Rolling Stone Readers Pick the Best Ballads of All TimeWatch clips from the winners, including Prince, Pearl Jam, Marvin Gaye and Led Zeppelin
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12. 'With Or Without You'
Until 1987 U2 hadn't really written a song you could dance to at prom. That changed with "With Or Without You," the first single from The Joshua Tree. The bittersweet ballad gave the band their first Number One single in America, and it hasn't left their setlist since – though it's never sounded better than it did on the 1987 tour. The version from their ill-fated movie Rattle and Hum is the best, and contains the extra "summer stars" verse that the fans love so much.