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U2 Celebrate 40 Years In Music: Here Are Their Top 10 Songs

One of the biggest bands on the planet has just celebrated 40 years in the business – U2!

We were expecting them to have a blow out party but after 40 years they seem to be used to this kind of celebration and kept the party rather low-key this year.

The foursome shared a video of them celebrating with balloons and cake, and some rather lack lustre streamer action, courtesy of The Edge. At least they still know how to have a laugh!

In celebration of the band’s birthday, we decided to round up their best 10 songs from the past 40 years.

With Or Without You

Would a round up of U2’s best hits really be complete without this classic? This 1987 Classic needs absolutely no introduction. This is one of those songs that everyone relates to in their own way!


An under appreciated classic, from the Tomb Raider soundtrack. We’ve included this one because it is the perfect pump-up song for a workout. Give it a go and see!


This song might be the one time that Bono actually let go and just had fun! U2 might not always be considered a ‘”fun” band but that is not the case for this song!

Sunday Bloody Sunday

“This is not a rebel song!” A song that needs no introduction – steeped in Irish history, it is a song that will never lose its impact with Irish people.

Where The Streets Have No Name

This is the first track on The Joshua Tree, which became the fastest-selling album in both the UK and US, and it is easy to see why!

Pride (In The Name Of Love)

Written about the legend that is Martin Luther King, Jr, it was met with mixed reviews when it was released but later turned into one of the band’s biggest and most successful songs.

Hold Me, Thrill Me, Kiss Me, Kill Me

Another soundtrack choice, and an excellent one at that! Released in 1995, this number-one single is from the film Batman Forever.

Sweetest Thing

Filmed on the streets of Dublin, the quirky video made this one another classic and a real feel good song.


This was the band’s first number one and the list wouldn’t have been complete without it.

City Of Blinding Lights 

The fifth track on their 2004 album How to Dismantle an Atomic Bomb, this song was intended as an ode to New York but listeners can use it to reminisce over any city they hold dear.

Forgotten one of our favourites? Let us know on Facebook and Twitter!

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