Monday, January 19, 2009

Music Monday - U2 Pride (In the Name of Love) MLK Day

Many know that Pride (In the Name of Love)" is a very popular U2 song found on the 1984 album The Unforgettable Fire. It was released as the album's first single. Many may also know that it was ranked 378th by "Rolling Stone" on their list of 500 Greatest Songs of All Time.

But how many of you know that it was written about Martin Luther King, Jr.?

Today on Martin Luther King, Jr. day in the United States, this is my pick for Music Monday!

There are two versions. The first is a live version performed by U2. The second is a tribute featuring clips of Martin Luther King and the civil rights era.

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Rozella said...

Woah! Was it seriously written by MLK? That is totally awesome! I absolutely love this song.

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Jane Turley said...

I had no idea that it was written about MLK but feel I should've done. Guess with their Irish connection one tends to assume other possible inspirations but it fits with their human rights interests (which I imagine does stem from the Irish troubles) and I suppose I've never really listened to the words that closely - their big sound perhaps detracts from the lyrics a bit although they always have the one catchy phrase don't they?

It's a great song though. U2 at their best.

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dickster1961 said...

lyrics are very important to me, so yes, I knew it was about MLK. Great song

Chris said...

I'm really glad to know about MLK and this song! Thank you!