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Old 03-10-2005, 02:24 PM   #1
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Is New Years' Day the greatest U2 song?

In my opinion, yes. Musically interesting, good lyrics with a strong political element. Rock music is best when it's actually about something more than drugs and sex.

U2's finest hour? I think so.
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Awesome but not the best-
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Great song, but not in my opinion, the band's best.
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One of the best from the 80s. But not THE best ever.

Their greatest song IMO has always been played right before it though....
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Its the best song ever made! Everything about this song is great but the best part is Edges solo
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No, but it's close. I rank New Year's Day as the number three best-of-all-time U2 song.
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Nearly the best:

1. Where The Streets Have No Name
2. Bad
3. The Unforgettable Fire
4. One Tree Hill
5. City Of Blinding Lights
6. Heartland
7. New Year's Day

I have been known to place it as high as third in the past.
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I'd say it's close. I like it more and more as time goes by too, never seem to get tired of it. I love the Slane version.
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Good list I'd certainly put Heartland, One Tree Hill and Unforgettable Fire in my Top 10.
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the bass is this song is unreal
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I'd say One is their best. I'd put New Year's Day in second place.

That's the song that got me going on U2. Absolutely intoxicating. Combine that with the video of them charging through the snow on horseback, guitars slung across their backs, and I instantly became a U2 freak.
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It can't be their greatest song simply because they also recorded such things as: Bad, Streets, Bullet, One, Acrobat, Fast Cars, Stay, etc
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Fast Cars better than New Years' Day? Not the one on my CD.
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Definitely one of the best. It still shivers down my spine everytime I listen to it.
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Old 03-10-2005, 03:23 PM   #17
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Nope - but it's definitely in the Top 10!
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No. 9 on my list. Great song, love the USA Remix too. It fluctuates up and down my list but has never made it to #1.
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No. Not in my top twenty either.

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great song, but not the best IMO, i feel the album version drags on a bit, I prefer the single version and US remix
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