"Rick Rubin has a larger looming presence on this album than his 'thank you' deserves. He asked 'Why can't more people cover U2 songs?' And it's because, with all the great sounds and arrangements, you can forget that there isn't a song there."
- Bono on Rubin's influence on Songs of Innocence
did you know
"One" was once voted the 5th most popular song of all time, in a poll conducted by Sony. It is also in #36 in Rolling Stone's "Top 500 Songs of All Time".