U2 Lyrics

by Amanda Flinner

They call it Bongolese, the secret language Bono mutters to capture the feeling of a song before the lyrics take shape. What arises may be a love song, a protest anthem, a spiritual outpouring, or a cry for social change. As U2 celebrates the 30th anniversary of their Joshua Tree album with a 2017 tour, we revisit the band's diverse catalog to bring you this lyric quiz.
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Comments: 22

  • Luigi from Germany7/10. Could be worth.....
  • U2fan from Connecticut 10 for 10, neat quiz, first saw U2 at Yale University in the early 80’s...
  • Rd from West VirginiaU2 always
  • Lwv from Fl, Us9/10 - came of age in Wi with Joshua Tree
  • Pepejima from Gdl,mx10/10
  • Darren Robertson from SydneyNot Bad
  • Eric Trevelline from Missoula Montana Thank You for Your Clean Inspiring Fun lessons in History
    You Guys Rock
  • Peter from Belleville, Ontario10/10 Big U2 fan!
  • Sara from Liverpool8/10 - as a former U2 obsessive, I thought I'd have done better!
  • Marcelo Leonardi from Brazil10 out of 10! Not bad for a Brazilian fan who didn't listen to the albums that came after the 2000s!
  • Danib5000 from Uk10/10 :D woohoo
  • Anonymous7/10. Being a Spanish fan, it is not bad at all!
  • Shaun from York, Uk8/10 - not bad even though I say it myself.
  • Felicia Kidd from Alabaster, AlNice quiz. Thought I would have done better in it lol
  • Peter S from Australia Great quiz. Easy for us U2 fans...haha. Is there an expansion of the idea? Board game probably?
  • James from Usa Got every one right without google!
  • Remon from Netherlands9 out of 10. Not BAD ar all...
  • Dw from ArbFull marks. Easy peasy!!
  • Carmelo from Genoa, Italy7/10: Well not bad...
  • Al from Winnipeg, Manitoba, CanadaOnly 7 out of 10. Not good. Fun quiz though.
  • Dave Watson from Calgary, Alberta, CanadaShould have done a little bit better. Had fun playing the quiz.
  • The Rube from Miami Beach, FloridaNine out of Ten correct....missed the last one, probably because the Songs of Innocence album was not widely played...
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