";s:4:"text";s:3938:" He thought this visual accompaniment made the song come full circle, saying, "And here it was, nearly twenty years later, coming back to Africa, all the stuff about parched lands and deserts making sense for the first time.
Is really there a "best" U2 song? The song's hook is a repeating guitar arpeggio using a delay effect, played during the song's introduction and again at the end. The song's hook is a repeating guitar arpeggio using a delay effect, played during the song's introduction and again at the end. , sales+streaming figures based on certification alone, For the cover version by Pet Shop Boys, see, "'[Where] the Streets Have No Name' was the perfect introduction. You will not be disappointed!!! ", "Where the Streets Have No Name" is played in the key of D major at a tempo of 126 beats per minute.  The single was released on 7-inch, 12-inch, cassette and CD single formats. Live performances of "Where the Streets Have No Name" appear in the concert video releases Rattle and Hum, Zoo TV: Live from Sydney, and PopMart: Live from Mexico City, as well as the respective audio releases of the latter two concerts, Zoo TV Live and Hasta la Vista Baby! We achieved it because the police stopped us filming. The San Diego Union-Tribune wrote that, "From the lofty sonic opening strains of [the song], this audience was up, ecstatic and inflamed.
But it also contains some of the biggest ideas.
", Upon the release of The Joshua Tree, critics praised "Where the Streets Have No Name".
" The song was also played at the preview screening of the band's concert film U2 3D at the 2007 Cannes Film Festival.
 The guitar part played for the remainder of the song features The Edge strumming percussive sixteenth notes.
The lyrics were inspired by a story that Bono heard about Belfast, Northern Ireland, where a person's religion and income were evident by the street on which they lived. Lead vocalist Bono wrote the lyrics in response to the notion that it is possible to identify a person's religion and income based on the street on which they lived, particularly in Belfast.  A live recording from Boston during the Elevation Tour was featured in the concert film Elevation 2001: Live from Boston, and on the "Walk On" and "Electrical Storm" singles. He expressed regret for rhyming "hide" with "inside". The song's hook is a repeating guitar arpeggio using a delay effect, played during the song's introduction and again at the end.
 The band's performance on a rooftop in a public place was a reference to the Beatles' final concert, as depicted in the film Let It Be.  It was one of several songs mixed by Steve Lillywhite in the final months of recording The Joshua Tree. ", On The Joshua Tree Tour, "Where the Streets Have No Name" was most often used to open concerts. , Although the band liked the demo, it was difficult for them to record the song. U2 Live from Mexico City. Hot Press editor Niall Stokes stated that this track, along with "Race Against Time", is "an indicator of what U2 might have made instead of The Joshua Tree.
"We're beaten and blown by the wind" -- James 1:6: "But he should ask in faith, not doubting, for the one who doubts is like a wave of the sea that is driven and tossed about by the wind."  During the Lovetown Tour which took place in 1989 and the beginning of 1990, "Streets" was only left out of the set list at one of the 47 concerts..
When Richards and Jagger played blues, Bono was embarrassed by his lack of familiarity with the genre, as most of U2's musical knowledge began with punk rock in their youth in the mid-1970s. Simply a masterpiece!