna be all right. Uncertainty can be a guiding light...
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The OONTS OONTS OONTS OONTS version.
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Old 07-15-2011, 03:33 PM   #7
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Oh and after august 6 my favourite version will change to when Bono shows up on my doorstep with Edge carrying an acoustic guitar and serenading it to me. Totally gonna happen y'all! And then two days later I'll play it on guitar and Bono will serenade Edge.
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Old 07-15-2011, 08:40 PM   #9
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^lol, i was just gonna say: the Nelly Mandela one.

zomg it's a cover song
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The Happy Birthday to end all Happy Birthdays imo:



Bono and Edge's version is cool too
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Happy Birthday to ME is MY favorite version.
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