Hackskeptic’s 500 Greatest Songs: U2 – Where The Streets Have No Name

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205 – U2 – Where The Streets Have No Name (1987)
Written by U2 (Music) & Bono (Lyrics)
Produced by Daniel Lanois and Brian Eno
Label – Island

According to legend, The Edge created the instrumental demo at his Melbeach House home using guitar, synth and drum machine, and with no one to share his delight at the monumental potential of the song being the best he’d ever written, blissfully danced around, punching the air. Frankly, who wouldn’t? It’s a stirring record, with the flourishing combination of a steadily burning musical backdrop to house Bono’s yearning for a world without cultural and religious preconception.

 

 

 

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One response to “Hackskeptic’s 500 Greatest Songs: U2 – Where The Streets Have No Name

  1. I can’t think of an album that starts off with three songs like U2’s “The Joshua Tree’- “Where The Streets Have No Name”/ “I Still Haven’t Found What I’m Looking For” and “With or Without You.” I am not sure which of the three is my favorite.

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