"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
did you know
The lyrics of The Ground Beneath Your Feet were written by Salman Rushdie, and he is featured in the video, shown writing the song. Rushdie also provides an account of his relationship with the band and how the song came to be written in his book of essays, Step Across This Line.