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The Fly (4:29)

rock · u2 · 90s · irish

"The Fly" is a song by rock band U2. It is the seventh track from their 1991 album Achtung Baby and was released on 12 October 1991 as the album's first single. "The Fly" introduced a more abrasive sounding U2, as the song featured hip-hop and industrial beats, distorted vocals, and an elaborate guitar solo. Lead vocalist Bono described the single as "the sound of four men chopping down the Joshua Tree," due to its…

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U2 - The Fly Lyrics


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  • The secret ingredient that makes this great recording even better - that tambourine. Try imagining what it would sound like without it.
  • I breathe this song!
  • This was the 2nd song of U2 I listened to, the first was Where the Streets Have No Name!!!
  • ''every artist is a cannibal, every poet is a thief. All kill their inspiration & sing about their grief'' the best line in U2 discography & one of the best ever
  • Amazing track with epic guitar work. Really love Bono's vocals on the chorus.
  • one of the best guitar solo ever.... and all the other elements of this song are amazing too. Epic
  • This song should've been included in U218, The Best Of 1990-2000 (as the main track), and other U2 compilations to come.
  • this song is pure philosophy and pure perfection of everything that made any sense... i just don't know how to describe it with words... timeless shit!!!
  • This song is fly!
  • and i'm not pretty sure that the Edge is aware of brilliance of his guitar work in this song :(

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