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This is a rare U2 song with someone other than Bono on lead vocals. It was the first time The Edge sang lead.
The Lyrics about dancing to the atomic bomb is a reference to "Drop The Bomb," a song by Go-Go group Troublefunk, who were U2's labelmates on Island Records.
This is about the threat of nuclear war. The album title was inspired by the global unrest of 1982.
This song incorporates a sample from the 1982 documentary Soldier Girls, which is about women training for war.
Rosanne talks about the journey that inspired her songs on her album The River & the Thread
, including a stop at the Tallahatchie Bridge.
Into the vaults for this talk with Bolton from the '80s when he was a focused on writing songs for other artists.
Lita talks about how they wrote songs in The Runaways, and how she feels about her biggest hit being written by somebody else.
Andy McClusky of OMD
Known in America for the hit "If You Leave," OMD is a huge influence on modern electronic music.