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Old 04-27-2017, 12:10 AM   #61
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I hope most of the video submissions are people with shirts/banners saying "Where's my subsciption gift?"
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I think we can mark this thread as the point in Interference when Ordinary Love became one of the worst songs in U2's catalogue
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Ordinary Love is one of their 10 most played songs on YouTube, the video and tonight show performance have 60+ million views between them.

For comparisons sake... Vertigo has 41 million views. Beautiful Day has 90 million.

More people liked it then people here care to admit, and more people know it then everyone is letting on. It's their most popular song in 10 years.

It's hardly a shock, as lame as the crowd sourced chorus idea may be.

People here don't like it. Okay fine. But this isn't some unknown song.

This baffles me. The numbers don't even make sense. Walk up to some random and mention WOWY, Beautiful Day, Vertigo—they'll at least know of them. Mention Ordinary Love and they'll probably just blink in confusion and have no idea what you're talking about. This is a song almost nobody outside the fandom remembers, except maybe if they saw some movie that's also been quickly forgotten.

Most popular song of the last ten years, by the way, isn't a crowded field. With Boots and The Miracle as its biggest rivals, no wonder it's ahead.
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I like OL just fine - I am just more concerned about the band`s apparent strategy to cater to casual fans with middle of the road choices in the setlist. Its almost like the Live Nation marketing department is making set list decisions. I go back to the Paris shows I attended in 2015. As soon as I heard the opening notes of Elevation, my heart sank, it was like fuck what has happened to these guys, they are playing it safe. And following MW with Elevation, while crowd pleasing, is like the Stones following Bitch with Start Me Up - ones an all time classic with swagger and the other just an almost throwaway pop ditty. Night 2 in Paris, we got the Sweetest Thing which is just meh and another fucking safe choice. Just hoping against hope that we will get some pleasant surprises in the JT30 setlists
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This baffles me. The numbers don't even make sense. Walk up to some random and mention WOWY, Beautiful Day, Vertigo—they'll at least know of them. Mention Ordinary Love and they'll probably just blink in confusion and have no idea what you're talking about. This is a song almost nobody outside the fandom remembers, except maybe if they saw some movie that's also been quickly forgotten.

Most popular song of the last ten years, by the way, isn't a crowded field. With Boots and The Miracle as its biggest rivals, no wonder it's ahead.
I don't know, maybe it was a bit more popular in the US? It charted on the Billboard Hot 100. The only other non album tracks to do that were Hold Me Thrill Me Kiss Me Kill Me and The Sweetest Thing.
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Yeah, the doom and gloom over OL is way OTT - but the idea is also just terrible.

I just wish they wouldn't waste a setlist song on any overly stripped down song. I'd love to see a full band, electric OL - it really is one of the better songs of theirs from the last 15 years
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Yeah, the doom and gloom over OL is way OTT - but the idea is also just terrible.

I just wish they wouldn't waste a setlist song on any overly stripped down song. I'd love to see a full band, electric OL - it really is one of the better songs of theirs from the last 15 years
Agreed all around. Get Edge a Wurlitzer.

The idea sounds terrible, but we haven't seen it in action yet, and as others have said, they've done similar requests like this in the past and they never saw the light of day.
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This baffles me. The numbers don't even make sense. Walk up to some random and mention WOWY, Beautiful Day, Vertigo—they'll at least know of them. Mention Ordinary Love and they'll probably just blink in confusion and have no idea what you're talking about. This is a song almost nobody outside the fandom remembers, except maybe if they saw some movie that's also been quickly forgotten.

Most popular song of the last ten years, by the way, isn't a crowded field. With Boots and The Miracle as its biggest rivals, no wonder it's ahead.
I'm going with the YouTube views are a function of the movie... I believe an Academy Award nominated movie as well.... and timing relative to YouTube user base growth.

Not really thrilled with the choice either, but it could become a good reason to refill the beer cup... and if there is doubt about Bono hitting high notes on some older JT songs, take a quick listen to the aforementioned YT video... the upper echelons of high notes are front and center on OL best I can tell.
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This is a first.
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I'm going with the YouTube views are a function of the movie... I believe an Academy Award nominated movie as well.... and timing relative to YouTube user base growth.



If I remember correctly, wasn't it released first on YouTube as well. It was the first time U2 embraced the lyric video.
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Who wants to get gipped out of songs with more characters, like "I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For," "Hold Me, Thrill Me, Kiss Me, Kill Me," or "I'll Go Crazy if I Don't Go Crazy Tonight"??? So many more characters.
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