U2's 50 Greatest Songs

A definitive guide to 35 years of music that changed the world

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33. "Stuck in a Moment You Can't Get Out Of"

Bono was a close friend of INXS frontman Michael Hutchence, and the singer's 1997 suicide impacted him very deeply. On the soulful "Stuck in a Moment You Can't Get Out Of," Bono carries on a conversation that he never got to have with his departed friend. "I just knew that if Michael had hung around an extra half an hour, he would have been OK," Bono said. "I feel the biggest respect I could pay to him was not to write some stupid, soppy fuckin' song. So I wrote a really tough, nasty little number, slapping him around the head. And I'm sorry, but that's how it came out of me."

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