U2's Best Guitar Songs

Gibson has named 10 Great U2 Guitar Songs in a recent feature.

Predictably, “Mysterious Ways” and “With Or Without You” made the cut, but the rest of the selections are painfully mainstream.

On my personal list, I would have included “The Fly,” “All I Want Is You” and “The Electric Co.”

What would have made the cut for you?

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14 Responses to U2's Best Guitar Songs

  1. Kevin February 28, 2013 at 3:30 pm #

    1. Hold Me, Thrill Me…..
    2. Exit
    3. Two Hearts
    4. Wire
    5. Van Diemen’s Land
    6. 11 o’clock
    7. Is That All
    8. The Fly
    9. Where the Streets..
    10. I Will Follow (mostly because it’s Edge’s breakout in harmonics)

  2. David February 28, 2013 at 6:41 pm #

    1 Out of Control
    2 Gloria
    3. Two Hearts (in addition to SBS and NYD)
    4. Sort of a Homecoming
    5. Bullet the Blue Sky or Exit
    6. The Fly
    7. Acrobat
    8. Gone
    9. Vertigo
    10. No Line on the Horizon

    Just to be different. Hold Me Thrill Me is for when the list is turned up to 11.

  3. Ben March 1, 2013 at 12:10 pm #

    Because of the lush and complex – yet tasteful – layering of various guitar parts, and the way they elevate and accentuate the song, I would say “Stay (Faraway, So Close!)”

  4. Ted Griner March 2, 2013 at 7:46 am #

    “Until The End of the World” should be on the list!

  5. Rasmus March 4, 2013 at 5:21 am #

    As a guitar player I find the selection weird. New Years Day is more of a piano song, and Beautiflu Day is not that guitar driven either. Songs like WOWY or Streets are indeed amazing on guitar, but i would not include them as they take a very specific sound setup to function well.

    The best songs to play on guitar are imo. the following:

    Electric Co.
    Out of Control
    Bad
    One Tree Hill
    One
    Until the End of the World
    Ultraviolet
    Stay
    In a Little While
    Vertigo

  6. Sandro Finkler March 5, 2013 at 6:14 am #

    Where the streets have no name
    Bad
    With or without you
    Unknown Caller
    Always
    Heartland
    Spanish eyes
    Twilight
    Walk on
    City Of Blinding Lights

    thks.

  7. Tonmoy March 8, 2013 at 6:11 am #

    1. Love is Blindness ( Live )
    2. Until the End of The World
    3. Acrobat
    4. Kite ( Live )
    5. The Fly
    6. Mysterious Ways ( Live )
    7. 11O’clock Tick Tock
    8. Bullet the Blue Sky ( Live )
    9. With Or Without You ( Live Zoo Tv )
    10. One Tree Hill ( Live )

  8. owl March 13, 2013 at 8:04 am #

    Rasmus nailed it. Awesome list of guitar songs.

  9. Scott March 14, 2013 at 10:47 am #

    sorry…not in any order… i would suggest that for the best guitar stuff that everyone go back and listen to some of there early stuff…

    11O’clock Tick Tock
    Electric Co
    Out of Control
    Treasure (Whatever Happened To Pete The Chop)
    Fire
    Gloria
    Cartoon World
    An Cat Dubh
    Bullet the Blue Sky
    Two Hearts Beat as one.

  10. Greg March 14, 2013 at 7:30 pm #

    10 best U2 guitar songs is like trying to name your favorite album of theirs — but here’s my best crack at my top ten in no particular order

    Until the End of The World, WTSHNN, Electric Co. 11:00 tick tock – (particularly the version from Irving Plaza in 2000), The Fly, Bullet the Blue Sky, Breathe, Acrobat, Silver and Gold, New York

  11. Ln X March 16, 2013 at 2:02 pm #

    Not in any order but definitely in the top ten…

    The Fly
    Wake Up Dead Man
    Unforgettable Fire
    Stay
    With or Without You
    In God’s Country
    Slug
    4th of July
    All I Want is You
    Ultraviolet

  12. topbeagle March 21, 2013 at 8:24 pm #

    Bullet the blue sky
    I still haven’t found …
    All I want is you
    The Fly (live)
    Even better than the …
    Vertigo
    Sunday Bloody Sunday
    New Years Day
    unknown caller
    discotheque

  13. John Turner April 7, 2013 at 1:24 am #

    I’ve always been a big fan of the Guitar part(s) on Staring At The Sun, although they get a bit lost in the Production, always wondered what the Album would sound like if they revisited it.

    Otherwise I don’t think I’d mention anything new to what has already been said, Ultraviolet, Unknown Caller and Electrical Storm would all be on the List.

  14. Marc April 21, 2013 at 7:56 am #

    1. Where The Streets Have No Name
    2. In God’s Country
    3. All I Want is You
    4. Until the end of the world
    5. The Fly
    6 Bullet the Blue Sky
    7. Out of Control
    8. Ultraviolet
    9. Vertigo
    10. With or Without you
    11. Sunday Bloody Sunday
    12. Zooropa
    13. Mofo