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Old 04-13-2002, 10:42 AM   #1
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Favorite opening NOTE to a song?

What is it?? that first note you hear that makes you sit up and gasp!

My fav is Running To Stand Still!

She never really belonged to me

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Old 04-13-2002, 10:47 AM   #2
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Streets...live...those first haunting notes...knowing what's coming and the excitement of the guitar really kicking in...

*stands up*

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It's a tie between Street's and Pride.
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New Years Day
Sunday Bloody Sunday
I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For (studio version).

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Old 04-13-2002, 12:16 PM   #5
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Beautiful Day without a doubt

And Elevation

Those two always give me shivers and make me grin like a freak

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Old 04-13-2002, 12:44 PM   #7
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Playboy Mansion
If God Will Send His Angels
Staring at the Sun
In a Little While
Peace On Earth
New York
Mysterious Ways
Who's Gonna Ride Your Wild Horses?
Beautiful Day
Dirty Day
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Old 04-13-2002, 03:24 PM   #8
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With or Without You
Beautiful Day
New York

She knows the human heart
And how to read the stars
Now everything's about to fall apart
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Old 04-13-2002, 06:25 PM   #9
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Has to be the opening drumbeat of Sunday Bloody Sunday.

Close seconds: Streets, Pride, UTEOTW.

Opening *bar*: One, An Cat Dubh, I Will Follow.

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Old 04-13-2002, 06:55 PM   #10
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When I Look At The World - the beginning is the best
and Elevation influx mix

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everyone thinks I'm georgeous
they wait for their turn to meet me..." - Me, 2001.
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Old 04-13-2002, 07:36 PM   #11
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Has to be GONE.....

I remember the first time i heard that song was in FEBRUARY 2000, when my bro came down to stay with us for a week. It wa the first time I'd listened to POP, and so far I really like DISCOTHEQUE, MOFO, SATS and LNOE........but the first couple of seconds of Gone made me stop working, and just sit there listening. It was amazing, and at the time my favourite song by U2. Still is! But now, THE GROUND BENEATH HER FEET is tied with it for top spot.

Anyway, the other song that gets me sitting up is ULTRAVIOLET, LOVELY beginning.

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Streets and UTEOTW

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Old 04-14-2002, 02:43 AM   #13
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MYSTERIOUS WAYS...it JUMPS out after The Fly fades away. Followed by the Elevation Influx remix.

Turn 'em up to 11.

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Old 04-14-2002, 02:48 AM   #14
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I'm with Disco- Mysterious Ways!

Streets and Beautiful Day too
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Old 04-14-2002, 07:17 AM   #15
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The opening piano Chords to "So Cruel".

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Old 04-14-2002, 07:47 AM   #16
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There are a lot of runners up here...New Year's Day grabs you, SBS is pure power, Streets is intstant chills, MW gets me dancing with the first note but...I'm giving it to Pride. Something about that guitar intro that is soooooooo sheer Edge makes me wanna scream out and climb Mt. Everest before Bono has even opened his mouth. Wow!


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Old 04-14-2002, 09:43 AM   #17
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A Hard Days' Night - Best Opening Chord Ever.

Rock 'N Roll is the sound of revenge.
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Old 04-14-2002, 10:46 AM   #18
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I like an E

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Old 04-14-2002, 10:51 AM   #19
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One day before Popmart Mexico first show, I was about 2 miles from the venue they were going to play, I was going out of a bank when I heard the bass line that starts Gone, of course, I was very hyped about the show next day, so my first thinking was I was going nuts listening U2 music that was only in my head, but no, it was real, it was the rehersal, to make a long story short, I droped work and went to the venue, it was a brand new stadium and a construction company was still working, I bribed some people, and I was able to get into the place, pretending I was a worker, so I was able to watch and listen more than 4 hours of U2 rehearsing, some times the techs, some times the boys, never ending versions of HMTMKMKM and mofo...well, for those reasons, every time I listen that bass line in Gone, it brings me chills, they bring back intense memories.

Please...don't make me say please, champagne and ice cream, it's not what I want, it's what I need.
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Old 04-14-2002, 12:12 PM   #20
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Lemon, Kite, Beautiful Day, The Fly, Mysterious Ways..

"You must not look down on someone just 'cos they are 14 years old. When I was that age I listened to the music of John Lennon and it changed my way of seeing things, so I'm just glad that 14 year olds are coming to see U2 rather than group X." - Bono, 1988

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