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One line from U2's One voted the UK's favourite song lyric

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/entertainment/4915848.stm

A line from U2's 1992 hit One has been voted the UK's favourite song lyric.
The line "One life, with each other, sisters, brothers" came top of a poll of 13,000 people by music channel VH1.

The song reached number seven in the UK chart when it was originally released, but a new version featuring Mary J Blige recently went to number two.

A lyric from The Smiths' song How Soon is Now? came second in the poll, followed by a line from Nirvana's Smells Like Teen Spirit.

A call from Bob Marley to "free our minds" in his Redemption Song came fourth, with Coldplay's hit Yellow in fifth.

Memorable moments from Eminem, Robbie Williams, The Who, Radiohead and Marvin Gaye were also in the top 10.

John Lennon's Imagine did not feature in the top 20 despite coming top of a similar survey in 1999.

The top 20 lyrics in the VH1 poll were:

1. U2 - One. "One life, with each other, sisters, brothers."

2. The Smiths - How Soon is Now? "So you go, and you stand on your own, and you leave on your own, and you go home, and you cry, and you want to die."

3. Nirvana - Smells Like Teen Spirit. "I feel stupid and contagious, here we are now, entertain us."

4. Bob Marley - Redemption Song. "Emancipate yourselves from mental slavery, none but ourselves can free our minds, have no fear for atomic energy, 'cause none of them can stop the time."

5. Coldplay - Yellow. "Look at the stars, look how they shine for you."

6. Eminem - Lose Yourself. "Look, If You Had One Shot Or One Opportunity, To Seize Everything You Ever Wanted, One Moment, Would You Capture It Or Just Let It Slip?"

7. Robbie Williams - Angels. "And Through It All She Offers Me Protection, A Lot Of Love And Affection, Whether I`m Right Or Wrong"

8. The Who - My Generation. "Hope I Die Before I Get Old"

9. Radiohead - Creep. "I`m A Creep, I`m A Weirdo, What The Hell Am I Doing Here? I Don`t Belong Here"

10. Marvin Gaye - What`s Going On. "Father, Father, We Don`t Need To Escalate, You See, War Is Not The Answer, For Only Love Can Conquer Hate"

11. U2 - Where The Streets Have No Name. "I Want To Run, I Want To Hide, I Want To Tear Down The Walls, That Hold Me Inside"

12. Abba - The Winner Takes It All. "The Winner Takes It All, The Loser Standing Small, Beside The Victory, That`s Her Destiny"

13. The Kinks - Waterloo Sunset. "Every Day I Look At The World From My Window, But Chilly, Chilly Is Evening Time. Waterloo Sunset`s Fine"

14. Pink Floyd - Another Brick in the Wall. "We Don`t Need No Education, We Don`t Need No Thought Control. No Dark Sarcasm In The Classroom, Teachers, Leave Them Kids Alone."

15. Tupac ft Snoop - California Love. "Now Let Me Welcome Everybody To The Wild, Wild West, A State That`s Untouchable Like Elliot Ness"

16. Queen - Bohemian Rhapsody. "Is This The Real Life? Is This Just Fantasy? Caught In A Landslide, No Escape From Reality"

17. Bob Dylan - Subterranean Homesick Blues. "Johnny`s In The Basement Mixing Up The Medicine. I`m On The Pavement Thinking About The Government"

18. Kaiser Chiefs - I Predict A Riot. "Watching The People Get Lairy, Is Not Very Pretty I Tell Thee, Walking Through Town Is Quite Scary, And Not Very Sensible Either"

19. David Bowie - Heroes. "We Can Be Heroes, Just For One Day"

20. The Police - Every Breath You Take. "Every Single Day, Every Word You Say, Every Game You Play, Every Night You Stay, I`ll Be Watching You"

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5. Coldplay - Yellow. "Look at the stars, look how they shine for you."

18. Kaiser Chiefs - I Predict A Riot. "Watching The People Get Lairy, Is Not Very Pretty I Tell Thee, Walking Through Town Is Quite Scary, And Not Very Sensible Either"
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2. The Smiths - How Soon is Now? "So you go, and you stand on your own, and you leave on your own, and you go home, and you cry, and you want to die."
This should have been No1; you need to know the previous line to get the full effect "There's a club if you'd like to go, you could meet somebody who really loves you..."
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I watched the show and was just glad that Angels by Robbie Williams wasn't voted number 1

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5. Coldplay - Yellow. "Look at the stars, look how they shine for you."

If only I was sure that my head on the door was a dream
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I prefer this one by Britney: Another day without a lover, the more I come to understand the touch of my hand
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I like that Coldplay line when the song is being played, but on it's own it sucks. I fucking HATE U2 also.
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2. The Smiths - How Soon is Now? "So you go, and you stand on your own, and you leave on your own, and you go home, and you cry, and you want to die."

9. Radiohead - Creep. "I`m A Creep, I`m A Weirdo, What The Hell Am I Doing Here? I Don`t Belong Here"

10. Marvin Gaye - What`s Going On. "Father, Father, We Don`t Need To Escalate, You See, War Is Not The Answer, For Only Love Can Conquer Hate"


Although there are many more lyrics I like better.
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Weird choices! One is a beautiful song, funny the original version only made it to #7 in the charts when that ugly new version is already at #2!

We should do our very own favourite songs lyrics top 10 thread, please someone do it, i'm too lazy.
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Coldplay > nirvana WTF!

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Where's Fleetwood Mac? I'm surprised there's no Go Your Own Way, "You can go your own way/ you can call it another lonely day."

Or no Silver Springs, "I'll follow you down to the sound of my voice will haunt you." Oh well

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Even The Smith's lyrics they chose was mediocre, and I love the Smiths.
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