Tuesday, March 03, 2009

The Best 100 U2 Songs

It is very possible that I could do this list next week and come up with a totally different order. Consider this to be a general idea of my feelings about these songs, though it's more than likely a snapshot of what I'm thinking on this day in March, 2009. All of the songs are available in some form on YouTube, so if you're unfamiliar with a title, just click it up and listen to your heart's content.

100. Twilight
99. Grace
98. The Hands That Built America
97. Tomorrow
96. Breathe
95. The Ground Beneath Her Feet
94. If God Will Send His Angels
93. Love And Peace Or Else
92. Surrender
91. Zoo Station
90. Drowning Man
89. Love Is Blindness
88. Yahweh
87, I'll Go Crazy If I Don't Go Crazy Tonight
86. Sometimes You Can't Make It On Your Own
85. A Day Without Me
84. Red Hill Mining Town
83. Heartland
82. Zooropa
81. Van Diemen's Land

80. Wave Of Sorrow
79. Babyface
78. Hallelujah Here She Comes
77. I Will Follow
76. The Unforgettable Fire
75. I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For
74. Three Sunrises
73. Beautiful Day
72. MLK
71. Exit
70. 40
69. Gloria
68. Rejoice
67. Some Days Are Better Than Others
66. Numb
65. Pride
64. Desire
63. Seconds
62. Gone
61. Ultraviolet (Light My Way)

60. Spanish Eyes
59. 11 O'Clock Tick Tock
58. So Cruel
57. Big Girls Are Best
56. Original Of The Species
55. I'm Not Your Baby
54. Acrobat
53. Lady With The Spinning Head
52. Mercy
51. The Sweetest Thing
50. Do You Feel Loved
49. Magnificent
48. Last Night On Earth
47. Until The End Of The World
46. City Of Blinding Lights
45. Flower Child
44. New Year's Day
43. Holy Joe
42. Promenade
41. The Wanderer

40. Lemon
39. Elevation
38. Levitate
37. Like A Song
36. The Playboy Mansion
35. Unknown Caller
34. A Sort Of Homecoming
33. Fast Cars
32. The Fool
31. The Electric Co.
30. Treasure (Whatever Happened To Pete The Chop)
29. Kite
28. Stuck In A Moment You Can't Get Out Of
27. Vertigo
26. One Tree Hill
25. Wire
24. Walk On
23. Electrical Storm
22. Moment of Surrender
21. Two Hearts Beat As One

20. Window In The Skies
19. Staring At The Sun
18. Sunday Bloody Sunday
17. Discotheque
16. Out Of Control
15. Mofo
14. Stay (Faraway So Close)
13. A Celebration
12. Hold Me, Thrill Me, Kiss Me, Kill Me
11. All I Want Is You
10. Running To Stand Still
9. Please
8. Angel of Harlem
7. Bad
6. Mysterious Ways
5, Where The Streets Have No Name
4, In A Little While
3, One
2. The Fly
1. With Or Without You


Hal Incandenza said...

OK, defend yourself: no "Even Better Than the Real Thing" or "Who's Gonna Ride Your Wild Horses"? Very surprising.

That said: great list.

Question Mark said...

As I mentioned on Facebook, WGRYWH just isn't a favourite of mine.

I have nothing against EBTTET...it would've been in 100-110.

The Renegade Librarian said...

Some super interesting choices. Can't say I agree with them all, but I like the fact you took time to do it. I miss "Love Comes Tumbling" and feel like it could have made the list. Nice work, all around though. Let's be honest, I could go on and on about this ad nauseum...