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"With or Without You" is the lead single from U2's 1987 album, The Joshua Tree. It has since become highly-acclaimed as one of the band's most popular songs. Released as a single in March 1987, it became the group's first American #1 hit, spending three weeks at the top. It also reached #4 in the UK and #2 on the Dutch Top 40. "With or Without You" is widely considered one of U2's most overtly emotional songs. According to Bono, the song was heavily influenced by Scott Walker's album Climate of Hunter. It was U2's first single to be widely issued on CD. The song is U2's second most frequently covered song. In addition to topping the Billboard Hot 100, the song reached #1 on the Billboard Mainstream Rock Tracks chart and was the second U2 song to enter any other Billboard chart (specifically, the Adult Contemporary chart) after "Pride (In the Name of Love)". In addition, the song spent.    Download this sheet!
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U2 are a rock band from Dublin; Ireland. The band consists of Bono (vocals and guitar); The Edge (guitar; keyboards and vocals); Adam Clayton (bass guitar) and Larry Mullen; Jr. (drums and percussion).U2 formed in 1976 when the members were teenagers with limited musical proficiency.By the mid-1980s; however; the band had become a top international act; noted for their anthemic sound; Bonos impassioned vocals; and The Edges textural guitar playing. Their success as a live act was greater than their success at selling records until their 1987 album The Joshua Tree increased the bands stature from heroes to superstars; according to Rolling Stone.U2 responded to the dance and alternative rock revolutions. "With or Without You" is the lead single from U2's 1987 album, The Joshua Tree. It has since become highly-acclaimed as one of the band's most popular songs. Released as a single in March 1987, it became the group's first American #1 hit, spending three weeks at the top. It also reached #4 in the UK and #2 on the Dutch Top 40. "With or Without You" is widely considered one of U2's most overtly emotional songs. According to Bono, the song was heavily.
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