U2 released its 12th studio album, No Line on the Horizon, on March 3, 2009. As is usually the case when one of the world’s biggest bands releases an album, critics are preparing to debate where in history the new album will rank compared to the band’s earlier work. For a band that has had so many classic songs, the argument over what ranks as the best still encourages some fierce debate.
This list of the top 10 U2 songs provides a definitive inventory of the best U2 songs of all time. Spanning the course of 20 years and eight different albums, this list proves that U2 has kept up a high standard throughout its celebrated career.
Here are our picks for the top 10 U2 songs.