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'I never had to push my way into a U2 show, that was a bit of a moment.' (Bono)

Written and recorded during the Abbey Road sessions in London in 2006, Window in the Skies  was one of two new tracks on the 'U218 Singles' compilation.

As well as becoming a Top 5 hit, the video, directed by Gary Koepke, was touched with genius. A dazzling edit brings together a stellar cast of rock'n'roll icons: Elvis Presley to Marvin Gaye, Patti Smith to Jimi Hendrix, Billie Holiday to Iggy Pop. Bono, Edge, Larry and Adam are lost in the audience. The Washington Post called it 'a triumph of postmodern reconstruction.'

If you missed the video, take another look. Then tell us in the comments below your all-time top three videos for a U2 single.

COMMENTS

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ingeborghovik
09 May, 2013
ingeborghovik
This was very moving - the combination of U2's music and Bono's voice with clips from other great musicians. So glad there are these creative individuals in the world who produce such wonderful things that fill us with love, joy and hope. Other great videos are One (trabi version) and Stay (I love the setting and atmosphere on these), although it is difficult to single out three "best" ones.
greydogblues
08 April, 2013
what was the question?
oh my. this is amazing. i don't recall seeing this before. top 3 - 'Streets' to this day - every time i see it, i remember the first time i caught it on MTV (back when it played videos). 'Electrical Storm,' and whenever they come out with official 'Mercy' or 'Every Breaking Wave'... surely one of these will get my vote :)
Fabricio_Bezerra
29 March, 2013
Stay top one
1) Stay 2) Even Better Than The Real Thing 3) Electrical Storm Mention to: - Original Of The Species - Beautiful Day
gemmgrl
25 March, 2013
U2 top 3
with or without you one- buffalo version where the streets have no name- sun devil stadium [rattle and hum] the intro. alone does it for me.
luiscanf
17 March, 2013
mc5 in a U2 video...
i´ll never imagine to see the mighty MC5 in a U2 video... God bless Rob Tyner..
christyblue
17 March, 2013
awesome video
this is a fantastic video and well made it contains a lot of my other idols too, Kurt Cobain/Nirvana,Patti Smith,The Ramones,Morrissey,Elvis,Roy Orbison plus many others :) this video made me smile a lot as i believe in that the power of music unites us all,we need music to live !!!!!!!!!!!
Goldenboy
16 March, 2013
best 3
1. The Sweetest Thing 2. With or Without you 3. Pride ( In the name of love)
westonm
15 March, 2013
Videos In My Head
Windows in the Sky - Tokyo Concert (only time I've heard it live and it rocked) Love and Peace or Else - Chicago Opening Number (far better than Blinding Lights)
rainer
13 March, 2013
Top3
1. Original of The Species 2. Stuck In A Moment (Flys vs. Lemons) 3. Stay
roomerang
13 March, 2013
U23
Even Better Than The Real Thing. Where The Streets Have No Name. One (Buffaloes Version)
Sailos
13 March, 2013
hard choice
1:Streets 2:New Years Day 3: Lemon
SDeGray
12 March, 2013
Top 3
1- Walk On 2- Numb 3- Window In The Skies Hon. Mention - Original of the Species
lxi
11 March, 2013
My Top
1.Electrical Storm. 2.Vertigo .3.Beautiful Day
rockollector
10 March, 2013
ROCKollector
Where The Streets Have No Name One Hold Me, Thrill Me, Kiss Me, Kill Me
rivergoat
10 March, 2013
My Top 3
Lemon Please Electrical Storm
parecis
10 March, 2013
Love them
1.The Fly 2.Stay 3.Stuck in a moment
curleydowling
09 March, 2013
My 3
1) Even Better Than The Real Thing 2) Gloria 3) Numb
jazzyjoesig
09 March, 2013
My three
1. Original of Species, 2. The Sweetest Thing, and 3. One (at the bar).
Avion Espia
09 March, 2013
My top 3
3.- Gone (live from Mexico City, December 3rd). 2.- Original of the Species 1.- Stay. When I watched the movie the video made perfect sense. Cheers!
Yoda_Stereo
08 March, 2013
My favorite videos
With Or Without You, New Year's Day, The Fly
philwilson
08 March, 2013
Wow!
I can't beleive I never seen thatr before. Super cool.
123love
08 March, 2013
Window in the skies
I liked it , very different, love the song though, has it ever been played live ?
Drvet
08 March, 2013
Magnificent
song with awesome background... "stellar cast - stolen from the past by... Forest Gump movie, we steal it back!":)
Neono
08 March, 2013
One of the best...
...U2 songs and a great video.
suusboonen
08 March, 2013
my 3 favourite videos
It's difficult to pick a favourite in all these great clips. But I've managed to make a top 3. 3. All because of you 2. Lemon 1. Staring at the sun
NanyandGonzo
08 March, 2013
Are there others?
1. Electrical Storm (lyrics, Larry!, pretty girl, incredible shadows while Edge makes the guitar cry). 2. Beautiful Day (lyrics, uplifting song in the airport, Bono "stealing" an apple). 3. New Year's Day (early days, lyrics, boys playing in a freezing area, wow!)
wendom_earl
08 March, 2013
Top 3 with Honorable Mention
Here they are in no particular order: Last Night On Earth; Stuck In A Moment You Can't Get Out Of; All I Want Is You. With honorable mention going to Window In The Skies and One (buffalo version).
Reggie Thee Dog
08 March, 2013
Love this video...
What a wonderfully epic, entertaining video. Window in the Skies along with Where the Streets Have No Name, and Please are the 3 videos I enjoy the most.
seto
08 March, 2013
Los mejores 3 videos
1. Elevation 2. Where the streets have no name 3. All I want is you
mich40
08 March, 2013
Top 3
My top three are: 1)Electrical Storm, 2)The Unforgettable Fire and 3)Who's Going To Ride Your Wild Horses
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