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Old 12-16-2002, 01:36 PM   #1
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Death is Not an Option: Pick a Song

Okay. Hopefully this will be a fun thing, and not turn into a raging flame war.

From each U2 album (I'm not counting the mini-albums like Blood Red Sky or Wide Awake), choose one song that gets booted off. For some albums, this might be easy -- most of us probably have an "Ugh, I always skip that one" reaction to one song or another.

But for your favorite U2 album, it might not be an easy choice. It might be like cutting off an arm! But death is not an option -- you must choose, even if you love them all.

Here are mine:

Boy - The Ocean

October - Scarlet

War - Red Light (this is one of the few U2 songs that just bugs the bejeezus out of me)

Unforgettable Fire - 4th of July (if the rule was "instrumentals don't count," I'd go with Promenade)

Joshua Tree - Trip Through Your Wires (I dunno ... I might prefer losing a pinky toe than cutting a song off JT)

Rattle and Hum - Hawkmoon 269 (I like Bono's low voice at the beginning, but the song wears out its welcome quickly)

Achtung Baby - Tryin' to Throw Your Arms Around the World (even tougher than the JT choice)

Zooropa - Some Days Are Better Than Others

Pop - The Playboy Mansion

ATYCLB - Grace
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Okay, I'll play.

Boy - The Ocean
October - Scarlet
War - The Refugee
UF - 4th of July
JT - Trip Through Your Wires
R&H - All Along the Watchtower
AB - So Cruel
Zooropa - Babyface
Pop - The Playboy Mansion
ATYCLB - Grace
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interesting thread!

boy: i guess the ocean.
october: is that all?
war: red light (i don't hate it like most, lol)
the unforgettable fire: bad
the joshua tree: with or without you
rattle and hum: freedom for my people (if that doesn't count, van diemen's land)
achtung baby: one
zooropa: the wanderer
pop: the playboy mansion
all that you can't leave behind: when i look at the world
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you knocked off one???

boy- into the heart
october- stranger in a strange land
war- the refugee
uf- promenade
jt- trip through your wires
rh- van diemen's land
ab- zoo station
zooropa- babyface
pop- discotheque... i like the song, but i boot it just so we don't have to see that god awful village people video ever again
atyclb- grace
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Boy - The Ocean (lovely title, disappointing song)
October - Fire
War - The Refugee (this song bugs me, too )
The Unforgettable Fire - 4th of July
The Joshua Tree - Trip Through Your Wires
Rattle and Hum - Silver and Gold
Achtung Baby - Acrobat (this was a really tough decision..)
Zooropa - The Wanderer
Pop - Miami
All That You Can't Leave Behind - When I Look At the World
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Boy - An Cat Dubh
October - I Threw A Brick Through A Window
War - Red Light
UF - 4th of July
JT - Trip Through Your Wires
R&H - Bullet the Blue Sky
AB - Trying To Throw Your Arms Around The World
Zooropa - Babyface
Pop - Miami
ATYCLB - Wild Honey
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Boy - The Ocean
October - Is that All?
War - Red Light
UF - Elvis and America
Joshua Tree - Trip Through Your Wires
Rattle and Hum - Van Diemen's Land
Achtung Baby - So Cruel
Zooropa - The Wanderer
Pop - Miami
ATYCLB - Peace on Earth
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Old 12-16-2002, 03:28 PM   #8
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Boy: Shadows and Tall Trees
October: Stranger in a Strange Land
War: Two Hearts Beat as One
UF: 4th of July
JT: Tripped Through Your Wire
R&H: All Along the Watchtower
AB: Trying to Throw Your Arms Around the World
Zooropa: Some Days are Better than Others
Pop: Playboy Mansion
ATYCLB: When I Look at the World
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Okay, here goes...

Boy: The Ocean (man, am I original!!!)
October: I Threw a Brick Through a Window
War: Red Light
UF: Elvis Presley and America
JT: Trip Through Your Wires
R&H: Love Rescue Me
AB: Zoo Station
Zooropa: The Wanderer
POP: If God Will Send His Angels
ATYCLB: Grace
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hmmmmm....*thinking* you know, this is harder than picking a favourite song from each album...but i LIKE most of these songs...


boy--the ocean
october--fire
war--red light
UF--indian summer sky
JT--trip through your wires
R&H--love rescue me
AB--tryin to throw your arms around the world
zooropa--lemon
pop--miami
ATYCLB--new york
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Boy: Another Time, Another Place
October: Jerusalem (at least that's what I think the song's called)
War: Refugee
UF: Elvis Presley and America
JT: Exit
R&H: Love Rescue Me
AB: So Cruel
Zooropa: Some Days Are Better Than Others
POP: Miami
ATYCLB: When I Look at the World
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you guys are kicking off some of my favorites! acrobat? ouch! shoot...when i look at the world is my fav on atyclb!

here goes:

boy--the ocean (i actually like this song...but i like all of 'em)
october--scarlet
war--red light (so i'm being unoriginal...)
uf--4th of july
jt--bullet the blue sky (this one was REALLY HARD...and i love this song live...but i couldn't drop any other one...it was between this and WOWY...)
r&h--all along the watchtower (excluding freedom and the star spangled banner )
ab--even better than the real thing
zooropa--the wanderer
pop-- uh...i guess playboy mansion (but i really like the end of this song...GAH!!)
atyclb--grace (i guess...)

ok, some of those were really hard...
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boy--the ocean (i actually like this song...but i like all of 'em)
same here. boy isn't my favourite album, although it's up there. however, it's the only album that doesn't have any tracks that make me go "eh."

in some instances, i picked the ones i did because they're overplayed. in other cases, it's just because i don't like it. however, there's not really a song on boy that i don't like.
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October: Jerusalem (at least that's what I think the song's called)
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Quote:
Rattle and Hum - Van Diemen's Land
ouch...i'm probably the only one here, but i LOVE that song...
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zooropa: the wanderer
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Zooropa - The Wanderer
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Zooropa - The Wanderer
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Zooropa: The Wanderer
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zooropa--the wanderer

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Originally posted by Saracene
October: Jerusalem (at least that's what I think the song's called)
with a shout
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Boy - Into the Heart
October - Scarlet
War - Red Light (I really like this song though, i love the whole war album)
Unforgettable Fire - Elvis Presely and America
Joshua Tree - Red Hill Mining Town
Achtung Baby - Until the End of the World...*runs and hides*
Zooropa - The Wanderer
Pop - Miami
ATYCLB - When I look at the World
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I do believe it's almost impossible for me to vote in this thread. BUT if i have to:

Boy: Shadows And Tall Trees
October: Fire
War: Red Light
The Unforgettable Fire: Indian Summer Sky
The Joshua Tree: Exit
Rattle And Hum: Love Rescue Me
Achtung Baby: Mysterious Ways
Zooropa: Numb
Pop: Miami
All That You Can't Leave Behind: Elevation
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OK, I just hit reply right away w/o reading anyone else's posts so that it didn't affect my choices....

Boy-The Ocean
October-Scarlet
War- Seconds (this was such a hard choice!!!)
Under a Blood Red Sky (are we supposed to do this one?)-Party Girl
Unforgettable Fire-4th of July
Joshua Tree-Bullet the Blue Sky
Rattle and Hum- When Love Comes To Town
Achtung Baby- Who's Gonna Ride Your Wild Horses(this choice hurt, sorry!)
Zooropa-The Wanderer
Pop-Miami
All That You Can't Leave Behind-Grace


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Boy - The Ocean

October - Is That All?

War - Red Light (almost tied with The Refugee, though I like both songs)

The Unforgettable Fire - MLK (if one would have to go)

Joshua Tree - In God's Country

Rattle and Hum - All along The Watchtower

Achtung Baby - Ultra Violet (though Trying to throw and Even better are a close # 2 and 3)

Zooropa - Some Days Are Better Than Others

Pop - The Playboy Mansion (I dislike this one just a tad more than If God would ...)

ATYCLB - New York
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