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U2 Concerts from A to Z

This April I am again participating in the Blogging from A to Z Challenge. The challenge is to blog thematically from A to Z every day, except Sundays, in April. My theme this year is ‘U2 Concerts from A to Z.’ I will pick 26 concerts from the 75 I have attended. Ideally, they would be…

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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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U2 Win Golden Globe for “Ordinary Love”

Last night U2 received a Golden Globe for Best Original Song for “Ordinary Love” from Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom. They beat out Coldplay for ”Atlas” from The Hunger Games: Catching Fire, Robert Lopez for ”Let It Go” from Frozen, Justin Timberlake for “Please Mr. Kennedy” from Inside Llewyn Davis and Taylor Swift for “Sweeter Than Fiction” from One Chance. All four members of U2 were present…

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more changes for U2 as 2013 comes to an end

The past two months have been quite busy in the U2 world, after not much going on since the 360 Tour ended over two years ago. First, we got the news that U2’s fifth member Paul McGuinness will no longer be their manager – U2 will now be managed by Live Nation, more specifically Guy…

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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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Best and Worst U2 Album Covers

Someone suggested I rank U2’s album covers, which seems less controversial than eras and band members, so that is what I am going to do today. I’ll save eras and band members for next week because it has been a long week, and I don’t think I have enough fight left in me. Here is…

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From the LA Times, U2 talks about New Album due in April

U2 talks of new album in the works, Nelson Mandela U2 looks to Nelson Mandela for inspiration for its ‘Ordinary Love’ on the soundtrack of ‘Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom,’ and the collision of youth and hard-earned wisdom on its upcoming album. U2’s band members are Adam Clayton, left, the Edge, Larry Mullen Jr. and…

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U2’s Ordinary Love nominated for Golden Globe (and gets a remix)

For the fifth time, U2 has been nominated by the Hollywood Foreign Press for a Golden Globe for Best Original Song for “Ordinary Love” from Mandela: Long Walk To Freedom. Others in the category are Coldplay for “Atlas” from The Hunger Games: Catching Fire, Robert Lopez for “Let It Go” from Frozen, Justin Timberlake for “Please Mr. Kennedy” from Inside Llewyn Davis and Taylor Swift for “Sweeter…

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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…