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Discotheque (5:20)

rock · u2 · pop · 90s · irish

Discothèque is the lead single and first track from the 1997 album Pop. It got to #1 on the charts in many countries including the US Modern Rock chart and UK Singles Chart in February 1997.
It begins with a distorted acoustic guitar that is passed through a loud amplifier and a filter pedal, along with being processed through an ARP 2600 synthesizer. The song's riff and techno / funk dance rhythm are then…

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You can reach
But you can't grab it
You can hold it, control it
You can't bag it, ah

U2 - Discotheque Lyrics


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  • Bonjour Karolina
  • Playing this song on repeat while driving :D
  • You just can't get enough of that lovey-dovey stuff
  • <333
  • Because I like this song live, I prefer the 1990-2000 mix. I prefer the originals on all the other songs remixed for the compilation.
  • I always loved this song, and album. It was "purposely" cheesy, and just U2 cutting loose and having some fun. Fans who hate this song need to lighten up a bit. If anything, it's awesome to watch just to see the Edge dance.
  • An underestimated jem - it has a really interesting, powerful vibe.
  • lol the Edge guitar at 1:12 lol :::
  • the opening three tunes on POP are killer.
  • a forgotten gem!

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