@U2 QOM September 2011: Your October Live Song

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U2 agrees to play one song from the album October in a private performance for you. What song do you pick, and why?

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@U2 Question of the MonthElsha Stockseth: For a fun song I would probably pick "Gloria." I love the beat and it just has a certain catchiness to it. No matter what is going on when I hear it, it makes me get ready to get stuff done. It is a great song that has stood the test of time. One of my favorites though is "Scarlet." It is so simple and yet so powerful. The simple lyrics of "Rejoice" are so amazing. It makes me remember that even if things aren't going the way I want, there is always something to rejoice in.

Greer Taylor: I would want them to play "I Fall Down" -- it's one of the first songs I really knew by them. :)

Eric Boales: "Is That All?"

A powerful, rocking song. A great conclusion to a great album, and really speaks to where they were as a band. Ultimately, if they were not able to answer that question in the affirmative, they would not be around today.

Jean Coster: "October"

Debbie Clark: If there is one song that U2 would play for me from the October album it has to be "Gloria." It is my favorite song from the album and it reminds me of my spiritual journey with God/Jesus Christ. It is also the first video that I saw ever of U2 - and the song that cemented me as a die-hard fan. It's such a beautiful song and I wish that U2 would play this one more often in concert. And it's also one of U2's songs that has been comforting me, as I lost my husband on July 1 of this year. Thanks so much for asking this question!

Kevin: "Tomorrow"

Why? Because it's such a personal song to Bono and he can deliver some of the best stuff when emotionally connected (like "Kite" when his dad was dying).

Brandon Roy: "I Fall Down," so I could ask them what the story is behind that song.

Chris Wessling: "Tomorrow"

Michael Tackett: It sounds easy, but I'd have to go with the hit "Gloria." If not an option, I'd go with "October" or "Stranger in a Strange Land."

Jen Willins: I would have to say that the one song I would want to hear them play to me would be "Tomorrow." It has been described by Bono as a rough recollection of his mother's death/funeral. The music in this song has a haunting melody. The Irish sound is present in this song. I love the words and the story behind it. It would be interesting to see how Bono would maybe change the words a bit, coming from a grown man rather than a young teen.

Scott Merilees: "I Threw A Brick Through A Window"

Yvonne Van Den Heuvel: Of course "October." The Edge on keyboard, that part always give me a kick.

John: If U2 were to play a private concert and they could only play one song from October, I'd have them play "Rejoice." Why would I choose "Rejoice" over, say, "Gloria", "I Threw A Brick" or "Is That All?" Because you said they could only play one song from October.


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