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music The 50+ Most Underrated U2 Songs of All Time  

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List Rules Upvote the songs you think are the most underrated. Don't even think about putting One, Beautiful Day, or With or Without You on here if you know what's good for you.

With a band like U2, it's easy to focus on their abundance of hits. Their catalog has some of the biggest songs in history, but that doesn't mean everything else is chopped liver. Some of U2's most underrated songs are perhaps some of their best, depending on who you ask, of course. For a band like U2 that has so many songs, including many that haven't seen the light of day, it's easy for songs to get lost in the shuffle. At the same time, there's a batch of songs that for one reason or another, have been overlooked. 

So what are the most underrated U2 songs? Well, this list can include any song outside of their greatest hits (reference Greatest Hits 1980-1990, U218, Greatest Hits 1990-2000, or any big compilation really) and that means even singles are fair game. You'll see a number of songs you're familiar with, and others you aren't. But that's the joy of this list. There are so many U2 songs - if you think one song is underrated, then add it! Vote or rerank this list to you how deem it to be fit.
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Moment of Surrender is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The 50+ Most Underrated U2 Songs of All Time
TobuscusHolmes added Moment of Surrender No Line on the Horizon

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TobuscusHolmes added Drowning Man War

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Seconds War

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Red Hill Mining Town The Joshua Tree

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Kite All That You Can't Leave Behind

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A Sort of Homecoming The Unforgettable Fire

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Gloria is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The 50+ Most Underrated U2 Songs of All Time
TobuscusHolmes added Gloria October

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Stay (Faraway, So Close!) Zooropa, Achtung Baby

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Ultraviolet Achtung Baby

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TobuscusHolmes added The Unforgettable Fire The Unforgettable Fire

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October October

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So Cruel Achtung Baby

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Exit is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The 50+ Most Underrated U2 Songs of All Time
JeffCreecy added Exit Rattle and Hum, The Joshua Tree

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In a Little While All That You Can't Leave Behind

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HuntyB12 added Original of the Species How to Dismantle an Atomic Bomb

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Jesús Piña added Mothers of the Disappeared The Joshua Tree

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Heartland is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The 50+ Most Underrated U2 Songs of All Time
Jesús Piña added Heartland Rattle and Hum

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Jesús Piña added Zooropa Zooropa, Achtung Baby

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Mofo is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The 50+ Most Underrated U2 Songs of All Time
divnasardelic added Mofo Pop

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City of Blinding Lights How to Dismantle an Atomic Bomb

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HuntyB12 added Miracle Drug How to Dismantle an Atomic Bomb

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jona added Is That All? October

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TobuscusHolmes added Like a Song… War

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jona added I Fall Down October

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Jesús Piña added If You Wear That Velvet Dress Pop

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Gone Pop

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Tomorrow is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The 50+ Most Underrated U2 Songs of All Time
TobuscusHolmes added Tomorrow October

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HuntyB12 added Electrical Storm

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Jesús Piña added Daddy's Gonna Pay for Your Crashed Car Zooropa, Achtung Baby

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The First Time Zooropa, Achtung Baby

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Surrender War

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Miss Sarajevo Original Soundtracks 1

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Fez - Being Born is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The 50+ Most Underrated U2 Songs of All Time
TobuscusHolmes added Fez - Being Born No Line on the Horizon

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Sweetest Thing The Joshua Tree

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God, Part II Rattle and Hum

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Some Days Are Better Than Others Zooropa, Achtung Baby

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Jesús Piña added The Electric Co. Boy

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TobuscusHolmes added Disappearing Act The Unforgettable Fire

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borispsu added Deep in the Heart The Joshua Tree

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HuntyB12 added All Because of You How to Dismantle an Atomic Bomb

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Jesús Piña added The Ocean Boy