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9 8 14.55%
8 13 23.64%
7 11 20.00%
6 3 5.45%
5 2 3.64%
4 4 7.27%
3 1 1.82%
2 0 0%
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Old 02-25-2012, 11:31 AM   #1
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Rate the Song: Original of the Species

Now let's move onto the second round of voting for Hutdab.

Please rate Original of the Species 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 02-25-2012, 12:37 PM   #2
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I love this song. It's my favorite off the second half of HTDAAB, and has always been one of my favorites on the album since I heard it. 8.

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Old 02-25-2012, 12:44 PM   #3
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Probably the second best song on this record, after COBL. And certainly the best song on the second half. Even at that, it's far from perfect, but there are parts of it I quite like, and I love the idea behind the song.

It's probably closer to a 7, but I'll give it an 8 because I remember liking it a little better than I do now.
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Old 02-25-2012, 01:16 PM   #4
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One of my favorite U2 songs ever. Timeless tune, at least to me. I'll be listening to this song when I'm 90. And I'll be smiling. Bono knocked this melody out of the fucking park.
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Old 02-25-2012, 01:23 PM   #5
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This is a beautiful, emotional song for me. An easy 10, and my favourite on the album.
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Old 02-25-2012, 01:27 PM   #6
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Very good song. Lyrics, chorus, everything for the most part. The Killahurtz mix of it alone bumps this up to a 9.
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I agree with some of the comments about this being the second best song from the album, and the Killahurtz mix is just too beautiful for words. 9.
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Old 02-25-2012, 03:50 PM   #8
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10 for me,never get tired of hearing it.
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Old 02-25-2012, 03:50 PM   #9
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Lovely song. Pity about the phony strings on the album version. What, were they too cheap to spring for actual strings? At least the single version is an improvement in that department.
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Old 02-25-2012, 04:37 PM   #10
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The song is too bombastic for me. It's not a bad thing per se but I don't think it works here. 3
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Old 02-25-2012, 06:32 PM   #11
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9, and loved the live version and grateful for the people on here that alerted me to it in an earlier discussion on the song.
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Never understood the love this one gets. The piano is awkward, the lyrics are odd (and a little unnerving?), just a very strange number. Not a stinker by any means, but only a shade above mediocrity. 6
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Old 02-25-2012, 08:40 PM   #13
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Like it, I just always cringe at the off-key "doodoot"s towards the end. Even so, I give it an 8- I can't let those 9 seconds ruin the song for me.
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Old 02-26-2012, 12:50 AM   #14
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Nice little song, unusual style for U2, but not really my thing.
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Old 02-26-2012, 01:59 AM   #15
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For nostalgia's sake and based on the remix below, I give this song a 10.

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Old 02-26-2012, 06:13 AM   #16
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Still don't really know how I feel about this song, all these years on. It's got a great chorus. 7.
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Old 02-26-2012, 06:15 AM   #17
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this song, especially the Killahurtz remix
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Old 02-26-2012, 07:16 AM   #18
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Certain aspects of this song are absolutely hideous: the vocals (oh man, Edge's "solo"), the lyrics, the fakey strings, the bombast...it kills the song dead for me. Which is a bummer, because the melody is actually very, very nice. It's decent acoustically. 4.

Not thinking through this statement, but I've got to call this the most overrated song in the U2 catalogue, barring maybe studio Love Is Blindness.
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Old 02-26-2012, 07:20 AM   #19
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When Bono sings "you are the first one" in that stilted way it always reminds of someone about to sneeze.
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Old 02-26-2012, 07:22 AM   #20
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When Bono sings over Edge's solo, it reminds me that I have a temper.

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