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U2 lose Oscar to a cartoon

U2 once again lost at the Oscars. U2’s Golden Globe winning “Ordinary Love” was nominated for Best Original Song from Mandela: Long Walk To Freedom. The song was inspired by Nelson Mandela, taken right from his letters to his wife. Unfortunately, U2 lost to “Let it Go” from the Disney cartoon Frozen. Not sure how an important song…

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“Ordinary Love” vs “Invisible”

A week ago, I wrote I enjoyed “Ordinary Love” more than “Invisible.” But since the release of the video last night, “Invisible” has the edge – no pun intended. Even though I do not enjoy Larry’s buttoned-up collar, I love the video and seeing the intensity in Bono’s voice – especially when he is singing,…

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“Do They Know It’s Christmas?”

Band Aid’s “Do They Know It’s Christmas?” will always be my favorite Christmas song. I even loved it before I knew who U2 were. I remember watching the making of it on MTV when I was 12, then watching the Live Aid concert the following summer. Now when I hear it (and better yet watch…

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My Top 10 Favorite U2 Lyrics

U2 has such amazing lyrics. In fact, that is why I love them so much (that and Larry of course). As I started to list my favorites, I realized I was listing entire stanzas from about half of U2’s songs. So I went back and just listed my absolute favorites, and only one liners. Over the…

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My Favorite U2 Songs

The other day I ranked every U2 album by ranking each song. Even though I ranked each song, that was more about ranking each U2 album. Now I want to share my favorite three songs off each album. This time I am including the b-sides because they are some of my favorites. THE JOSHUA TREE…

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October – my U2 A to Z

October is one of my favorite U2 albums and one of my favorite U2 songs. October is my favorite month, my birthday month. To me, October symbolizes the changing of the seasons and the beginning of my favorite time of year. So I love U2’s October. Other favorite songs of the October album are Rejoice and Gloria, but I really…

Get on Your Boots – my U2 A to Z

I love the song Get on Your Boots off No Line on the Horizon specifically for the line “Let me in the sound.” It summarized my entire three-month road trip on the U2 360 tour in 2011. It was sort of my anthem as I traveled across the country driving to all 16 US U2 360 shows. I coupled…

Breathe – my spiritual journey with U2

After Get On Your Boots, Breathe is my favorite song off No Line on the Horizon. I loved when U2 opened with Breathe for the 360 Tour in 2009, mainly because Larry walked on stage first by himself and started playing the drums. I love the lyrics of Breathe, especially “I’ve found grace inside a sound, I found grace, it’s all…