Photo courtesy of Paul Natkin
Photo courtesy of Paul Natkin

Loop Hall of Fame – U2 (inducted 5/12/17)

Inducted on May 12, 2017

First song played on the Loop: “Sunday Bloody Sunday”

Reasons for induction
An unquestionably solid discography, with at least two legit masterpieces: “Achtung Baby” and “The Joshua Tree”
Redefined stadium shows on tours like “ZOO TV” and “Pop Mart.”
Consistency: It’s still the same four guys in the band that started back in 1976.
Their skill at blending traditional American sounds into their music. Few rock bands have been able to incorporate blues and gospel like U2.
Social consciousness. The band consistently throws itself behind causes and issues, using its superstar platform as a way to spread good.
Bono. One of the greatest frontmen in the history of rock.
One of the greatest rhythm sections in the history of rock (Larry Mullen, Jr. and Adam Clayton)

Iconic Chicago setlist – Rosemont Horizon (3/31/92)

Zoo Station
The Fly
Even Better Than the Real Thing
Mysterious Ways
Until the End of the World
Who’s Gonna Ride Your Wild Horses
Tryin’ to Throw Your Arms Around the World
Angel of Harlem
Satellite of Love
Bullet the Blue Sky
Running to Stand Still
Where the Streets Have No Name
Pride (In the Name of Love)
I Still Haven’t Found What I’m Looking For

Ultraviolet (Light My Way)
With or Without You
Love is Blindness

33 Essential U2 Tracks
“I Will Follow” (Boy)
“Out of Control” (Boy)
“Gloria” (October)
“I Fall Down” (October)
“Sunday Bloody Sunday” (War)
“New Year’s Day” (War)
“Two Hearts Beat as One” (War)
“40” (War)
“Pride (In the Name of Love)” (The Unforgettable Fire)
“Bad” (The Unforgettable Fire)
“Where the Streets Have No Name” (The Joshua Tree)
“I Still Haven’t Found What I’m Looking For” (The Joshua Tree)
“With or Without You” (The Joshua Tree)
“One Tree Hill” (The Joshua Tree)
“Desire” (Rattle and Hum)
“God Part II” (Rattle and Hum)
“Zoo Station” (Achtung Baby)
“Even Better Than the Real Thing” (Achtung Baby)
“One” (Achtung Baby)
“Until the End of the World” (Achtung Baby)
“The Fly” (Achtung Baby)
“Mysterious Ways” (Achtung Baby)
“Numb” (Zooropa)
“Mofo” (Pop)
“Last Night on Earth” (Pop)
“Beautiful Day” (All That You Can’t Leave Behind)
“Elevation” (All That You Can’t Leave Behind)
“Vertigo” (How to Dismantle an Atomic Bomb)
“Get on Your Boots” (No Line on the Horizon)
“Spanish Eyes” (“I Still Haven’t Found What I’m Looking For” single)
“Salome” (“Even Better Than the Real Thing” single)
“Dancing Barefoot” (“When Love Comes to Town” single)
“Trash, Trampoline and the Party Girl” (“A Celebration” single)