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View Poll Results: What is U2's best album opener?
I Will Follow (Boy) 3 2.97%
Gloria (October) 2 1.98%
Sunday Bloody Sunday (War) 0 0%
Gloria - Live (Under A Blood Red Sky) 0 0%
A Sort of Homecoming (The Unforgettable Fire) 2 1.98%
Bad - Live (Wide Awake In America) 0 0%
Where The Streets Have No Name (The Joshua Tree) 47 46.53%
Helter Skelter - Live (Rattle and Hum) 0 0%
Zoo Station (Achtung Baby) 26 25.74%
Zooropa (Zooropa) 9 8.91%
United Colors (Passengers - Original Soundtracks 1) 0 0%
Discothèque (POP) 1 0.99%
Pride (In the Name of Love) (The Best Of 1980-1990) 0 0%
Beautiful Day (All That You Can't Leave Behind) 9 8.91%
Even Better Than The Real Thing (The Best Of 1990-2000) 2 1.98%
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Old 09-10-2002, 08:06 PM   #1
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Best Album Opener

What in your opinion is U2's best album opener? Vote above and please tell us what you voted for and why. Thanks!
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Old 09-10-2002, 08:19 PM   #2
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I voted for Zoo Station, cause I love that song so much! My favorite U2 song altogether is Streets, but I feel it fits better near the middle of a CD, like on The Best of 80-90. I love how rockin' Zoo Station is, and the slide riff to start it off is the perfect album opener!
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Old 09-10-2002, 08:31 PM   #3
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Zoo 'effin' station baby

Zoo Station is one kick ass opening song. But I just realized thanks to your poll, that U2 have had so many awesome album openers.

My other favs:
1. Where the Streets
2. Discotheque
3. Beautiful Day
4. I Will Follow
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I don't know why, but I had to pick Gloria. Every time I put October into my CD player and Gloria comes on, I can't help but smile.

In looking at these two polls (openers/closers) and seeing how hard it was for me to make a decision in both cases, I just have to say...Wow! They really know how to start and finish an album!
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BAD is the opener for Wide Awake (live)
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OOOOuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuu

zoo station.....
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Zoo Station, defintly.

But my second choice is A Sort of Homecoming! I love that song!
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BAD is the opener for Wide Awake (live)
Wide Awake isnt an album, it is an EP.

I voted for Streets. My favorite U2 song on my favorite U2 album
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Give me some laughing gas baby
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well, A Sort of Homecoming is my favourite song by any band ever
+ a great opener

but there is no song that serves better as an opener than Streets
the intro, the way it's built up <-- fantastic opener
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but there is no song that serves better as an opener than Streets
the intro, the way it's built up <-- fantastic opener

And the rest of the album lives up to it, too!

Zooropa came in a close second though.
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Beautiful Day. Awesome tunes, awesome lyrics.



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Streets. The synth/organ intro, the chiming guitars, building drums - can't be beat for an opener!

The worst: Disco
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Zoo Station
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i had to pick zoo station. it's one of those songs that just kicks you right in the ass when you first listen to it. and, it really sets the tone for the whole album. when you put in achtung baby and zoo station comes on, you know you'll be in for the ride of your life!

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BAD is the opener for Wide Awake (live)
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I voted for Where the Streets Have No Name, but I Will Follow, Sunday Bloody Sunday, Zoo Station and Zooropa are also brilliant choices for opening songs.
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streets. no discussion about that
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I chose Gloria,I love that song!!!!!!
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U2 have always had great opening songs. I love them all so much - would make a great Cd .......mmmm must get my son to do that!
But even so there is still a standout amongst them!

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"Zoo Station" is so great and it made so much sense as an opener for "Achtung Baby" it proved without a doubt that this was not the same quiet, sullen, hobo/prairie U2 of the past. Despite the massive kick in the ass "Zoo Station" provided, I had to go with "Streets." The slow build of beginning feels like walking into a church for me, you hear something in the distance, open the doors and are suddently enveloped by this beautiful, soothing, filling music.
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