Song 23 U2

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This wouldn't be an 80s countdown without the most earnest Irish fellas in the world, U2. But with so many songs, how would I choose? It was time to call in an expert, a woman whose love for the band is unequalled anywhere. Take it away, Lisa Neily!

U2 - I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For, 1987

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Lisa writes: I fell head-over-foot in love in 1987. I was barely 15, but I remember it well. The kid I was babysitting was taking a nap, the Friday edition of Video Hits with Samantha Taylor was on TV, and there they were: U2. I already knew the band and liked them and all, but on this particular day, with a little twinkle in Bono’s eye, a chiming chord from Edge’s guitar and all the stars properly aligned, I fell in love. 'I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For' was exactly what I was looking for. The video of the band joyfully singing along the Vegas strip, Bono kissing cherub-faced girls and Adam Clayton escaping in a taxi at the end was exactly the right mix of optimism, rockstar cool and spirituality I needed. I have different U2 faves now, but that song and video will always remain with me, like the cheesy moment in a movie when the fuzzy glow appears around the gal/guy across a crowded bar you fall in love at first sight - very 80s indeed.

I also found the same song performed by some guy on a ukelele.


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