Because remembering is always good, Pplware brings its usual weekly section of music classics to its readers. We present in this section the songs that marked our youth or our recent past and that we still listen to because they are milestones in our life.
You can find music from styles as varied as Rock, dance music and even Pop that we love so much. The artists are known, with the songs that made them famous and that we like so much.
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The Fly - U2
U2 is an Irish rock band formed in 1976. The group consists of Bono (vocals and guitar), The Edge (guitar, keyboards and backing vocals), Adam Clayton (bass) and Larry Mullen Jr. (drums and percussion). Initially, the musical taste had influences in the post-punk genre, however, they eventually incorporated more generic styles. Throughout the group's changes, they always maintain a sound built on melodic instruments, highlighting the textures and chords of The Edge's guitarist and Bono's expressive vocals. His lyrics, often embellished with spiritual imagery, focus on personal themes and socio-political concerns.
U2 formed at Mount Temple Comprehensive School when the members were still teenagers and with limited musical knowledge. After four years, they signed with Island Records and released their first album, Boy (1980). Their third album, War (1983), made them their first album to reach number 1 in the UK. Hits such as "Sunday Bloody Sunday" (1983) and "Pride (In the Name of Love)" (1984), helped establish the band's reputation as a politically and socially conscious group. In the mid-1980s, they became famous for their participation in concerts, highlighting their performance in Live Aid (1985). Their fifth studio album, The Joshua Tree (1987), made them global icons, which Rolling Stone said "raised them from 'heroes to superstars'"; being the biggest commercial and critical feat in the Irish band's history, reaching the top of the music charts in several countries - including the position of number 1 on the Billboard 200 and, in the list of the best selling albums in the world, with about 25 million copies. — producing singles such as "With or Without You" and "I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For" — both at No. 1 in the US that year.
Facing creative stagnation after the release of their sixth album, Rattle and Hum (1988), releasing hits like "Desire" — winning the Grammy Award for "Best Rock Performance by a Voice Group" in 1989 — as early as the 1990s, they finally decided to reinvent themselves under a new musical direction and public image, as they were seen as "serious". Then, from what they call "U2's second masterpiece", they released their seventh album, Achtung Baby (1991), selling 18 million copies and generating hits like "One", along with the Zoo TV Tour ( 1992–93), characterized at the time by intense multimedia; the band integrated sound influences from alternative rock, electronic and industrial music, embracing a more comic and irreverent image. In the mid-1990s, this experience continued through their eighth album, Zooropa (1993) and ninth album, Pop (1997), which was supported by the Popmart Tour (1997–98), achieving mixed successes. After not having a good approval of the ninth studio album, in the beginning of the 2000s, they managed to recover the acceptance of the public and the good musical image before the music critics, after the release of the albums All That You Can't Leave Behind ( 2000) and How to Dismantle an Atomic Bomb (2004), establishing a more conventional sound. Currently, the U2 360° Tour (2009–11) has earned them the top-grossing tour chart in history, grossing over $736 million. From the Songs era, Innocence (2014) and Experience (2017), were characterized by the form of release through streaming platforms, coming to have a partnership with Apple.
Currently, the band has released 14 studio albums, being among the record-selling artists, with over 175 million albums sold worldwide. They have won 22 Grammy Awards, more than any other band. In 2005 the group was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Rolling Stone magazine ranked them at number 22 on its list of the "100 Greatest Artists of All Time", ranking them the "Biggest Band in the World". Throughout their career, as a band and as individuals, they have campaigned for human rights and philanthropic causes such as Amnesty International, ONE Campaign, Product Red, War Child and Music Rising.