"A Day Without Me is a title that evoked death to me. That is what I was thinking about, at the moment it blew me away. What would it be like if I wasn’t around?"
- Bono, 1981
did you know
While the band and crew were working on the Joshua Tree album's mixing, Lillywhite's wife, singer Kirsty MacColl, volunteered to set the running order for the album. The band told her to put "Where the Streets Have No Name" first and "Mothers of the Disappeared" last, with the rest sequenced according to her preference.