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Released September 1984
Pride (In the Name of Love)

‘....the most succesful pop song we’ve ever written. You can see there is a certain craft to the songwriting. I use the word ‘pop’ in the best possible sense; pop for me is an easily understood thing, you listen to it and you comprehend it almost immediately. You relate to it instinctively. A lot of the LP isn’t like that at all.’

Bono, speaking in the 1980’s

‘Because of the situtation in our country non-violent struggle was such an inspiring concept. Even so when Bono told me he wanted to write about King, at first I said, ‘Woah, that’s not what we’re about.’ Then he came in and sang the song and it felt right, it was great. When that happens there’s no argument. It just was.’

Edge, speaking to Q Magazine, December 1998

Brian Eno and Daniel Lanois

The first single from the album The Unforgettable Fire, it can also be found on the Best of 1980-1990/B-sides compilation.
The song was developed during a sound check at the November 16, 1983 Honolulu concert. Pride is a tribute to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and his portrait appeared during the song at the October 18th concert in Lyon, France. Mrs. Christine Kerr who is thanked in the liner notes is actually Chrissie Hynde of the Pretenders. During the time of the album's recording she was married to Jim Kerr of Simple Minds and provided backing vocals to Pride.
This single was released in several formats, the two most collectible being the 7" picture disc and a 12" with a blue cover. The single peaked at No. 33 on the Billboard charts. It made its first concert appearance during the early performances of the Live Under Australian Skies tour in 1984. The song was also in their set for the May 17, 1986 Self Aid festival in Dublin. During the Save The Yuppies concert in San Francisco, Bono spray-painted a statute with the words 'ROCK & ROLL STOPS THE TRAFFIC.' He was charged with a misdemeanor and paid to have the graffiti removed.
U2 made an animated appearance on the 200th episode of The Simpsons on April 26, 1998 entitled Trash Of The Titans. They performed part of Pride during the PopMart concert in the imaginary town of Springfield. The song was featured in another television show, Miami Vice on the 2-hour premiere of the Prodigal Son for the second season.
The single was voted No. 1 Best Single in the Hot Press Readers Poll and appears on the following compilations: Greenpeace Rainbow Warriors, Breakthrough (Russian version of Greenpeace LP); Choose 1985, It's Only Rock and Roll; Now That's What I Call Music 4. Carola performed it live during a charity concert Toner For Miljoner on Swedish TV on December 17, 1999, and Shawn Colvin performed it in January and February 1995.
Several acts have also recorded the song, including: the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra on Pride: The RPO Plays U2; Studio 2000 on The Best of U2 Gold; Razed in Black on We Will Follow: A Tribute to U2; Inbetweendays on Zoovenir - A Tribute to U2; Hawaiian act Hapa on In The Name Of Love add ancestral chants and a snippet of MLK;Dustin on Faith of Our Fathers; Extempo on Channel 32 who do an a cappella version, and Barbara Dickson on After Dark.
Two groups have released a Pride (In The Name Of Love) single of remixes: the Kingston Club released a reggae-inspired version while Clivilles & Cole released techno remixes of the anthem on a single and their album The Best of C&C. One of the versions by Clivilles & Cole also appeared on the soundtrack to Gladiator.



One man come in the name of love
One man come and go.
One man come he to justify
One man to overthrow.

In the name of love
What more in the name of love.
In the name of love
What more in the name of love.

One man caught on a barbed wire fence
One man he resist
One man washed up on an empty beach
One man betrayed with a kiss.

In the name of love
What more in the name of love.
In the name of love
What more in the name of love.

Early morning, April four
Shot rings out in the Memphis sky.
Free at last, they took your life
They could not take your pride.

In the name of love
What more in the name of love.
In the name of love
What more in the name of love.

In the name of love
What more in the name of love.
In the name of love
What more in the name of love.



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ya no se que buscar

que palabras mas vacias
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que harás esta noche?

yo estaré


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es una jugada del destino o una elección (sur)real?
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como en 8 1/2
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produciendo nada

comodidad, le dicen,

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