12. "Pride (In the Name of Love)"
This anthem of resistance and love was inspired by a
biography of Martin Luther King Jr. (Let the Trumpet Sound) given to
Bono by Rolling Stone writer Jim Henke. The soaring melody and chords popped
out during a soundcheck in Hawaii; Bono described the lyrics as just a "simple
sketch." But it took flight in one of the band's first recordings with
Brian Eno and Daniel Lanois, and Chrissie Hynde of the Pretenders added
stirring backing vocals. Before a late-Eighties concert in Arizona, Bono
received a threat that he'd be killed if he sang the song. He sang it anyway.