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  • Goyal 18:17 on Monday, December 25, 2006 Permalink | Reply
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    Walk On 

    Another brilliant U2 song that should be on my list of favourite U2 songs. Check out the lyrics.

    And love is not the easy thing
    The only baggage that you can bring
    Love is not the easy thing
    The only baggage you can bring
    Is all that you can’t leave behind…

    U2 – Walk On

  • Goyal 11:27 on Wednesday, December 6, 2006 Permalink | Reply
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    Top 5 U2 Songs 

    Ojas once said, “Anybody who likes music cannot hate U2”, or something to that effect. I sure like music and U2 is a personal favourite. Here is a list of my 5 personal favourite U2 songs:

    5. The Hands That Built America: Sheer melody and awesome lyrics. Also contains one of the most memorable lines in any song.

    You gotta live with your dreams, don’t make them so hard.

    4. I still haven’t found what I am looking for: When you get what you want, but not what you need. Laced with religious symbolism and great vocals, it makes you think hard.

    3. Mothers of the disappeared: This song is dedicated to the mothers of the revolutionaries in Argentina, but I have always connected it to mothers of those who gave their lives serving the armed forces. Different music and a hymn like feeling makes this song very special.

    2. Sometimes you can’t make it on your own: A song that Bono sang at his fathers funeral. A touching song, specially this part of it:

    You don’t have to put up a fight
    You don’t have to always be right
    Let me take some of the punches
    For you tonight

    1. With or Without You: I first heard this song long before I actually knew it was a U2 song during an episode of F.R.I.E.N.D.S (TOW Ross and Rachel break up), and immediately liked it. One of the most sentimental U2 songs and also has a very nice and smooth guitar riff at the end. Also happens to be a favourite of most of my close friends.

    It is special because of many reasons. For Ross and Rachel, for F.R.I.E.N.D.S, for Psenti Music Nites, for Psentisem, for BITS – Pilani, and for many more.

    • drdanielle 11:39 on Monday, December 11, 2006 Permalink | Reply

      I couldn’t help but stumble across your blog. I, myself being a big U2 fan, would have a different top 5 list then you. I suppose that’s the great thing about U2 – they have a collection of such great songs that everyone’s top five would be different. My top 10 (in no particular order) would be:

      1. Man and a Woman
      2. Bad
      3. I Will Follow
      4. Love and Peace (or Else)
      5. Until the End of the World
      6. Elevation
      7. New Years Day
      8. Gloria
      9. Running to Stand Still
      10. Silver and Gold

      And an honourable mention to their song “Salome” because it’s just so catchy!

    • Goyal 11:45 on Monday, December 11, 2006 Permalink | Reply

      Exactly. I would also include Pride, Elevation in my top 10 list.

      Having said that, let me also say that U2 isn’t my favourite band. The honour goes to Pink Floyd, while David Gilmour takes the favourite artist. U2 and Bono are runners up in both categories.

    • Ojas 18:24 on Monday, December 11, 2006 Permalink | Reply

      DrDanielle : You are hundred percent right. See the variation: for me, it is:

      ~ One (I am surprised that this song hasn’t featured in both you guys’ lists)
      ~ With or without you
      ~ Staring at the sun
      ~ Red hill mining town
      ~ Walk on
      ~ I still haven’t…
      ~ Bad
      ~ Where the streets…
      ~ City of blinding lights; and
      ~ Mothers of the disappeared
      ~ Numb

      …in no particular order.

      Goyal : The statement i made about U2 doesn’t hold true about Floyd. At all.

    • Goyal 18:37 on Monday, December 11, 2006 Permalink | Reply


      First, One would be a part of the top 10, not 5 for me.

      Second, maybe Pink Floyd doesn’t have that much variety and maybe they do not appeal to such a large cross section of people. But then the choice in music is very subjective (as highlighted by the 3 lists above). And for me Pink Floyd, with Comfortably Numb, Learning to Fly, Money, High Hopes and many more, are way ahead of U2.

      That said both are from different eras and genres and hence can’t be compared. Both are great bands with brilliant music.

    • drdanielle 1:55 on Tuesday, December 12, 2006 Permalink | Reply

      I’m not a huge Pink Floyd fan, but I understand how music is very subjective.
      For some reason “One” has never stood out as one of U2’s best for me. I don’t know why. I think maybe it’s because it has become such a cliche song for some people (playing it at their weddings and such…figure that one out). Perhaps it was also because being only 20, I was not really old enough to enjoy the song when it first came out (although Actung Baby is still one of my favorite albums). I must say, however, that the recent duet with Mary J. Blige totally reinvented the song. I think female vocals changed the song a lot.

      P.S. I also forgot about “Walk On” and “Crumbs from Your Table”…those songs have incredible guitar melodies.

    • drdanielle 2:12 on Tuesday, December 12, 2006 Permalink | Reply

      Oh, I’m sorry. I also forgot all about “Electrical Storm”. That is definitly one of my favorite U2 songs.

    • Goyal 11:09 on Tuesday, December 12, 2006 Permalink | Reply

      I would also add Walk On to my favourite list. Damn!! This list seems to be getting longer and longer.

      One thing, when it comes to music and movies, its difficult to name your favourites. You make a list and then you remember that you have missed out so many more!!

    • Ojas 14:44 on Wednesday, December 13, 2006 Permalink | Reply

      Here cometh a few more…

      ~ Stuck in a moment (how did i… :x)
      ~ Sweetest thing
      ~ Electrical Storm

      Much afterthought later, I realise that there is no point in coming up with such lists, especially when the bands under consideration are legends like U2, Floyd, Metallica, Maiden, Simon and Garfunkel, The Eagles, The Beatleas, Deep Purple, Dire Straits, The carpenters et al.

      (This is another subjective list, so i keep it for myself. I am sure I might have missed some there. A list (again), in no particular order)!

    • Goyal 14:46 on Wednesday, December 13, 2006 Permalink | Reply


    • Samer Qasem 3:57 on Saturday, December 30, 2006 Permalink | Reply

      For me as U2 fan, I think the top 10 songs are the following:

      1-Where the streets have no name
      2-With or with out you
      4-I still have not found what I am looking for
      5-City of blinding lights


    • Goyal 9:20 on Tuesday, January 2, 2007 Permalink | Reply

      Happy New Year Samer!!

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