"I thought of the songs that got me through my life, and I wanted to write it there and then with Edge, and he said he was ‘kind of hiding these chords away from me’: ‘If you jump off these chords, if you’re ready to jump, there’s some great melodies for you here ... Here they are!’ And we got there. Yeah, there’s a tiny little bit of Elton John thrown in there, I think."
- Bono on Your Song Saved My Life, 2021
did you know
The name Achtung Baby was chosen so that their new album could not be taken seriously because on their last album Rattle and Hum, they were critically attacked. Achtung means attention is English: "Attention, Baby," is the literal translation.