Everybody on social media is freaking out about having the new U2 album—and I’ll use their word for it—forced upon them by Apple. Personally, I don’t think it’s ever a bad thing when one of the biggest bands in the world decides to give you their new album for free.
It was apparently a smart move by U2 because since the Songs of Innocence album appeared in everyone’s iTunes, their back catalog started to sell like crazy. The Joshua Tree, War, Achtung Baby, and The Unforgettable Fire saw huge spikes in sales. When you start looking at the albums that shaped U2’s career, you begin to realize that there were some amazing songs that you probably paid for at some point in your life. Here are my top ten favorite U2 songs.
10. “UNTIL THE END OF THE WORLD”
9. “TWO HEARTS BEAT AS ONE”
8. “A SORT OF HOMECOMING”
7. “SUNDAY BLOODY SUNDAY”
6. “NEW YEAR’S DAY”
5. “WITH OR WITHOUT YOU”
4. “BULLET THE BLUE SKY”
3. “WHERE THE STREETS HAVE NO NAME”
“Pride” has to be my all-time favorite because it is such a thoughtful song with an important message. It also came out when I was in my early teens and opened my eyes to so many social issues that I hadn’t seen in my life. It also was the song that got me hooked on U2.
Not only are we getting new, bigger, slimmer iPhones this month, but we are getting the new U2 album today and it's free. If you are already an iTunes subscriber just go into the iTunes store, click on "purchased' link on the right hand side and download it as you have already purchased it for $0.00 whether you like it or not. If you aren't an iTunes subscriber you have 5 weeks to sign up and get it for free.
The band announced the offering after performing at the Apple announcement today, which can as a surprise because the band had said the album would be pushed to 2015. Lies! Then again, the band also said they wouldn't be at the event just two days ago.
You can watch the keynote and more about the event here.
Now that we have announced the lineup for the X96 Toyota Big Ass Show. Here are some artists that we “thought” about inviting but, unfortunately, just couldn’t make it.
1. Nickelback One of our employees suggested Nickelback… we had to let him go. 2. Creed *See Nickelback* 3. Daughtry Let’s be honest with one another here, you would only show up to sing that one song about coming home. Aren’t people over American Idol artists? 4. Anberlin The boys of Anberlin are currently heading overseas to say goodbye to their Australian, European, and other friends across the globe before heading back to the states for one last time. The thought of saying goodbye to one of their favorite cities earlier than intended was too much for them. Instead, they’re sticking us on the end of their final tour. Expect to see them October 17 at The Complex. 5. U2 Bono, The Edge, and the other guys were too busy writing new music, writing other superhero musicals and saving the world. They couldn’t be bothered to make an impromptu stop in Utah. 6. Taking Back Sunday They just played two soldout back-to-back shows with The Used three months ago! What more do you want from these guys? 7. Foo Fighters Dave Grohl has been way too busy with his new HBO series Sonic Highways and working on a new album for the Foo Fighters. He’s also been seen swimming with the otters, so the man has a lot on his plate.
Dave Grohl finds peace among these furry aquatic animals.
8. Red Hot Chili Peppers The chili peppers are locked away in their studio working on new music and doing who knows what else. Unknown sources have told us that they won’t make contact with anyone, except the pizza man, until the new album is complete. 9. Blur But only on the condition that they would play Song 2 in loop. They wouldn’t go for it. 10. Kid Rock?
If you missed it, here is the BASH lineup: A Day To Remember, Neon Trees, Phantogram, Capital Cities, Broods, Nightmare and The Cat, and Priory. There are more artists that will be added to the lineup within the next couple weeks!