One Named Greatest Ever U2 Song In New Pollby Contributor | 27 February 2009
U2's 1991 hit single One has been voted their greatest ever song in a new survey.
The Irish band's 12th studio album No Line on the Horizon is released on Monday March 2nd and to commemorate the release, HMV's social networking site getcloser.com asked its users to name their favourite track by Bono and co.
More than 1,000 people have voted in the poll - which is still open - at http://www.getcloser.com/content/u2poll.aspx and One from U2's classic album Achtung Baby is currently top of the chart.
With Or Without You is in second place, with Beautiful Day the only song in the top five from the 21st century.
"It was very close to begin with between One and With Or Without You, but then One started to pull away and comfortably appears to be the favourite U2 song among fans - it's arguably become the band's anthem," said getcloser.com content manager Matt Potter.
The top 25 songs in the greatest ever U2 track poll are:
1 One - 20.1 per cent
2 With Or Without You - 15.2 per cent
3 I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For - 10.0 per cent
4 Beautiful Day - 7.9 per cent
5 Where The Streets Have No Name - 7.7 per cent
6. Sunday Bloody Sunday - 7.0 per cent
7 Pride (In The Name Of Love) - 5.1 per cent
8 Sweetest Thing - 4.0 per cent
9 I Will Follow - 3.4 per cent
10 New Year's Day - 2.9 per cent
11 Stuck In A Moment You Can't Get Out Of - 2.3 per cent
12 Sometimes You Can't Make It On Your Own 2.1 per cent
13 Walk On - 2.0 per cent
14 The Fly - 1.6 per cent
15 Angel Of Harlem - 1.5 per cent
16 Stay (Faraway, So Close!) - 1.3 per cent
17 Mysterious Ways - 1.2 per cent
18 Even Better Than The Real Thing - 1.1 per cent
19 Elevation - 1.0 per cent
20 Desire - 1.0 per cent
21 Get On Your Boots - 0.9 per cent
22 When Love Comes To Town - 0.8 per cent
23 The Saints Are Coming - 0.5 per cent
24 Vertigo - 0.4 per cent
25 Window In The Skies - 0.3 per cent