You probably will not remember, or have seen this, but last April, I made a list on here of my top twenty U2 songs at the time [see here]. It's time to do it again! I'm interested to see how it has changed.
1) Running to Standstill - I've always loved this but it hops up to first position after seeing it on the Sydney ZooTV DVD... it was... wow! 2) Kite 3) Original of the Species 4) Desire 5) Love is Blindness - this choice is also affected by the ZooTV DVD. 6) Bad 7) Discotheque 8) One - number one last year is now number eight... I think I've listened to it too often! But I still love it! 9) All I Want is You 10) Walk On 11) The Saints are Coming (with Green Day) - this was the best rock song released last year, in my opinion! 12) One Tree Hill 13) Yahweh 14) In A Little While 15) Window in the Skies 16) Grace 17) Miss Sarajevo - I saw this live, and Bono sang the Pavarotti part - surprisingly well! 18) Angel of Harlem - I never used to like this, but it was one of the coolest songs at the concert I went to. Completely transformed my opinion of it. 19) All Because of You 20) Numb
I had to chop fourteen songs off my list to narrow it down to twenty, so I will give special mention to seven of them: Gone. The Hands that Built America. Hold Me, Thrill Me, Kiss Me, Kill Me. Where the Streets Have No Name. Exit. Sometimes You Can't Make It On Your Own. Pride (In the Name of Love).
Top 10 Live Songs: 1) The Saints Are Coming - from my own experience at the Auckland concert in November 2006. 2) Where the Streets Have No Name - from experience and from every DVD I've ever watched. 3) Love is Blindness - ZooTV DVD 4) Running to Standstill - ZooTV DVD 5) One - Slane Castle DVD, own experience 6) All I Want is You - Slane Castle DVD 7) The Fly - own experience, Boston DVD 8) Angel of Harlem - own experience 9) Kite - own experience, Boston DVD 10) Wake Up Dead Man - Slane Castle DVD
Phew, I wouldn't recommend doing this. It's like chopping limbs off your baby, or words off your essay (which, by the way, I have succeeded in doing - 900 words are gone without leaving anything crucial out! Hooray!).