The U2 band has always had a special place in all our hearts, and we simply can’t resist their music. The band consists of Bono, the Edge, Adam Clayton and Larry Mullen Jr. The lyrics of their songs focus on personal, spiritual and political themes. The band was formed in the year 1976 when they were just teenagers. Their debut album was Boy which they released in the year 1980, and later on, they released albums like War, Sunday Bloody Sunday, Pride (In the name of Love), The Joshua tree etc. They had brilliant commercial success and the song “With or Without You” and “I still haven’t found what I am looking for” were number one singles in the United States of America. Let’s take a look at some of the top U2 songs of all time:
One is a brilliant song where U2 combines all of their themes. The song speaks about spiritual faith, romantic love and social justice. Bono beautifully sings how we all are not the same people in this world, we have our differences, but we need to get along with each other if we want to survive. The song was released in the album Achtung Baby and was released in 1991. The band has performed live in most of their concerts.
“I still haven’t found what I am looking for”:
Bono says how this song is more of a doubt than faith. The song was the second track in their album The Joshua Tree. It was released in the year 1987 and became an instant hit. The song was initially recorded as a demo where their drummer had played a unique rhythm pattern. The lyrics are about spiritual yearning.
The band decided to get started with the 2000s by getting back to their basics. The song got many positive reviews, and in the year 2001, the band played the song “Beautiful Day” at the 43rd Annual Grammy Award ceremony. They also played in almost all their concerts. There was a huge debate over the guitar tone of the song, but Bono said that upbeat tracks are about losing everything but finding joy in someone or something.
With or Without You:
“With or Without You” was the third track on their album “The Joshua Tree”. The song was brilliant and was one of their most successful songs. When the song was released the critics praised the song and the band also performed the song frequently on their tours. The song was one of the most covered songs. In the year 2010, the Rolling Stone magazine ranked the song 132 on their Best 500 greatest songs of all time.
The song “Ordinary Love” was written to honour Nelson Mandela and it was even played in the biography film of him. U2 won the Golden Globe award for the best original song in the year 2014 for the song.