#16 – U2 – “Beautiful Day” – (2000)

Man, I remember when this song came out. It was everywhere. Want a taste of 1999/2000 British culture? Watch the video. The video wouldn’t go away back in 2000 and 2001. I think it probably aired on VH1 at least eight times a day. I’ve always been a come and go U2 fan and I loathed this song when it was fresh but love it now. It’s one of their biggest hits and the sound is more reminiscent of The Joshua Tree than any of that weird crap they did in the 90s. It won three Grammys and was a #1 in just about every European country where Bono is actually closest to the god that he thinks he is. It’s some of their best work.