Wednesday, November 19, 2003

U2's bittersweet meditation on love, "One," was today named the greatest song ever recorded.

Music experts placed the tune, which had only a brief and unremarkable spell in the charts, above high ranking efforts by Elvis and the Beatles.

It topped the list in a special edition of respected music magazine Q honouring the 1001 Best Songs Ever.

U2 guitarist the Edge said: "When we named it, I always knew it would be number one at something."

It is among eight songs by the band which have made it into the list, although "One" is the only track by the quartet to have entered the top 100.

The song was recorded at the tail end of 1990 roughly halfway through the band's -- so far -- quarter century career, as they tried to reinvent themselves with the Achtung Baby album.
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