she liked Imaginary Men best of all

“AHK-Toong BAY-Bi Covered”


So the full track listing for the U2 Achtung Baby covers album is out. And it’s a pretty intriguing pairing of songs and artists:

  1. Nine Inch Nails – Zoo Station (interesting – this was U2’s first “industrial” sound and that’s what NIN do so very well)
  2. U2 (Jacques Lu Cont Mix) – Even Better Than The Real Thing (he did a fabulous remix of Mr. Brightside)
  3. Damien Rice – One (He should bring the proper amount of poignance to this)
  4. Patti Smith – Until The End Of The World (this was my second choice for The Killers)
  5. Garbage – Who’s Gonna Ride Your Wild Horses (I love Shirley Manson! And you don’t often hear females covering U2)
  6. Depeche Mode – So Cruel (Oooooohhhh)
  7. Snow Patrol – Mysterious Ways (I like them, and they seemed to have a semi-permanent gig as 360 Tour opening act)
  8. The Fray – Trying To Throw Your Arms Around The World (Say WHAT? One of these things is NOT like the others!!)
  9. Gavin Friday – The Fly (Bono’s BFF. I think he IS The Fly)
  11. Glasvegas – Acrobat (We saw them open for U2 in Dublin. Hope they do this powerful song justice)
  12. Jack White – Love Is Blindness (Hmmmm, could be interesting – especially if he goes a little more country with it)
While I wait for the release and my Fabulous Fangirl Felicity in England to supply me with my own copy, here’s U2 doing their newer take on EBTTRT which is a much tighter, sexier version of the original:


Author: Amy H. Johnson

Amy H. Johnson is the author of The Fangirl Files a memoir about Boy Bands, TV Boyfriends and imaginary betrothals to 80s English pop stars. She prefers to be referred to as a "Cute Famous Boy Aficionado".

2 thoughts on ““AHK-Toong BAY-Bi Covered”

  1. It’s coming your way ladies. I LOVE how excited you both are ❤

  2. I hope they do this for other album anniversaries, like All That You Can’t Leave Behind. I could so see The Killers taking on Beautiful Day or In a Little While 😉 Or maybe I’m just hoping they ask TK to cover any of their albums from now on!

    I can’t even put into words how excited I am about this. And I hope everyone is prepared for how much I’ll be talking about it once I hear it!

    If only Duran Duran got picked for one of the songs-well maybe not, cuz it’d kill the 14YO fangirl in you with uber-excitement!

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