U2 has always been my favorite band, through the terrible times and the good times I can always put one of their songs on and it can change a mood completely.. So I thought it would be fun to share with you my personal favorite songs of theirs and hopefully share the reasons behind why they mean so much to me.
5 – Please – From their 1997 album POP comes this moody single, over the years this album has become my favorite, I am such a fan of experimental sounding music and POP has everything. Please just makes you sit down and think about the lyrics, a lot of their songs have a hidden meaning to them, as all songs do, but there is something about U2 lyrics that speak and have meaning others. I love this song, I love the buildup from the guitars and Bono’s vocals.. its what I class as a great rainy day song.
4 – I Will Follow – From their first studio album Boy.. a good song to jump about at and I did while at 37 weeks pregnant with R haha, I think the older I get the more I love older U2 songs, I wanted to share the live version of the song, When I saw U2 in 2005 they played this song and now I need to hear it ‘live’ or it just isnt good!
3 – Ultraviolet (Light my way) – another brilliant song from another brilliant album, their fantastic and second personal favorite album Achtung Baby, Much like Please I love how it sounds, how moody it comes across and the sound of The Edge, There is just something about it that I cant get enough of.. and its such a good song!
2 – Walk On – From their album All That You Cant Leave Behind, Until recently I didn’t appreciate the message behind this song, it wasn’t really a favorite for such a long time until I dealt with some crap that I wont go into here, while this song is for Aung San Suu Kyi, a Burmese woman who was put under house arrest for pro-democracy .. but I think their message is pretty clear.. walk on.. hold your head up high and walk on.
1 – Stuck In a Moment – from the same album was Walk on, which was the first U2 album I ever got.. much like Walk On, it has another meaning to it but at times when I am feeling bad these two songs never fail to bring be back from the brink of a breakdown, ‘You are such a fool, to worry like you do’ its hard to describe how much it means to me.
Love is Blindness – the last song on Achtung Baby, after all that insanity that is that whole album, Love is Blindness is like a little bottle of water at the end of a heavy meal, I often find myself lying down on the floor during this song if I listen at home.. and this verson sung by The Edge is stunning..
And there we go, my top 5 favorite U2 songs, all have different meanings to many, and they all mean something to me, I have let a lot of bad things and embarrassment get in the way of my enjoyment of U2, I often feel like everyone I meet dislikes them and as a fan I cant see why haha but I wont let things damage my enjoyment of them anymore.
Still having found what I am looking for..