U2 - You’re The Best Thing About Me (Lyric Video)

Artist

U2

U2

U2 is rock band from Ireland which formed in 1976 in Dublin, Ireland. Since the band’s formation, they have consisted of Bono (real name Paul Hewson) (vocals, guitar, harmonica), The Edge (real name David Evans) (guitar, keyboards, backing vocals), Adam Clayton (bass) and Larry Mullen, Jr. (drums, percussion). The band is the biggest selling alternative rock act of all time, having sold 150 million albums worldwide as of 2008. They have won 22 Grammys and were inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in 2005. As of 2009, they have released 12 albums and 58 singles. Foundation: The band originally formed in 1976 when Larry Mullen posted a bulletin in his school asking for musicians to form a rock band. The band then consisted of the four current members plus three additional guitarists, including The Edge’s brother Dick Evans (later a member of Virgin Prunes), Ivan McCormick and Peter Martin. According to legend, Bono originally auditioned as a guitarist but couldn’t play. He auditioned as lead vocals, but really couldn’t sing. He was, however, incredibly enthusiastic about the band, extremely charismatic, a great writer, and was strangely able to reach the audience when the band played, something he is known for still today. Bono will reach out into the crowd and dance or mess with someone in the crowd at every concert. He was kept as a member. The extra guitarists would soon leave the band and the group would go through the names “Feedback ” and “The Hype” before finally settling on U2. The 70s & 80s: 1978 was a jumping point year for the band, finally finding their sound / voice. U2 won a talent contest in 1978: £500 and funds to make a record. Paul McGuinness became the band’s manager and U2 released an EP called Three and the single Another Day, the following year. U2 went on to release their first album, Boy and then more critically acclaimed albums incl.: October, War, Under A Blood Red Sky, and The Unforgettable Fire (featuring the song PlayMLK dedicated to Martin Luther King Jr). Seen by many as a political band with more charisma than others, they were called “a different kind” of band. After a short break U2 returned with The Joshua Tree & the USA music inspired Rattle And Hum (also a movie of the same name, based on the tour). The 90s: Promising ”to dream it all up again”, they added industrial and dance styles to their music. Trying to drop a goody two shoes image, they went to Berlin (Germany), supposedly to develop new self-expressions. From there they started to make fun of themselves and had a good time of it in albums like Achtung Baby (meaning ”watch out, baby”, artwork feat. make-up artist Nassim Khalifa) & Zooropa. Bono took on many stage personae such as “The Fly”, “Mirrorball Man” and “Mr. MacPhisto” for the gigantic ZOO TV Tour. Later they continued to make fun of Pop culture and all its extremes with the album Pop and consequent PopMart tour which was announced to be launched at a Kmart store and included a giant golden arch across the stage. The 00s: At the end of the 90’s into 00’s U2 became less image and more reality. With the death of Bono’s good friend Michael Hutchence, the lead singer of INXS, Bono wrote more songs from the heart surrounding ideas like life and death, children, hope, and the real world past all the pop culture and TV. Some say they’ve returned to a more band-centric sound with albums like All That You Can’t Leave Behind which features a song, Kite, dedicated to Bono’s father who passed away shortly after the album’s conception and 2004’s How To Dismantle An Atomic Bomb. The 10s: U2 went on the U2 360° Tour in 2009 and 2010. This tour set records for the highest-grossing concert tour. The group is currently working on an upcoming album produced by Danger Mouse. The Name: There are many theories as to the origin of the name U2. For example, U2 was an intelligence airplane that was in use by the United States during the Cold War. Other obvious candidates include “You too” and “You two”, etc. Nonetheless the official line on the name’s origins remains unknown. The band has been quoted as saying that they did think of the U2 spy plane, but remain hushed about other reasons… U2 www.u2.com Read more on Last.fm. User-contributed text is available under the Creative Commons By-SA License; additional terms may apply.

Similer Artist

Passengers

Passengers

Bono

Bono

R.E.M.

R.E.M.

INXS

INXS

Bruce Springsteen

Bruce Springsteen

Artist's Top Tracks

With or Without You

With or Without You

Beautiful Day

Beautiful Day

One

One

Sunday Bloody Sunday

Sunday Bloody Sunday

I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For

I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For

Vertigo

Vertigo

Pride (in the Name of Love)

Pride (in the Name of Love)

Where the Streets Have No Name

Where the Streets Have No Name

New Year's Day

New Year's Day

Mysterious Ways

Mysterious Ways

Elevation

Elevation

Stuck in a Moment You Can't Get Out Of

Stuck in a Moment You Can't Get Out Of

City of Blinding Lights

City of Blinding Lights

Sometimes You Can't Make It On Your Own

Sometimes You Can't Make It On Your Own

Desire

Desire

Sweetest Thing

Sweetest Thing

I Will Follow

I Will Follow

Walk On

Walk On

All I Want Is You

All I Want Is You

Even Better Than the Real Thing

Even Better Than the Real Thing

Bad

Bad

Until the End of the World

Until the End of the World

Angel of Harlem

Angel of Harlem

Magnificent

Magnificent

Bullet the Blue Sky

Bullet the Blue Sky

The Unforgettable Fire

The Unforgettable Fire

Hold Me, Thrill Me, Kiss Me, Kill Me

Hold Me, Thrill Me, Kiss Me, Kill Me

All Because of You

All Because of You

Running to Stand Still

Running to Stand Still

The Fly

The Fly

Miracle Drug

Miracle Drug

When Love Comes to Town

When Love Comes to Town

In God's Country

In God's Country

In a Little While

In a Little While

Get on Your Boots

Get on Your Boots

Original of the Species

Original of the Species

One Tree Hill

One Tree Hill

Red Hill Mining Town

Red Hill Mining Town

Zoo Station

Zoo Station

Who's Gonna Ride Your Wild Horses

Who's Gonna Ride Your Wild Horses

No Line on the Horizon

No Line on the Horizon

I'll Go Crazy If I Don't Go Crazy Tonight

I'll Go Crazy If I Don't Go Crazy Tonight

Kite

Kite

Trip Through Your Wires

Trip Through Your Wires

A Man and a Woman

A Man and a Woman

Love and Peace or Else

Love and Peace or Else

So Cruel

So Cruel

Moment of Surrender

Moment of Surrender

Exit

Exit

Crumbs from Your Table

Crumbs from Your Table

Artist's Albums

All That You Can't Leave Behind

All That You Can't Leave Behind

Achtung Baby

Achtung Baby

How to Dismantle an Atomic Bomb

How to Dismantle an Atomic Bomb

The Joshua Tree

The Joshua Tree

The Best of 1980-1990

The Best of 1980-1990

U218 Singles

U218 Singles

No Line on the Horizon

No Line on the Horizon

The Best of 1980 - 1990 / B Sides

The Best of 1980 - 1990 / B Sides

War

War

Rattle And Hum

Rattle And Hum

The Best of 1990-2000

The Best of 1990-2000

Zooropa

Zooropa

Pop

Pop

The Unforgettable Fire

The Unforgettable Fire

Boy

Boy

October

October

Songs of Innocence

Songs of Innocence

U218 Singles (deluxe version)

U218 Singles (deluxe version)

The Best of 1980 - 1990

The Best of 1980 - 1990

Mandela – Long Walk To Freedom (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)

Mandela – Long Walk To Freedom (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)

Under A Blood Red Sky

Under A Blood Red Sky

The Joshua Tree (Deluxe Edition Remastered)

The Joshua Tree (Deluxe Edition Remastered)

Joshua Tree

Joshua Tree

A Very Special Christmas

A Very Special Christmas

Songs Of Innocence (Deluxe)

Songs Of Innocence (Deluxe)

Promo from Interscope.Com

Promo from Interscope.Com

Sweetest THing (Promo)

Sweetest THing (Promo)

Rock's Hottest Ticket, Volume 2

Rock's Hottest Ticket, Volume 2

Greatest Hits

Greatest Hits

Wide Awake In America

Wide Awake In America

Best of 1980-1990

Best of 1980-1990

How To Dismantle An Atomic Bom

How To Dismantle An Atomic Bom

Invisible - (RED) Edit

Invisible - (RED) Edit

One

One

The Rolling Stone Magazines 500 Greatest Songs Of All Time

The Rolling Stone Magazines 500 Greatest Songs Of All Time

Under A Blood Red Sky (Live)

Under A Blood Red Sky (Live)

Greatest Irish Bands

Greatest Irish Bands

(null)

(null)

Window In The Skies

Window In The Skies

War (Deluxe Edition Remastered)

War (Deluxe Edition Remastered)

The New Year's Concert (disc 1)

The New Year's Concert (disc 1)

Song For Someone - Single

Song For Someone - Single

The Complete Tour Rarities

The Complete Tour Rarities

5 Track EP

5 Track EP

7

7

Live From Paris

Live From Paris

The Joshua Tree (Remastered)

The Joshua Tree (Remastered)

Electrical Storm

Electrical Storm

The B-Sides 1980-1990

The B-Sides 1980-1990

Vertigo

Vertigo