At times i wonder why the hell have i named my blog U2ism when i hardly ever write something on them. This, despite their new album released and two singles already out. 

Nonetheless, i will rectify the wrong today and start off on something that i have planned for a fairly long time, but just never got around to do it.

The most underrated songs in the U2 discography that people need to hear, and appreciate what they have been missing out by focussing more on the popular, crowd pleasing numbers and forget the gems that are hidden in their impressive song collection. 

So in first part – i will start off album wise, what in my opinion can be considered as a GREAT SONG, yet not many people have heard it often enough to realise the beauty, the context, and need to pay more attention to that song, as well as check out the real effect when that song is performed live, giving a whole new meaning. 

I will only consider songs from their studio albums and no singles. So here is the list. 


  • Into the Heart 
  • The Electric Co.



  • Rejoice
  • Tomorrow




  • Drowning Man
  • The Refugee
  • Surrender


Unforgettable Fire


  • A Sort of Homecoming
  • Bad
  • MLK


The Joshua Tree


  • Running to standstill
  • Exit
  • In God’s Country
  • Mothers of the Disappeared


Rattle & Hum

  • Van Demien’s Land
  • Heartland

Achtung Baby

  • Whos’s Gonna Ride your Wild Horses
  • So Cruel
  • Trying to Throw Your Arms around the world
  • Ultraviolet (light my way)


  • Zooropa
  • Lemon
  • Daddys gonna pay for your crashed car


  • Do You Feel Loved
  • If you wear that velvet dress

All That You Cant Leave Behind

  • New York
  • When I Look at the World

How to Dismantle an Atomic Bomb

  • Love, Peace or Else
  • Crumbs from your Table
  • Original of the Species

So that is what i think is generally, compilation of most underrated, underappreciated U2 songs from all the albums they have released and those who havent heard, or paid close attention to, they must go back and hear these golden numbers to truly understand the beauty of why U2 is, well, U2. 

And now, for MY favourite songs among those that i ve listed. MY List of the top 10 greatest U2 songs, that do not get the respect they deserve , the songs which actually are part of my all time favourite U2 tracks, they come from this list of hidden treasures of the U2 discography. 

  1. Bad
  2. So Cruel
  3. Running to Standstill
  4. A Sort of Homecoming
  5. Trying to Throw Your Arms Around the World
  6. Whos Gonna Ride Your Wild Horses
  7. Tomorrow
  8. Lemon
  9. Do You Feel Loved
  10. Surrender