The Reel Thing: U2's 12 Greatest Soundtrack Songs

"GoldenEye," "Mission Impossible Theme" and 10 other iconic tracks that brought the band's majesty to the big screen

"The Ground Beneath Her Feet"

The Million Dollar Hotel, 2000

The mind-meld between U2 and Wim Wenders peaked (and seemingly combusted) with The Million Dollar Hotel, a magical realist nut-house romance conceived by Bono himself. The film was a bit of a shambles, but the band did turn out some serviceable tracks, including the shuffle-turned-revivalist romp "Stateless" and this unrequited love song, featuring lyrics lifted directly from Salman Rushdie's novel of the same title. Underneath Bono's delicate, belly dance-inducing quiver is a mélange of tones and textures, including a haunted organ, Daniel Lanois' space-country guitar-picking, the Edge's big-sky bombast, Larry Mullen Jr.'s steady brushwork and assorted blips and effects.

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