Tuesday, March 10, 2009

U2 Concert Set List?

Yeah, couldn't come up with a better title.

Dave and I were discussing the fact that neither one of us have ever been to a U2 concert and an interesting question was brought up. If you could hear them play live all the songs that you would want to hear played live, what would they be.

So at the request of our pal Lefty, here is my list (with the album that the song comes from in parentheses).

40 (War)
All Because of You (How to Dismantle an Atomic Bomb)
All I Want Is You (Rattle and Hum)
Beautiful Day (All That You Can't Leave Behind)
Breathe (No Line on the Horizon)
Bullet the Blue Sky (Joshua Tree)
Cedars of Lebanon (No Line on the Horizon)
Desire (Rattle and Hum)
Even Better Than the Real Thing (Achtung Baby)
Gloria (October)
I'll Go Crazy If I Don't Go Crazy Tonight (No Line on the Horizon)
In a Little While (All That You Can't Leave Behind)
In God's Country (Joshua Tree)
Magnificent (No Line on the Horizon)
Mysterious Ways (Achtung Baby)
New Year's Day (War)
One (Achtung Baby)
Pride (Unforgettable Fire)
Saints Are Coming (?)
Two Hearts Beat As One (War)
Walk On (All That You Can't Leave Behind)
Where the Streets Have No Name (Joshua Tree)
With or Without You (Joshua Tree)
Yahweh (How to Dismantle an Atomic Bomb)


  1. That would be some show for sure... that is a long... long set though prolly 2 hours at least?

  2. Oh yeah! That would be awesome!

    Might as well get my money's worth!

  3. I actually made a mixed CD a few years ago of my U2 “dream set.” It ended up being two CDs long. This list is basically the same as those CDs (I listened to them while making the list) with a few more songs thrown in. The list is in the order I would like to see the songs performed.

    “City of Blinding Lights” (from How to Dismantle an Atomic Bomb)
    “Vertigo” (from How to Dismantle an Atomic Bomb)
    “I Will Follow” (from Boy)
    “In God’s Country” (from The Joshua Tree)
    “Elevation” (from All That You Can’t Leave Behind)
    “Gloria” (from October)
    “Desire” (from Rattle & Hum)
    “All I Want is You” (from Rattle & Hum)
    “Is That All?” (from October)
    “The Electric Co.” (from Boy)
    “Beautiful Day” (from All That You Can’t Leave Behind)
    “Where the Streets Have No Name” (from The Joshua Tree)
    “With or Without You” (from The Joshua Tree)
    “Running to Stand Still” (from The Joshua Tree)
    “All Because of You” (from How to Dismantle an Atomic Bomb)
    “Sunday Bloody Sunday” (from War)
    “Bullet the Blue Sky” (from The Joshua Tree)
    “Who’s Gonna Ride Your Wild Horses?” (from Achtung Baby)
    “God Part II” (from Rattle & Hum)
    “Zoo Station” (from Achtung Baby)
    “The Fly” (from Achtung Baby)
    “Bad” (from The Unforgettable Fire)
    “New Years Day” (from War)
    “Even Better Than the Real Thing” (from Achtung Baby)
    “Out of Control” (from Boy)
    “Hawkmoon 269” (from Rattle & Hum)
    “Stuck in a Moment You Can’t Get Out Of” (from All That You Can’t Leave Behind)
    “Angel of Harlem” (from Rattle & Hum)
    “Pride (In the Name of Love)” (from The Unforgettable Fire)
    “Two Hearts Beat as One” (from War)
    “Rejoice” (from October)
    “Stay (Faraway, So Close)” (from Zooropa)
    “One” (from Achtung Baby)
    “Tryin’ to Throw Your Arms Around the World” (from Achtung Baby)
    “I Still Haven’t Found What I’m Looking For” (from The Joshua Tree)
    “A Sort of Homecoming” (from The Unforgettable Fire)
    “MLK” (from The Unforgettable Fire)
    “Yahweh” (from How to Dismantle an Atomic Bomb)
    “Walk On” (from All That You Can’t Leave Behind)
    “40” (from War)