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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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Red Hill Mining Town The Joshua Tree

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Seconds War

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Kite All That You Can't Leave Behind

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Gloria is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The 50+ Most Underrated U2 Songs of All Time
TobuscusHolmes added Gloria October

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A Sort of Homecoming The Unforgettable Fire

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

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Ultraviolet Achtung Baby

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

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October October

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So Cruel Achtung Baby

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TobuscusHolmes added The Unforgettable Fire The Unforgettable Fire

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City of Blinding Lights How to Dismantle an Atomic Bomb

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TobuscusHolmes added Like a Song… War

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

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jona added I Fall Down October

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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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Tomorrow is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The 50+ Most Underrated U2 Songs of All Time
TobuscusHolmes added Tomorrow October

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Exit is listed (or ranked) 24 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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Jesús Piña added Mothers of the Disappeared The Joshua Tree

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jona added Is That All? October

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Surrender War

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Famous People Named Brad The Best Qualities in a Friend with Benefits

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Jesús Piña added Zooropa Zooropa, Achtung Baby

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HuntyB12 added Miracle Drug How to Dismantle an Atomic Bomb

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HuntyB12 added Electrical Storm

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Jesús Piña added If You Wear That Velvet Dress Pop

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The First Time Zooropa, Achtung Baby

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Mofo is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The 50+ Most Underrated U2 Songs of All Time
divnasardelic added Mofo Pop

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Gone Pop

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borispsu added Deep in the Heart The Joshua Tree

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Fez - Being Born is listed (or ranked) 41 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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Jesús Piña added Daddy's Gonna Pay for Your Crashed Car Zooropa, Achtung Baby

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Sweetest Thing The Joshua Tree

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Some Days Are Better Than Others Zooropa, Achtung Baby

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

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TobuscusHolmes added Disappearing Act The Unforgettable Fire

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Jesús Piña added The Ocean Boy

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