"Gloria is not a name. It’s a piece of Latin. I’ve been listening to some mass type music, cathedral type music. Gloria can be a love song, but it’s more than that."
- Bono, 1981
did you know
Released in March of 1997, the album, Pop debuted at #1 in 28 countries, and earned U2 mainly positive reviews. Rolling Stone even went so far as claiming U2 had "defied the odds and made some of the greatest music of their lives."