U2 Love Songs & Party Hits For Your Wedding Playlist

Last Updated: August 5, 2023 | Written by Matthew Campbell (Editor of My Wedding Songs and wedding DJ)

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U2 is originally from Dublin, Ireland. The band formed in 1976 and consists of:

  • Bono – vocals, guitar
  • The Edge – guitar, keyboards, and vocals
  • Adam Clayton – bass guitar
  • Larry Mullen, Jr. – drums and percussion. 

However, their first album, Boy, was not released until 1980.

U2 Top 10 Songs

U2 is known for its on-stage concert tours including stadium tours: Zoo TV Tour, U2 360 Degree Tour, and Popmart Tour.

The U2 360 Degree Tour was the highest-attended and highest-grossing concert tour in history. U2 was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2005.

In addition, they have won 22 Grammy Awards. They are mega superstars to the point that Rolling Stone Magazine labeled U2 as the biggest band in the world.

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Best U2 Wedding Songs List

#1 Beautiful Day
Released in 2000 on the album All That You Can’t Leave Behind

The song is about a man who has lost everything but finds joy in what he still has.

Most Meaningful Lyrics:

You love this town
Even if that doesn’t ring true
You’ve been all over
And it’s been all over you
It’s a beautiful day
Don’t let it get away

song on Amazon

#2 With or Without You
Released in 1987 on the album The Joshua Tree

Obviously, by the song title, the song describes a troubled relationship between two lovers.

Most Meaningful Lyrics:

Through the storm, we reach the shore
You give it all but I want more
And I’m waiting for you

song on Amazon

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#3 I Still Haven’t Found What I’m Looking For
Released in 1987 on the album The Joshua Tree

The song describes a spiritual yearning.

Most Meaningful Lyrics:

I have spoke with the tongue of angels
I have held the hand of a devil
It was warm in the night
I was cold as a stone
But I still haven’t found what I’m looking for

song on Amazon

#4 One
Released in 1992 on the album Achtung Baby

There are many interpretations of the song which include the unification of U2 after many struggles and also thought to signify German reunification.

Most Meaningful Lyrics:

One love, one blood
One life, you got to do what you should
One life, with each other
Sisters, brothers

song on Amazon

#5 Vertigo
Released in 2004 on the album How to Dismantle an Atomic Bomb

The song is about a man who was against his country due to his lack of freedom.

Most Meaningful Lyrics:

The night is full of holes
‘Cause bullets rip the sky of ink with gold
They twinkle as the boys play rock and roll
They know that they can’t dance, at least they know

song on Amazon

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#6 Where the Streets Have No Name
Released in 1987 on the album The Joshua Tree

Who could ever forget the awesome music video – the band plays atop a building in downtown Los Angeles to fans on street level.

Most Meaningful Lyrics:

Where the streets have no name
We’re still building then burning down love
Burning down love
And when I go there, I go there with you
It’s all I can do

song on Amazon

#7 Sunday Bloody Sunday
Released in 1983 on the album War

This song is considered one of the greatest and most popular anti-sectarian-violence songs of all time.

Most Meaningful Lyrics:

How long, how long must we sing this song?
How long? How long?
‘Cause tonight
We can be as one

song on Amazon

#8 Pride (In the Name of Love)
Released in 1984 on the album Unforgettable Fire

The song is U2’s first Top 40 hit in the United States.

Most Meaningful Lyrics:

Early evening, April four
A shot rings out in the Memphis sky
Free at last, they took your life
They could not take your pride
In the name of love

song on Amazon

#9 All I Want Is You
Released in 1989 on the album Rattle and Hum

One of the band’s best love songs and a favorite for weddings.

Most Meaningful Lyrics:

But all the promises we make
From the cradle to the grave
When all I want is you

song on Amazon

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#10 Ordinary Love
Released in 2013 as a single.

Ordinary Love won a Golden Globe award and was featured in the film: Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom.

Most Meaningful Lyrics:

We can’t feel ordinary love
And we can’t reach any higher
If we can’t deal with ordinary love

song on Amazon

U2 Highest-Charting Singles – Ireland

  • #1 The Unforgettable Fire, 1985
  • #1 With or Without You, 1987
  • #1 I Still Haven’t Found What I’m Looking For, 1987
  • #1 Where the Streets Have No Name, 1987
  • #1 Desire, 1988
  • #1 When Love Comes to Town (with B.B. King), 1989
  • #1 All I Want Is You, 1989
  • #1 The Fly, 1991
  • #1 Mysterious Ways, 1991
  • #1 One, 1992
  • #1 Stay (Faraway, So Close!), 1993
  • #1 Hold Me, Thrill Me, Kiss Me, Kill Me, 1995
  • #1 Discothèque, 1997
  • #1 Sweetest Thing, 1998
  • #1 Beautiful Day, 2000
  • #1 Stuck in a Moment You Can’t Get Out Of, 2001
  • #1 Elevation, 2001
  • #1 Vertigo, 2004
  • #1 The Saints Are Coming (with Green Day), 2006
  • #1 The Ballad of Ronnie Drew (with The Dubliners, Kila, and A Band of Bowsies), 2008
  • #1 Get On Your Boots, 2009
  • #2 New Year’s Day, 1983
  • #2 Two Hearts Beat as One, 1983
  • #2 Pride (In the Name of Love), 1984
  • #2 Electrical Storm, 2002
  • #2 One (with Mary J. Blige), 2006
  • #3 Angel of Harlem, 1988
  • #3 Even Better Than the Real Thing, 1992
  • #3 Take Me to the Clouds Above (as LMC vs. U2), 2004
  • #3 Sometimes You Can’t Make It on Your Own, 2005
  • #4 Fire, 1981
  • #4 Who’s Gonna Ride Your Wild Horses, 1992
  • #4 Miss Sarajevo, 1995
  • #4 Staring at the Sun, 1997
  • #4 All Because of You, 2005

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About Matthew Campbell

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Matthew (Matt) Campbell is the founder/editor of My Wedding Songs from his experience as a wedding DJ. He is the author of two wedding planners: ‘Wedding Songs Planner’ and ‘The Wedding Music Toolkit’. Matt is the host of the ‘Wedding Songs Podcast’. He shares music inspiration in his weekly newsletter the ‘Wedding MusicLetter’. His articles have been published on Rolling Stone, DJ Life Magazine, and DJ Times. Matt resides in the wedding capital of the world – Las Vegas.


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