|“With or Without You”|
|Single by U2|
from the album The Joshua Tree
|Format||7" vinyl, 12" vinyl, cassette, CD|
|Recorded||Windmill Lane Studios, Dublin, Ireland 1986|
|Producer||Brian Eno, Daniel Lanois|
|U2 singles chronology|
|The Joshua Tree track listing|
|The Best of 1980-1990 track listing|
|U218 Singles track listing|
"With or Without You" is the lead single from U2's 1987 album, The Joshua Tree. Kane is a Dutch Rock band. The group consists of the two original members Dinand Woesthoff ( Lead vocals) and Dennis van Leeuwen With or Without You is a live CD / DVD U2 Tribute album recorded by the Dutch band Kane. The Joshua Tree is the fifth Studio album by Irish rock band U2, released 9 March 1987 on Island Records. Year 1987 ( MCMLXXXVII) was a Common year starting on Thursday (link displays 1987 Gregorian calendar) A gramophone A cassette single ( CS, also known by the trademark " Cassingle " or capitalized as the trademark " Cassette Single " is a music single A CD single (abbreviated to CDS) is a music single in the form of a standard size Compact disc, not to be confused with the 3-inch CD single Windmill Lane Studios is a music recording studio located in Dublin, Ireland ( Dublin (ˈdʌblɨn/ /ˈdʊblɨn or /ˈdʊbəlɪn/, bˠalʲə aːha klʲiəh or cliə(ɸ is both the largest city and capital of Ireland. Ireland (pronounced /ˈaɾlənd/ Éire) is the third largest island in Europe, and the twentieth-largest island in the world Year 1986 ( MCMLXXXVI) was a Common year starting on Wednesday (link displays 1986 Gregorian calendar) A music genre is a categorical and typological construct that identifies musical sounds as belonging to a particular category and type of music that can be distinguished from other Rock music is a genre of Popular music often though not necessarily employing Electric guitar, Bass guitar, and Drums. In the Music industry, a record label can be a Brand and a Trademark associated with the Marketing of music recordings and Music Island Records is a Record label that was founded by British record producers in Jamaica. In the Music industry, a record producer or music producer has many roles among them controlling the recording sessions coaching and guiding the musicians organizing Brian Peter George St John le Baptiste de la Salle Eno (born 15 May 1948 commonly known as Brian Eno (ˈiːnoʊ is an English Musician, producer Daniel Lanois (born September 19, 1951 in Hull, Quebec) is a Canadian Record producer and Singer-songwriter " The Unforgettable Fire " is the fourth track on U2 's 1984 album of the same name and was released as the album's second single " I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For " is the second track from U2 's 1987 album The Joshua Tree, and was released as the album's second The Joshua Tree is the fifth Studio album by Irish rock band U2, released 9 March 1987 on Island Records. " I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For " is the second track from U2 's 1987 album The Joshua Tree, and was released as the album's second " Bullet the Blue Sky " is the fourth track from U2 's 1987 album The Joshua Tree. The Best of 1980–1990 is the first Greatest hits compilation by Irish rock band U2, released in November 1998 " New Year's Day " is the third song and lead single from U2 's 1983 album War. " I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For " is the second track from U2 's 1987 album The Joshua Tree, and was released as the album's second U218 Singles (originally titled U218) is a Greatest hits -style compilation album by the Irish rock band U2. " Pride (In the Name of Love " is the second song on U2 's 1984 album The Unforgettable Fire and was released as the album's first single " Vertigo " is the opening track and first single from U2 's 2004 album How to Dismantle an Atomic Bomb. The Joshua Tree is the fifth Studio album by Irish rock band U2, released 9 March 1987 on Island Records. It has since become highly-acclaimed as one of the band's most popular songs. Released as a single in March 1987, it became the group's first American #1 hit, spending three weeks at the top; it also reached #4 in the UK. The United States of America —commonly referred to as the The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, commonly known as the United Kingdom, the UK or Britain,is a Sovereign state located There are two videos shot for this song: 'basic' and 'alternative' videos, the rest is being released on 'The Joshua Tree' 20th anniversary super deluxe edition bonus DVD.
According to Bono, the song was heavily influenced by Scott Walker's album Climate of Hunter . Scott Walker is the Stage name of the American Singer-songwriter Noel Scott Engel (born 9 January 1943 in Hamilton Climate of Hunter is a 1984 album by Scott Walker. It was Scott Walker's first solo album since 1974's We Had It All, having released three albums It was U2's first single to be widely issued on CD. A Compact Disc (also known as a CD) is an Optical disc used to store digital data, originally developed for storing digital audio The song is U2's second most frequently covered song. In Popular music, a cover version, or simply cover, is a new rendition ( Performance or Recording) of a previously recorded commercially released 
In addition to topping the Billboard Hot 100, the song reached #1 on the Billboard Mainstream Rock Tracks chart and was the second U2 song to enter any other Billboard chart (specifically, the Adult Contemporary chart), being "Pride (In the Name of Love)" the first song of the band to enter a Billboard Chart peaking a #33 in the Hot 100 back in 1984 . Hot Mainstream Rock Tracks (originally called Mainstream Rock Tracks) is a ranking in Billboard magazine of the most-played songs on Mainstream rock The Hot Adult Contemporary Tracks chart (formerly known as Adult Contemporary Singles, Easy Listening, and only Adult Contemporary) lists the most popular " Pride (In the Name of Love " is the second song on U2 's 1984 album The Unforgettable Fire and was released as the album's first single In addition, the song spent eleven weeks in the top 75 of the UK Singles Chart. The UK Singles Chart is compiled by The Official UK Charts Company (OCC on behalf of the British record industry "With or Without You" is also widely considered one of U2's most overtly emotional songs.
In 2004, Rolling Stone magazine placed the single at number 131 on their list of the 500 Greatest Songs of All Time. "MMIV" redirects here For the Modest Mouse album see " Baron von Bullshit Rides Again " Rolling Stone is a United States -based Magazine devoted to Music, Politics, and Popular culture that is published Rolling Stone is a United States -based Magazine devoted to Music, Politics, and Popular culture that is published 
"With or Without You" is written in the key of D major. Also see D minor, or D-flat major. D major (or the key of D) is a Major scale based on D There are large sections of the song where the harmony rests on the D chord; in the sections it does not, the band implies a D-A-Bm-G chord progression. A chord progression (also chord sequence and harmonic progression or sequence) is a series of chords played in order This chord progression is implied by the roots notes played by bassist Adam Clayton and the guitar parts of The Edge. Adam Charles Clayton (born 13 March 1960 in Chinnor, Oxfordshire, UK is the bassist of the rock band U2. David Howell Evans (born 8 August 1961 in Barking, East London) more widely known by his Moniker The Edge, is a Musician known best The Edge's sustained guitar part is achieved using a device dubbed "Infinite Guitar". The Infinite Guitar was created by Michael Brook, as a way of allowing an Electric guitar note to be held with infinite sustain (hence the name The Edge explained, "It has a similar effect to the E-Bow, but the disadvantage of the E-Bow is that it's either on or off, whereas this gives you all the mid-points between no sustain and infinite sustain, and different levels of 'emergence' of the note. The EBow or ebow ( Brand name for "Electronic Bow " or Energy Bow (often spelled E-bow in common usage is a hand-held battery-powered "
"With or Without You" debuted live at the second show on the Joshua Tree Tour on 4 April 1987. The Joshua Tree Tour was a Concert tour by the Irish rock band U2, which took place during 1987 in support of their album The Joshua Events 1581 - Francis Drake completes a circumnavigation of the world and is knighted by Elizabeth I. Year 1987 ( MCMLXXXVII) was a Common year starting on Thursday (link displays 1987 Gregorian calendar) It then became a regular for the rest of that year's tour, and was played at most shows on 1989's Lovetown Tour. Year 1989 ( MCMLXXXIX) was a Common year starting on Sunday (link displays 1989 Gregorian calendar) The Lovetown Tour was a Concert tour by the Irish rock band U2, which took place in late 1989 and early 1990 During this time, it became famous for two additions not present on the studio version. Although The Edge's solo fades out on the studio version, it would often build up to an extra verse live. David Howell Evans (born 8 August 1961 in Barking, East London) more widely known by his Moniker The Edge, is a Musician known best The lyrics were typically a lyric which reads "we'll shine like stars in the summer night/we'll shine like stars in the winter light/one heart, one hope, one love" or modifications thereof, and for this reason, fans often refer to this verse as "Shine Like Stars".  It can be heard on the Rattle and Hum movie. Rattle and Hum is the name of both an album and its companion motion picture recorded by Irish rock band U2, released in 1988 This verse would then sometimes be followed by the second non-studio addition, a snippet of Joy Division's "Love Will Tear Us Apart". Joy Division were an English rock band formed in 1976 in Salford, Greater Manchester. " Love Will Tear Us Apart " is a song by the British Post-punk band Joy Division. From the PopMart Tour onwards, it has been more common for Bono to repeat the "Ohh" at the climax of the song, with "Shine Like Stars" being sung very rarely. The PopMart Tour, often referred to as simply PopMart, was a world concert tour by the Irish rock band U2.
"With or Without You" was played at almost every single concert on the Zoo TV Tour and did not miss a concert on the PopMart Tour. The Zoo TV Tour (also called ZooTV, ZOO TV or ZOOTV) was an elaborately-staged multimedia Concert tour by Irish rock band The PopMart Tour, often referred to as simply PopMart, was a world concert tour by the Irish rock band U2. However, it was dropped from the setlist during the third leg of the Elevation Tour, and was initially a very rare inclusion during the Vertigo Tour - over the two months of the Vertigo Tour's first leg, it was only played four times. The Elevation Tour was a Concert tour by the Irish rock band U2, which took place in 2001, in support of the group's 2000 The Vertigo Tour was a Concert tour by the Irish rock band U2, which took place in 2005 and 2006 in support of the group's 2004 album  However, it regained its status of being a regular concert inclusion during stadium concerts on the second leg in Europe and remained in the setlist for the third leg. Notably, it was used to conclude one third leg show: the last time it closed a concert was in 1992. Year 1992 ( MCMXCII) was a Leap year starting on Wednesday (link will display full 1992 Gregorian calendar)
Unlike most songs in U2's live catalogue, this song has been played with several different guitars, with Edge seeming to pick a new model (and subsequently, new sound) for each tour. Over the Joshua Tree Tour, Lovetown Tour and early legs of the Zoo TV Tour, he used a Fender Stratocaster. The Joshua Tree Tour was a Concert tour by the Irish rock band U2, which took place during 1987 in support of their album The Joshua The Lovetown Tour was a Concert tour by the Irish rock band U2, which took place in late 1989 and early 1990 The Fender Stratocaster, often referred to as the Strat, is a model of Electric guitar designed by Leo Fender, George Fullerton and Freddie Tavares For later legs of the Zoo TV Tour, he switched to the Gibson Les Paul Custom. The Gibson Les Paul is a solidbody Electric guitar originally developed in the early 1950s He started on the PopMart Tour his now trend of using Fernandes guitars to perform the song. Fernandes is a Guitar and guitar accessory manufacturer Their brand of guitars carry the same name On the PopMart Tour, Elevation Tour and Vertigo Tour, he has used (respectively) the Decade, Native Pro and Retrorocket Elite models. Each one is equipped with a special sustainer, which is why they are used for this song. The Fernandes models have frequently been the only guitars Edge purchases new, as opposed to the rest of his guitar collection, which are all vintage models.
|US Singles Chart||1|
|UK Singles Chart||4|
|U. S. Billboard Hot 100||1|
|U. S. Mainstream Rock Tracks||1|
|U. S. Adult Contemporary||23|
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