U2’s ‘New Years’ Day’ (Leaping Ahead #20)

Leaping Ahead Project 2016 #20: 160120

[A song from the 1980’s (1)]

Released as the lead single from the ‘War’ album in January 1983, the song is about the Polish Solidarity movement. It was the band’s first UK hit single, peaking at no. 10, also becoming the band’s first international hit. In 2010, Rolling Stone magazine placed the single at number 435 on their list of “The 500 Greatest Songs of All Time”.

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