I’m certain you’ll be surprised by my dark horse #1 song but I stand by it.

Here’s the deal—-much has been said about iconic rock band U2. I won’t be able to add anything new, so I’ll keep this brief. I like U2 but I’m no super fan. I own the inevitable Joshua Tree and Atchung Baby and All That You Cant Leave Behind on cd as well as their greatest hits. But Really beyond those three I think I like maybe War and Pop for my Top 5 and that’s about it for full albums. Revardless, U2 knows how to write a good song. So, here’s my Top 20 U2 Songs. Enjoy!

Oh, and here’s a few other similar posts you might also enjoy: Top 20 Songs of 20 Artists: Coldplay, Top 20 Songs of 20 Artists: The Beatles

20. “Gloria” – October (1981)

19. “I Will Follow” – Boy (1980)

18. “Vertigo” – How to Dismantle an Atomic Bomb (2004)

17. “Mysterious Ways” – Atchung Baby (1991)

16. “Sweetest Thing” – Single (1987)

15. “No Line on the Horizon” – No Line on the Horizon (2009)

14. “With or Without You” – The Joshua Tree (1987)

13. “Elevation” – All That You Can’t Leave Behind (2000)

12. “New Years Day” – War (1983)

11. “40” – War (1983)

10. “In A Little While” – All That You Can’t Leave Behind (2000)

It’s a Catchy little pop ditty and it’s nice to have a less Uber-serious U2 tune from time to time.

9. “All I Want Is You” – Rattle and Hum (1988)

Love the pulsing strings and guitar parts of this one. My favorite band Jars of Clay also does a pretty killer cover too.

8. “Pride (In the Name of Love)” – Unforgettable Fire (1984)

Soaring and inspiring.

7. “Stuck in A Moment You Can’t Get Out of It” – All That You Can’t Leave Behind (2000)

It’s a prayer. A lament. It moves me.

6. “Sunday Bloody Sunday” – War (1983)

Those drums!!! This song is so punk on so many levels.

5. “Beautiful Day” – All That You Can’t Leave Behind (2000)

This song hits hard and is fun to rock out to wherever you do your rocking out.

4. “One” – Atchung Baby (1991)

It’s an anthem. Maybe, just maybe it’s also the best song of the 90s. Fight me.

3. “Still Haven’t Found What I’m Looking For” – The Joshua Tree (1987)

Yearning. Earnest. True. Universally relatable.

2. “Where The Streets Have No Name” – The Joshua Tree (1987)

I mean, it’s iconic for a reason…up until more recently it would have been my pick for #1 but hey, that’s boring and cliche. It was likely to his song that modern day CCM/worship songs have been copying ever since.

1. “Love is Blindness” – Atchung Baby (1991)

Trust me—I’m as surprised as you that this is my top song. But Like a moth to a flame I keep finding myself drawn back to it. It haunts me in a good way.

How about you? What are your favorite U2 songs?