Tuesday, March 03, 2009

The 11 Best U2 Songs of the 80s

As I've noticed in the past, artists whose careers span decades can't be categorized in one giant lump. There is no comparison of U2's material of the 80s to the stuff their making now. Don't get me wrong, there's some great material coming out of the band. But it's not just material you're comparing. You just can't compare music being made in the 2000s by guys in their 40 against music being made in the 1980s by guys in their 20s. The circumstances are different. The time is different. Their lives are different. The societies are different...the trends are different...the worlds are different. In the 80s, they were struggling musicians. Today, they are millionaires, helping shape world politics. They're not the same band. So, to be fair...I'm splitting this into a three-day look at U2's best songs.

Here are the 11 Best U2 Songs of the 80s:

1. New Year's Day (War)
2. I Will Follow (Boy)
3. With Or Without You (The Joshua Tree)
4. Pride (The Unforgettable Fire)
5. Where The Streets Have No Name (The Joshua Tree)
6. Like A Song (War)
7. Sunday Bloody Sunday (War)
8. The Unforgettable Fire (The Unforgettable Fire)
9. Gloria (October)
10. All I Want Is You (Rattle & Hum)
11. Red Hill Mining Town (The Joshua Tree)

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1 comment:

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