Over the past 10 years no U2 song has risen so much in popularity as Acrobat, the second to last song on Achtung Baby. But what is so special about this song? We explore the meaning and themes of the song and dive into U2's fandom to understand why Acrobat has topped the list of most requested songs by U2 fans for a long time.
"If you looked into the face of a mother whose daughter or son has died in their arms for no good reason, they don't know of care who's President of America. It's something that once you're a witness to, you can't get it out of your head."
- Bono, 2009
did you know
A local violinist, Steve Wickham, approached The Edge one morning at a bus stop and asked if U2 had any need for a violin on their next album (the War album). In the studio for only half a day, Wickham's electric violin became the final instrumental contribution to Sunday Bloody Sunday.