Wednesday, September 6, 2017

U2: Top 100 Songs

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These are U2’s top 100 songs according to Dave’s Music Database. DMDB lists are aggregates of multiple best-of lists with sales figures, airplay, and awards figured into the mix as well. Appearances on compilations, live albums, and U2-specific best-of lists are also factored in. This list has been updated from the original top 50 list posted on May 10, 2012, to a top 100 list in celebration of the band’s latest single, “You’re the Best Thing About Me.”

You’re the Best Thing About Me (2017)

At 16 years old, an Irish singer and guitarist named Paul Hewson (better known as Bono) hooked up with guitarist Dave Evans (aka “The Edge”), bassist Adam Clayton, and drummer Larry Mullen, Jr. The four met at Mount Temple Comprehensive School and were signed to Island Records within four years, first hitting the scene with 1980’s Boy. Over the next seven years, they built a strong college-rock base and then with 1987’s The Joshua Tree became the world’s biggest rock band. The band has remained a stable force nearly four decades, thanks to their stick-together-as-a-group attitude. They’ve stretched their sound and been celebrated for nearly every direction they’ve gone.


U2’s Top 100 Songs

New Year’s Day (1983)

1. With Or Without You (1987)
2. One (1991)
3. Pride (In the Name of Love) (1984)
4. I Still Haven’t Found What I’m Looking For (1987)
5. Beautiful Day (2000)
6. Sunday Bloody Sunday (1983)
7. Where the Streets Have No Name (1987)
8. New Year’s Day (1983)
9. Vertigo (2004)
10. Mysterious Ways (1991)

Sunday Bloody Sunday (1983)

11. I Will Follow (1980)
12. Desire (1988)
13. Bad (1984)
14. The Fly (1991)
15. Stuck in a Moment You Can’t Get Out Of (2000)
16. Walk On (2000)
17. Bullet the Blue Sky (1987)
18. All I Want Is You (1988)
19. Sometimes You Can’t Make It on Your Own (2004)
20. Even Better Than the Real Thing (1991)

Pride (In the Name of Love) (1984)

21. Angel of Harlem (1988)
22. Elevation (2000)
23. Sweetest Thing (1987)
24. Hold Me, Thrill Me, Kiss Me, Kill Me (1995)
25. City of Blinding Lights (2004)
26. The Unforgettable Fire (1984)
27. Staring at the Sun (1997)
28. Stay (Faraway, So Close!) (1993)
29. Gloria (1981)
30. Until the End of the World (1991)

With Or Without You (1987)

31. Running to Stand Still (1987)
32. Discotheque (1997)
33. Miss Sarajevo (1995)
34. Numb (1993)
35. “40” (1983)
36. Electrical Storm (2002)
37. In God’s Country (1987)
38. Lemon (1993)
39. Who’s Gonna Ride Your Wild Horses? (1991)
40. Moment of Surender (2009)

I Still Haven’t Found What I’m Looking For (1987)

41. When Love Comes to Town (with B.B. King, 1988)
42. Two Hearts Beat As One (1983)
43. Gone (1997)
44. God Part II (1988)
45. October (1981)
46. Magnificent (2009)
47. 11 O’Clock Tick Tock (1980)
48. One Tree Hill (1987)
49. Out of Control (1979)
50. Ultra Violet (Light My Way) (1991)

51. Kite (2000)
52. All Because of You (2004)
53. The Saints Are Coming (with Green Day, 2006)
54. Every Breaking Wave (2014)
55. Please (1997)
56. Get on Your Boots (2009)
57. Zooropa (1993)
58. The Electric Co. (1980)
59. A Sort of Homecoming (1984)
60. Window in the Skies (2006)

Where the Streets Have No Name (1987)

61. Ordinary Love (2013)
62. Zoo Station (1991)
63. Invisible (2014)
64. MLK (1984)
65. The Miracle (Of Joey Ramone) (2014)
66. In a Little While (2000)
67. Trash, Trampoline, and the Party Girl (1982)
68. Last Night on Earth (1997)
69. Acrobat (1991)
70. Exit (1987)

Mysterious Ways (1991)

71. Miracle Drug (2004)
72. I’ll Go Crazy if I Don’t Go Crazy Tonight (2009)
73. Love Is Blindness (1991)
74. Original of the Species (2004)
75. So Cruel (1991)
76. Wire (1984)
77. Red Hill Mining Town (1987)
78. If God Will Send His Angels (1997)
79. Mofo (1997)
80. Seconds (1983)

One (1991)

81. Wake Up Dead Man (1997)
82. Surrender (1983)
83. Theme from Mission: Impossible (Adam Clayton & Larry Mullen, Jr., 1996)
84. An Cat Dubh (1980)
85. No Line on the Horizon (2009)
86. Song for Someone (2014)
87. Into the Heart (1980)
88. Yahweh (2004)
89. The Hands That Built America (2002)
90. The Troubles (2014)

Beautiful Day (2000)

91. The Wanderer (with Johnny Cash, 1993)
92. Love Rescue Me (with Bob Dylan, 1988)
93. Iris (Hold Me Close) (2014)
94. The First Time (1993)
95. One (with Mary J. Blige, 2005)
96. Love and Peace or Else (2004)
97. Mothers of the Disappeared (1987)
98. Silver and Gold (1985)
99. Spanish Eyes (1987)
100. Drowning Man (1983)

Vertigo (2004)


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