Best U2 Songs

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101 New York

This so is from the album all that you can leave behind.

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102 Elvis Presley & America

Unarticulated lyrics, no "proper" song form, a magic spontaneous moment captured forever. This song reminds me of my teenage years, high-school friends, uncertainty about what I will become, my most romantic side, my fears, the first cold winds when seasons change, the first ladies who became unforgivable loved ones and others lost somewhere on the road. I can listen to this magical piece of music over and over and feel almost protected from anything that's evil.

While I do not think that this is their best song, I am amazed at how much people overlook this song as one of U2's finest. This song was almost entirely a spur of the moment creation, and feels very emotional, rough and jagged at times, and Bono's swooping vocals and Larry mullen's repetitive, raw drumming are highlights in this undiscovered gem - Jiorl

103 Van Diemen's Land

Such a sad song with such a powerful message.
How can this be so low?

104 Raised by Wolves

It's a catchy song that deserves to be on the list

105 Silver and Gold

For me this song is really amazing (one of the best of Adam Clayton). Should be in the TOP20.

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106 Indian Summer Sky

One of my all time favourite U2 songs, totally forgotten. Such a classic U2 sound, hard to believe it was only played 9 times by the band live.

107 Fez: Being Born

Should be at the top man

108 An Cat Dubh

This is a treasure on boy.

109 Yahweh
110 The Ground Beneath Her Feet

I'm surprised this song isn't included in here. A beautiful ballad by bono.

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112 White as Snow

This is a beautifully written song that describes a soldiers last thoughts as he dies in combat. This song is a masterpiece with the Edge's plucking hauntingly melancholy notes peacefully backing up Bono's spectacular emotional performance, with a powerful instrumental piece in the middle. This has brought me to tears more than once.

113 Is that All?

76? Come on guys! This has to be one of the best songs ever by U2. It deserves to be higher up.

114 Fire
115 40 (How Long)

Way to low in rankings. One of my favorites, next to promenade, that didn't make it main stream

116 Souls
117 Love and Peace or Else

One of the best songs in the album

118 Iris (Hold Me Close)

This song should be in the top 25! Seriously guys, this is my favorite fom Songs of Innocence because it is the epitome of the album name. Its about Bono's mother and growing up and emotions. It's just great. And it has a beachy sound to it too. It doesn't sound outdated.

119 I Threw a Brick Through a Window
120 Holy Joe

B-side of the Discotheque single, in a garage mix and a guilty mix. Both versions are great. Holy Joe is a cheerful track, and should have been on the Pop album to make that album more fun.

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