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View Poll Results: Best U2 guitar "riffs"
The Fly 19 22.35%
Sunday Bloody Sunday 4 4.71%
Until the End of the World 15 17.65%
Like a Song 0 0%
Bullet the Blue Sky 6 7.06%
Elevation 1 1.18%
Pride 4 4.71%
Streets 13 15.29%
Bad 2 2.35%
Even Better Than The Real Thing 3 3.53%
Wire 1 1.18%
Beautiful Day 2 2.35%
Desire 1 1.18%
Numb 0 0%
MOFO 0 0%
God Part 2 2 2.35%
All I Want is You 3 3.53%
Kite 0 0%
Out of Control 1 1.18%
Walk On 1 1.18%
Acrobat 2 2.35%
Ultraviolet 5 5.88%
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Old 06-10-2002, 05:13 PM   #21
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im sorry i had to vote for ultraviolet because i truly love that song

even though the riff isnt as great as others


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Old 06-10-2002, 06:08 PM   #22
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My gut reaction was "Bullet the Blue Sky," but once I saw all the choices listed and remembered all those other great guitar riffs I almost wanted to change my vote. All hail, Edge the guitar god!
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ALL I WANT IS YOU!

Edge just blows me away in that one!
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Hey, is your name in reference to the song by any chance, Always?
oops, I meant to say, "yes". hehe.
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Old 06-10-2002, 07:25 PM   #25
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oops, I meant to say, "yes". hehe.
Cool! Thought so! You rock! hehe...In case you didn't know, it's my second-favorite song of all-time, U2 or otherwise.
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Could have been a very tough choice between several (Pride, UTEOTW, AIWIY, The Fly, etc) without Streets, but when you come down to it, Streets is the only choice for me. Chills...
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Cool! Thought so! You rock! hehe...In case you didn't know, it's my second-favorite song of all-time, U2 or otherwise.
You rock, too! I love that song to no end, and I actually understand the lyrics, lol. A lot of people either get annoyed by it, or think it's all a bunch of gibberish. hehe, oh well.
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Old 06-10-2002, 07:36 PM   #28
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Yep, I know what you mean, Always. Did you see the "Beautiful Day vs. Always" poll? I totally understand the lyrics. I think the different phrases connect really well...It's like little streams of consciousness, like the way that I think...One thought bleeds into the next!
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Old 06-10-2002, 08:33 PM   #29
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In a little while!!

I totally agree!
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Tough choice...

I've gotta pick UTEOTW, with nods to Gone, In God's Country, and Wire
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Re: Favorite U2 guitar riff

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I'm sure I'm missing some here, and some aren't technically "riffs", but rather, well-known U2 guitar chord progressions - but you get the idea!
While this is ok for most songs, it doesn't excuse the absence of "One."
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You rock, too! I love that song to no end, and I actually understand the lyrics, lol. A lot of people either get annoyed by it, or think it's all a bunch of gibberish. hehe, oh well.
wertsie and Always - I don't mean to butt into your conversation too much but when I first heard the song Always I could barely believe my ears. The lyrics to that song really hit home for me. I guess you know what I voted for in the Beautiful Day vs. Always poll.
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wertsie and Always - I don't mean to butt into your conversation too much but when I first heard the song Always I could barely believe my ears. The lyrics to that song really hit home for me. I guess you know what I voted for in the Beautiful Day vs. Always poll.
Same here. But I haven't seen the BD vs. Always poll....but my choice would be obvious
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I will follow. I know it's not on the list but that's gotta be the best "riff".
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wertsie and Always - I don't mean to butt into your conversation too much but when I first heard the song Always I could barely believe my ears. The lyrics to that song really hit home for me. I guess you know what I voted for in the Beautiful Day vs. Always poll.
hehe...Butt in all you want! We should have an "Always" fan club...hehe

Oh, and, Always...The poll is on the next page now, I believe.
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Hmmm...Edge's 'crying' riff in the middle of Kite (just before Bono sings "I'm a maaaaaan.....") gave me goosebumps the first time I heard it...still does
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Old 06-11-2002, 05:28 PM   #38
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you forgot to add hold me thrill me kiss me kill me
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There was no IN GODS COUNTRY!!!! I have always thought that is the best riff except that it is not long enough, but I went with EBTTRT but HMTMKMKM also sounds cool too
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riffs??

I don't think many of the songs listed have distinct "riffs". But this was part of the disclaimer

Anyway, as far as actual riffs go, Discoteque is far and away the top song. I remember a review of POP back in 97, saying how bad it was of course, really ripping on Discoteque and then the reviewer said "but if you listen at (some certain minute and second) of the song, you will hear one of the greatest rock guitar riffs of all time"

I agree!
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