I think we can all agree that as far as iconic bands go, U2 totally ranks in the top 5.
I would be willing to say even the top 2, but I feel like that could possibly offend The Rolling Stones, so I’ll say top 5 and avoid Mick Jagger’s rage.
I was driving Team BFF (that would Emma and Lucy for those playing along at home) to a birthday party recently, and we were listening to my ancient (seriously, y’all, it is like the test version of the original) green iPod when Bono’s melodic voice began to come through the speakers.
Lucy and Emma very innocently asked “Who is that singing?”
SSSSSCCCCCRRRRREEEECCCCCHHHHHH went my car tires as I slammed on the brakes and veered into the nearest empty parking lot.
This was a conversation that could not occur while attempting to operate a motor vehicle, OBVIOUSLY.
I explained to them the gift to music that is U2 and then we spent the rest of the car trip listening to the entire collection. They kept asking if we could turn on the radio, but I kept at it, so they could be properly exposed and fall in love like I did so many years ago. For some reason, they both suggested that maybe Miss Lisa could be the one to pick them up from the party…I guess they didn’t realize I hadn’t even gotten to the “B sides” yet.
After I relayed this story to my own Team BFF Dose Girl (that would be Lisa for those of you playing along at home), we agreed that anyone who is not a fan of U2 must not have ears. We then took a trip down memory lane talking about the songs we love. Spoiler alert: It is ALL the songs, by the way.
We decided that instead of just asking our Dose Peeps whether they would rather listen to U2 or rock themselves to sleep every night in a corner (because the answer is totally obvious…listen to U2, of course), we would narrow down the song choices for you.
We went back and forth on this one a lot y’all. It involved many
phone calls very important blog meetings and a lot of listening to samples of the band’s greatest hits on their Wikipedia page. We finally narrowed it down to the two choices.
So, without further ado…
Would you rather listen to Where The Streets Have No Name
We know the answer is both. We get it. But just pretend for a minute you *had* to choose. Your ancient iPod could only hold one song. Which one of these would you pick?