47. "North and South of the River"
When Bono wrote "Sunday Bloody Sunday," he
was an angry 22-year-old. But 15 years later, when he penned this somber reflection
on the conflict in Northern Ireland, he was more interested in pleading than
shouting. "There was a badness that had its way," he sang. "But
love wasn't lost, love will have its day." Originally buried as a B side
to 1997's "Staring at the Sun," this sad ode to peace got its
definitive version on Irish TV in 1998, when U2 played a tribute show to the
victims of a recent terrorist bombing.