"I didn't like the album title personally. I wasn't sure how ironic you could be in rock 'n' roll and I suspected that you couldn't be very ironic at all. Calling it Pop carried the wrong message. It wasn't a pop album, it was a modern album, but U2 were still a rock 'n' roll band."
- Paul McGuinness on Pop
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U2 drew inspiration from their studio surroundings while writing "Staring At The Sun" including Howie B's ear abscess, the European Cup, and the British presence in Northern Ireland.