"If you pour your life into songs, you want them to be heard. It's a desire to communicate. A deep desire to communicate inspires songwriting. Rock music was most exciting when it was in the 45 [rpm single], when it was disciplined into a single. Whether it was the Sex Pistols, Clash, Buzzcocks, Nirvana, the Beatles, the Stones. The 45 is the pure rock to me. That is why I wanted to be in a band."
- Bono, 2005
did you know
U2 has the world record of the most albums on the US top 200 at the same time, U2 has to share this record with Pearl Jam, the Monkees and the Beatles. The number of albums was 8.