Songs That Saved Our Lives
Larry, Adam, Edge and Bono have chosen ten songs each that 'saved their lives'.
Those selections make up a personal, gorgeously formed 41-song playlist now uploaded to Spotify, starting with ‘Your Song Saved My Life’ recorded for the movie Sing 2.
From Bob Marley and Diana Ross to Led Zeppelin and Britney Spears…. this playlist is not about mere musical ‘influences’. These are life-savers!
So what are the songs that touched you deep? Or lifted you high? Songs that changed your world for good?
If you compiled your own top-five, who’d make the cut?
And which U2 songs would make your list?
Let us know in the comments, especially if there’s a story behind a song...
In the meantime, ’Your Song Saved My Life’ is short-listed for the Best Original Song Category at this year’s Oscars. Sing 2’s director Garth Jennings explained that when Bono played it to him for the first time, "It was one of the highlights of my entire career, because it was just, sort of, beautiful in every sense."
It also meant he had a new song to use for the film: “It was the entire ending of the movie being handed to me on a plate,” he recalled. You might call that a lifesaver, too.
Sing 2 premiered in December in the US, and gets its UK and Irish release on January 28.