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10 2 3.33%
9 3 5.00%
8 5 8.33%
7 19 31.67%
6 12 20.00%
5 8 13.33%
4 4 6.67%
3 2 3.33%
2 3 5.00%
1 1 1.67%
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Old 02-27-2012, 09:40 AM   #1
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Rate the Song: Get on Your Boots

It is hard to believe, but we are now moving onto the first round of voting for U2's latest album, No Line on the Horizon.

Please rate Get on Your Boots on a scale from 0 to 10, using whatever criteria you feel allows you to best evaluate the song as a whole. I will not set criteria for people to based on, but if you feel like your best evaluation of the merits of a song comes from voting only based on, say, the studio version, go right ahead and vote that way. Full information on the Rate The Song series may be found in this thread.

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Old 02-27-2012, 09:49 AM   #2
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Unbelievably bad choice for a lead-off single.
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Old 02-27-2012, 09:50 AM   #3
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7/10 for me

I like this song, still like it today! I think they wanted it to catch on like vertigo did but it was miles away.great live at the 360 shows but at
Glastonbury it was poor,i think being with a
Non u2 crowd didnt help.

Like i said i like the song but it will always go down as a massive flop worldwide as a lead single!
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Old 02-27-2012, 09:53 AM   #4
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7. It's cheesy, yes. But who gives a damn? Not everything U2 releases is going to be on par lyrically as Streets, Bad, UTEOTW, and the likes. It's corny, fun rock. It's only a 7 because I really don't like the "let me in the sound" part. And you can't tell me with a straight face that this wasn't a kicker live.

And that riff is some good shit.
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Old 02-27-2012, 09:57 AM   #5
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I hated it when I first heard it, but it has grown on me.

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Old 02-27-2012, 10:09 AM   #6
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Obviously U2 meant for this to be the next in the Elevation-Vertigo line of singles, and equally obviously this one just didn't work.

I don't think it's bad, and it doesn't deserve near the scorn heaped upon it. But it's kind of become a sort of Jar Jar Binks for U2 fans. I think it belongs on the record, and doesn't seem out of place, but it clearly should not have been the lead off single.

I do think the talk about how much this decision impacted the sales of this record is a bit overblown, however.

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Old 02-27-2012, 10:12 AM   #7
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6. I like the song a little more than a 6 but on this scale I need to put it somewhere between the higher end and the lower end. Could have lived without seeing this one live, I would have loved to see other song from NLOTH instead. Still, decent. But not U2's best obviously.
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Old 02-27-2012, 10:30 AM   #8
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Hated it when it was released. It really grew on my live.
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I dig this song and i don't care who knows! 8
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Unbelievably bad choice for a lead-off single.
Agreed. I think my brother put it best when he told me he felt it worked better as an album track than a single. Another one of those "I don't hate it, but I don't love it" songs for me. 6.
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It's not as good as Vertigo but it comes close. There's nothing breathtaking about the song. It's fun though. The percussion in the back of the mix is great. 7
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Unbelievably bad choice for a lead-off single.
Agreed. Hearing this song for the first time made me a bit concerned as to what the rest of the album had in store. Not exactly the reaction a lead single should elicit.
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7. Like the song, but the album version has a couple of cringeworthy moments. The whole sexy boots, faucy boots thing, yuck.

But the live version makes up for it, it kicks ass!
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I liked it when I first heard it. Never quite loved it. Glad it became what it eventually did in concert - it was never a highlight, but always fun.

And one of the few U2 videos I really don't ever need to see again.

I don't mind Bono in sunglasses. I certainly don't mind seeing Bono shirtless. But somehow, the magic combination of Bono in sunglasses and with no shirt had me screaming "MY EYES! MY EYES!" in horror.

Please don't do that again, sir. It's not a good look.
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7 from me,fun rock song. And it really took off live.
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terrible lead single, makes very little sense on the album, but still pretty entertaining.
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it was all sorts of awesome live.
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Fun song, really loved it live. As for the studio version - bland, bad choice for a single. Though, it's still good.

Let me in the sound, meet me in the sound. 7.
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7. It's a great rocker... the drums are cool, and I love the "let me in the sound" part. But it doesn't really fit the album flow.
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