Inspired by U2's "Songs That Saved Our Lives" playlist, Nik and Heather share their choices

the morning sound 26/01/2022

U2's Bono, The Edge, Larry Mullen Jr and Adam Clayton have dropped a brand new Spotify playlist of 41 tracks, dubbed 'Songs That Saved Our Lives'.

And whilst Nik and Heather raised an eyebrow over one of Larry Mullen's choices (Britney Spear's "Hit Me Baby (One More Time), it did get them thinking what would there choices be.

Take a listen to the three songs they chose below.

Here's a full breakdown of what each member of U2 picked (credit: Hot Press):

Bono's personal choices include Kris Kristofferson's 'Help Me Make It Through The Night, Joy Division's 'Love Will Tear Us Apart, 'Into My Arms' by Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds, 'You Made Me The Thief Of Your Heart' by Sinéad O'Connor, 'XXX' by Kendrick Lamar, Bob Dylan's 'Most of the Time', Johnny Cash's 'Hurt', Jay-Z and Alicia Keys' collaboration 'Empire State of Mind', 'Bittersweet Symphony' by the Verve and 'Life On Mars' by David Bowie.

The Edge's top tracks include the likes of Bowie, The Beatles ('Strawberry Fields Forever'), 'One' by U2, 'Superstition' by Stevie Wonder, Bob Dylan's 'Tangled Up In The Blue', Aretha Franklin's 'I Say A Little Prayer For You', 'Walk on the Wild Side' by Lou Reed, 'Shipbuilding' by Elvis Costello, New Radicals' 'You Get What You Give' and The Clash's 'London Calling'.

Larry Mullen Jr picked artists such as Sweet, Sandy Nelson, Diana Ross, Led Zeppelin, Van Morrison's 'Moondance', Magazine, Black Uhuru, Bruce Springsteen's 'Nebraska', Stiff Little Fingers and Britney Spears' 'Baby One More Time' (a slight surprise).

Finally, Adam Clayton's top tracks include Marvin Gaye's 'What's Going On', 'Exodus' by Bob Marley & the Wailers, Sam Cooke's 'A Change is Gonna Come', 'You've Lost That Lovin' Feelin' by the Righteous Brothers, Simon & Garfunkel's 'The Sound of Silence', James Brown's 'Super Bad', 'I Want To Take You Higher' by Sly & the Family Stone, The Stranglers' 'Nice and Sleazy', The Clash's 'The Magnificent Seven' and 'Waiting in Vain' by Bob Marley & the Wailers.