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Weekend Rock Question: What is the Best U2 Song Ever?

Cast your vote in our weekly poll

July 22, 2011 4:30 PM ET
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U2 perform at the New Meadowlands Stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey.
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Last week, we asked Rolling Stone readers to name their favorite prog band – and we compiled the votes into a top 10 list.

In honor of U2 entering the home stretch of their two-year-long 360° Tour, our question for you this week is: What is the best U2 song of all time?

You can vote here in the comments, on facebook.com/rollingstone or on Twitter with the #weekendrock hashtag.

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“Whoomp! (There It Is)”

Tag Team | 1993

Cecil Glenn — a.k.a., "D.C." — was a cook at Magic City, a nude dance club in Atlanta, when he first heard women shout "Whoomp — there it is!" Inspired by the party chant, he and partner Steve "Roll'n" Gibson wrote a song around it. Undaunted by label rejections, they borrowed $2,500 from Glenn's parents and pressed 800 singles, which quickly sold out in the Atlanta area. A record deal came soon after. Glenn said the song was meant for positive partying. "If you're going to say 'Whoomp there it is,' and you're doing something negative, we'd rather it not have come out of your mouth."

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