U2 – “With or Without You” – (1987)

“With or Without You” was U2’s first #1 single in the U.S. and Canada. It remains one of U2’s best known songs. Something I never really noticed about this song is that it doesn’t do the whole chorus-verse-chorus thing. It just kind of goes with these big building lyrics and memorable guitar. This music video reminds me what a kind of strange figure Bono is. I mean, his name is “Bono” and he’s been this looming presence in the world (not just the music world) for almost 30 years. In the video it’s weird seeing him without sunglasses on.

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