An A to Z of 'U22'

20 Dec 2011200
Paul McGuinness has seen the band play live more than anyone else.

From the most intimate Dublin club in the 1970's  to the biggest stages on the planet on U2360°,  Paul knows what it takes for a U2 live show to leave the ground ... and what tracks will send it into orbit.

So how would the band's manager take on the tricky task of choosing 22 tracks for 'U22' from the 46 on offer?  Here's his selection -  tell us what you think in the comments below. They're listed alphabetically - you might want to tell us how you'd sequence them in the show.  (Voting is now closed on 'U22'. We'll be publishing the results in the very near future... stay tuned.)


All I Want is You  
Bad
Beautiful Day
City of Blinding Lights
I'll go Crazy if I don't go Crazy Tonight (Remix)
In a Little While
I Still Haven't Found  
Miss Sarajevo
Moment of Surrender
Mysterious ways
One
One Tree Hill
Stay  
Stuck in a moment
The Fly
The Unforgettable Fire
Ultra Violet
Unknown Caller
Until the end of the world
Vertigo
Walk on
Where the Streets Have No Name
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cleber_rocha
News and rarely preformed tracks
I'd really love to see U22 with many tracks from the newest album and those rarely preformed in shows. I have all U2 DVDs and CDs and really want to see something different from that. I watched Vertigo and 360° in Sao Paulo and felt that was just the missing part I expected.
michael_svoronos
New tracks rarely preformed tracks.
Weren't there some new tracks, how about those tracks. I would also like to hear the songs that aren't played regularly on tour.
celina_mith
A new version for 40
A remarkable song, touching, current.
htp10
One Tree Hill?
is that from the chicago show july 2011?
Paulo_U2
Almost
I think Even Better never get out from the final list....Best openning I have ever seen, I hope see it im my home very very soon....Ps: our friend is right, double album would be fair with us!!!
Jaychris
MOFO ?
I saw the 360 tour in different places ( twice in Paris, Frankfurt, Minneapolis and Pittsburgh ). Was a lucky guy because I could meet Bono and The Edge for the first time in Pittsburgh !! What a great moment !! I enjoyed every single second of the shows I went to !! But, please, sing MOFO for the next tour !!!! It's such a wonderful song on stage !! :) The Minneapolis show in the pouring rain was probably the best U2 show that I have ever seen !
kateybrown2
PERFECT but Pride or Zooropa for Vertigo
Perfect, Paul. 98% of your list matches mine and I hope your list is the model list! My only suggestion is to take Vertigo out and put in Pride or Zooropa. Can't live without either actually... But great list otherwise.
blair williams
Auckland 360
All great tunes to be selected from. For emotional impact can't go past the 'one tree hill' tribute to mining disaster in New Zealand at the time. Those there will never forget it.
lckittonz
Legend
One Tree Hill I Was at U2 360 Live NZ (Auckland). Before the concert i wouldn't have listed it high up on my Favorites list but after hearing it Live and the Impact it had also with the events earlier that week in NZ it made it a wonderful Favorite song Instantly Can't not cry now when i hear it
DJDesh
All songs
Why not make all 46 songs available? Offer the 22 selected in addition to the option to purchase the remaining 24 songs. Pearl Jam offers comprehensive packages and live shows for members of its fan club. U2 could offer up far more than just about any band out there ... and the fans would love it!
PATTTYU2
THE BEST THINGS FROM THE PAST!!!!
COM ON WHERE ARE THE BEST U2 THINGS FROM THE PAST? WHERE THE STREETS, PRIDE, SUNDAY, 40, BAD, OUT OF CONTROL!!! THERE ARE SOMETHING THAT JUST CANT LEAVE OUT OF THE LIST!!! U2 HAVE HISTORY, AND WE ARE PART OF THAT HISTORY!!!!! WE NEED THE BEST THINGS FROM U2!!!
thebondguy
saw 360 raleigh, baltimore and nashvill
BREATHE strikes me as a BIG LOSS to leave off... I WILL FOLLOW is also gonna be missed ere! how about U223..or 24. dont drop the latest version of Streets, the syncopated vocals are tremendous, actually better than the original by far!! Bless you all, always
u2silver
sometime you can`t make
this is my favorite song
Rachel_BR
No Zooropa !?!?
It was the big surprise of the 360 tour in Sao Paulo , where they played the full version of "Zooropa" , for the first time since 1993. It was great!!
Buzbee
Zooropa
I agree with Montreal on the incredible version live of Zooropa,,Need that on the Cd for certain!Also the remix version of "crazy" was unreal.. Wow! Mormally I can do w/out that one, but with Larry on the congas and the wild way it was done..THE BEST! Saw them in Philly in July, !st concert Iv'e seen since "Elevation". Absolutely best one yet!!
madfnp
The gift is the song
I like anything and everything.......I will love any of the songs as the "22". I will miss what is not there and applaud the songs which made the cut. Thank you, Paul, for being the 5th member of the band! Michelle
bsmith769
What?
No New Year's Day?
Joel
one more track request for phil
Like my colleague pens7187 says, and Zooropa! :)
rosco2000
good call
Unknown caller is a must. Good job Paul. Breathe's chorus never translated well live so make sure you leave it off. For the person who wanted With or w/o u? Forget it - I don't care if I ever here that song again. Great song, iconic song, but leave it out and make room for the new stuff.......
SLodewijks
I say again: why have to choose?
I don't want to sound spoiled, but why not bring out ALL trackes, rather than the "fought over" selection? U2 fans generally love all good live recordings, and it's just so hard to choose between the great hits and tracks that are more rare to get good live versions of.... Please, just put out all songs on a cd box and I'll gladly pay for it! :-) Best regards from the Netherlands!
u2000g
Zooropa! Zooropa! No Zooropa!
The version they played (especially in Montreal, 2011) was amazing on this tour. I hope this makes it. Out of Control would be great, but the double CD from the Vertigo tour a few years ago has one of the best versions ever!! Hard to argue with Paul, but agree with some others that I would probably vote for EVERY song!
footstool808
u22
Agree w/ whats not on DVD. diffntly/ BREATH , ocean
alf31fr
Sorry Paul but Key Songs are missing ...
Happy new year to all U2 fans ! I saw the 2 opening nights in Barcelona in 2009, then 2 European shows during the leg 3 and the Miami show during leg 7 last year. This list is pretty cool, but where are Return Of The Stingray Guitar, Magnificent, Even Better Than The Real Thing, No Line On The Horizon, Breathe ? These songs are really very representatives of the 360 show... Except Beautiful Day the opening songs are missing.
omardelgado
U22
NEED ZOOROPA C'MON!!!
halodewey
U22
Need a couple more 80's songs and With Or Without You is a must. I was in a total trance when they played this in Anaheim! Unbelievable!
youdontnohow
Dont mind
As long as streets in the 22 play list its alright ;0)
JMZ
jmz
i completely agree with a lot of the people who say that there should be more of the non regular songs on the setlist. the regulars are great, but, its the infrequently played stuff that i as the biggest fan in the world, want for my collection. bring it.
u2kaus
Magnificent needed
Definitely need Magnificent in the play list, as well as Breathe. Agree with the inclusion of All I Want Is You. One Tree Hill is also a must, simply for the New Zealand/Australasia connection. Keep the Crazy live remix too. Maybe this should be a double album.
kyllekyed
<3
I'm looking forward to the CD. Songs I hear everyday and songs I almost never hear is in the record, fantastic mix. Thank you. All my love from little Denmark :D
brittnm
Again...
As a die hard fan who has everything, it would've been nice to see other songs that I don't already have on live cds or dvds.
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