When Love Comes to Town (4:14)

Cover of The Best of 1980-1990

From The Best of 1980-1990 and 82 other releases

“When Love Comes to Town” is the 12th song on U2’s 1988 album, Rattle and Hum, where it was recorded at the historic Sun Studio in Memphis, TN, as a duet between U2 and B.B. King. It was released as the album’s third single in 1989 and reached #6 in the UK singles chart, #10 on the Dutch Top 40 and #2 on the US Mainstream Rock Tracks chart.

The song featured in HBO’s acclaimed “John From Cincinnati” Soundtrack

1. “Johnny Appleseed” - Joe Strummer - Main title/theme song
2. “The Perfect Ending” - Harriet Street - Promos/Previously on

3. “Goin’ Up The Country” - Canned Heat - Episode 101: Vietnam Joe in van
4. “Sun/Rise/Light/Flies” - Kasabian - Episode 101: Closing credits
5. “Tic” - Kava Kava - Episode 102: Shaun prepares for competition
6. “Staring at the Sun” - TV On The Radio - Episode 102: Closing credits
7. “Time To Say Goodbye” - Sarah Brightman - Episode 103: Freddie in his car outside the hospital
8. “You Light Up My Life” - Debby Boone - Episode 103: Barry recalls what happened in Room 24
9. “Boogie Chillen” - Buddy Guy - Episode 103: John says “see God Kai” and trippy montage ensues
10. “Feeling Good” - Muse - Episode 103: Closing credits
11. “Unisono” - Control Machete - Episode 104: John gets in the van with the homeys
12. “Un Di Felice, Eterea” - David Byrne - Episode 104: Vietnam Joe finds John, John signals Cass
13. “In Your Eyes” - Peter Gabriel - Episode 104: Kai reminds Butchie of their Jr Prom
14. “Over, Under, Sideways, Down” - The Yardbirds - Episode 104: Closing credits
15. “Tonights The Night” - The Shirelles - Episode 105: Butchie and Tina in diner

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  • CidaDuarteF

    Great!!! Thanks Adolf!!!

    2 Jun 8:20pm Reply
  • skalicak

    Perfekt..

    2 Jun 7:53pm Reply
  • Andreia_Almeida

    U2 <3

    2 Mar 5:49am Reply
  • TioBonoVox

    <3

    27 Jul 2013 Reply
  • MBMHimura

    'hey this sounds like BB King' ... oh yeah! it was him! =O woow!! *-------*

    20 Jul 2013 Reply
  • ElRet

    Ohhh yeaah.

    22 Apr 2013 Reply
  • bommimit

    damn good !!!

    4 Apr 2013 Reply
  • TheBullfrog

    With the help of B.B. King! www.jackybullfrog.com

    5 Dec 2012 Reply
  • TheBullfrog

    Back to the roots! www.jackybullfrog.com

    6 Nov 2012 Reply
  • steffko99

    aus einer Zeit als U2 noch richtig gut waren - Vielleicht sollten sie sich das selber nochmal anhören um sich mal wieder ein wenig zu erden...

    12 Dec 2011 Reply
  • imLover

    u2 ROCK!

    25 Jul 2011 Reply
  • p-augusto

    hail B.B. King

    25 Mar 2011 Reply
  • bommimit

    U2 spielt Southern Blues-Rock ????????????????????

    2 Dec 2010 Reply
  • Greenbannas4u

    Who did they play with on this track? Of course ---the KING! Not dissin U2

    19 Sep 2010 Reply
  • rafaellla

    na minha opiniaõ uma das melhores!!!!!! GREAT!!!!!!!

    18 Sep 2010 Reply
  • Bagrawr

    BB King, fuck yes!

    14 Jul 2010 Reply
  • twcsearch

    Such a great sound. One of my favorite U2 tracks. BB's vocal gives it such soul.

    28 May 2010 Reply
  • Elodave

    Great track!!If only Bono would stick to the music!!!

    14 Apr 2010 Reply
  • all_for_you

    great !!!

    13 Apr 2010 Reply
  • surferbeto

    This is an inspired song, but kind of a weak performance by BB (understandable since I think he had less than a day to learn it before this recording). I have huge respect for this senior statesman of the blues and I know what he is capable of. With a little more time to work with it, I think he'd have come up with something that tore the roof off of this version. Herbie Hancock recorded a pretty wonderful, very respectful cover of this song. Check it out. My band has tried playing this a few different ways, looking for a way to make it our own. Not quite sure we own it yet, but getting there.

    19 Mar 2010 Reply
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